10 Top Benefits of a Juice Cleanse
Most of us probably know that a period of cleansing is good for us. With so much conflicting information on detox and what is or isn’t good for our system, we wanted to share with you 10 science-backed benefits that a juice cleanse offers.
Numerous studies show that juice cleansing is a powerful and effective way to keep the body’s systems in check. A recent in-depth study from California illustrated that a 3-day juice cleanse increases beneficial gut bacteria, promotes weight loss, improves heart health and improves general well-being overall.
Our new Bali Detox Retreat is the ideal way for you to experience the benefits of a juice cleanse, whilst also being supported with a private consultation with our nutritionist as well as unique treatments designed to assist the body with detoxification. Plus you have the chance to enjoy yoga classes, spa therapies, delicious pre- and post-cleansing meals and a beautiful, safe, nurturing and inspiring tropical environment to support your journey.
If you’re feeling a little low on energy, have sluggish digestion, fall ill often, are carrying a few extra kilos, or feeling flat and run down in general, a juice cleanse is the perfect way to set you back on track. Discover the top science-backed benefits of a juice cleanse below and feel inspired to join us on a Bali detox retreat this year!
Improve Your Digestion
Bloated? Irritated bowels? Sensitive stomach? It seems so many of us these days have some form of digestive woes! A juice cleanse is a wonderful way to quickly and effectively reset your gut. Juicing greatly reduces the amount of stress placed on your digestive system, allowing it the chance to heal and recharge, while also absorbing essential vitamins and phytonutrients. By clearing out the colon and digestive tract, you will be able to digest food more efficiently, and optimally absorb the nutrients, allowing your body to thrive. A cleanse can help restore the regularity of your digestive patterns and kick-start a sluggish system. Things that are common in modern life – toxic foods, medications and even stress – can greatly alter and impair our gut function. Taking a break from these stressors and instigating new, healthy habits post-juice cleanse can greatly help to both repair and maintain a healthy digestive system ongoing.
Boost Your Energy
Many people think that a juice cleanse will leave you feeling depleted. Of course, cleansing is different for everyone and chances are you may experience some highs and some lows. Overall though, you will notice a great leap in your energy levels. As mentioned above, juice cleansing floods your body with nutrients in their natural state that are easily absorbed into the bloodstream, creating clean, lasting energy. This type of energy is very different to the highs and lows you may experience with sugar or caffeine! The increase in energy levels can also be due to the elimination of toxins in the body that can tend to dampen your natural energy reserves. On a juice cleanse, your body is also flooded with liquids, ensuring you are properly hydrated which also greatly assist energy reserves.
Decrease Inflammation & Boost Immunity
Studies have shown that juice cleanses can greatly reduce inflammation in the body. The modern world is a breeding ground for chronic inflammation, from environmental pollutants to meat, dairy, alcohol, processed foods and the chemicals we absorb through beauty and cleaning products. The body responds to all of these toxins with inflammation. A juice cleanse supports the body in several ways by eliminating stored toxins, flooding the body with vital nutrients that lower inflammation, and supporting you with new healthier lifestyle habits. Cold-pressed juices are not only loaded with vitamins and minerals but also phytonutrients that support the body’s natural healing mechanisms. As the body’s vital organs cleanse and restore, this helps to bolster a strong immune system which is essential for fighting off illness and disease in the body.
Healthy Weight Loss
When you replace things like processed foods, saturated fats, refined carbohydrates and sugars, fast food, dairy, meat, alcohol and caffeine with fresh cold-pressed juices, you will naturally lose weight. A juice cleanse is also naturally lower in calories, and a reduction of caloric intake can lead to weight loss whilst still providing the body with all the nutrients and hydration it requires.Part of the weight loss on a juice cleanse is water retention. However a cleanse is also a powerful way to kickstart new, sustainable lifestyle choices to impact ongoing weight reduction. A juice cleanse also will reduce your appetite and help to release food cravings, particularly cravings of comfort food, such as foods high in sodium, sugar and fat. Juice cleanses can be a powerful gateway to a more balanced diet and a sustainable, healthier you.
Glowing, Radiant Skin
More than 50 per cent of the population consumes less than the recommended daily requirement of liquids. Drinking adequate fluids helps the body function more efficiently, improves energy, helps remove toxins and supports healthy elimination. A juice cleanse combines superior hydration in the form of liquids and vital nutrients that can transform both how you feel and also how you look. A juice cleanse often results in glowing skin and clear shining eyes! On a cleanse, the skin will flush out excess oils and hydrate efficiently. Adding a surplus of easily absorbed nutrients and antioxidants skyrockets those effects. The result is a glowing complexion that lasts long beyond your juicing detox.
New Healthy Habits
Participating in a cleanse is one of the most powerful and effective ways to help you break old and negative food habits. Eating out of boredom, eating too much, emotional eating, making less than ideal food choices, eating on the run etc; these are all common in the modern world, and particularly for women. By going on a juice cleanse, you give yourself the opportunity to start fresh and reset your body and your mind. Your appetite and palate will naturally change during a cleanse – your appetite naturally reduces and cravings for foods that have long been an issue for you can be heavily diluted, if not eradicated. A juice cleanse will help you to feel good! It can boost your confidence and help you to feel strong and liberated from habits and addiction, breaking cycles that were weighing you down or holding you back from experiencing the most radiant version of yourself. Embarking on a juice cleanse is the start of a new and renewed you.
Even if you have a healthy diet and lifestyle, in the modern world we are still subjected to a barrage of nasty toxins. We all ingest environmental pollutants every day. The liver’s function in the body is to detoxify. Every single thing that passes through our mouth passes through our liver. The problem is, there are too many toxins for most of our livers to handle, with many passing unchecked into our body and wreaking havoc upon our cells. By doing a juice cleanse, the liver has a chance to rest and restore to enable it to work effectively. To optimally support all phases of the body’s natural detox process, you need a very broad range of plant-supplied nutrients like anti-oxidants and anti-inflammatories. Providing the body with nutrient-dense juices ensures it has all the resources it needs to remove the cumulative toxins stored in the body.
Mental & Spiritual Clarity
Cleansing promotes stronger mental clarity. Unhealthy foods that are essentially void of nutrients leave you feeling lethargic and tend to trigger brain fog. A cleanse is a powerful way to bring you into mental focus and increase your concentration. Being properly hydrated also assists with mental clarity and alertness. Many people also attest to having greater clarity or insight on a more spiritual level. Taking time out to cleanse and be away from harmful substances really allows you to reconnect with yourself on a deeper level. In this clean and clear state it can be easy to find answers to questions you have been seeking and reconnect to your intuition and that deeper voice within .
Reduce Stress & Improve Sleep
Juicing is a natural way to help lower cortisol levels that cause stress and anxiety without having to take supplements. When you partake in a juice cleanse you are able to diversify the nutrients that your body receives. Leafy green vegetables, for example, are high in magnesium, a relaxing mineral that can lower stress and also help improve sleep quality. A juice cleanse combined with a retreat is the perfect combination to really tackle stress and insomnia. Many of the foods we eat, and even the environment in which we eat them, actually contribute to stress or can affect and alter our sleeping patterns. Sugar, alcohol and caffeine are some of the biggest culprits when it comes to stress and sleep. A juice cleanse helps your body to naturally unwind, relax and restore on a physical and emotional level. When the body is relaxed and free from stress, sleep patterns are able to regulate effectively. Combining a juice cleanse with gentle yoga, spa treatments, meditation and soothing activities is a perfect recipe for restful slumber.
Boost Your Mood
Much in the same way that food affects our stress and sleep patterns, it also affects our mood. Overeating, emotional eating or having an unhealthy relationship with food can trigger depression and feelings of poor self-esteem. By clearing out toxins from the body and allowing the body to restore and revitalise, we feel better. When we feel better, we have greater energy, greater motivation, greater confidence. Our health plays a major role in how we feel on a day-to-day level. Being riddled with body pain, feeling fatigued, having digestive woes, suffering from ongoing headaches, falling ill frequently – these all contribute to us feeling less than elated! As your physical health improves, so too will your mental health. A cleanse can help you reconnect to yourself in a more loving and compassionate way which supports you to make daily choices that support and nourish your wellbeing. A juice cleanse can be a terrific first step to a happier you.
Are you ready to look and feel incredible? Join us for a Detox Retreat in Bali and experience all of these benefits and more.