Can Juice Cleanses Help Your Health? Let's Talk About Detoxifying & Benefits

By Dominica

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Last Updated: November 18, 2021

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With all the talk of juicing in the past decade and the abundance of juicers available, it doesn’t hurt to take some time to delve into the topic of juice cleansing and how it can help you. After all, I’m sure we all would love to experience great health for the length of our days.

Juicing is simply eliminating solid foods partially or fully and drinking healthy juices for a period of time. Some juice for a day, while others may juice for more.

What is the main reason for juicing?

Health experts report that consuming healthy juices while refraining from eating solid foods can clean out your digestive tract and help you feel better.

If you’ve never done a cleanse before, juicing could be a great way to get started on a healthier lifestyle.

Read this next: Can Juicing Boost Your Health? Top 10 Benefits for Mental & Physical Health

 

Your Body May Be Holding Onto Toxins

As you go on your life journey eating all sorts of foods, including processed and unhealthy ones, your body can get toxins from such foods.

Over time, those toxins build up. You might not even realize that your body is full of various toxins from the foods you eat. The air you breathe may have some toxins in it as well, especially if you live in a city where there is a lot of pollution. It seems as if there are nasty toxins everywhere!

What can you do to rid your body of such toxins? Some health experts assert that the answer lies in juicing. 

Juice detoxing is a natural and effective way to rid your body of many toxins and waste so that your internal system can feel better. Juice cleansing can help you feel better physically and emotionally, as your body will receive an abundance of nutrients found in fruits and vegetables.

 

Where Do Toxins Come From?

Toxins can be found in some of the foods we eat, the air we breathe, and many chemicals in the world are simply toxic to the human body. Here are some examples of how toxins enter the body:

  • Smoking
  • Alcohol
  • Inhaling hair spray, perfume, exhaust, impure air, etc.
  • Eating processed foods that have toxic chemicals in them
  • Ingesting pesticides found on fruit and vegetables
  • Bathing in water treated with harsh chemicals
  • Putting on body sprays, lotions, perfume, etc.

There are many ways that toxins enter the body, but the good news is that detoxing via juicing has become a natural remedy for the problem. 

In fact, juicing has become very popular in recent years because so many people have experienced great results from it. Television shows that promote juicing, like Dr. Oz, have created a buzz for the juicing world.

 

The Health Benefits Of Juicing

Many people reach for fast food and junk food much of the time. As a result, the body does not get enough vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, enzymes, fiber, etc. that it needs for optimal health.

One reason for this is because so many people skip eating fruits and vegetables.  As a result, the digestive system and internal organs are not getting the nutrients they need, and this can lead to poor health over time. 

Juicing greatly benefits the functioning of the systems and organs of the body and provides a boost of energy that has slowly been depleted over time. 

Think of juicing like spring cleaning of your physical home.

Over the winter many homeowners simply don’t clean as often as they should and as a result dust and dirt tend to pile up. Closets get jammed packed and clutter begins to take over certain rooms.

The result? The homeowner begins to feel a bit on edge and knows that the house needs a thorough cleaning and decluttering. 

Then on one beautiful spring day, the homeowner opens all the windows to allow fresh air in and spends hours cleaning and decluttering the home.  Afterwards, they plop on the couch, take a deep breath, look around and smile.

They’re feeling happier and more content in a fresh, clean home. In the same way, a juice detox may help you to give your insides a spring cleaning so you can feel more energized and healthy.

 

How To Perform A Juice Detox

If you don’t have a juicer, your first task will be to get one. You can purchase a great juicer online or in stores with prices ranging from around $50 and above. Do your homework and check reviews before making your purchase. You can purchase an affordable juicer that will suit you well.

Once you have your juicer, it is time to start looking for juice recipes that suit your goals. There are hundreds of juice recipes to choose from. One thing I enjoy about juicing is that I can add some vegetables that I wouldn’t normally eat on their own, such as spinach or kale. 

This way, I still get the nutrients without having to actually taste the greens.

If you don’t care for some vegetables, but you want to ingest their nutrients, you can throw a handful of spinach leaves into a fruity juice recipe and chances are you won’t even taste them as you drink your fresh juice. This is a win-win situation!

Some fruits and vegetables are recognized as being better for detoxifying. Grapefruit, berries, celery and cruciferous vegetables such as kale, broccoli and arugula are standouts due to the chlorophyll they contain. 

Remember that while committing to fruit and vegetable juice will certainly give you a stronger dose of nutrients, vitamins and minerals, by only taking the juice, you are effectively removing the fiber, and it's harder to get your protein intake strictly from these two types of food. 

It's important to check with your doctor if you plan on doing a cleanse for longer than a day, especially if you have existing health problems. 

 

Choose the Time

Some people commit to juicing for a certain number of days in order to clean their bodies of waste, to jumpstart a healthy weight loss program or to reset after a period of indulgence.

This means that they stop eating processed foods, sugar and meat and only drink fresh juice, water and unprocessed liquids. This will take some willpower and determination, but it is extremely helpful for detoxing. 

Do your research on the topic of juice detoxing and determine your path to eliminating waste and toxins from your body. Gather plenty of recipes and be sure to drink plenty of fresh juice and filtered water each day. As you do, you will notice that you feel lighter, healthier and perhaps even more energetic.

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