Everyone associates juice cleanses with fast weight loss. And while a juice cleanse definitely DOES promote fast, healthy weight loss, it can do so much more.
Beyond losing weight, incorporating a juice diet into your wellness routine can result in a domino effect of positive changes in your overall health and daily life.
Not only will you transform your body both physically and mentally, but you’ll also adopt positive lifestyle changes. No short-term quick fixes here.
As a holistic nutritionist for over 20 years, I have watched many clients reap the health benefits of drinking juice on a regular basis. Here are the 6 ways you can also reap the benefits of juice when added to your wellness routine:
1. Cleanse your taste buds
Regular diets are sadly full of pre-packaged, processed foods.
The modern American diet consists of icky ingredients like refined added sugars, high-fructose corn syrup, enriched wheat products, hydrogenated & seed oils, preservatives, gums, and artificial sweeteners.
This laundry list of ingredients is designed to be addicting so you keep coming back for more. And these foods often consist of empty calories, so you never actually feel full. Think about eating chips... It’s the very reason why you can never have just one.
What are the side effects of eating this way? Poor overall health, weight gain, blood sugar spikes, obesity and more.
A cleanse is the best way to kickstart healthier eating habits because it cleanses your taste buds of unnatural flavors. When you take processed and sugary foods out of your diet for any period of time, your cravings for them will diminish.
2. Detox Your Body
Cleansing gives your digestive system a much-needed break from a processed diet and solid foods. This allows your body to begin the process of detoxification.
While you flush out toxins, you also flood your body with concentrated nutrition from whole fruit and vegetable juices.
Juicing gives your body additional support to gently detoxify the bad and absorb the good (nutrients). This is detox at its best.
3. Boost Your Energy Naturally
One of the biggest telltale signs that you need a cleanse is fatigue. And the worst thing you can do when your energy levels are already low is to avoid natural sugars and carbohydrates.
The truth is our bodies are meant to thrive on the natural sugars found in fresh fruits and their juices.
Natural sugar is a type of carbohydrate and nature’s form of energy. And by far, it is the most efficient source of fuel we can ingest.
While you cleanse your body, cleanse your mind of that old thinking that “fruit sugar is bad.” Nothing could be further from the truth.
The sugar you should stand clear of is refined white sugar and high-fructose corn syrup. Due to their lack of vitamins, minerals, and nutrient density, refined sugar reacts in your body much differently than natural fruit sugars. Processed sugar is known to cause blood sugar spikes and dips, affecting energy levels negatively.
4. Improve Your Digestion and Eliminate Bloating
An unhealthy gut can result in a ton of issues, like poor digestion, constipation, a weak immune system, belly bloat, unusual food allergies, & chronic fatigue, just to name a few.
When you remove all the processed junk from your diet and replace it with whole foods, like fresh fruits, veggies, and their juices, you can expect to see dramatic improvements in your gut microbiome ( a fancy word for the balance of good and bad bacteria in your gut).
The benefit of a juice detox diet is that your digestion can dramatically improve. Bloating can disappear, and a flatter stomach is the result.
5. Brighten and Clarify Your Skin
A juice fast often means clearer skin, which is exactly why we include green juice with all of our cleanses.
The secret to beautiful, bright skin? Chlorophyll. Chlorophyll is the green pigment found in dark, leafy vegetables. It is known to help clear skin and give you a natural glow. Who wouldn’t love this perk of cleansing?
Another key factor in beautiful skin is antioxidants. They significantly slow down the aging process. Our cold-pressed juices are loaded with antioxidant-rich ingredients from fresh fruit. and vegetables. That’s literally the beauty of consuming cold-pressed vegetable and fruit juices.
Vitamin C is a vitamin you hear buzzing in the skin community. Unfortunately, expensive vitamin C creams and supplements do not penetrate your skin effectively . But drinking juice does. Flood your system with vitamin C-rich juices and watch your skin transform.
If clear skin is one of your primary goals, the Lower Sugar* Cleanse is the cleanse for you. It has six bottles of greens that are loaded with skin-healing properties.
6. Enhance Your Mental Clarity
Customers tell us all the time that by day 3 of their cleanse they notice a substantial improvement in mental clarity and that their brain fog is gone.
When you properly fuel your body, you will notice it works better on a holistic level, including mental clarity and function.
If you want to maximize cleansing results, be sure to prepare for your cleanse. Even though it may be tempting to go all out, it’s important to ease into a cleanse.
Before you cleanse, cut out dairy, meat, and refined grains for a couple of days. Eat a plant-based diet full of fruits and vegetables.
After you cleanse, eat a balanced diet of fruits, vegetables, healthy whole grains, beans, and legumes. If you want to incorporate animal fats, like chicken, eggs, or meat, make sure they are organic and grass-fed.
If you’re plant-based, your plate should consist of 50% vegetables and 50% healthy carbs. If you’re eating meat, your plate should consist of 50% vegetables, 25% healthy carbs, and 25% animal protein.
Healthy eating is key when it comes to maintaining results for weight loss and your overall well-being.
The Power of Cleansing
I have used various cleansing regimens for years personally and with hundreds of my nutrition clients. I am a believer in the power of cleansing to help the body heal and rejuvenate in countless ways.
At Raw Generation, we offer three amazing cleanses to fit any lifestyle need:
Skinny Cleanse® - Our #1 best-selling cleanse for weight loss. Lose weight fast by flooding your body with nutrients. On average, customers reported losing 5 lbs. in 3 days and 8 lbs. in 5 days*.
Lower Sugar Detox* Cleanse - Detox and lose weight with chlorophyll-rich green juices and smoothies. This cleanse pack is made with yacon root, a naturally sweet South American root vegetable that is great for your gut health.
Protein Cleanse - Enhance your workout results and lose weight. This pack is filled with protein-packed meal replacement smoothies without the harmful ingredients in traditional protein powders or shakes. Each cleanse day consists of 42g of protein from foods found in nature.
No matter which type of cleanse you choose to do, your body will thank you for it.