Juice cleanse: Benefits, risks, and effects

However, fresh juice can be a great complement to your meal plan. “If juice is a supplement to an already healthy diet, and it’s predominantly made of vegetables, then it’s fine as a ‘nutritional boost,'” says nutritionist Karyn Duggan, CNC.

Day 4: Parsley, Mint, and Cucumber Juice.

Duggan recommends this kale-centered recipe and promises the results are delicious and nutritious. Leafy greens like kale are full of vitamins, minerals, and cholesterol-lowering fiber.

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When juicing leafy greens like kale or Swiss chard, include the stems. They’re full of liquid nutrition! Want more juice but not a lot of added calories? Slip a couple of zucchinis into any recipe. Zucchini is a great addition because it makes lots of juice with very little wasted pulp and virtually no flavor, so you won’t even notice it–besides a light green tint. While most vegetables can be juiced skin and all, be sure to remove inedible skins from lemons, oranges, and other citrus fruits before juicing them.

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Tomatoes pack an impressive array of phytonutrients that have been shown to support heart and bone health, as well as offer anti-cancer benefits.

Day 3: Spicy Carrot-Apple-Ginger Juice.

Day 7: Tomato-Celery Juice.