Detox Diets: Should you try a juice cleanse?

When is it a good idea to cleanse?

Typically we try out these super specific and restrictive diets when we have a big event coming up (say, a best friend's wedding or even your own) or maybe a different kind of event has struck fear into you: bikini season. Some people also use them as a way to jump-start a healthy eating plan.

Most people don't know that there are other, medical reasons for cleansing your body. If you are someone who suffers from any of these issues, a cleanse may be right for you:

  • Digestive issues
  • Elevated blood pressure
  • Sinusitis
  • Psoriasis

Cleanses may remove certain toxic additives from our bodies such as excess sodium, fat, sugar, and preservatives which can sometimes help the body to reduce inflammation, bloating, gas and other GI issues. If you suffer from any of these ailments, try speaking with your doctor about whether or not a cleanse is right for you.

What are the best types of foods for juicing?

Foods such as celery, carrots, kale, cabbage, spinach, beets, green apples and pineapples are great for cleansing the lymph nodes and digestive system because of their high vitamin content.

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