Q. How long can the juices be kept?
Q. Can I drink any tea or coffee during juicing days?
We would recommend that you do not drink coffee or tea during your juice detox program. Having said this, if you are an avid coffee drinker and need your daily coffee/tea fix, the last thing we want is for you to have a headache and not be able to function properly. So feel free to indulge one cup a day. However, we would also recommend you only drink herbal teas and fresh roast coffees - not the pre-packaged ones that have a ton of sugar and calories.
Q. Can I drink alcohol while on the detox program?
Can I exercise while I am on the detox program?
Yes you may but limit your exercise to light routines such as walking, stretching, few laps in the pool - not more than 15-20 minutes per day! As you start out the program and move away from your usual diet which is high in sodium, oil and processed stuff, you will most likely feel lethargic on your first day or two of the detox program - this is normal. And as a rule of thumb, listen to your own body, you will know if you have the energy to exercise or when to stop when you feel faint. Always consult your doctor FIRST before starting the juice detox program.
Q. Are there any negative side effects that I should be aware of?
Each person experiences a juice detox and juice fast side effects differently depending on their body, their past, current illnesses and eating habits.
While cleansing, some people may experience side effects such as headaches, fatigue, difficulty thinking, moodiness, stomach pain and hunger pangs. Be prepared for changes in bowel function.Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding, and people with compromised immune systems or advanced heart, liver or kidney disease should also avoid juice cleanses. In addition, juice cleanses are not a good idea for people with diabetes who may be on medication to regulate insulin activity Most people say that they have one day during the juice diet is particularly hard to get through but it's common to feel good after 4-5 days. The first few days of any detox diet will be the days that your body will cleanse the most rapidly.
Q. What if I am still hungry after drinking each bottle? Can I snack?
If you're still hungry after drinking one bottle/meal, have any steamed vegetables that you enjoy, such as steamed broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, corn, and asparagus - two fistfuls is the maximum we recommend. Have as much water, sparkling water, or peppermint or chamomile tea that you desire.
Q. I have read that it is not good to eat fruit and vegetables together as one hinders the digestion of the other. Also not to eat fruit at the end of a meal. Your thoughts on these thoughts?
If one's digestive tract is extremely sensitive or inflamed, it may be helpful to eat fewer types of foods per meal. In fact, "mono-meals" can be useful in some cases, where a person eats just one food at a time.
But for most people, we have found that most combinations of fruits and vegetables can be eaten together without any struggles. There's really no getting around observing how your body reacts to different foods and combinations of foods, and tailoring your choices accordingly.
Q. Are dried fruits like figs and dates allowed during the full body cleanse?
Dried fruits are allowed, but they are not optimal choices, as they are highly concentrated in natural sugars. When eaten in large amounts and on a regular basis, dried fruits can contribute to problems with your blood sugar and insulin levels. Dried fruits can also contribute to the development of cavities.
If you soak dried fruits in water for an hour or two before eating, they become much healthier choices, as re-hydrating dried fruits effectively decreases the concentration of natural sugars within.
In your everyday life, it's fine to eat a handful of dried fruits daily, but only if you eat lots of mineral-rich greens - like romaine lettuce - and you brush your teeth after each serving and you don't experience signs and symptoms of tooth decay, like tooth pain and sensitivity after eating.