Why You Shouldn’t Go On A Juice Cleanse…..

Why you shouldn’t go on juice cleanse – according to Runners World that is. Personally as you can imagine I don’t agree with this however it is good to look at both sides of the coin.

The full article is here https://www.runnersworld.co.uk
I was the original run fat boy run in that I went from not being able to run the bath in December 2012 to running the London Marathon in April 2013 with a 4hr 34m time and then the next year 4hr 28m! On both occasions I did a juice week prior to the marathon and then ate sensible prior to the run. No pasta party for me two days prior to the race! I also made a special Marathon smoothie, recipe courtesy of Juicemaster. 
Here are the points below from the article and also my views:
  • You won’t lose weight long-term: Losing weight is a bonus on a properly designed juice cleanse and typically within a week you will lose about 5-7 pounds. Normally a whole system reboot is carried out because you may be suffering from ailments which you hope to encourage the body to heal itself from by feeding it with natural fruit and vegetable juices. You will also find that after a week your taste buds are reset so, you will not be craving that doughnut, chocolate bar or beer etc You have a different approach to your lifestyle afterwards so weight loss can easily be sustained, there are hundreds of stories out there showing incredible sustained weightloss and radical life changes. Click on our website to see some reviews.

  • You’ll feel rubbish: YEP……totally agree, but for the first few days only.

  • You’ll lose muscle: No not if it is done correctly. In a carefully controlled plan you have albeit a reduced calorie intake but you get your daily protein from plants. For example Spirulina, this is a complete protein, it has all the amino acids which are essential in building muscle. Whilst fats can come from avocados and also UDO’s Choice Oil.

  • Your not actually detoxing yourself: “Our bodies were designed to detox themselves,” says Harris-Pincus. “Our liver and kidneys already do a great job of removing waste and toxins from our bodies.” True…..and the detox word has been used to death and can mislead people, in essence we have crammed too much rubbish into our diets so the organs have been overworked and overloaded…..foods that weren’t designed to be consumed such as fast foods, foods which are manmade…..you get the picture.

  • You’ll spend a lot of money for nothing: Our juice week which includes:
  • 28 x 500 ml raw frozen juice
  • Guidelines
  • 7 x aloe vera shots
  • Welcome Letter
  • 4 x ginger shots
  • Wall Planner
  • 3 x ginger / garlic shots
  • Herbal Teas
  • 7 x wheatgrass shots
  • Raw Snacks
  • Probiotics
  • Physillium
  • Husk Supplements
  • Spirulina Supplements
  • Delivered To Your Door (UK only)
Priced at £189 I think is good value, a quote from article “Don’t start trying to get healthy by getting swindled” it isn’t getting swindled if you are getting a new lease of life.
If you are into your running then check out some recipes and also further articles that may be helpful on our website. Two powerhouses are beetroot as it gets more oxygen to the blood, whilst ginger is brilliant to help reduce inflammation within the body

Sugar Is More Addictive Than Cocaine….

Is White Refined Sugar Really More Addictive Than Cocaine.......Surely Not!!

Well in an article published back in August 2018 by the Guardian they quoted an article by the British Sports Journal written by cardiovascular research scientist James J DiNicolantonio and cardiologist James H O’Keefe together with William Wilson a physician stating that they believe sugar to be a gateway to other drugs….

Did you know that sugar has 61 names? A few years ago this was only 50 so the scientists are hard at work creating new ways to get it into our diet without us knowing it. I will post all the different names on another article later this month. In the article it is quoted that one of the opposers says “While it is true that a liking for sweet things can be habit-forming it is not addictive like opiates or cocaine,” said Sanders. “Individuals do not get withdrawal symptoms when they cut sugar intake.” I don’t this person has ever done a juice week…the withdrawal symptom’s you can get can be flu like much to like withdrawal from narcotics.

Why is sugar so bad in our food and so addictive, it is to do with what food scientists call the “Bliss Spot”. This is the perfect combination of fat, sugar and salt that gives the “buzz” we get from eating a take away pizza, bar of chocolate or demolishing a packet of chocolate digestives.
Whilst I agree that sugar is more addictive than cocaine I don’t think having a Mars Bar is going to lead to you going out and dropping some acid.
What are the similarities? 
  • They look similar, in that they are a both a white powder
  • Both have an mood altering affect
  • The same part of the pain is “lit” up with both, with dopamine being produced
  • Both are addictive wanting you to want more.
Giving up sugar is not easy, infact I think it is easier to give up cocaine as you are surrounded by sugar everywhere and it is socially acceptable, the temptation is there…I love a chocolate bar, packet of crisps or a digestive. For me the only way I can break this cycle once in the groove is too fast…such as a juice cleanse. You break the mould whilst flooding your body with nutrients and vitamins, you are giving your body a break and the results are amazing however you may experience withdrawal symptons for the first few days but this is only temporary. Would love to find out more? if so then please contact me @thegingerjuicer or info@thegingerjuicer.com