Juice cleanses are one of the fastest growing industries within health and wellness. One of the heavy hitters includes BluePrint Cleanse based in New York. “It was born out of necessity,” says co-founder Erica Huss. Huss and fellow founder Zoe Sakoutis have an amazing staff including Registered Dietician Julie Ruelle. I chatted with Julie to learn more about the benefits of juice cleanses while living in a big city.
-What is the suggested cleanse in order to fight free radicals?
All levels of our cleanse will aid in the fight against free radicals! Free radicals are created in the body from pollution, herbicides and pesticides, and even as a byproduct of metabolism. They can damage cells in the body, and antioxidants help to neutralize them. And guess what, fruits and vegetables are among the best sources of antioxidants! Each day of a BluePrint juice cleanse contains 20 pounds of fruits and vegetables, flooding your body with free radical combatting antioxidants. No matter what level you choose you will be increasing your antioxidant level with our cleanse.
-Living in a big city can have adverse effects on the skin, what measures should be taken in order to combat this problem?
That’s correct, living in the city we not only have to deal with internal skin damage we also have to consider external damage from idling taxis, smog filled air, and the sun’s damaging rays as we walk around. The best thing to do is to increase your antioxidant levels through easy to digest, cold-pressed, raw and organic BluePrintJuices. Adding a Green Juice to your everyday diet adds 6 pounds of antioxidant rich produce to help your body combat the free radical damage caused by the cities pollutants.
-What foods should be consumed on a daily basis to promote healthy skin?
· Fresh pressed juice for its easy to absorb antioxidants.
· Healthy fats like avocado, olive oil, nuts or seeds because the Vitamin E and Omega 3’s are beneficial for the suppleness and health of your skin.
· It is important to drink lots of water to keep your skin properly hydrated. Hydrated skin looks younger and healthier.
· Even if you drink cold pressed, raw juice daily, you should also eat fresh fruits and vegetables to increase your antioxidant intake and to consume beneficial fiber.
-It’s been said that vitamin A is an essential vitamin for healthy skin, what other vitamins do you suggest?
Vitamin A is beneficial for the skin because it is a powerful antioxidant. Vitamins C and E are also powerful antioxidants. Copper, Manganese and Magnesium are three more nutrients that play a role in the health of your skin. All of these nutrients are found in our juices.
-How do you take care of your skin on a regular basis?
It is important to take care of your skin from the inside and out. We recommend using the nutrition tips above, use sunscreen daily, and treat yourself occasionally with an exfoliating facial or body scrub. We also like dry brushing and massage while on a juice cleanse, as it helps facilitate the body’s detoxification process.
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