Juice your way to a healthier you

Juice cleanses not only rid our bodies of harmful toxins, it leaves us with a healthy sense of well being, and who doesn't want that?

Over time, our bodies accrue various toxins from the foods we consume and every so often it is important to hit the reset button. Flushing out toxins with a juice cleanse is a great way to learn about your body and its relationship with nutrition, giving you the opportunity to see and feel how different foods interact.

Benefits of juice cleanses reportedly include more energy, mental clarity, better sleep and improved skin function (and fewer breakouts!). Many people who try juicing notice a boost in energy by as early as the second day, and often feel motivated to take on creative or athletic endeavors, such as walking, swimming, painting or singing. The possibilities are endless!

Before you start a cleanse, it is important to prep your body. This will help prevent negative side effects often associated with juice cleanses, so start by eating natural unprocessed foods, which are nutrient-rich and calorie-dense. Eat fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean meats, nuts/seeds and plenty of water. Stop caffeine, alcohol, drugs and other unnatural substances. If you take medications, consult your physician before starting a juice cleanse. 

Drink plenty of water throughout the cleanse cycle to avoid dehydrataton. For best results, do not eat any solids. If your hunger becomes uncomfortable, though, snack on a single serving of raw nuts or fresh fruit. Minimizing your intake of solids allows your body to focus its energy on ridding itself of toxins instead of breaking down foods. So if you're ready to hit the healthy reset button, place your order and get healthier.