What Happens on a Juice Cleanse
Mention juice cleanses and you’re bound to strike up a debate. That’s because they’re one of the most controversial diet methods out there. In this episode of NewBeauty editors Anna and Susan investigate both sides of the argument and even give juice cleansing a try.
First, Anna Jimenez learns how to make a juice cleanse at home with health coaches and certified nutritional consultants Lori Kenyon Farley and Marra St. Clair while Susan talks to Amanda Chantal Bacon, owner of Moon Juice in Los Angeles, to talk about other ways to cleanse. Next, Anna tries a three-day juice cleanse from Z.E.N. Foods. Finally, they talk to Derek Johnson, executive nutrition director at the Biggest Loser Resorts, about what juice cleanses really do to the body. Watch what happens!
Recipes for the first two juices in the video from The Juice Cleanse Reset Diet book:
Lemon Green Juice (makes 16 ounces)
· 1/2 lemon
· 1 cup spinach
· 1/2 head romaine lettuce
· 1 cup chopped cucumber
· 1 large Granny Smith apple, sliced
Juice the lemon using a manual citrus juicer. Juice the remaining
ingredients in a juicer, and then combine with the lemon juice. Store
in an airtight glass container in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours.
Apple-Berry Juice (makes 16 ounces)
· 2 apples, sliced
· 1 cup strawberries, hulled
· 1 cup blueberries
Juice all of the ingredients in a juicer. Store in an airtight glass container in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours.