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Have You Ever Done a Juice Cleanse?

Would You Ever Do a Juice Cleanse?

More than ever before, the people in my life are all about juice cleanses. From friends to colleagues — even family members — it seems like everyone I know is on a juice cleanse, has done a juice cleanse, or wants to try one. (This was especially true after the Thanksgiving holiday.) Their reasons range, but most often it either has to do with weight loss or wanting to detox after a long streak of overindulging.

I've never committed to a juice-only diet, but, in general, I am pretty fanatic about pressed juices and try to start each day with one. Still, I don't know that I would commit to a cleanse, especially since the evidence is out on whether or not juice cleanses are good for you.

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hannarocks hannarocks 5 years
i think it depends on how people define "juice cleanse" - the lemonade diet doesnt have any nutrients! i believe in cleansing, for sure - even the healthiest bodies still expend a lot of energy and do a lot of work - the idea of the cleanse is to giv eyour body a rest while getting lots of nutrients to replenish itself. i recently started buying blueprintjuice at whole foods in nyc- love it. definitely a good way to get my vegetables! i have read a lot of great reviews about blueprint - they were just featured in oprah's magazine and dr. oz has recommended them before. i am starting my cleanse next week. im excited.
I went on that stupid cayenne pepper lemonaid diet. I will never do that again. I felt terrible, cranky and hungry. Now if I need to "detox" I know its because I haven't been eating healthy. So I just start eating healthy and voila! problem solved.
Bettye-Wayne Bettye-Wayne 5 years
Sometimes when I get upset I don't eat so I force myself to drink v-8, milk, juice and smoothies. I figure it's better than nothing, and the pounds really do melt away, without leaving me feeling exhausted and malnourished. Not exactly the same thing and I agree with Gabriella that healthy eaters don't need to cleanse.
SaraNoH SaraNoH 5 years
I don't believe you need to "cleanse" your body from toxins--that's what your liver's for-- but I'd consider trying consuming only liquids/juices for a day just to see how it feels and help with bloating since I have GI issues. Every Thursday I only have liquids until evening anyways.
Gabriela-Une-Vie-Saine Gabriela-Une-Vie-Saine 5 years
I don't really believe in juice cleanses because I believe that if you eat mostly whole, healthy foods there's nothing to detox from! Plus I like chewing my meals :)
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