Your health relies on the choices you make every day. Small decisions add up and directly influence how you look and feel. We always hear about “building a strong foundation” but the truth is, when it comes to your health, a solid foundation isn’t a “set it and forget it” – it’s a moving goal which requires constant maintenance.
Committing to a healthy lifestyle is hard work, but it doesn’t have to be a chore. Juice cleansing is a convenient way to get started, ramp up, or double down on health goals. That’s our focus here at elxr Juice Lab – providing healthy, sustainable, and environmentally-conscious alternatives to conventional food products and taking the guesswork out of getting started.
Juice cleanses are a powerful way to improve skin, gut, and general health. So whether you’re at the beginning of your health journey or just looking to recommit, let’s get the details on juice cleanses and why they’re so powerful.
What is a Juice Cleanse?
A juice cleanse is a detox where you only consume fruit or vegetable juices for a period of time. Some people do 1 day, some do 30+ (but a 3-day cleanse is our most popular). Why do this? Firstly, juice is good for you. The juicing process separates fresh juice from pulp – extracting the enzymes and nutrients from the fibre and concentrating them for faster, more efficient absorption by the body. More importantly, by limiting your intake to juices for the duration of the cleanse, you allow your body time for its much needed recovery – putting its restorative processes to work and getting out of their way. It’s a reset. A refresher period, so you can come back better than ever.
Juice Cleansing to Promote Skin Health
Healthy skin starts by taking care of yourself from the inside out. Many who suffer from chronic skin conditions like acne can see improvements when supplementing external treatments with diet changes. After all, our skin is our largest organ. Not to mention it’s constantly regenerating and growing with us. It’s more than earned our support.
Roots and vegetables such as carrots and turmeric can work wonders for overall skin health. Both ingredients are front and center in our cold-pressed juice: Beta Rush. Beta Rush is bursting with sweet orange which also combats the effects of stress and supports liver function. It’s also full of vitamin C, which naturally promotes collagen production – ultimately helping your skin cells to renew and repair themselves.. Another one of our favourites for promoting healthy skin and regeneration is SPF – the name says it all!
Juice Cleansing for Gut Health
Improving your overarching gut health is imperative for your immune system. Not just that, the gut is increasingly being referred to as the “second-brain”– with its health being an important indicator and influencer of overall general wellness. While all juice cleanses should have a positive effect on your immune system, it’s important to remember to focus on nutrients which stimulate the growth of good bacteria.
Our Pina Vida is loaded with pineapple, apple, turmeric, lemon, ginger, and liquid cayenne. Hailed as a powerful anti-inflammatory, this juice promotes protein synthesis and neutralizes free radicals with antioxidants. The ginger in this drink aids with digestion and the vitamin C helps keep you energized!
If you’re struggling with IBS and persistent bloating, the fight starts with juice from vegetables that are rich in water content. Cucumbers, for instance, aid in flushing out excess sodium and water retention, leading to a happier less bloaty belly. If you’re looking for something to even further press the reset button on your digestive health then you should try our juice cleanse, The Reset. It includes four 8oz cold-pressed juices, two 8oz tonics, one 8oz milk, and two 1oz boosters. It’s a great antidote against bloating, indigestion, and tummy troubles.
Juice Cleansing for a Balanced Diet
If quarantine has thrown your eating habits into chaos and you feel like it’s time to restore balance, the age-old wisdom is still the best – the most effective lifestyle changes are not giant all-at-once changes or drastic deprivation diets, but small consistent efforts that are easy to implement and that you can stick to for the long term.
It’s also easy to focus on exercise and ignore diet, especially since breaking a sweat typically means also working up an appetite. While it can be tempting to opt for something convenient and quick post-workout, a lot of those options can undo your hard work instead of replenishing your body and kickstarting the recovery process. Protein shakes are a common suggestion, for good reason, so we’ve created one that goes beyond just protein and can be incorporated into your cleansing routine.
Supercharge is a vegan-friendly, alternative-milk based cold pressed juice filled with chocosol cacao tea, cashew milk, raw cacao, medjool dates, and pure vanilla. All these ingredients combined make this drink the perfect post-workout protein boost that not only fills your stomach, but energizes, enhances your mood, boosts endurance, and detoxes your body at the same time.
Juice Cleansing for Liver Health
You’ve probably heard that your liver is the one organ in your body that can regenerate itself over time, but it can’t do it alone. The liver regulates chemical levels in the bloodstream and carries away waste products, so it’s important to take care of this vital organ. Keep your liver healthy by eating cruciferous fruits and veggies, such as broccoli, blueberries, beetroot juice, and grapefruits. They promote the liver’s natural detoxification enzymes in order to protect and improve its functions.
Give back to your liver with the Deep Dive juice cleanse – this carefully curated cleanse includes four 16oz juices, two 1oz boosters, one 16oz water, and one 16oz milk. We designed this cleanse to boost energy levels, decrease inflammation, improve liver and kidney function, promote glowing skin and improve cognition. Deep Dive has something for everyone, whether you’re an experienced cleanser or just trying it out.
Feed Your Body the Juice It Deserves
Whether you’re looking to renew your skin from the inside out, boost your immune system or simply looking to incorporate a healthier diet to your routine, you’ll find a lot to love at elxr Juice Lab..
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