Since we started Raw Juice Cleanse Recipes we have been getting a lot of similar questions. We thought we would compile these questions into a frequently asked questions page, or FAQ. Hope this will help!
Q: What is the minimum amount of juice I am suppose to drink every day during a juice cleanse?
A: The minimum amount of juice you should drink a day during juice cleanse is a gallon or 4 quarts. You do not want to starve yourself or deprive yourself during a juice cleanse. This is a good minimal amount of juice to give your body to be sure it gets the nutrients it needs to perform its functions, and give you good detox and weight loss results.
You can read more about this in detail and also the maximum amount you should be drinking by following this link here all about how much juice should I be drinking each day during my juice cleanse?
Q: What kinds of juice am I suppose to drink during a juice cleanse?
A: You want your juices to be primarily green juices. That includes vegetables and leafy greens. You can make fruit juices or green juices with fruit in them, but you want to make sure you that most of the juices you make are green. You can click the link below to read more about green juices and why they are so important during a juice cleanse.
Q: How long am I suppose to do a juice cleanse for?
A: The duration of a juice cleanse is really up to the individual. You can do a 1 day, 3 day, 7 day, two week, one month, 60 day, 90 day juice cleanse or longer if you want. Whatever you like. If you are looking for bigger, more substantial results, you will probably want to do a longer juice cleanse.
If you are planning on doing a longer juice cleanse it would be a good idea to talk to a nutritionist or qualified health professional. If you have any health issues, concerns, or are on any medications we recomend you consult your health physician before doing any cleanse. They can give you advice based on your specific situation.
Q: Does it matter whether I use organic or conventional produce?
A: You betcha! Conventional produce can contain toxic chemicals that can be bad for your health. If you can afford it, buy organic produce. If conventional is all you can afford, then the benefits of doing a juice cleanse definitely outweight any toxins that are found in the produce. To find out more about what produce you want to buy organic as much as possible, and what you can save money on by buying conventional, here is a link to the dirty dozen and the clean fifteen below.
Q: Can I eat during a juice cleanse?
A: Doing a juice cleanse means you are just drinking fresh, raw juices. If you would like to incorporate smoothies or food that is up to you, but it would not be considered a juice cleanse at that point. A lot of the benefits of a juice cleanse come from drinking only juices during one.
Q: Do I drink water during a juice cleanse?
A: Yes, it is a good idea to drink water during a juice cleanse.
Q: Can I use a blender to make juices?
A: Yes. If you cannot afford a juicer, and already have a blender, go for it. The only thing you would have to consider is it will take more time to make juice, especially during a juice cleanse. When you blend the fruit and vegetables you will have to separate the juice from the pulp (or fiber). You will need a nut milk bag or cheese cloth to extract the juice. Squeeze the bag (or cloth) over a container, without letting the pulp come out. Voila! You have juice.
Q: When do I drink juice during the juice cleanse?
A: Whenever you like. It is a free for all! You can separate it into meals if you like, or drink it every couple of hours. You can also drink it when you are hungry. It is up to you. I try to space it out during the day so I make sure I get at least a minimum of a gallon a day. You want to make sure that you get enough juice! If you are hungry you probably need to drink more. The more you drink, the better!
Q: How do I take my juices with me while I am out or at work?
This is a question we have been asked a lot and lucky for you we have written an entire post covering how to store your juices properly! All of the top section of the article covers quite a few ways of storing your juice in different containers and using specific produce items so that it will keep longer.
The bottom section covers how to store those juice containers so that they will be portable, kept cool and out of the light as much as possible while you are out and about. You can read this article by clicking here.
Good luck with your juice cleanse, may it provide you with lasting results! It is always good to tune into your body and listen to what it is telling you. If you have any other questions that we did not answer here or would like more detail, please feel free to comment on any page!
The information on this web site is for educational purposes only. It is not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any illness or disease. Please consult a qualified health professional before beginning any new health program.