Juice Cleanse, Myths and Benefits

How many of you have thought about going on a juice cleanse? You google till you can't google anymore, only to be confused.   I get it, I get confused and I know this stuff.

Let me simplify it for you, since I do not have an agenda other than for you to get major healthy and feel like a rockstar.

Why:  Juicing allows you to get optimal nutrition in an easy to digest way. It is already broke down for you, so your body just absorbs it.  It also does not require our already overburdened digestive system to do anything. We become nourished, hydrated and energized. If you are choosing low sugar juices then your body will work to balance your blood sugar and reduce cravings while you are cleansing. 

Tip: Add a drop of fat to your juice, it carries your nutrients so your body effectively absorbs them 


Why and benefits can be one in the same. A sick body needs to rest and juicing allows that. No work is being done to digest the drink. Our body exerts a lot of energy to break down food. If you are eating the Standard American Crap Diet then your digestion is probably crazy.  When you juice you fill up your vitamin reserves and allow your internal body to rest.   More nutrition = more health, its that simple. Why does it have to be complicated. Drink it, its good for you! 


The body heals itself.  Yes yes that is true, our bodies were created as a bad ass rockstar. So when you took an antibiotic, ate crap food, didn't sleep, got stressed, don't poop, you believe it still continues to perform like the rockstar you were born as.  All of that considering your mother was in rockstar health when she carried you, breast fed you and you did eat the best food ever.  Right, barely any of us began that way. My mom even, ( who is a rockstar) didn't breast feed me, I also had spinal menegitus at 3 months and constant ear infections as a child. So I know my well intended rockstar body had to work hard to heal itself in my infancy.  You get my point. I see only a daily basis people who aren't pooping weeks at a time ( 5 weeks is the longest)  That body is not healing itself.  We should be pooping 3x a day in a normal state, and even more if in a cleansing state. 

Juicing has to much sugar: If I am juicing real fruits and veggies would I not have those same sugars if I were to just eat the fruits and veggies? So why does it matter?  If you are worried about sugar and your glycemic load then juice only veggies and lemon with ginger.  You steer the ship, go without apples are sugary fruits. 

Juicing takes out the fiber and smoothies are better: why is it a competition? Yes it is true that there is minimal to no fiber in juicing, but if you scroll back up under the benefits you will see why would juice over blend. I love a good smoothie as the next but how many people are drinking low sugar smoothies that aren't full of bananas and fruits. I like to mix it up. Either way get the best food ever in your body. 

Lastly nothing extreme lasts. Have a plan if you are going to cleanse so you will be successful. If you are coming to a cleanse eating crap food, do some prep before you jump in or just start with a one day juice cleanse. If you know you tend to be extreme or maybe you are not doing the cleanse for the right reason, then consult your doctor. 

Just focus on eating the best food ever and it will work out,  Please discuss below in the comments.