Have you ever heard of juice cleanses? No, they’re not just a new fad. They may be a fantastic way of promoting good health, healthy eating habits, and detoxification of the body. In this article, we cover just what a juice cleanse is and what makes them such effective diets for so many. Read on to find out more!
What Is a Juice Cleanse?
A juice cleanse is basically a short-term diet (roughly 3-10 days) that focuses on the consumption of only juices from fruits and vegetables. Beginners typically embark on shorter cleanses (1-3 days), whilst novices and experts may attempt longer cleanses (5+ days) The number of calories/ fruits and vegetables you consume is largely dependent on several variables such as your height, weight, and gender. It is also dependent on other goals you may have, such as weight loss. For instance, if you solely want to focus on a detox you may consume at roughly caloric maintenance, but if you are aiming to lose weight you may consume at a caloric deficit. Almost any fruit or vegetable can be used for the cleanse, but typically, a mix of varieties is recommended to reduce boredom with the diet.
You can also choose between making your juices or buying a pre-prepared juice cleanse from an online retailer. The benefits of doing the latter are that there are reduced start-up costs (you don’t have to buy a juicer), it is easier to store several bottles of juices than several boxes of fruits, and you save so much time and effort by not having to process your drinks yourself.
Benefits of a Juice Cleanse
Pound-for-pound, fruits and vegetables have fewer calories than our everyday processed foods or even other food groups such as carbohydrates, proteins, or fats. For instance, 100 grams of celery contains only 15 calories as opposed to 265 calories found in 100 grams of bread. This means that you can more easily fill up on food without necessarily consuming the same amount of calories on a juice cleanse. This may make it a relatively useful way of losing weight whilst reducing hunger pangs.
Some studies have shown that the increased consumption of fruits and vegetables may promote the development of healthy bacteria in the gut. This may promote better digestion and a healthier gut microbiome. This may reduce inflammation, bloating, and constipation.
Breakouts are typically associated with unhealthy and fatty diets. A juice cleanse is the exact opposite and may lead to a reduced likelihood of breakouts. Furthermore, the additional consumption of minerals and vitamins such as Vitamin A may promote the growth and rebuilding of skin cells which may make your skin look younger and more radiant. Furthermore, Vitamin C found in many citric fruits may also protect your skin from UV radiation damage that will in turn reduce signs of aging and wrinkles.
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