We are often posed the question ‘What Does a Juice Cleanse do for My Body’?
Although this question can not be answered in simple terms as the human body is a very complex (yet beautiful) machine, here are some insights you may find intriguing.
The long term effects of toxins in the body
These days our bodies are overloaded with ‘exogenous toxins’ (toxins from “outside of us”) delivered from the beauty products we use to the pesticides hidden in conventional fresh produce and meat, tap water, air pollution, household cleaning products, chemical-ridden processed foods, and the list goes on. Many of these toxins are inevitable, however it is important to understand how to nurture our bodies holistically to reduce our toxic load.
The body is designed to constantly cleanse and remove toxins, and it is continually ‘detoxing’. Most toxins are broken down in your liver then eliminated via your kidneys, colon, skin, lungs, and mucus linings in your nose and ears, so basically every time you urinate, poop, get a pimple, sweat, blow your nose or on a more pleasant note, breathe, you are detoxifying.
However when your body is creating or taking in more toxins than it can eliminate it starts storing them in your cells and fat tissues to keep them out of the way of your vital bodily functions. The more toxins you take in, the more they store up and if you don’t take the time to clear them out body function will diminish, and you can end up in a toxic state.
Being in a constant toxic state can also contribute to more serious health problems such as cancer, coronary artery disease, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, kidney disease, liver dysfunction, autoimmune illness, hormonal imbalances, and skin conditions such as eczema, acne, and rosacea.
What happens to my body during a juice cleanse?
So what does a juice cleanse do to your body? What can you expect while undertaking one of our organic juice cleanses? Take a look at the top benefits below:
- Your digestive system gets a deep rest. This means that your body can spend its energy on eliminating toxins, restoring and repairing your gut and liver, rather than digesting heavy foods.
- Your body is flooded with a bountiful supply of rapidly absorbed nutrients to deeply nourish your cells (nutrients in liquids are more easily assimilated).
- You have a break from consuming foods that may contain toxins, giving your body a chance to catch up on eliminating existing toxins stored in the body.
Is a juice cleanse a good idea?
During a period of juice cleansing, whether it be 1-day juice cleanse, 3-day juice cleanse, 5-day juice cleanse or more, you are not ingesting any additional toxins. Because your body is not expending significant energy on digestion more energy is given to liver detoxification and the repair processes that get your body in top shape and back in balance.
Did you know that throughout history many cultures have used periods of fasting for vibrant health? And more recently, science demonstrates why. Just one example is from 2016 Nobel Prize winner Yoshinori Ohsumi showing us how fasting stimulates the bodies natural self-cleansing mechanisms for great health (see here).
Signs that you need to do a juice cleanse
So what happens when we get out of balance and put in more toxins than you can cope with? When our liver becomes overloaded we can begin to develop right shoulder pain, wake up between 1-3am in the night, need to run to the toilet after enjoying a cup of coffee plus many other subliminal symptoms. Can you relate?
Some other signs and symptoms that our body is not working to its optimum and in need of a cleanse include;
- Feeling sluggish, bloated or dull
- Suffering from headaches
- Suffer from poor gut health (constipation, diarrhoea, undigested food in stools)
- Craving coffee, sugar or other “bad habits”
- Generally living an unhealthy lifestyle
- Have low energy levels, or get hit with afternoon slumps
- Craving the tools to kickstart healthier habits
When you embark on your own cleanse journey with us, it’s like giving your mind and body a clean sweep and pressing the reset button. It sounds refreshing, doesn’t it?
Is it time I did a juice cleanse?
If you are wondering if it is time for your body to undergo a cleanse, click here to take a quiz that we have specifically crafted for you.
Here at Sol Cleanse, we are incredibly passionate about delivering you with the highest quality from plants where we ensure only local, sustainable organic produce is used to create raw, live and nutrient-dense elixirs.
Are you ready to get your health back on track or enable your body and mind to perform at its optimum? Click here to explore our wide range of cleanse programs today!