Detox juice cleanses have become well liked amongst Brits in the last few years with juice diets guaranteeing weight loss results. While some experts have issued warnings over detox diets claiming them to be unsafe for the body, Our nutritional expert "Joywin" has shared his top tips on juicing and how to know if the diet is for you.
“When done properly, a juice cleanse will rid the digestive tract of all “junk” that would otherwise be stored as fat. It will also provide your body with the energy it needs in order to function, and flush the excess out as waste.”
“Either buy a juice cleanse pack from a local juice shop, OR purchase your own juicer at the grocery store. Each day, drink 5 juices spread out between breakfast, mid-morning, lunch, afternoon snack and pre-dinner juice. End each day with a small meal of green vegetables.”
Although juice cleanse packs are available to buy from health stores, it is always recommended to make your own if you can as you know exactly what is going into the drink.
Joywin continues: “Then from days 4-14, switch to a high-protein, vegetable-rich diet. For every pound of bodyweight, you should consume one gram of protein daily…This should come in the form of lean, unprocessed sources such as chicken breast, fresh fish, lean turkey, and lean beef.
“As for vegetables, you’ll want to fill your body with as many green veggies as possible. I highly recommend you stock up on kale, spinach, celery, cucumbers, and avocados.