WHAT IS DETOX?
Detox is removal of toxins, heavy metal and other unwanted materials from the body.
In essence, human body is capable of detoxing itself with liver, kidneys and intestines and it does so all day long. However the urban life exposes us to excessive amount of pollutants in the air and water and processed foods. When we consume foods like sugar, white flour, animal products and alcohol, we also take in substances like preservatives, hormones and toxins which overwork our detox systems. Juice cleanse programs help the system with the cleaning task as well as feeding the cells with all the nutritional goodness in the cold pressed juices.
What does the body get rid of during detox?
- Waste as a result of the natural reactions in the body (such as hormones, etc)
- Waste from digestive system
- Unwanted material from processed foods
- Chemicals, additives, preservatives, hormones in foods
- Pollution in the air and water
- Heavy metals
Number 1 and 2 on this list are part of the ongoing operations of our detox system. Item 3 can also be tolerated up to certain levels by a healthy body. Being exposed to the other items on the list for a long period of time can take a toll on our bodies.
So detox for us is helping the body get rid of free-radicals and toxins by consuming additive-free, sugar-free and unpasteurized juices and food.
WHY DO WE NEED TO DO DETOX?
With increasing pollution in the cities, unhealthy eating habits and sedentary lifestyles, more than ever we need to help our body with the detox process. Some of the issues detox programs help solve are:
- Feeling depressed
- Skin issues
- Digestive problems
- Sleep disorders
In order to help with these problems there a few different ways of detoxing.
HOW TO DO A DETOX?
Detox programs are tools to help the body get rid of toxins and harmful materials by consuming more vitamins, minerals and enzymes in a limited period.
Juice cleansing is a way to detox with raw juices and nut milks without depriving the body of any essential nutrients. During a juice cleanse, by consuming only liquids for a short period of time the body’s digestive system rests and allows the body to focus on detox and rebuilding.
The goal during the usually recommended 3 day detox period is feeding the cells with essential vitamins, minerals and enzymes. During this period because we stay away from animal protein, alcohol, caffeine and processed food, the cleanse helps the body regain its alkaline balance.
A 3 day cleanse can be repeated once a month. However because everyone’s body and eating habits are different, some people may choose to repeat more or less frequently. If you do not feel ready for a 3-day program, you can always start with 1 or 2 days.
Even a 1 day program helps the body rest, hydrate and strengthen with vitamins and minerals. Especially if repeated weekly, 1 day programs help with weight management.
Having a better diet, feeling healthier, looking more fit. If these interest you, please see here for more information on how to do a juice cleanse as well as what to do before and after a detox.
WHAT IS A COLD PRESSED JUICE?
Cold press juice, what some call detox juice is a nutritionally superior juice that we prefer in detox programs. Our juices are prepared fresh upon order and contain no additives nor any preservatives. They are completely raw and unpasteurized; therefore they keep all their nutritional value when they arrive at your door. Our hydraulic cold press system yield up to 3-5 times more nutritional value compared to regular juicers and contain all the vitamins, minerals and other nutrients in the vegetables and fruits.
What makes cold press different is that there is minimum amount of oxidation during the process. This and the fact there is minimal amount of pulp in the juices allows the juices to stay fresh for 3 days.
Juico believes that it is possible to maintain a healthy lifestyle without giving up on the fast paced life of the city.
Our cold pressed juices, blends and healthy snacks offer an easy,
healthy, yummy way to do this.
Please see here for Juico cleanse programs.