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Many people want to lighten up and rid harmful toxins from their bodies—without starving themselves—this summer. Those days of drinking nasty juices for three, five or seven days are a thing of the past. Non-eating cleanses leave you hungry, with headaches and an overall crabby feeling. Never fear—there are juices and cleanses that leave you feeling re-energized, lighter and healthier without starving.
Whether you indulged a little too much over the weekend, need a performance and energy reboot, or just want to try a cleanse, check out these six options to see if one mixes with your goals, training and nutrition plan.
Restore your pH balance and rid your body of harmful toxins with this grass and green food blend. The 12 cleansing ingredients aid to remove toxins from your body while supporting your overall health and immune system. Simply mix one serving into your smoothie, milk, coffee, water or juice, and sip away. You can sprinkle it onto your cereal if you want—just make sure there is at least 8 ounces of milk in your bowl. The first couple times drinking this may seem weird, but you get used to the taste by the third time. It leaves you feeling re-energized and healthy from the beginning to the end of the day. Best part? You don’t need to starve! One a day is all you need.
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Reset your eating habits with the Weekend Recovery Kit from Project Juices. These cold-pressed juices are certified organic and non-GMO. In conjunction with food, drink three juices and two shots per day to restore balance, energy and wellness. Each juice is full of flavor and delivers serious hydration and nutrition. The combination of alkalizing and detoxifying juices will help you get over your guilty indulgences from the weekend before.
One major benefit of beet juice it that it contains a color pigment called betalain. Betalain is a powerful antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, fungicidal, and aid-in-detoxification substance. Bonus points: It can relieve skin problems and help prevent cancer.
Biotta beet juice is also gluten-free and vegan-friendly. Made from harvested beet roots, this juice combines a sweet and tangy flavor, making you want to drink more. Drink 1 to 2 cups a day to reap all the benefits.
Mouth-watering, oh-so-good menu items are what you’ll receive in the Paleta 3-day cleanse kit. Juices, salads and snacks will be delivered in an ice-packed box to you. A card is included with what time you should drink certain juices and eat the foods. There is even a nice little treat to satisfy any cravings at night. It also comes with a lunch bag for you to travel with your goodies. It’s a favorite because it doesn’t feel like a cleanse at all; just wait till you sip on the Vanilla Bean Magic Milkshake—yum!
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“Cleanse with food” is Beaming’s motto. Filled with the finest plant-based ingredients and organic superfoods, Beaming’s cleanses have proved to balance, detox and renew without starving—and will leave your taste buds wanting more. Choose from three different kinds—Lean Cleanse, Lifestyle Cleanse or Active Cleanse—to meet your overall health and wellness goals.
While the Suja Fresh Start programs recommend no food during the program (select 1-day, 3-day or 5-day options), you can eat. Suja suggests avocado, raw veggies, broth-based soups or a baked sweet potato while on the cleanse. But the juices are too good to not mention. If you just need a little reboot, try the one-day option. It will keep you full all day long—and you can eat if you get hangry!