What is a Cleanse? Benefits of doing a cleanse.
A juice cleanse is simply a type of diet where solid foods are being replaced by juices made from fruits and vegetables. The aim of a juice cleanse is to give your digestive tract a break and to detoxify the body while providing a boost of vitamins and minerals needed for overall heath.
Though doing a cleanse can be very beneficial to the body, if you have any health problems, for example (but not limited to) diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure, kidney or heart disease, etc. we highly recommend that you consult your doctor before starting a juice cleanse.
Juice cleanse more than 3 days should be followed by a doctor.
What to expect when doing a cleanse?
It is normal to experience symptoms of detoxification during the cleanse, especially if it is your first time. These can include headache, fatigue, and nausea. This happens because the body releases toxins into the bloodstream that have been stored away in adipose tissue (fat cells) as well as the liver and other organs. Once released into the bloodstream, the next step is to eliminate them from the digestive system. The type and intensity of detoxification symptoms will vary from person-to-person based on individual biochemistry and how healthy the diet was prior to starting this program.
We recommend that you try to relax and take special care of yourself during the cleanse – do a home facial, soak in a warm bath, practice meditation, yoga, listen to music etc.
What to expect after a cleanse?
You may notice some positive changes such as reduced bloating, improved digestion, an improved skin tone, some weight loss, better sleep and a more uplifted mood.
Why we give our customers a packet of chia seeds?
Cold pressed juices are usually low in dietary fibre, as the fibres remain in the pressed pulps which are discarded. Dietary fibres are important for digestive health and regular bowel movements. This is why we offer Chia seeds with our juice cleanses so that you can get the daily intake of fibre while doing your cleanse. It will help to clean your bowels during the detoxification process.
Chia seeds also help to reduce hunger and appetite by increasing the feeling of satiety, while giving you a boost of omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants, iron, and calcium to your cleanse diet.
Why we use Plastic Bottles?
Packaging is subjected to the same conditions as the food during the HPP process. The type of packaging materials used, should therefore have some particular characteristics to be able to withstand the process. It should be water / high pressure resistant and flexible enough to resist all the stress of the HPP process.
Many customers asked us why we don’t use glass bottles? Glass bottles are not very good candidates for HPP as they are not flexible and are unable to withstand anywhere near the pressure.
Plastic bottles, on the other hand, possess all the desired characteristics – good elasticity, waterproof and pressure resistant – and this is why we use plastic bottles for our juices.
Rest assured - our juice bottles are high quality, stable, BPA free and recyclable.
Where do we source our ingredients?
Our first option is to purchase our ingredients from local farmers so as to support local businesses. We first source from farmers in the Ottawa regions and if not available or possible for any particular reason, we then purchase from nearby towns in Ontario or nationwide. We use imported fruits and vegetables, only as a last option, making sure that they have been produced following good agricultural practices.
Why does the juice separate in the bottle?
The sediments at the bottle of the juice bottles, are the plant materials and they are very rich in nutrients. Since our juices are not clarified and we do not use any stabilizers, the sediments which are heavier than water, sink and settle at the bottom. So, give it a shake before drinking.