Q. Does it really matter what order I drink the juices?
A. The order in which you consume your juices affects how you absorb, assimilate, and digest nutrients. For example, when your stomach is empty first thing in the morning, it’s able to assimilate whatever you put in it much more than if you consumed something prior. That is why we always have a Green Juice, “GLOW” first. We follow that by our carrot based “FUEL”. Your body will absorb all of these great nutrients.
Q. Will I be hungry on a juice cleanse?
A. Yes, you probably will feel some hunger in the first day or two. This is completely normal and should pass as your body acclimates to consuming liquids only. Many times, the sensation we are feeling is not true hunger. The truth is, most of us can go without solid food and be just fine. Usually, it is the feeling of an empty stomach or the ritual of eating at certain times that we mistake as hunger.
Q. Do I need to do any preparation before a cleanse?
A. It is recommended that you cut out alcohol, processed foods, excess salt, white flour and bread products, and refined sugar a day or two before the cleanse and load up on fresh fruits and veggies. This will make the transition a lot easier and help jump start the cleanse process.
Q. Are there any side effects to cleansing?
A. Some people experience headaches, dizziness, fatigue, and moodiness. This is completely normal. Drink lots of water and get plenty of rest and know that you will soon be feeling much better.
Q. How many calories are in a cleanse?
A. Our standard six juice per day cleanse has about 1,200 calories. Please remember that these calories are calories with no additives, just the organic produce.
Q. Can I cleanse if I am pregnant or nursing?
A. We don’t recommend juice only diets while you are pregnant or nursing. You should consult your doctor.
Q. Is it OK to exercise while cleansing?
A. Absolutely! Exercise supports the process. Just remember if you are doing heavy exercise that you need to consume more calories to balance it.
Q. I’ve heard that our bodies naturally cleanse themselves. If this is true then why should I cleanse with Suja?
A. Its true that our bodies do cleanse naturally. However by doing one of our cleanses you not only give your body a break but you also bring balance and perspective back into your life and reposition yourself for a healthy lifestyle.
Q. How will I feel on the cleanse?
A. While we hope that you're a lucky one who feels great from the start, usually effects get worse before getting better. As best you can, take a "this too shall pass" mindset and increase the alkaline water to flush. You can also get fresh air, walk, move, and/or take a hot bath.
Q. I don't have much time, but I'd like to cleanse. Is it useful to do a cleanse for just one day?
A. Absolutely! One day can be very helpful. For some, a brief cleanse can be a confidence-building exercise that leads to more cleanses. Others might add one day a week ongoing. It's ALWAYS good to add more fresh, ripe, organic, plant-based food and juices and if you only have 24 hours, you'll still reap the benefits.
Q. During a cleanse can I have seltzer or sparkling water? Gum? Tea?
A. We recommend consuming exclusively fresh fruit and vegetable juices and plain, pure water. However, we understand that cleansing can be challenging and sometimes you just need a little something. The best option is to consume decaf herbal teas. Sparkling water is ok, as long as it has no added ingredients. Gum is not recommended as it usually contains chemicals.
Q. What do I eat when I finish my cleanse?
A. The first meals out of your cleanse should be hydrating and light. Your digestive tract has been resting, so you don’t want to jolt it awake immediately. You want to slowly ease it back into operation. Blended smoothies, soups, and salads are all great choices. Re-introduce heavier proteins and higher fat foods slowly and one at a time over a couple days following your cleanse.