To juice or not to juice, that is a big question I get asked on a regular basis in my nutrition practice. Over the past couple of years juice cleanses have become a hugely popular and very attractive diet choice amongst Hollywood celebrities and wellness gurus from coast to coast. It has particularly become popular in New York with the mass expansion of juice shops such as Juice Press, Liquiteria and Organic Avenue. But what is all the hype about and is it healthy for women trying to get pregnant?!
Here are some of the reasons why juicing may be appealing:
On the other hand, there are many reasons why daily juicing or a juice-detox is something to avoid:
Whether as a means to detox from processed foods or as a quick fix for weight loss, something that sounds too good to be true, often is. Although theories behind detoxing through juicing may sound beneficial, they are still controversial. If a person is juicing for weight loss purposes, anything too fast, too radical, or temporary is not healthy in the long term. Slow and steady weight loss is the key to long term success. To date, there is not enough scientific evidence to support juice cleanses, especially for women who are trying to get pregnant. Our bodies naturally eliminate toxins we ingest or inhale via the liver, colon, kidneys, lungs and skin. Instead, my overall recommendations are to eat whole foods, including a variety of fruits and vegetables, whole grains and lean protein, while avoiding processed foods, caffeine, alcohol and food items/products that may contain BPA.
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