It’s no wonder more and more people are jumping on the juicing trend, especially with the mix of juice cleanse benefits up for grabs.
After all, the 3-day journey can leave you feeling better than ever. You can give your digestive tract a well earned rest, kick your immunity up a notch, and reset those healthy habits that make you thrive. What’s not to love?
If you’re still not convinced, here are 5 stellar juice cleanse benefits you need to know.
Heaps Of Nutrients
With all of the fruits and vegetables in a juice cleanse, it’s no surprise the process can deliver us with a generous helping of vitamins and minerals.
Especially if you aren’t eating many plant-based foods regularly, a juice cleanse can deliver a wide range of nutrients to support and boost your overall health.
Boost The Immune System
This is one of the most alluring juice cleanse benefits up for grabs, particularly in the winter months.
Juices are packed to the brim with a wide range of vitamins and minerals - though did you know some of these nutrients can actually boost the immune system?
Nutrients like vitamin C, zinc, vitamin E, and vitamin D, can support our immunity in more ways than one. They help to fight off the bacteria and viruses that make us sick.
Citrus fruits, ginger, spinach, broccoli, turmeric, and carrots are rich in these immune-boosting nutrients and make great additions to your juice.
This Immunity Punch is perfect for supporting the immune system, with a blend of orange, lemon, ginger, turmeric, chilli, and oregano oil.
Many people experience weight loss throughout their juice cleanse journey. This is expected as they’re cutting out solid foods, processed foods, alcohol and generally consuming a calorie reduction. At Juice Institute we like to think of our juice cleanses as a reset button to your healthy lifestyle, assisting you to get your healthy habits back on track and continue a wholesome lifestyle going forward.
Regular juice cleansing gives your body the chance to reset often, and mentally we get to check in with ourselves and evaluate our eating habits and lifestyle.
Uncover Food Allergies
Since a juice cleanse involves removing key food groups from the diet, you may start to feel much better if you have an undiagnosed food allergy. This could be gluten, soy, dairy, or anything in between.
As a result, you may start to feel less bloated, clear-minded, or have much calmer skin.
If you do notice that regular bloating or itchy skin has disappeared during your juice cleanse, it may be worth visiting a doctor and uncovering any possible food allergies.
Kick The Coffee Habit
If you’ve been looking for an excuse to finally shake your coffee habit, a juice cleanse may be a great way to do so.
Aside from solid food, coffee also isn’t recommended on a juice cleanse as it is a mild stimulant, and we want your body to completely rest. Instead of counting the days until your next coffee, this process can be a great chance for you to finally get that monkey off your back for good.
Throughout your cleanse, you can expect to go through some caffeine withdrawal symptoms - like headaches, moodiness, and low energy levels. These symptoms may last longer than the 3 days, though your cleanse will lay down the groundwork for you to power through.
In the long run, you’ll be glad you kicked that coffee habit.
What To Expect From A Juice Cleanse?
If you’re embarking on a juice cleanse for the first time, the process will likely be a bit of a shock to your system. After all, your body is used to eating solid food every few hours - how do you think it’ll react to nothing but liquids for 3 days?
On a juice cleanse, you can expect your body and mind to move through a couple of different phases. This includes cravings, waves of energy, less bloating, and some digestive changes.
Want to learn more? Click here to read about what happens to your body on a 3-day juice cleanse.
*This article can be applied to those with no healthcare issues. Before undergoing a juice cleanse, speak with your healthcare professional.
Article by Nicholas Hastie
Nicolas is a digital content creator, having completed his Bachelor of Health Science at the University of Queensland - majoring in nutrition.