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Can juice cleanses really help you to detox?

If you’re feeling sluggish after the festive overeating, it might be time to detox your body. Consider juice cleansing, made easier by online store Hic’ Juice, which delivers the fresh products straight to your doorstep. SIMONE WU tried it out.
 

WHAT Reboot 3-day Cleanse for beginners. It includes 18 bottles of organic cold-pressed juice (500ml each).

DAY 1
After taking a glass of warm lemon water at 7.30am, I had my first juice at 9am. The Popeye Smoothie, a blend of red dragon fruit, pineapples, bananas, spinach and ionised water, was so delicious! Aside from the juices, I had to drink at least 2 litres of ionised or purified water every day of the cleanse. The juices filled me up nicely though my stomach started growling about 10 minutes before meals. I had healthy (and comfortable) bowel movements during the day, and felt ready for bed by 11pm (early for me).

DAY 2
I lost 1.2kg after my first day. Yippee! Someone who didn’t know I was doing a juice cleanse commented that my complexion looked clearer. I wasn’t so keen to drink some of the vegetable blends but kept reminding myself of other yummy juices like the Nut Milk, a dessert concoction of non-dairy milk, raw cashews and almonds, vanilla, medjool dates, Himalayan salt, cinnamon and ionised water.

DAY 3
When I woke up, I felt so well-rested that I didn’t hit the snooze button. There was also a big smile on my face as I stepped on the weighing scale – I’d lost another 0.8kg! Later in the day, though, I got cranky with my frequent trips to the toilet, and started to crave solid food.

RESULTS
I woke up on day four feeling as energetic as the day before, and discovered I had lost another 0.5kg – a total of 2.5kg over three days! My bowel movements improved and I became more conscious of the food I ate.

COST
The Reboot 3-day Cleanse costs $329.56 while delivery costs $26.75 (including GST).
Hic’ Juice recommends that beginners follow up with a cleanse once every quarter or every other month. The company offers other cleanse programmes for intermediate and advanced users. For more information, go to www.hicjuice.com.sg.

This article was originally published in Simply Her February 2014.

All product and pricing information was correct at the time of the magazine’s publication. We advise readers to check with the store for the latest availability and pricing information.

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