Below are some frequently asked question around Juicing and the products we offer
+ Why should I juice and why don’t I just eat it?
The fact is that we simply aren’t getting enough fruits and vegetables into our diets on a daily basis and in their raw form. That’s why we juice, because it’s a quick and tasty way of packing in all the vitamins, minerals, nutrients and phytonutrients and live enzymes that we need for optimum health.
+ Where will I get my fibre and why is fibre important?
First of all its important to mention that fibre doesn’t actually feed the body and can’t penetrate the intestinal wall, so the pulp that goes in the back of your juicer is what your body would naturally get rid of anyway. Fibre is very important in a diet but by taking a juice and still eating a fibre rich diet you can up the number of nutrients you consume without overloading your digestive system. You also get plenty of soluble fibre through apples, pears and pineapple. Soluble fibre is a gel like substance that helps to lift rubbish from the colon and sweep it through the intestine, effectively acting as a broom. It also aids in slowing down the digestive process which is beneficial because your body has more time to absorb nutrients in your stomach.
+ What is the difference between a smoothie and a juice?
A smoothie tends to be a blended mix of whole fruits. Juices are extracted from the whole fruit or vegetable. The bulk of the fruit and vegetables are removed from juices allowing you to heavily increase the amount of produce you can consume in one go. Fibre is of course one of the most important elements of every diet, but by taking it out of a drink (and still eating a fibre rich diet) you can drastically up the number of nutrients you consume without taxing your digestive system. For example, eating 5 large carrots would take time and energy to break down whereas one glass of carrot juice would be absorbed into your system in about 15 minutes. Understandably, some people question losing all of that fibre because we all know we need it for our digestive systems to work properly. Therefore, we are not advocating that you drink juice at the expense of fibre-rich foods, merely that raw juice compliments a high fibre diet so you get the best of both worlds.
+ Are the juices fresh upon delivery?
Yes the juices are made fresh, we highly recommend consuming your juices within 3 days for maximum benefits. All cleanses are made to order, that’s why we ask for 24-48 hours’ notice so that we can order in the freshest ingredients.
+ How should I store my juice?
All juices must be refrigerated as soon as you receive them. We recommend consuming within 3 days otherwise we suggest freezing them. There is a gap in the bottle should you wish to freeze and start your cleanse on a more convenient date. This gap allows for expansion in the bottle.
Please give ample time to allow to defrost (12-15 hours in your fridge) Seperation is normal, so please shake well before drinking.
+ Do juices have lots of calories?
You won’t put weight on by drinking juice. The calories in a juice are not the same as calories you see on the back of a crisp packet. Juice calories are healthy calories, just look at all the nutrients inside, and if you're worried about juice calories, you're in the wrong mindset to being healthy. The focus is on getting high quality nutrition into your body on a regular basis and changing your attitude to the foods you eat.
+ What about all that sugar? Is it really bad for you?
Natural sugar isn’t the same as refined sugar, as our body breaks down natural sugar differently. For example, fructose in fresh cold-pressed juices does not have the same detrimental effect on the body as refined sugars.
+ I’m Diabetic and concerned about whether juicing is right for me?
Many Diabetics juice or have done juice plans with great success. As with any health concern we would always suggest seeking advice from your GP beforehand. A recommendation would be to reduce the fruit or leave the fruit out completely but see what works best for you. We would also suggest monitoring blood sugar levels more regularly but many studies have shown that the natural sugars in fruit and veg don’t have the same effect in the body as refined sugars contained in processed foods and drinks.
+ What about Children - can they juice?
Lots of children are fussy eaters and don’t like many fruits and vegetables so getting them involved with juicing from an early age is a great way of getting some high-quality nutrition into them. If they can’t eat it then let them drink it. My kids love it and it sets them up for the day.
+ What if I’m allergic or don’t like a certain fruit or vegetable?
If this is the case then please speak to us as we can always replace with something else.
+ Can I do a Juice Cleanse if pregnant or breastfeeding?
If your pregnant or breastfeeding then you shouldn’t restrict yourself to a liquid only diet, but drinking cold pressed juice in addition to your diet is a great way to get extra nutrients in that your body needs.
+ Will I lose weight doing a Juice Cleanse?
It is possible but losing weight is not the main goal for doing a Cleanse, but saying that anything you do lose will be a bonus. Cleansing is a great way to kick-start your new healthier lifestyle.
+ Can I exercise while cleansing?
Yes of course you can but if you feel that your usual workout is too much then try something less exerting such as walking, swimming, yoga, pilates etc. It’s important to move as this helps release the toxins.
+ Will I get any side effects?
You can sometimes experience mild headaches, fatigue, dizziness, and bouts of nausea during the first day or two, but this can be quite normal. If you’re not sure or feel unwell, then stop the cleanse and contact your Doctor.
+ Can I ask for a refund if I don’t like the Cleanse?
The answer is NO. As you can appreciate it takes a lot of time to make these Juice Cleanses. If you’re at all unsure about whether to do a Cleanse then why not try some juices out first then try a 1 day Cleanse.