Preparation is key to maximizing the benefits and having a more pleasant experience on a juice cleanse. We recommend pre-cleansing 2-7 days leading up to your juice cleanse depending upon your current eating habits and lifestyle.
Hydration is a great first step in prepping for your juice cleanse. Often dehydration is mistaken for hunger. Water helps transport nutrients throughout your body. Keep your cells properly hydrated and eliminate false hunger by adding more water to your diet.
CUT BACK ON CAFFEINE
Bringing your body into a more alkaline state provides better juice cleansing results! If you are a daily coffee or soda drinker, we recommend weaning off these high acidic beverages before you start your cleanse. Sometimes cutting caffeine out of your diet could be quite difficult and might not be that priority to you – as a solution opt to drink a low-acid cold coffee (cold-pressed), green tea, or yerba mate tea to still get caffeine without disrupting your alkalinity levels. However, keep in mind, most caffeinated drinks are also the most acidic to your body.
MORE FRUITS & VEGGIES
Add more fruits and vegetables into your diet now! The easiest way to start introducing more servings of fruits and veggies into your diet is by making smoothies. Smoothies are simple and quick. Adding raw foods into your diet increases enzyme consumption, resulting in better digestion and boosts energy levels.
AVOID ANIMAL PRODUCTS
Aim to eat a strictly plant-based diet, this means no meat, no eggs, or dairy products. Animal products place a high demand on your digestive system (longer and more difficult to digest) than plant based foods do. It is ideal to begin easing the burden that you place on your digestive system so that it is ready to kick into high gear once you start your juice cleanse!
ELIMINATE PROCESSED FOODS
Read the labels on your food! The sooner you eliminate processed foods from your diet the better. If you do not know what the ingredient is and you cannot pronounce it, chances are your body doesn’t know what to do with it either and you’re just adding toxins into your body. Be careful of junk food and beverages that are disguised as health foods with labels like “natural” and other trick marketing buzzwords.