Juice cleansing has maintained its spot as a popular diet for awhile now. It’s been claimed that juice cleanses can do many great things for your overall health, from weight loss and flushing out toxins to improving sleep and clearing your skin. But regardless of the continual popularity of this diet and the many people who have tried one (or several) out, there’s still a lot of controversy around whether or not juice cleanses are good for you. There hasn’t been much research about the effects of them, yet the claims are fairly extreme.
Like many other short fad diets, there are health professionals in support of and against juice cleansing. So read on for the pros and cons of juice cleansing to help you decide whether to give it a try or avoid it altogether…
1. Pro: Short Cleanse, Better Results
Many experts believe that short juice cleanses lasting only a few days are good for you. Cleanses that last longer than this can be dangerous because they cut out so many food groups, often leading to deficiencies and a severe lack of energy – so the shorter it is, the better. A short cleanse could give your body the boost it needs without putting you at risk of being overly deficient in things like protein or fiber.
On a 3 day cleanse, you’ll give your body a break from processing foods that aren’t good for you. You’ll drop some weight because your body doesn’t need to retain water to process solid foods. It’s important to note that unless you eat fairly healthy foods regularly, you’ll gain back the weight you drop from a juice cleanse. So the best result you’ll get from a cleanse is a boost—you’re going to feel lighter and possibly cleaned out. Your system will get a fresh start, and the feeling can really help with maintaining a healthy diet once the cleanse is over.