Melanie Barnish is the Co-Founder of Genie Juicery and a Certified Health. Below, she shares her thoughts on the importance of detoxing and why she loves juice cleansing in particular.
I love the start of a new year: it’s a time for renewal, an occasion to reassess your goals, recalibrate our bodies and make a fresh start for the year ahead. With the silly season behind us, there is no better time to kick-start our pathway to health. Full of unwanted holiday toxins and possibly a few extra holiday pounds, its no wonder everyone’s number one New Year’s resolution is to be healthier. A juice cleanse is the perfect way to break the cycle and launch a better, improved you. I am a big fan of juice cleansing. Personally I like to cleanse all year round, aiming to do at least a 3-day juice cleanse every 4-6 weeks. And my body thanks me for it. My skin glows, I have way more energy and it gives me that little boost to keep feeding my body with wholesome, clean food. A 3-day juice cleanse will help launch you to a better you for 2015, breaking those bad food habits and cleaning your body out of those unwanted toxins.
I find the Genie Juicery cleanse really easy and straightforward. I place my order and it gets delivered to my door. No preparation. No thinking. Just drink and go. I know exactly what goes into each bottle of juice and I know that I’m feeding my body with some much-needed nourishment whilst giving my digestive system a well-deserved break. A 3-day cleanse is always challenging, even for a regular juicer like myself. Especially coming off a few indulgent weeks, your body doesn’t initially like the sudden upheaval to your diet, but once the three days are done, I’m a different person. Energy levels are rejuvenated and motivation is soaring. It really does set me up for success, in all aspects of my life. Hello 2015 – lets make it a goody!
Melanie’s Picks For Your January Detox
What’s In It: Kale, spinach, parsley, celery, romaine, cucumber, chlorophyll
Why It’s Great For Detoxing: Kale is a natural liver detoxifier and is also great for lowering cholesterol levels. Spinach lowers blood pressure and maintains bone health. Parsley and celery are great for boosting the immune system and chlorophyll fights infection and aids in gastrointestinal problems.
What’s In It: Kale, spinach, cucumber, coriander, lime, pineapple
Why It’s Great For Detoxing: As mentioned above, kale is a natural detoxifier. Spinach lowers blood pressure and maintains bone health. Cucumber and lime are great for skin care. The lime also aids in weight loss. Coriander lowers blood sugar levels and inflammation. Pineapple aids in digestion and helps prevent the common cold.
What’s In It: Beetroot, carrot, apple, lemon
Why It’s Great For Detoxing: Beetroot is a great blood pressure maintainer. Apple aids in liver detoxification. Lemon works wonders when it comes to flushing out toxins.
What’s In It: Carrot, pear, apple, cinnamon, maca
Why It’s Great For Detoxing: Carrot is great for clearing up your skin while pear improves digestion and boosts the immune system. Cinnamon aids in the control of blood sugar levels while maca (peruvian ginger root) reduces mental stress.
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