Things to Know Before Starting On Your Juice Diet
A juice cleanse is a way of fasting that consists of drinking only freshly made fruit or vegetable juices for a certain period of time. Each of these juices should replace a meal, with the purpose of a juice cleanse to benefit from the nutrients raw fruits and vegetables contain. While juice fasts have been around for years, it is currently gaining popularity in Singapore, with increased interest on social media, books and more. If you’ve been considering a juice fast yourself, we’ve put together a list of things to take note of before starting on your juice diet, on top of bringing your regular diet in line with a healthy lifestyle. Read on to learn more!
Get your body accustomed with a daily juice
Before a juice cleanse, accustom your body to the upcoming diet by incorporating a fruit juice into your daily meals. The high levels of nutrients in juices during a juice cleanse will take some getting used to, so this will allow your body time to adjust to it, and enable you to kick some of the unhealthy cravings you used to possess.
Stay sufficiently hydrated
Your body will have to work overtime as it adjusts to your cleanse. As such, staying sufficiently hydrated before your juice fast will assist your body in adapting and prevent you from feeling burnt out. Aim for at least 8 glasses of water each day to ensure your body continues functioning well. You may also consider jazzing things up by adding lemon or fresh mint to your water for a smooth, subtle flavour.
Just because you are starting a cleanse doesn’t mean you can go wild when it comes to unhealthy food options. Give your body a head start by cutting down on foods high in sugar, refined carbohydrates, and processed meat. Instead, go with foods like green leafy vegetables, citrus fruits, wholegrains, nuts, seasonal fruit, and root vegetables for a smoother transition.
Get enough sleep
Your body is going to need recovery time more than ever during a cleanse, thus it is crucial to ensure quality sleep in the days leading up to your juice diet. Doing so can encourage an increase in internal repair and restoration, helping your body immensely during your juice fast.
Be well prepared
A juice cleanse can be mentally challenging, especially if you aren’t used to imposing such strict rules on your diet. Start by planning which days you intend on doing your cleanse. During this period, allocate days for productivity and days for rest and self-care. You should also clean out your fridge of foods that will not serve you, and gather only the essentials required for your cleanse, such as filtered water and herbal teas.
We hope these tips will be helpful for a smooth transition into your juice diet, benefitting both your mind and body. If you’re committed to preventing illnesses or looking to slow signs of ageing the natural way, consider giving juice cleansing a try today.
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