Juice or Cleanse
Can drinking juice daily offer the same health benefits as a long-term cleanse or a juice retreat ? Does a juice a day really keep the doctor away? Or do we need to undertake a complete juice cleanse to achieve the ultimate pick-me-up?
Nutritional Therapist Suzanne Garaty wraps up her series on juicing with a comparison of the benefits of daily juicing against a long-term cleanse.
When to juice and when to cleanse? I certainly believe a juice a day keeps the doctor away and, in my opinion, the benefits of juice fasting are long lasting.
I recommend enjoying at least one 500ml (two cup) glass of green juice every single day for the rest of your long, healthy life. Try the delicious green juice recipe at the end and drink it first thing in the morning, pre-coffee and before food. You’ll be amazed how your body will thank you!
Stick with it, and you might be pleasantly surprised to find that, before long, you will no longer even need coffee to wake up. Once your body starts benefiting from the juice, your cells will crave the delicious emerald green liquid instead.
Depending on how your body feels and how many vegetables you’re comfortable consuming daily, you may enjoy a second juice in the afternoon (try drinking it around the dreaded 4pm dip, instead of tea and biscuits).
This simple addition of a daily juice will do wonders on its own for your short-term health, but for even greater, long-term benefits, you could consider a three-to-five-day juice fast at the change of each season, or perhaps one fast day each week.
To learn more about the health benefits of juicing, read Suzanne’s previous articles titled Juice for Life and Why Juice? in the Nourish Feed.
Alternatively you can visit her website or contact her for guidance directly on +34 647 397 501.
Green Juice recipe
- 2 big handfuls of kale
- 2 big handfuls of parsley
- 5-6 stalks of celery
- 2 green apples
- 2 large cucumbers
Other optional ingredients: spinach, ginger, lemon
- Wash and prepare all ingredients
- Juice all ingredients
- Enjoy your delicious juice
Written by Suzanne Garaty.
About the author
Suzanne is a Nutritional Therapist trained in London at College of Naturopathic medicine and has 25 years experience as a chef. Recently training in raw foods, at a gourmet level, with Matthew Kenney.
Vital nutrition was founded in 2008. Suzanne offers private consultancies focusing on diet and lifestyle improvements supporting patients on their journey to optimum health. Her regular cookery workshops are delicious, fun and educational and her cooking skills are available to private clients, on retreats and for chef training.