However, juice cleanse comes highly recommended because it becomes double-duty - the act of fasting with the addition of nourishment from raw, pressed juices. So with juice cleansing, you get the benefits of fasting and at the same time feeding your body with vital nutrients and vitamins - your cells are being repaired and fed at the same time!
Tip#1: Duration of Cleanse
Tip#2: Juice Matters!
- Are they raw? Very important to make sure your juices are pure and raw - meaning made with 100% fresh produce without additives/sugar
- Are they veggie-based juices? Fruit juice is a definite no-no. Although they are natural sugar (fructose), high amount of consumption will still lead to a spike in blood sugar level. It is very important to ensure the juices are made with mostly veggies, and only small amount of fruit to make it more palatable. In fact, if you are a seasoned raw juicer, go for 100% veggie juices!
- Are they cold-pressed? Nothing beats an industrial hydraulic press that yields clearer juices, which means less work on our body and better absorption of nutrients into our system. A home slow juicer is definitely better than many other centrifugal machines out there, however, as much as they are great for daily juicing purposes, your best bet for a cleanse, is always the clearer, smoother, pressed juices. Always best to cleanse with your local juicery (make sure they use a hydraulic press!), who have the best tool to give you the best quality of juice! They make a whole lot of difference to your cleanse as the idea is to go easy on our digestive system throughout the fast.
Tip#3: Preparing for a cleanse (Pre-Cleanse) and easing out of a cleanse (Post-Cleanse)
Similarly, Post Cleanse is a way to be gentle with your body after a cleanse. Plus, post-cleanse will gradually prepare you for a better eating habit after your cleanse, which is the ultimate goal - sustainable healthy lifestyle!
Tip#4: Activities During Cleanse
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