The jury is still out on whether juicing is indeed beneficial for one’s health. Those in favour of juicing – extracting the liquid from fruit and vegetables without the fiber and pulp (smoothies contact the pulp and therefore the fiber), believe that it allows for quicker and better absorption of the phytonutrients, vitamins and minerals, gives the digestive system a break (because it doesn’t have to break down fiber) and thus the body can spend its energy on reparative processes and healing as opposed to digestion. Conversely those opposing juicing say it’s often not done well: people include too many fruits and not enough veg, which ultimately spikes insulin levels very much the same way eating sugar would, and it lacks the necessary fiber to regulate digestion. Then you have those who meet in the middle and recommend smoothies, where the fruit and veg are liquefied thus easing digestion but the fiber is still contained thus preventing an insulin spike. In this episode we discuss exactly this and why life & health coach, Lynda Stanton developed Juice 4 Joy. She speaks about the way juicing should be done and strategies to employ when attempting a cleanse or a detox.
I have just tried her three-day cleanse and found that I was extremely irritable on day one, experienced hunger pangs on day two, but quite enjoyed day three and even considered extending just for a day or two by incorporating salads and soups. The juices are not sweet (good veggies do have their own natural sweetness) and if you’re expecting a sweet flavour it may be a slight shock to your system. I actually prefer that and absolutely loved the Liver Lover which is like a Bloody Mary without the alcohol! Lynda exudes passion for healthy holistic living and oozes every bit of that love into Juice 4 Joy, and as a life and health coach and sports massage therapist, if you’re considering an holistic cleanse then you’ll be in great hands!