A one day juice cleanse is a quick and easy way to reset your digestive system and boost your vitamin and mineral intake. The idea is to only consume cold pressed fruit and vegetable juices and avoid consuming caffeine, alcohol, and any solid foods to give your body a break and maximize results.
During a one day juice cleanse, you can expect to drink a juice every 2-3 hours, for a total of 5 juices in one day. It’s also recommended to drink plenty of water and herbal tea to keep you hydrated and alert (and to boost the detoxification process!).
Since it’s only one day, there is a greater chance you can complete it without cheating (like eating snacks or meals or drinking caffeine), so you can feel good about doing something great for your body!
It’s the perfect way to take the first step into the world of cleansing and get on track to a healthier, happier body, or to maintain the awesome benefits between longer cleanses.
Is A One Day Juice Cleanse Effective?
Although it might seem like a short timeframe to be cleansing, a one day juice cleanse can provide many benefits. Keep reading to discover 8 benefits of tackling a single-day cleanse!
Benefits Of A One Day Juice Cleanse
Even a short, one day juice cleanse can help you achieve some awesome results. These may include:
1. Improved Hydration
Staying hydrated is important for many things, including mood, energy levels, and keeping your organs working as they should. In addition to drinking the recommended 8 cups of water daily, during your cleanse you’re also drinking the natural water found in the fruits and veggies that go into the juices.
2. Gives Your Digestive System A Rest
By only consuming juices, water, and herbal tea for a day, you’re allowing your digestive system to take a much-needed break. Our digestive systems work extremely hard to break down solid foods to be able to extract and absorb nutrients. By drinking juice, you’re eliminating the need for your body to digest food first—instead it can just focus on absorbing the nutrients in the juice!
3. Improved Nutrition
Fruits and vegetables are chock-full of nutrients, but different types of fruits and vegetables each contain different types and amounts of vitamins and minerals. This means we need to eat a variety of fresh produce every day to reap nutritional benefits.
So, what happens when you press 3-4 lbs. of a variety of fresh, organic produce into a raw juice? Increased nutritional value! By drinking cold pressed juice, you’re getting your daily dose of nutrients from different fruits and vegetables—all in one drink!
4. Feeling Refreshed And Energized
Drinking juices on a consistent basis throughout the day can help stabilize your blood sugar levels and avoid the ‘crash’ from eating foods high in carbohydrates. The result is feeling much more energized and enjoying stable energy levels throughout the day.
5. Improved Quality Of Sleep After The Cleanse
Toxins, high blood sugar, and too much caffeine can disrupt natural sleep patterns and prevent you from getting a solid night’s rest. A one day juice cleanse is just enough time to allow your body to remove these disruptors and focus on resting.
6. Reduced Food Cravings
Since your body is getting the vitamins and minerals it needs from the juices, you might find that you are completely satisfied with just drinking juices for the whole day. Plus, giving your digestive system a break allows your body to connect to its true hunger signals—so you’re not just eating for the sake of eating.
7. Reduced Bloat
Bloating is often caused by overeating and eating foods that contain inflammatories (like dairy or gluten), high sodium intake, or indigestion. By drinking juice for an entire day, you’re eliminating these major bloating culprits—meaning you’ll feel better on the inside and out.
8. Improved Mental Clarity
A one day juice cleanse removes the stress of making decisions about food or simply being ‘too busy’ to make healthier choices. Instead, a one day cleanse gives your brain a short but much-needed break to allow you to focus on the healthy changes you are making in your life (and drinking your juice at the right time!).
What To Look For In A One Day Juice Cleanse
If you’re looking to save even more time while cleansing and having readily available options on-the-go, consider purchasing a cleanse kit!
When choosing your cleanse, keep an eye out for these 3 key things:
Some cleanses are different than others. We recommend finding a cleanse with a variety of juices, so you can reap the benefits of many different kinds of fruits and vegetables.
2. Real Ingredients
A juice cleanse is only as effective as the ingredients that go into it. Keep an eye out for preservatives and additives like sugar, citric acid, artificial flavours, and carrageenan. A true juice cleanse will only contain fruits and vegetables—nothing else!
3. High Pressure Processing
Heat pasteurization kills bacteria… but it also kills important nutrients and enzymes, too! A more natural approach is high pressure processing (HPP), which treats juices with extreme (heat-free!) pressure to kill off bacteria and harmful pathogens while maintaining the quality and nutrients of the ingredients. Look for juices that use HPP (not heat) so you can maximize your nutritional intake on your cleanse.
Experience The Results For Yourself
If you’re considering trying a juice cleanse, start with a one day cleanse to see how your body feels and if it’s something you can commit to. Consider it a ‘mental health day’ for your body to reset and recharge!
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