Following a paleo lifestyle we’ve experienced heaps of benefits, like weight loss, increased energy levels, clear skin, clear head and general wellbeing. Paleo just works for us. Sometimes, even though we eat so well, it feels good to cleanse. To re-start, replenish and basically do a little clean out. We like to think of our bodies like our wardrobes… even though you try really hard to keep it neat tidy and in line, some items just fall out of place and you have to give it a clean out every now and then.
When we first heard about The Fix Cold Pressed Juices in Canberra we were taken with their story and instantly had to know more. Jovan and Lucianne are Canberra locals and have built The Fix Cold Pressed Juices from the ground up. At age 24, Jovan was diagnosed with Lymphona in his leg, a cancer that can be fatal but is super rare for young people. By his own research, Jovan began to follow a vegan diet along with 2 cold pressed juices every day. 6 weeks after changing his diet, the size of his tumour had decreased by 40 percent! He went through 3 months of radiotherapy, throughout this time continuing his 100% vegan and cold pressed juice diet. Now? Jovan, age 27 is in remission and turning this negative experience into something that has the power to change and assist many other lives.
So you see why we were hooked on their story, yes?!
Jovan was a rare case but we think it’s important to think about cleansing and detoxification every once in a while.
Why should we cleanse for our wellbeing?
“We live in an environment where access to healthy natural products is more difficult and less convenient than access to processed foods, sugars and chemicals, so our bodies are constantly exposed and subjected to impurities and toxins which are very hard to process. The toxins slow down our internal processes, our capacity to metabolise and our capacity to transport oxygen around the body and so affect our immune system over time making you more susceptible to illness. Cleansing is a great way to give your body a holiday, increase energy levels, strengthen the immune system, balance hormones, and pack a powerful punch of vitamins, minerals and enzymes. Our cleanse is specifically designed to give your body just the right amount of nutrients which are easily absorbed into the bloodstream because there is no extra processing your body has to do. The cleanse will support your body in the detox process as the juices leave you feeling satiated as you go about your daily routine.” The Fix Cold Pressed Juices.
We were lucky enough to try out a 2 day cleanse called the 9 to fiver (cute, huh?! Wait till you hear the juice names!). The cleanse included 6 cold pressed juices a day. Now before you think ‘that’s like starving yourself!’ We had very strict guidelines that the cleanse should be a positive experience, if we got hungry, hangry (angry due to hunger) or felt extremely tired, that we should enjoy a smoothie or some vegetables. Both days we got hungry… and both days we had a smoothie.
Intrigued? Of course you are! So here are your questions about the cleanse answered…
Was the juice yum? YES! Every flavour was actually amazing.
Which was your favourite juice? We have two! #1: A Cabadge of Honour (told you the names were too cute): Cabbage, lemon and pear. Sounds weird, right? But this juice was zesty and super refreshing. Plus we found out that red cabbage is great for blood cleansing and weight loss (it aids with digestion and constipation… yep, it helps you poop!).
#2: the Beet Boxer! Beetroot, apple and lemon. Aside from the colour (it’s hot pink), the taste and the fact it made our tongues pink too, beetroot is a great liver cleanser and packed full of iron, calcium, betaine, B vitamins and antioxidants.
Did you get hungry? Yes, a little, so we added a smoothie to our daily intake and this filled us right up!
Did you get the runs? No. But we did need to go to the toilet more often than usual (number 1’s and number 2’s… too much information? Never!).
How did you feel during the cleanse? Surprisingly energetic and nourished. We felt like our bodies were getting exactly what they needed: a good clean out!
How did you feel after the cleanse? Great. Fantastic! We woke up after day 2 feeling slim and fresh. After the cleanse it’s important to transition out too, so we’re sticking to vegetables, juice and some eggs for Day 3 and 4.
What does cold pressed mean anyway? The Fix use a press to slowly extract the juice from the fresh veggies and fruit. Their machine is called Mavis (we love Mavis) and she slowly presses the produce, breaking down the cell walls to release all of the phytochemicals and nutrients inside! Yay! This means no heat. A regular juicer uses internal blades to extract juice that spin up to 30 000 times per minute, which chops and heats the veggies and fruit. The blades shred fruit and vegetables into tiny particles exposing them to air, compromising their nutrient value.
Ok, yes, I want to cleanse too! Where can I get my hands on some? At the moment The Fix Cold Pressed Juices are stocked in local Canberra outlets, including VSpot Café, Sweet Bones, Oxygen Nutrition, Bikram Yoga Canberra and Mountain Creek Wholefoods. PLUS if you check them out online you can purchase directly from them, the best part about this is that they deliver them right to your door!
PLUS you can enter our totally amazing 3 day cleanse giveaway! That’s right, we’re giving away one 3-day cleanse to a very lucky Canberra (and local surrounds) reader… and it’s so super easy to enter, just follow these steps:
ONE: Go ahead and like The Fix Cold Pressed Juices on Facebook here.
TWO: Subscribe to our weekly email newsletter for the latest merrymaker goodness.
THREE: Let us know you’ve done steps 1 and 2 and TELL US: why do you need a 3-day cleanse?!
Entries close midday Tuesday 25 March (AEST) and the winner will be selected at random and announced on next Tuesday evening.
Here’s a hot tip… if you miss out on this giveaway, be sure to like us on Facebook as there will be another flash chance to get your hands on a cleanse next week! But that’s just between you and us!
Emma + Carla
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