WHAT IS THE RIGHT JUICE CLEANSE FOR ME?
What juice cleanse type is right for you? Can a juice cleanse target specific needs of your body? How long should you do a juice cleanse for?
In the following post, we want to help you find the best possible juice cleanse for your needs. For best results and a healthier "you".
We explain to you
How do I find the right juice cleanse??
Whether you're looking for a complete diet or lifestyle change, just want to feel good in your body after a holiday or weekend break, or want to give your body and mind a quick break from everyday stress, a juice cleanse is for you in any case the right choice for you.
But which one is the right juice cleanse for you? Can a juice cleanse target specific needs of your body? And how long should you do a juice cleanse for?
How long should I do a juice cleanse?
If you want to give your body and mind a short but effective break (e.g. over the weekend) or if you are a "newbie" and want to slowly get to grips with the topic of juice fasting, start with a 3-day juice cure. This period of time is sufficient to fully adjust mentally to fasting. Consuming only juices instead of solid food for 3 days is an effective reset for body and mind. At the same time, it represents the first step towards a holistic way of life and triggers the first steps towards "autophagy".
A 5-day juice cleanse is recommended for the more advanced with fasting experience or those who want to maximize positive fasting effects such as autophagy and increased energy immediately.
A 7-day juice cleanse should actually be reserved for experienced fasters who have already established a good connection to their body and its special needs during the fast.
Would a colorful or green juice cleanse suit me better?
A colorful juice cleanse, like the classic juice cleanse from DALUMA, consists of roughly equal parts of fruit and vegetables and offers your body the best combination of high-quality micronutrients (vitamins and minerals) from both sources. The sweetness of fruit is based on its fructose content. It is not surprising that "colorful" fruit-based juices have a higher sugar and therefore calorie content than "green" juices made from vegetables with a lower fructose content.
For beginners, it is advisable to start with a colorful juice cleanse. The sweetness of the juices, a stronger feeling of fullness and the higher energy content make juice fasting easier initially and support you mentally during your first juice fasting experience.
After you have gained your first fasting experience, a "green juice cleanse" for more intensive fasting is also a good idea. In terms of taste, the vegetable juice cleanse differs from a "colorful" juice cleanse and has different nutritional values and provides less caloric energy. On the other hand, a "green" juice cleanse can support an alkaline environment in your body and balance acidity from factors such as coffee, sugar, meat, and dairy consumption. This can positively affect your mental energy and overall health status. In addition, with a "green" juice cleanse, a continuously low insulin level is reached more quickly and the state of autophagy, also known as the body's own cell regeneration, sets in faster.
What are the advantages of an alkaline juice cleanse?
An alkaline juice cleanse is recommended for those suffering from over-acidification. This can often be associated with unspecific but stressful symptoms such as exhaustion, headaches and susceptibility to infections¹,²,³.
You can easily find out whether you are suffering from hyperacidity with a urine test or by taking a blood sample to determine the blood pH value. With the alkaline juice cleanse, you replace acidic food components with basic ones. This will kick start your body's pH into the alkaline range.
During the alkaline juice cleanse you avoid acidic foods (e.g. meat, dairy products) and initiate an increased intake of the minerals calcium, magnesium and potassium. These are concentrated in special fruits (such as citrus fruits, pomegranates, apples) and vegetables (e.g. spinach, kale, celery, cucumber), which are the main components of the alkaline juice cleanse.
But why alkaline at all? According to nutritionists, an alkaline diet promotes anti-inflammatory processes in the body, strengthens the immune system and increases the absorption of vitamins. In addition, it is said to have a positive effect on blood pressure and weight problems⁴.
What distinguishes the probiotic juice cleanse?
Support your microbiome
The human gastrointestinal tract represents a particularly complex ecosystem, with a total of more than a trillion microorganisms from over 1000 different species. These colonize your entire digestive tract, with over 99% of all microorganisms located in the large intestine.
The "Gut-Brain-Skin Axis" as a factor in your overall health
Your microbiome is highly complex and highly individual and largely responsible for your health. As has now been scientifically proven, the gut, psyche and skin are linked via the so-called "gut-brain-skin axis". Poor concentration, listlessness, tiredness and skin problems can often be the result of poor nutrition.
Pesticides, preservatives and antibiotics in animal husbandry, which you ingest through your food, damage the colonization of "good bacteria" in your body and thus your intestinal health. It is therefore essential for the success of a juice cleanse that it is composed of purely organic ingredients.
A high amount of refined sugar, grains and chemical sweeteners also promote the colonization of "bad germs" and throw your microbiome out of balance.
The probiotic juice cleanse to reset your microbiome
The probiotic juice cleanse gives your gut a break from solid foods, allowing the microbiome to recover from daily irritants and toxins. The specific composition of the treatment from active kombucha cultures together with high-fiber juices also supports the microbiome in its function and thus the regeneration process of your intestinal barrier and the intestinal immune system.
The aim of the cure is long-term intestinal health, which has a positive effect on your whole body. (You can find everything you need to know about intestinal health here.)
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- Young, Robert O., and Shelley Redford Young. The pH Miracle: Balance your Diet, reclaim your health. Hachette UK, 2008.