Can juice cleansing make you run faster?
Juice Cleansing and Running
Written by Genie Juicery/ October 2016
We have a lot of customers who are regular runners that cleanse in the weeks leading up to their big race. They have said it feels like servicing a car –their body is more efficient at burning fat, nutrients are absorbed better and several kilograms of waste in their colon is pooped out! The other benefits they have reported is that the cleanse saves them time as they spend so much time preparing their other meals. Our cold pressed juices, smoothies, nut milks and protein shakes makes their life easier as they can just grab one from their fridge. The week of the race they prefer to add the juices to their diet instead of swapping out meals, as it gives their diet some variance.
Generally, a juice cleanse can last anywhere from 1 to 6 days. At Genie Juicery, you have 8 bottles of fruit and vegetable juice to consume throughout the day. After one day of cleansing (8 bottles) you can consume up to 12kg of fruits and vegetables. The idea behind the Genie cold pressed juice cleanse is it is easy to digest a large intake of fruits and veggies in their raw state, while benefitting from nature’s richest sources of vitamins, minerals and live enzymes. Drunk in their juice form, these valuable nutrients pass rapidly into the blood stream because they require very little breaking down in the digestive tract.
HK Running spoke to some athletes who have tried the juice cleanses to see what they say:
Rachel – who previously wrote an article about juicing which can be found here
Juice cleansing has been around for years. There is a triple win with juice cleansing as you are getting a speedy absorption of nutrients into your diet, your detoxifying organs get a break from the usual processed foods, drinks that are full of additives, heat treated, processed sugars, caffeine etc, and thirdly your giving your bodies cells a chance to heal and regenerate.
Our Gym Buddy Cleanse is also quieting popular as they contain 2 raw vegan protein shakes, which help boost up the calories intake and help with the recovery after training. As runners know when we run we create small ‘tears ‘ in our muscles. It is post these small tears that we begin to see changes in our muscle build up – more toned, stronger, better endurance! Immediately post a run is the prime time your body is in need of a hit of protein so your body will to heal and grow. Solid food takes more time to digest and breakdown so the option of a liquid protein shake is a viable one, taking an average of 30 minutes to reach the muscle after ingestion.
At Genie Juicery, we have over 30 varieties of our fruit and vegetable cold pressed juices, smoothies, nut milks, vegan probiotics, cleansing waters and protein shakes available online and in store also a selection of vegan salads and snacks! Please feel free to call in and speak to any our friendly team if you any questions!
20% discount off first juice and cleanse purchased, for www.hkrunning.com if you refer to this article!
You can contact Genie Juicery at: www.geniejuicery.com