When you think about the word detox, most people think of the word cleanse. There are so many types of dietary cleanses out there. From a juice cleanse, parasite cleanse to a liver cleanse. I always remind people that detoxing or cleansing is good for the body in moderation, but you need to do the right type of cleanse for where you are at, in that moment of your life.
I have been asked a lot about if juice cleanses are healthy or not. For people with insulin resistance, blood sugar issues or diabetes I do not recommend doing a juice cleanse unless your medical provider suggests otherwise. Juice cleanses are great for adding a lot of different vitamins, minerals and other nutrients if you use a variety of produce which is great for anyone. Juice does eliminate the fiber, unlike a smoothie that keeps all the fiber. If you don’t use low sugar ingredients in your juices, the juice cleanse could be more harmful than beneficial. Always try to use low sugar fruits like limes, lemons, grapefruit, berries or granny smith apples. If your juices aren’t organic you may be adding those important nutrients but overloading your system with harmful pesticides or herbicides like glyphosate. WIth all this being said, I am not for or against juice cleanses! At Nourish Cafe & Market, I created our 1 and 3 day cold pressed juice cleanses that had 4 juices and 1 anti-inflammatory cashew milk.
Whenever I did a 1 or 3 day juice cleanse at nourish, I drank a Detoxifier each morning. It helps eliminate the toxins your organs are detoxing, and spirulina is a great source of protein and B vitamins for added energy during the cleanse. We also had 3 day clean eating resets at Nourish Cafe & Market that I created with prepared meals, and I always encouraged people to add the Detoxifier for a little extra help with their cleanse. If you are doing a certain brand of cleanse, make sure you check with the manufacturer if our Detoxifier’s ingredients will be harmful in any way.