During a juice cleanse an individual chooses to substitute solid foods for nutritious vegetable and fruit juices. At The Pittsburgh Juice Company a juice program consists of six 16oz bottles of raw, organic cold-pressed juice per day. We also recommend drinking water during the cleansing process to keep hydrated and help your body flush out toxins.
It's perfectly natural to be nervous before beginning your first Juice Cleanse. The idea of consuming and digesting ZERO solid food for days at a time usually contradicts the dietary recommendations we've lived with our entire lives.
First of all, know that your body is getting all of the nourishment it requires through a PJC Juice Program. For most people the hardest things to adjust to is having an empty stomach. Instead of moving through the digestive track, where your body works to break down protein and dietary fiber to release amino acids and create energy, Fresh Juice delivers these nutrients and enzymes directly to your blood stream. This gives your digestive system a break so that your body can utilize its energy in other ways. A Juice Cleanse is a great way to expel pollutants and toxins that have built up within the body.
Try not to put yourself under too much pressure during your first Juice Cleanse. Remember, if you become excessively hungry you can always munch on something raw and unprocessed without compromising the benefits of the cleanse. After 2-5 days of a Juice Cleanse many people report increased energy and focus. Your body will begin to crave this energized feeling that comes along with a healthy, raw diet.
Think of a Juice Cleanse as a kick start toward a sustainable lifestyle with a healthy and balanced diet.