Let’s face it, a New Year means resolutions. Most Americans choose to either eat better or lose weight as part of their resolution. The best way to kickstart a healthier diet is with a juice cleanse. A juice cleanse done right can clear your body of toxins and is just enough time to rid your body of caffeine and alcohol so that you can begin a new lifestyle with confidence.
The term juice cleanse doesn’t mean copious amounts of orange juice or lemonade from a carton. Instead we mean mostly greens that are juiced and spices and extracts that add nutrients and cleanse the stored toxins in the body. The body doesn’t recognize liquids as food, so while you’re getting more than enough nutrients, the body thinks that it’s starving. This fasting process is alarming to the system at first, which is why juice cleanses often have a rough first day with headaches, fatigue and upset stomach. These side effects go away quickly and the true value of the cleanse begins once the body recognizes that it’s getting the nutrition it needs. It will then focus on getting rid of toxins.
While most people start with a 3 day cleanse, a 5-7 day will have more benefits to it. A juice cleanse will make you feel lighter and have more energy and mental clarity.
Buy local and organic
If you’ve been looking for a local juice cleanse be sure to check out Goûter. A new juice and raw, vegan, organic food vendor in DC, Goûter offers a 3 day tonic cleanse that is an easy and reasonably priced way of starting a juice cleanse. Their tonics are formulated with alkaline water, which is hydrating to counteract the dehydrating effects of the sugar in the tonics. The results are an easy to digest, easy to drink, easy to do juice cleanse that will leave you feeling lighter and happy that the only clean up is having to empty the recycle bin.
Goûter’s 3 day cleanse comes in 3 options: full juice, 5 juice and a “milk” or 5 juice and a raw salad at the end of the day for only $108 including delivery in the DC area. Depending on your needs and willpower, if you’re starting your first juice fast, you may want to consider having the raw vegan salad cleanse. But if you’re a juicing pro, go for the exclusively juice to maximize your benefits. The middle of the road cleanse includes a “milk,” which is raw soaked nuts that are then pulverized with water making a rich, creamy fat-dense liquid that is extremely satisfying after a day of fasting and somewhat of a treat.
You can of course stop by any juice store for a cleanse, but for convenience, value, and support, Goûter is recommended. Click HERE to visit their Facebook page.