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Frequently Asked Questions
How should my Cold Pressed Juice be stored?
Your cold pressed juice should be refrigerated at all times when not being consumed.
Is there a minimum amount of days I have to cleanse?
Absolutely not! A juice cleanse can be done for any number of days, but we recommend going by what your body tells you. If you eat processed foods on a day to day basis try cleansing often to keep your body at 100%.
Do you deliver?
Yes, restrictions apply. Call any of our stores for more details!
Is the produce you use organic?
By sourcing our produce as locally as possible, we help keep local farms in business while reducing our carbon footprint. This helps us look for the best organic products. When they become unavailable, or too expensive, we make the best choice to keep our juices at a fair price.
What's the difference between your juice and other juices?
We use a cold press machine that involves a low RPM grinder to produce fruits and vegggies into a pulp like substance, all the while using no heat. This allows for the break up of fiber and for the juice to be easily extracted. Leaving it packed with the highest level of nutrients, natural enzymes, vitamins, and minerals.
Why are your juices unpasteurized?
Unpasteurized juice has a much higher level of nutrients, natural enzymes, vitamins and minerals. Not only do they have a longer shelf life without preservatives but contain fresh and richer flavors.
Do you recycle?
At The Health Nut we are constantly trying to reduce our carbon footprint by customers bringing in used bottles from thier juice cleanse to be recycled; however, customers can also take their bottles to the local recycling center.
Where can I go for additional support on my juice cleanse?
Please join the Health Nut Warriors Facebook group for sharing ideas, asking questions, getting answers and gaining support from those who are currently on or have previously completed a Classic/Skinny Fit/Mean Green Cleanse.
What can I expect on each day I’m doing a cleanse?
Day 1- Feeling a little tired and hungry is normal for the first day. It's just like going back to the gym after taking some time off. These are typical symptoms of your body’s reaction to starting the cleansing process as it begins to shift from processed foods into raw fruits and vegetables.
Day 2- As your body continues to adjust you may experience similar symptoms to Day 1, in addition to mild irritability/headache and sweating. If you’re feeling these symptoms, it only means the detoxification is working. An easy way to relieve these symptoms is with a light walk to get your endorphins rushing!
Day 3- Today you may be even more sensitive as your body goes into full shock and toxins are flushed further out of your system. The third day tends to be when your body begins to adjust to the cleanse. Now that your body isn’t having to focus on digesting your food, that energy is refocused into deep cleaning and maintaining other bodily functions. The great news is that you will feel less hungry and your energy will increase!
Day 4- Toxic chemicals are leaving your body even more now and therefore sensitivity may still be an issue. By this time hunger has completely subsided and certain food addictions are now in the process of being reversed!
Day 5- Though certain symptoms may still be present this is the day when your body is exploding with energy! Euphoria sets in and your body begins to completely restart. Your body will now have an enhanced sense of health and well-being. Your skin will glow and your energy level will further increase.
Day 6 or beyond- Congratulations! Your body will finally be cleansed and free of toxin build up! Your mind will be clearer, your senses heightened, and your digestive tract clean. You have now balanced your alkaline levels, regulated your digestive tract, and reset your metabolism!
Completing a cleanse even once will make it even easier each time you finish! Imagine the sense of achievement and supreme health you’ll feel after enveloping your body with an abundance of vitamins, minerals, and nutritious enzymes.
Will I lose weight on a cleanse?
When on a juice cleanse, a certain level of weight loss is to be expected due to the drop-in calories consumed on a day to day basis. However how much weight is lost may vary from person to person. Most tend to experience a greater drop in weight loss with our Skinny Fit cleanse, due to the fact that it is a vegetable based cleanse and therefore has far less sugar than the Classic Cleanse.
Is it safe to work out during a juice cleanse?
When doing a juice cleanse, your body is running on much less calories than it’s used to on a day to day basis therefore it’s best to let your body tell you how it’s feelings. If you feel like you can weather a light to moderate work out, go for it!
Will I be hungry on a juice cleanse?
Some hunger is to be expected while cleansing, however this is normal. Remember, your body isn’t being fed the usual load of processed foods it’s used to so it may take a bit of adjustment. However, if you’re still feeling hungry after you’ve drank your juices for the day, buy another juice! You’ll stave off your appetite without throwing off your juice cleanse. If absolutely necessary, a couple stalks of celery, half a cucumber, or ¼ of an avocado should do the trick.
Is it okay to drink store bought juice, soft drinks, or diet drinks while cleansing?
No, the main premise of our cleanses is to detoxify and remove everyday toxins from our body. This would negate the benefits of the cleanse and reintroduce unnecessary toxins back into your body.
How much water should I consume during a cleanse?
It is recommended to consume at least a gallon of water throughout the course of a cleanse. This will help your body to expel toxins broken up by the juice as well as keep you hydrated, and stave off your appetite. Most tend to feel a bit faint, or even experience headaches when not enough water is consumed, so drinking plenty of water will help to avoid this.
What is the shelf life of the juice?
Cold pressed juices are fresh for about 4-5 days from the day the juice is made. The expiration date of each juice can be found on the back of the bottle.
What are some of the benefits I can experience throughout a cleanse?
Some benefits include increased metabolism and reduced body fat, an increase in antioxidants which reduces cell damage within the body, a full system detox, and a significant decrease in sugar cravings.
Do the juices within the cleanse have to be taken in a specific order
Yes. All of our juices have been numbered (Classic Cleanse) or lettered (Skinny Fit) for the sake of ease but can be taken out of order if preferred.
What should I do after completing the cleanse?
After the cleanse it’s best to slowly transition back onto solid foods, but another step that can be taken would be to take a Probiotic or add Yogurt or any foods that contains active cultures. This would be to replace any healthy gut bacteria that may have been lost throughout the course of the cleanse.
How long can I cleanse?
The length of time you decide to cleanse should be based solely on what your body tells you. If you feel you’d be able to go for another day of cleansing, GO FOR IT! It’s always best to follow your body’s signals.
Is it safe to take medication while juice cleansing?
If you are considering doing a juice cleanse and are currently on any prescribed medications, we always recommend consulting your doctor to see if a juice cleanse would be best for you. Grapefruit in our Detox and Incinerate juice could interfere with certain medications, but these juices can be substituted for another juice within its own cleanse.
When is a good time to do a juice cleanse?
A good time to do a juice cleanse would be whenever you are experiencing fatigue/general lack of energy, sleeplessness, anxiety/depression, digestive problems, at the first signs of a cold, and of course, before of after any holidays or any special events that may lead to overindulging.
How often should I cleanse?
As often as you’d like, a cleanse can be done when you are feeling sluggish or lethargic but can also be done before and/or after a period of over-indulging. Go with what your body is telling you.
Do juice cleanses even work?
Of course they do! Day-to-day we stuff our faces full of foods that are full of preservatives and toxins. A juice cleanse gives our bodies a much-needed break and clears our system of all the toxins that build up over time. And due to the decrease in calories from the cleanse, some weight loss could be expected as well.
Are there any instructions to prepare yourself for the cleanse?
There aren’t any specific instructions that need to be followed before the cleanse, however if you’d like the transition to the cleanse to be a lot easier, try limiting your diet (Pre-Cleanse) to simply fruits and vegetables in small portions throughout the day.
Is there anything I have to do post-cleanse?
On the last day of the cleanse you may want to eat anything and everything. This does not mean a trip to Whataburger. It is extremely important to slowly transition back to regular foods. You wouldn’t want to shock your system back to normal foods.
Is it safe to do a cleanse while pregnant or nursing?
We don’t recommend doing a juice cleanse while pregnant or nursing due to the fact that the body needs to consume twice as many calories during pregnancy and nursing. A juice cleanse would not fulfill the body's needs during pregnancy nor nursing.
Are your juices vegan friendly?
YES! Our juices do not contain any animal byproducts!