Removing toxins from our bodies is necessary. We are bombarded with over 300 chemicals every day, even if we try to live clean. We can help our liver detoxify our bodies by cleansing. Many health professionals are recommending a 3 day cold pressed juice cleanse as one of the better cleanses to start with.
What Is Cold Pressed Juice?
Cold pressed juice is the preserved product of high pressure preservation method. Basically, they take fruits and vegetables and place them under extremely high pressure. The fruits and vegetables are squeezed dry of their juices and the high pressure kills all bacteria. The juice is safe.
The best part is that the juice retains its enzymes, vitamins, minerals and especially the fresh taste!
Do Cleanses Really Work At All?
Yes, cleanses do work – when they are done correctly. Most people should not undertake anything more than a 3-day cleanse without working with your doctor. Cleanses pull out toxins from your body and put them back into circulation to be eliminated. That means your liver, kidneys, lungs, skin, and immune systems are working overtime to deal with the chemicals and toxins.
Normally, this isn’t a problem. However, people who are on medications, have weakened systems or organs, or have other health problems should not cleanse without their doctor.
Most people see weight loss as part of a cleanse. This can be especially true with cold pressed juice cleanse. It comes from a combination of losing large amount of bacteria and waste buildup in your gut, water weight, and a redistribution of sugars, fats and water in your body.
Depending on your level of toxicity, the juice cleanse might just feel and taste good, or you might be propelled into a detox. For healthy people, these juices can help you detox and do it safely.
Food Based Cleanses
Of the two main types of cleanses, foods are often chosen first. This type of cleanse usually removes all foods, supplements and medications but select fruits and vegetables. Often, this cleanse is combined with juicing to allow the digestive system to relax and reset (often called a whole foods juice cleanse).
Herbs may be included in this type of cleanse, mostly food-based herbs that you can find in the grocery store.
Herbal cleanses allow you to eat normally, but take a large number of specific herbs to cleanse your system. This is only done through an herbalist. If it appeals you to, please search the American Herbalist Guild for your nearest herbalist.
Cold Pressed Juice Benefits
Cold pressing is better for you and the juice.
First, cold pressing is an extremely good way to kill off bad bacteria. The tremendous amount of pressure kills bacteria efficiently. As long as you follow the safety rules, your juice can last weeks.
Next, you can totally avoid chemicals, preservatives, and artificial anything. Many commercial producers of juice, even organic juices, use chemicals and preservatives to make sure their juice lasts a long time on the store shelf. Basically, they dose it up so you buy something that’s really old.
Cold pressed juice may not last as long as those juices, but you avoid the bad stuff. Plus, the juice tastes so fresh that you won’t ever go back.
And that freshness is next. Because cold pressing does not use heat treatment, your juice retains the enzymes, vitamins and minerals of the fresh foods. There are no heat taste changes or destruction of important nutrients with cold pressing. Your juice will taste as good today as it will 2-weeks from now.
Finally, you actually get more fruits and vegetables in cold-pressed raw juices than you would out of regular juice or eating the whole foods. In a 16oz bottle, you can get 4-9 different fruits and vegetables. That’s an easy amount to drink, but it’s hard to eat in one sitting.
Some people say that the juice is too thick or they don’t like the taste. Well, yes, the juice is thick because it retains many enzymes and fibers from the fruits and vegetables. That’s a good thing. And the bit of bitterness is better for your digestive system than all the sweetness. As you get used to more fruits and vegetables, your taste buds change and you begin to appreciate the subtle flavors in each juice and each fruit and vegetable.
Cold Pressed Juice Reviews
I found that the cleanse helped reset my cravings/ appetite so once the cleanse was over I was able to continue with a low calorie diet and lose more weight.
I lost around 8-10 pounds… it did turn my taste buds around to like more vegetables and actually enjoy eating celery and the like.
[The] 1 day juice cleanse is an easy enough commitment that is a nice re-set for your body and also your mind in terms of how you will think about your future eating habits. Probably a good thing to do periodically.
Suja Juice 3-Day Cleanse Example
Suja Juice is a company that prides itself on organic cold-pressed juices. In their search for quality, they created their own brand.
The 3-day organic cold pressed juice cleanse by Suja Juice * is formulated by a raw-foods and one of the co-founders. It is designed to takes you through the day with little or no hunger and provide a wide variety of flavors and fruits and vegetables. There is also a ‘dessert’ juice that is meant to be relaxing and filling, so you aren't hungry during the night.
Recipes For Cold Pressed Juice Cleanse
If you want to make your own cold-pressed juice for a cleanse, you want a high quality cold pressed juice delivery system. There are several models on the market. Make sure you reach the appropriate PSI and it has a track record of producing quality juice.
1 apple , ½ cup each of strawberry, raspberry, sweet cherry, 1 table spoon of flax seed. You can add nuts, if your juicer allows
Sea Green Juice
Go very sea green with ½ cup each of celery, cucumber, kale, collards, with a table spoon of lemon & spirulina.
Keep it Simple
Keep it simple: And 2 cups pure, strong flavored fruit or veggie with a splash of lemon or lime juice.