What’s a juice cleanse?
Juice cleanses are used to get the glow back. To be re-inspired, have energy levels you never knew possible, lose weight, really jump start your healthy lifestyle. When doing a juice cleanse you refrain from eating depending on how deep you would like to cleanse. You drink (optimally) cold-pressed organic juices through out the day.
Specifically with Love Grace we offer 4 16-oz cold-pressed juices, 1-16oz super food smoothie and 1-4oz Ginger bomb (a little fiery healing elixir)
Fasting has been used for centuries for healing, spiritual practices and longevity.
Why should I juice cleanse?
Few awesome things about juice cleansing:
- When you refrain from eating food your body has all the energy that it usually uses for digesting food to go to healing and working on specific conditions. (our body is awesome at healing, we just don’t give it the resources and time to do so)
- It is also about what you’re leaving out of your body as much as what you’re putting in
- The chlorophyl rich juices will bind to toxins and (+) charges such as toxins, heavy metals, free-radicals and safely move them out
- Mental clarity, energy, focus and glowing skin are an awesome bonus
- Alkalinity is a major objective. Disease can not breed in an alkaline environment and juice cleansing because they are mineral rich will naturally create an alkaline environment.
- If you have weight to lose you will naturally lose anywhere from 5-20 lbs juice cleansing as a result of both lower caloric intake and alkalinity
- The weight is often kept off because during the cleanse you are receiving a full spectrum of phytonutrients and minerals and actually flooding your system with nutrients it doesn’t usually receive. A few reasons are depleted soil, also you can’t eat 6 heads of kale in one sitting but you can drink them and receive condensed nutrition that way.
How long should I cleanse for?
We generally recommend 3-5 day cleanses to start. In our experience when cleansing for 5 days you start to see optimal results. The first 3 days your system has a chance to rest and cleanse. By day 4 and 5 you really go to healing, rebuilding and remineralizing and experiencing a real transformation in energy levels, vibrancy, weight, and glow to name a few. Of course it is important to listen to your body and also what works for your schedule.
How do I prepare for a juice cleanse?
Start increasing the amount of vegetables in your diet. Two days before you will want to leave meat, dairy and heavy processed foods out of your diet such as breads and pasta. If you drink caffeine it is wise to start weening yourself off and replacing caff with decaf and eventually enjoying herbal teas.
I’m very active can I still juice cleanse?
Juice is the perfect food. It will support you in your every day busy life. Listen to your body when you juice cleanse. If you discover you need a little something more then prepare a nice salad, quinoa, whole grains. Make it work for YOU!
Will I lose weight?
If you have weight to lose then yes. Between the lower caloric intake and the alkalinity you are creating in your body, weight will naturally come off. Many cleansers experience losing 5-20 lbs but every one is different.
Not an appropriate time for cleansing but a great time to incorporate live mineral rich green juices and superfood smoothies into your diet. Super baby!
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Is there a specific order to drink the juices?
We have a recommendation for the order of juices. The good news is you can’t mess this up. So if you have them out of order it’s OK!
1-4oz Ginger Bomb
1-16oz Super Cider or Longevity Tonic
1-16oz Green Sunshine
1-16oz Green Protein Smoothie or Chocolate Superfood Smoothie or Probiotic Smoothie
Is there a certain time I drink the juices?
Even though each person’s schedule will vary we recommend having a juice about every 2 hours. Reach for a juice anytime you would reach for food.
Can I drink water?
Yes! Please do! We recommend drinking a few liters (34oz) of water daily through out the cleanse. It helps to flush out toxins. A hydrated person is a happy person.
Can I drink coffee?
We recommend weening off coffee a few days before you plan to start. Start substituting with decaf and then tea and ultimately get to herbal tea! Caffeine is irritating and has an inflammatory effect on the body. We want to heal the body during this time.
Can I drink tea?
Yes! Herbal tea is great. Try Chamomile or Peppermint. Avoiding caffeine is recommended. This is a time for resting and repair, caffeine can be inflammatory and irritating.
Is smoking allowed?
You’re investing in your health here. Breathing in fresh clean air and avoiding toxins is always best, especially during your juice cleanse. This is the way to create healthy and happy habits.
What if I’m hungry?
Have another item on your cleanse. Have a big glass of water with lemon and a pinch of pink himilayan sea salt. Although most cleansers find the juices satisfying, for those new to cleansing or extremely active it is fine to have one healthy meal a day. Try to keep it all raw with a fresh organic green salad with avocado. Steamed greens and whole grains will also be great.
What are some good snack recommendations?
Banana with almond butter
Blended veggie soup
Organic fruit smoothie with almond milk
An avocado with a pinch of himlayan sea salt
How long are the juices good for?
To answer your freshness question we now use an innovative technology called High Pressure Processing. This allows the juice to maintain it’s high nutritional profile, keeping them raw and enzymatic while simultaneously extending the days it stays fresh! This non-thermal technology (keeping it raw because it’s not heated) applies tons of external equalized water pressure on our sealed bottles destroying harmful pathogens inside. Our products are vibrant and fresh up to 21 days even though we make juice fresh every week. Cold-pressed juices have now evolved with this technology and the 3-day life-span is no longer a factor.
Do I have to drink all of them in one day?
If you do not finish all your juices in one day it’s ok! You’ll have bonus juices while you’re transitioning off your cleanse.
How do they taste? Be honest.
Most of our customers tell us Love Grace has the best tasting juices around. Our flavors were conceived of by experienced chefs with the intention of being nutritious, healing, and delicious. Some people new to juicing may need to adjust to strong veggie flavors. We tell those unaccustomed to juicing to drink them slowly to allow their pallets to adjust.
What do I do after the cleanse?
Many people jump into one of our maintenance programs to sustain their results and keep their energy up. We feel at least one green juice per day should be a god given right!
Will I be tired?
Most of our cleansers find they have an increase of energy. Its common to fall asleep peacefully and wake up with liveliness. If you do feel sleepy then we suggest taking a nap, meditating, or just having some quite time. Again this is a time for you, so feel free to pamper yourself.
Will I have to run to the bathroom?
Although no two bodies are the same in our experience Love Grace is a gentle cleanse and does not have laxative like effects. You are drinking a lot of liquid so be yes you will have to release that.
Do the juices have to stay cold?
Yes. Cold-pressed organic juices are not cooked or pasturiezed and to keep them vibrant and fresh please keep them either refrigerated (ideally) or in an insulated bag with ice packs.