Believe it or not, our bodies are constantly cleansing themselves of toxins and other nasties we have to deal with on a daily basis. Simply breathing in the air around us or taking a few bites of processed foods adds stress and buildup of bad stuff inside and although our organs do a great job of keeping us going and doing what they can, we don’t see the harm in giving a helping hand to jump start the process every once in a while. We know a lot of people don’t agree with juice cleansing as a weight loss diet option and neither do we, but we do believe in rejuvenation, healing and rebuilding which is what it is really all about.
We will admit that completing a 3 day juice cleanse is no easy feat, but if you have enough will power to push through the cravings then we think you and your body will be thanking us in the long run. Juice cleanses allow your digestive system to take a break so you can use your energy to restore and repair other underlying problems. If you’re feeling good on the inside, you will look good on the outside too. Your skin will appear clearer, your hair shinier, you’ll experience an elevated mood and sex drive, your weight will normalise, you’ll have more energy and your mental health will improve.
Everyone knows that vegetables and fruits are packed full of nutrients, and the best way for our bodies to absorb all of them is when it is in a raw, unprocessed state. Regular juice you buy from the supermarket is made from real fruit yes, but it is processed through a juicing machine that not only extracts a lot of the fibre and leaves the sugar, but the motor of this fast moving machine heats up and therefore heats the juice in the process which kills many nutrients. Its the same as microwaving your vegetables. Raw is always better. Cold pressed is the best because it goes through a slower machine and all nutrients and enzymes are maintained.
We live a pretty healthy lifestyle in terms of what we eat and drink, and would consider ourselves active so we don’t think juice cleansing is a long term solution to bad eating habits or weight loss. Honestly, at the end of the day all we need is organic, fresh, whole foods, good family and friends and a lot of laughs. That’s the recipe for a long, happy and healthy life!
If you’re interested in trying a juice cleanse program, we’ve listed a few of our favourites:
Sol Cleanse – Offering a holistic approach to getting through your cleanse with meditation and yoga tips and daily inspirational emails, Sol Cleanse want to “inspire people to live the life they truly love, by helping people connect with their deeper truth”. We love it because you can pick your experience level; Lighten Up (beginner), Ready to Shine (intermediate) and Go Green, Deep Clean (advanced) and your cleanse length (1, 3 or 5 days). As well as the raw, cold-pressed juices, your pack will also include Sol Cleanse’s Organic Herbal Weight Loss and Detoxifying Tea to give your insides the full body transforming experience.
A 3 day Go Green Deep Clean cleanse will set you back $199 and they offer free delivery to the Gold Cost and Brisbane City. http://www.solcleanse.com
Lucky You Cleanse – Who wouldn’t love anything served in a glass jar, so chic! Lucky You Cleanse is based in Sydney, but was founded by an American when a gap in the Australian market couldn’t go unnoticed any longer. They don’t want the journey of cleansing to be about depriving yourself or being miserable, but rather being about “celebration, freedom, fun and living life to the fullest”. Definitely a positive way of putting it. Not only do they offer 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6 day programs, but you can also grab a cleansing tea at checkout and check out their website for helpful tips on how to best benefit from the cleanse before, during and after. Love that.
For $225 you can get the 3 day cleanse and the organic cleansing tea will set you back an additional $9, delivery is extra and it is currently only available in Sydney. http://www.luckyyoucleanse.com.au
Cooler Cleanse – Refresh. Restart. Rejuvenate. That’s the motto for this organic and sustainably grown juice cleanse program. Cooler Cleanse is “easy to accomplish, ultra-fresh and absolutely delicious” and that’s exactly why we love it. Available in 1, 3 or 5 day packs, the juices are by far the tastiest on the market making you want to come back for more. Our favourite combinations are watermelon & lime, essential red and spicy lemonade.
A 3 day cleanse starts at $195 excluding delivery and delivers nationwide in the United States, pick up is available in New York City only. http://coolercleanse.com
BluePrint Cleanse – We can’t argue that “feeding your body with whole foods and natural produce is the best long-term strategy for maintaining good health”, so BluePrint has come up with three levels that will keep everyone’s insides happy. The Renovation Cleanse is perfect for those more than occasional over-indulgers, for those who are new to juicing and haven’t quite learned to enjoy the green stuff. The Foundation Cleanse are for those more experienced or for those who can’t handle a lot of fruit, so you’ll get 3 green juices, 2 fruit and 1 nut milk. For those who are over achievers, the Excavation Cleanse is for you. It is “designed to flood your body with chlorophyll, restore your alkaline balance, and seriously rest your insides”. That means it is pretty much all green juice besides 1 spicy lemonade and 1 nut milk. Oh not so happy days!
We can only handle the Renovation Cleanse at the moment, and a 3 day cleanse of those juices starts at $220 excluding delivery and is available everywhere in the United States and Canada, pick up is available in New York City only. http://blueprintcleanse.com
*these are only our personal thoughts, we don’t have medical experience and don’t like to give advice, so please make sure you consult your medical physician before starting any sort of diet or cleanse.