Precautions While Beginning a Juice Cleanse
While using a juice cleanse is all the rage these days, there are many thoughts you must be aware of before beginning one.
First, there are certain types of people who shouldn’t engage in a juice cleanse:
* Lactating and pregnant women
* Malnourished and underweight people
* Those on prescriptions must consult with their doctor before your cleanse
* People diagnosed with chronic diseases or conditions (such as diabetes, liver or kidney disease, heart conditions) must review their cleanse plans with their doctor
* Anyone who has recently had, or will soon undergo a surgical procedure
Second, doing a juice cleanse can lead to side effects. Before you’re beginning one (whether for detoxification or weight loss reasons) you must keep in mind common side effects as well as watch them throughout your juice cleanse.
The most reported side effects of a juice cleanse are headaches, but body odor, bad breath, acne, fatigue, and constipation are commonly reported as well.
There are more serious side effects that should warn you to halt your detox and immediately see your doctor include feeling faint, vomiting, severe diarrhea or heart palpitations.
To warm up for a juice cleanse, you should eliminate nicotine, alcohol and caffeine from one’s body a minimum of seven days before you begin. You should also stop yourself from meats, fish, eggs, diary products and sugar as you approach the beginning of your fast and begin to consume a higher ratio fruits and vegetables. It’s really best to start a juice detox during the summer, when produce tend to be readily available at the store.
A similar elimination process should be adhered to when the juice cleanse is complete, by that I mean, slowly introducing your body to the cooked items you normally enjoy. Start with raw produce, move on to cooked produce and rice and only after proteins and dairy products.
With you’re conducting your initial fast, many people begin using a 1 day cleanse. After that, a 3 day detox is typical.
Kylie Rogers is a juice cleansing enthusiast who publishes her insider cleansing guides at her blog: Juice Cleanse Blog