5 Juice Cleanse Myths Debunked

photo: Malise Gardiner

photo: Malise Gardiner

This time of year has us considering all the ways to refocus, restart, and renew.  For us, that's a perfect invitation to dive in to a juice cleanse.  While we love the stripped down, grounded feeling we get from a few days of cleansing, we find people still avoid the experience based on myths they've heard somewhere down the line.

Don't let misinformation get between you and the incredible mind-body effects of a Roll Juice Cleanse.  We get it.....going on a juice cleanse can be intimidating. The Roll Team is here to help you get started, 100% stress free and we're breaking down 5 common word-of-mouth myths. Whether you're a first timer or a veteran juicer, we've debunked the biggest myths about America's latest, greatest trend in wellness. 

"I will go insane if I don't chew." 

We chew to start processing our food so it's easier to digest. Chewing breaks down the natural fibers in foods so our bodies can easily get to the good stuff....all those essential vitamins and minerals our bodies need to function well.  

Chewing is fun. It's no wonder we like the particular crunches of croutons or our favorite chips. It's why gum is such a big deal.  But when you open a bottle of our freshly pressed fruits + vegetable juice blends you are treating your body to a lovely rush of essential nutrients already ready to go to work. Since 1 bottle can contain up to 2 lbs of raw fruits and super food nutrients from plant based food, you are literally infusing your body with the vital minerals and vitamins found in plant based food. 

"I will be hungry."

The fact is juices provide the benefit of eating raw, whole fruits & vegetables which we all know are good for you.  Taking a break from your normal diet can give you the gift of mindfulness to refocus on what you eat and how much. The usual report from people on a cleanse is a pleasant surprise about not being hungry at all. 

"I will turn orange, green, or some other color."

The rich vibrant colors of cold pressed juices are your sign they are teeming with antioxidants, vitamins, and every kind of good thing your body craves. One of those is beta-carotene, which if consumed in enormous amounts over time will give your skin a certain glow. 

As part of a healthy nutrition plan, cold pressed juices will not change your appearance except maybe the healthier skin, hair, and smile you'll get from drinking the raw fruits and vegetables your body loves. 

"I will be a prisoner to the bathroom." 

When people with less-than-ideal eating habits (like a diet of fast food and convenience store pizza) start drinking raw, whole food juices they may experience some minor digestive changes. 

Your body, grateful that you are replenishing it with vitamins, minerals, fiber, protein, and natural sugars from plant-based items may express itself with a little gurgle or growl of happiness and some may even find their normal routine involves less...strain. 

"People will think I'm a hippy."

Doctors, athletes, school teachers, retirees, nutritionists - all kinds of people are drinking cold pressed juices these days, not just people in tie-dye. No one will expect you to be an expert at the downward facing dog or start wearing patchouli because you juice.  Just don't be surprised if your delicious all natural juice beverage cleanse leaves you feeling pretty groovy.  

 

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