With all the hype about juice nowadays, you start to wonder if it's worth it. There are pre-packaged juices, numerous do-it-yourself recipes and all kinds of options for people who want to make juice. But is everyone busy with these cleansing and enjoying juice at lunch because it helps their body, or just because they hear it is popular to do? We wanted to investigate, especially what juices do for your skin, so we brought in an expert.
Alex Jay, certified health coach and product specialist for Juice Press, explained to us exactly what juices do for your skin, why they are so effective, the changes you can expect to see and much more. Read on below to find out more about the juice madness!
Beauty High: what are the benefits of juice for your skin?
Alex Jay: The easy way to think about it is that it drinks pure food. Often people start with juice and find that their skin breaks, but an outbreak is because you are actually detoxing. The detox appears in your skin first. So many people start eating healthily, and then they break out, but it all comes through the skin and that's how those toxins are released. Sometimes people don't have that.
I personally think the skin gets hydration. I love for example Aloe Water, Because you get water and aloe and all that hydration ends up in your skin. I also love the Black label juice. It is coconut water that super hydrates, it is packed with electrolytes and almond milk for vitamin E. Juices nourish and smooth our skin. People also ask: “What if you add avocado and coconut oil to the juice? It's fat, "but that's the good fat we need. If you miss fats, you see a breakthrough in your skin and especially women who eat vegan foods really need oils such as avocado and coconut oil. One of my favorite formulas is the E3 Live, because it contains so many vitamins and minerals. It has cucumber and silica, a mineral that helps with skin and hair. It helps your nails and hair grow.
What does your body get by making juice that it would not get by simply eating all the fruits and vegetables in the juice?
When you have it in a juice, it goes straight to your bloodstream, so you don't have to digest anything. You get that energy immediately with the maximum amount of nutrients quickly. But I think it's important to have both juice and whole form.
Are there certain ingredients to avoid?
The only thing some people don't have a good response to is cashews, nuts, etc. Some people have bad responses to juices and these can be nut allergy reactions. The only thing I stay away from is crazy unless you know you're not allergic.
Regarding sugar in juices, is there a maximum portion to take into account?
The sugar is natural sugar that comes from fruit juice and is full of vitamins and minerals. Regarding the maximum amount of sugar, it simply depends on each individual and how it feels.
How often do people need to make pure juice (i.e., clean) versus add a juice to their normal diet?
I love adding juice to your regular diet every day. Especially on one of those days you realize: "I know we're having lunch today, I know we're going out tonight," things like that. That way you get all the nutrients. I clean the first three days of every month to reset, physically and mentally. Also switch off your juices. Don't have the same thing every day, otherwise you won't get all the nutrients.
How long does it take before the effects of juice become visible?
It really depends on the person. The longer the cleaning, the deeper they go. You can see the effect when their eyes are really white and their skin is glowing. Normally you can see when people have that glow. There is also a mental energy. It dictates your life, so you have much more time to do things for yourself when you drink all your nutrients.
Are there people who are not allowed to use juice?
Anyone who has diabetes or has a medical condition should consult a doctor before they start juicing.