Last Sunday I decided to try my first day long juice cleanse!
A juice cleanse is a diet that consists of only consuming juice from fruits and vegetables in attempt to detoxify your body. After researching a few companies, I decided to purchased the “quickie” juice cleanse from Freshii. To be honest, I selected the Freshii pack because it rates high for me on both cost and quality. My cleanse consisted of 5 juices and 2 shots.
green apple, spinach, kale, celery, lemon, ginger
carrot, orange, lemon, turmeric
lemon, ginger, honey
filtered water, organic lemon, organic agave nectar, charcoal
spinach, kale, celery, apple, lemon, ginger
apple, pineapple, cucumber, mint
carrot, apple, beet, lemon, ginger
Juice cleanses have many benefits including:
- Fruits and vegetables are high in vitamins and minerals. Drinking juices could introduce extra nutrients into the body to boost overall health.
- Juices are rich in anti-inflammatory compounds that may boost the immune system and help a person feel more energetic.
- Many juices flush toxins from the body, although they rarely specify which toxins the juices remove.
- Juices could help improve digestion by introducing healthy enzymes that make the gut work more efficiently.
The day of my juice cleanse I had a workout in the morning. I started with the “Green Genius” juice and I felt energized throughout the hour long workout. After, I had my second juice around 11:30 am. Around lunch time I began feeling a bit hungry, but after the next juice I was okay. At around 3 pm I was definitely starting to struggle with feeling tired and I had a headache. I finished the rest of the juices between then and 8 pm and my headache went away. In the end I had one shot left that I didn’t feel like I needed. The next morning I woke feeling great with lots of energy.
I would do a juice cleanse again, however, I don’t think I would do it for longer than a day. I would not recommend doing an intense workout the day of your cleanse as I think this was the main reason I began to feel lethargic later in the day.