If you are thinking about doing a detox – continue reading and see if it for you!
We have been working hard to bring you the best and tastiest juices in a 3 day and a 5 day detox package.
A 3 day detox is R550 and 5 day detox is R900.
The information below has been written together with Claire Barnard, qualified dietitian in Hilton, who I can thoroughly recommend if you need any dietary advice.
We believe that due to daily stresses including environmental, physiological, emotional and poor lifestyle choices, we can compromise our bodies ability to function. Many of us experience symptoms that we put down to stress, and do not take a step back and realize that our bodies are “tired”. We have all heard of detoxification, and so often it is misconstrued and not interpreted correctly.
There are many considerations to consider when embarking on a detoxification program, and these should all carefully be thought through before committing to a program.
Underlying medical conditions including lifestyle diseases should raise a red flag, as these conditions can put you at risk of side effects, especially where an established diet and medication regime is being followed.
The juice detox is in no way meant to replace the advice of a qualified doctor, so if you have any concerns or underlying illnesses, then before embarking on any detox program, if you would like the advice or need an appointment with a dietitian in Hilton then you contact Claire and her team on the email above.
The goal of a detoxification program should be to “reset” ones self. Programs vary in length and structure, but what ones goals should be is achieving the body’s natural detoxification process while providing adequate fuel for both cleansing, supporting energy metabolism and general well being. By no way is a detoxification program a means of starvation, however it is a process that eliminates potential allergens that cause an inflammatory response, and it takes out the refined foods that do not fuel the cells of our bodies.
A “quick fix” for weight loss should also not be the reason to embark on a detoxification program. This program can result in developing better habits from feeling better as a result of the program, which intrinsically will result in weight loss, but weight loss in itself should not be the primary goal.
GENERAL GUIDELINES FOR A DETOX:
- Eliminate caffeinated beverages and simple sugar beverages. Fluids should consist of water, and the suggested cold pressed juices.
- Try to follow the choices of food from the food guide, remember, do not go hungry, eat when you feel hungry, but only the foods that are on the list.
- Strenuous and prolonged exercise should be reduced.
- Ensure that you speak to a Health Care professional if you have any underlying illnesses or medical conditions.
FOODS RECOMMENDED DURING A DETOX:
FRUITS (All fruits except oranges, orange juice, tinned/canned fruits, dried fruits, preserves, and artificially sweetened fruit juices)
VEGETABLES All vegetables except (Corn, Creamed and crumbed vegetables , tinned vegetables)
LEGUMES Avoid Soybeans products, soy milk, textured vegetable protein, protein powders, soy sauce. Eat Canned / Frozen / Dry Beans / Peas and Hummus
FISH: Avoid shellfish
SPICES / CONDIMENTS Avoid all except vinegars, fresh herbs and spices, almond/coconut/pumpkin/sesame/sunflower oil
RICE / GRAIN PRODUCTS:Avoid all gluten containing products.
NUTS: Avoid peanut butter / peanuts
MILK AND DAIRY Avoid all dairy products except milk alternatives including hemp / almond / rice / coconut milk
SYMPTOMS AND SIDE EFFECTS OF A DETOX:
When one is undergoing a detox, especially one that is longer than 3 days, you can expect to suffer from the following side effects:
- Halitosis (Bad Breath)
- Muscle Cramps
Each day of the detox's will contain 6 juices. You should not feel hungry during the detox but it is ok to eat healthy snacks from the list above, during it should you need to. And of course plenty of water.
The juices are delivered frozen and you would defrost them over night in the refrigerator and then another couple of hours at room temperature.
WHY CHOOSE JUICES TO DETOX?
Choose juices based on not only their flavour, but their beautiful colour. Colour represents different vitamins, minerals, fibre blends, phytonutrients and antioxidants. All of these are essential to cell functions and metabolic support. All the juices are mainly vegetable based, with a portion of fruit for flavour and other vitamin and mineral properties.
Free delivery in Hilton and surrounds. Delivery charges will apply for further afield.