Why A Juice Detox Can Do So Much More Than Just Help You Lose Weight!
In an era of open internet access, more of us than ever are able to inform and educate ourselves to make better decisions regarding our health and wellbeing. However, the impact of marketing has been vast and it’s important that we’re also able to separate fact from fiction when it comes to exactly what can help improve your physical health. That’s why we believe you should know the science behind our juice detoxes and why they can be so beneficial; so here you have it.
A ‘juice detox’ refers to an individual consuming only liquid products for a set period of time in order to allow their body to flush out any negative effects experienced as a result of an unhealthy diet or the intake of any allergens or irritants. A myriad of things can throw off the body’s pH balance and leave you feeling sluggish and bloated, so a period of healthier food and drink consumption can help an individual regain some sense of wellbeing.
Juice detoxes are frequently touted as a good way to lose weight, and the restrictive nature of the calories consumed when such detoxes are done properly do often result in the rapid loss of some unwanted pounds. However, our juice and soup products are formulated to an unrivalled standard when it comes to a vitamin and mineral balance so that your body doesn’t go into shock and all of its nutritional needs are taken care of – so you’ll reap other health benefits too.
A healthier gut
Juicing allows the consumer to take advantage of the benefit of all of the fruit or vegetable being blended; rather than just the usual fleshy portion you’d normally eat. Such parts of the foodstuff that are normally just wasted are often high in fibre. Dietary fibre has been proven to improve the metabolism and promote healthy bowel movements to avoid constipation. Some studies have even found that increased fibre intake can reduce the risk of developing colitis and even colon cancer!
Clinical trials have found that a juice detox taken over a two-week period can rectify an imbalance of bacteria in the gut to make it healthier.
Glossier, fuller hair and clearer skin
Many of our juices and soups are rich in Vitamin A. Vitamin A is a powerful antioxidant but also contributes to the body’s production of sebum and of retinol: both of which are vital for happy, healthy skin and hair that remains clear and looking great!
Improved kidney function
Our soups are all vegan, and there’s no coincidence about it. The vegan diet is growing in popularity year-on-year, and the science behind it is telling. Substituting the protein supplied through meat to plant-based ones has been shown to improve renal function, even in those with type 2 diabetes.
Protection against cancer and cell damage
Our products are high in vitamin c, a natural antioxidant. Antioxidants protect cells in the body from free radicals, that cause stress and damage to them. Vitamin c has been scientifically proven to help treat damaged cancer cells as well as to safeguard the cells from such damage before it can occur.
Of course, we’d all love to have the time to source fresh ingredients, research recipes and create our own juices and soups – but for most of us, it’s just not an option. Juice detox delivery services like My Detox Diet cater for just this. Let our expert nutritionists take the time to formulate nutritionally-balanced juices; and you can enjoy their taste and effects!