The most common reasons that we find people embark on juice cleanses is to either detox or to support with their weight loss journey. While these are great reasons to do a juice cleanse, we think the motivation behind a juice cleanse should be more about returning our focus on fuelling our bodies with vitamins and minerals and creating healthy habits while avoiding ultra-processed foods. A juice cleanse gives our body a chance to reboot or kickstart, while it also brings our focus inward where we can really look at our relationship with food and how our choices will impact our health into the future.
Studies have shown that ultra-processed foods represent 38.9% of total energy intake amongst Australians, which is simply frightening. As the amount of processed foods increases, so too does the average weight of Australians as we continue to develop higher and higher rates of obesity. Unfortunately, recent data shows that 14.56 million Australians are overweight or obese, while obesity affects 1 in 4 Aussie children and adolescents. The scary part is that obesity-related diseases are the cause of 50,000 deaths per year, which is more deaths than caused by smoking!
With such alarming statistics, it is vital that we all start to take care of ourselves and become aware of the food choices that we are making. The Wholefood Haven ethos is motivated by the famous Hippocrates quote ‘Let food be thy medicine, let medicine be thy food’. We are strong believers in nourishing your body and cleansing your soul and understanding that your health is your greatest wealth, which is why we are so passionate about inspiring others to live well and thrive.
Our juice cleanses are varied in duration and ingredients, each one carefully designed to target the results that you might be wanting to achieve. We offer the Slim Down and Detox pack for those wanting to kickstart their weight loss and healthy eating plan, while our Lymphatic and Immunity Reset pack is ideal for those finding that their immune system has been struggling to fight the seasonal bugs. Our new Heavy Metal Detox pack is also a great solution to heal from chronic illness and symptoms, as it removes heavy metals from the body and brain and helps to revitalise your liver. We do have packs to suit everyone, and our Family Share packs are excellent for getting everyone on the same page when it comes to healthy eating. We also provide a range of e-books with loads of healthy recipes and ideas that will keep you on track and help you stay away from the ultra-processed foods.
If you are a first-time juice cleanser and want to see what all the fuss is about, we suggest you try the Starter Cleanse pack and ease yourself into the process. You will feel the difference in your body as you rely more on organic and fresh produce to support your daily energy needs, as you shift away from unhealthy eating habits. Then enjoy our e-books as you reintroduce other foods back into your diet. You will find you are able to think more clearly and that your decision to eat the right foods becomes easier as you remove the processed foods from your diet. We challenge you to try and juice cleanse today and see the results for yourself!