WHAT WE SUGGEST YOU MAY GET OUT OF IT
Give your digestive system a break! The metabolic
process of digesting solid food takes more than 70%
of your body’s resources! Depending on a variety of
lifestyles, the day to day demands on the body of a
go-go-go world may mean hastiness prevails and the
system will attempt to keep up with the everyday,
which means food that should be digested fully and
properly is interrupted and accumulation of “stuff”
in the bowels occurs. A liquid diet can help the body
to work on (and out) those deposits, which usually
helps folks feel great!
WHAT IS A JUICE CLEANSE?
A juice cleanse, or fast, involves the short-term intake of only the fresh juices from fruit and vegetables (and water!). No solid foods, caffeinated or alcoholic beverages are recommended either. There are hundreds of combinations and quantities of juices that one can choose to be part of the program, and specific combinations may be suggested for different goals of a person: Detoxification, bowel health, skin improvement, treatment of specific ailments as examples. Juice cleanses can last for three days up to one month.
3 day Juice Cleanse at Pulp Kitchen
Our main cleanse is an entry level program suitable for anyone wishing to embark on a Juice Cleanse – first, please see the “Who shouldn’t try a juice fast” Section of this information sheet to know if it is a good idea for you.
ABOUT THE JUICES USED IN OUR PROGRAM
What’s in it: Apple, Lemon, Kale, Spirulina and Milk Thistle.
What time of day it’s consumed: The first juice of the day!
The ingredient benefits: Apple provides essential sugar to start the day with energy. Apple is also abundant in water soluble fiber, meaning it helps to move the bowels along in the absence of solid food. Lemon is excellent as a blood purifier and also supplies vitamin C to keep the immune system strong. Lemon is a catalyst for iron absorption, so its presence helps the body extract it form the kale and spirulina in this juice. Kale is a “Superfood” meaning it has a large nutrient density, especially high in Calcium and iron. Spirulina is 90% protein, and has a nearly complete array of known vitamins (including B12), minerals and amino acids. Milk thistle helps the liver purge itself of stored toxic matter and also helps it to rebuild itself and protect from future damage.
What’s it taste like? Most people find this is the tastiest of the three – kind of like apple lemonade!
What’s in it: Cucumber, parsley, kale, green pepper, celery and lemon
What time of day it’s consumed: The second juice of the day, at least an hour after the Detox Darling is finished.
The ingredient benefits: This juice is very high on the nutritional scale, achieving high levels of chlorophyll (from all ingredients, esp parsley, calcium and iron (from Kale), vitamin A, purified water, and has virtually no sugar. This is also a very alkaline juice, helping the body restore the PH balance.
What’s it taste like? It’s a sugar free juice so you get the flavours of cucumber and parsley with Lemon.
What’s in it? Carrot, kale, beet, cucumber, lemon& flax oil
When it’s consumed: After the Green power, to fuel your evening cravings!
The ingredient benefits: This juice rounds out the nutritional spectrum, giving you beta carotene (from the beet & carrot), and helps you to absorb all of the nutrients fully thanks to the flax oil. It is a low sugar juice that gives energy without overdoing a
sugar load. What’s it taste like? Refreshing veggie juice with a hint of sweetness
WHAT TO DO BEFORE YOU CLEANSE:
If it’s your first time, then make the transition easier by staying away from caffeine, alcohol and nicotine – since this cleanse helps the body detoxify, you want to reduce the payload of the effects of the purge of stored toxin in the liver by reducing the amount of toxins in! Also reduce or eliminate heavy foods such as pasta, meat and dairy, and stop excessive sugar and bread intake – you might miss the feelings of fullness so reducing heaver foods within 7 days before you start can be a really big help to the way you will feel!
WHAT CAN I EXPECT TO EXPERIENCE ON A CLEANSE?
Everyone’s different lifestyle, age, genetics and levels of toxicity means that there is a wide range of physical and emotional experiences, but here’s a rundown - Juice cleanses often help the body to detoxify - so the liver may purge toxins back into the bloodstream to be dealt with properly. This one benefit of a juice cleanse may mean feelings of getting worse before getting better! Such as headaches, tiredness or nausea. Other side effects may be dizziness – especially for those used to high sugar diets. On the third day many people feel much better, and a greater sense of clarity and wellness. One common challenge with juice cleanses is the loss of routine in preparation of making food, cleaning up, shopping etc. It is amazing for r some how much spare time they have, and the aspect of having extra time can be a surprisingly odd feeling!
WHO SHOULDN’T TRY A JUICE FAST?
•Pregnant or nursing women or children shouldn’t try
a juice fast.
• People with diabetes, low blood sugar, eating disorders,
kidney disease, liver disease, malnutrition, addictions,
underweight, anemia, impaired immune function, infection,
nutritional deficiency, low blood pressure, ulcerative
colitis, cancer, terminal illness, epilepsy, or other chronic
conditions shouldn’t try a juice fast without consulting
• People shouldn’t try a juice fast before or after
• A juice fasting can reduce blood proteins and change the
way prescription drugs react in the body. People taking
prescription medications should consult a health professional
skilled in detoxification before trying a juice fast,
and should never discontinue or reduce their medications
on their own.
It’s important to consult a qualified health professional before trying a juice fast.
HOW LONG DOES A JUICE FAST TYPICALLY LAST?
A juice fast typically lasts for one to three days. A longer fast requires professional guidance and possibly monitoring to ensure that nutrient deficiencies don’t result.
WHAT DO I DO AFTER THE CLEANSE IS OVER?
There should be a gradual return to solid foods.