What is a MELU Juice Cleanse ?
Imagine the refreshed and relaxed feeling you have after a long bath or nice shower. Having a juice cleanse is giving your body a good scrub from the inside out. We live in a busy era where our minds are stressed and health is compromised for productivity. The MELU cleanse is the perfect way to wash away any accumulated toxins, give your digestive system a well-deserved vacay, and finally give more room for nutrients to be absorbed.
Our Juice Cleanse programs consists of cold-pressed vegetable and fruit juices, vegan nut mylks, and refreshing detox waters. These beverages serve as meal replacements. Depending on the duration of your program, each day you will consume six 500ml glass jars of goodies, for 1, 3, or 5 days. That is around 6kg of fresh produce each day ! Our cleanse program allows your immune system to reboot and will leave you feeling revitalized, energized, and completely purified ! Do it, your body and mind will thank you.
Which Juice Cleanse should I choose ?
Please see Shop Cleanse for more information.
WHY JUICE CLEANSE
We are fortunate to be living in a world full of excitement, challenges, and innovations, but among them, often come stress, chemicals, caffeine, alcohol, pollution, processed foods, and other elements that contribute to the accumulation of toxins in our bodies. Naturally, while our livers were designed to detoxify, it was never designed to put up with this much assault from the modern world. Consequently, we are left feeling tired and stressed out, bloated, having hair and skin problems, and a weakened immune system.
Juice cleanse is a great way to flush out these toxins and replace your body with readily absorbable vitamins, live enzymes, minerals, nutrients, and antioxidants fully preserved by the method of cold-pressing. Because these goodies come in a nutrient dense liquid form, it takes less work and time for your tired and abused body to absorb them.
This is why we all need a kickstarter once in a while. The MELU Cleanse Programs will offer you an increased energy, improved digestion, mental clarity, glowing complexion, better quality of sleep, rebooted immune system, and hopefully an ingrain long term healthy habits.
Do you offer delivery ?
Our cleanse packages free for in-store pick up. We offer delivery for a small fee within the following cities :
Vancouver and Richmond , $7.50
Barnaby, New Westminster, North and West Vancouver, $10
Delta, Port Moody, Surrey, Langley, Coquitlam, $15
Before Your Cleanse
What should I Do?
Relax. Just go about your everyday life like you normally do. But for a few days before you begin your cleanse program, try to eliminate alcoholic, carbonated, or caffeinated drinks completely and cut down as much processed foods as you can. Also, do not overstress your digestive system by eating more than usual just because you are going on a cleanse. Drink plenty of water, this will gently prepare your body for the detoxification process. If you have any health concerns, it is definitely a good idea to check with your primary care provider to see if our MELU Cleanse Program is suitable for you.
During Your Cleanse
How should I proceed my cleanse ?
Sequence : There's no particular order to which juice to drink first. In general, if you have blood sugar concerns, start your day with a green juice. If not, and if you wish to kick start your day with a boost of energy, start with a fruit juice. (The recommended first drink in your Day 1 is the detox water). Then, I suggest you to alternate between a fruit juice and a green juice, and drink the nut mylk when you at your hungriest - treat that as a meal replacement. Or, you can alternate the way you prefer, there's no strict rules !
Timing : This is also entirely up to your personal schedule - start your first juice right after you woke up and your last juice around 2 hours prior to bed time. In between, remember to space out each juice equally so that you have something to drink every couple of ours. And drink lots of water throughout !
How will I feel ?
Because we are all biologically different and each lives a unique lifestyle, each individual responds differently to a juice cleanse. In general, the six jars of drinks you get per day will provide you with enough bioavailable, high quality nutrients, and energy to go about your daily activities. First timers will crave for solid food, especially in the beginning, but this craving is usually not hunger. Try to strategically pace yourself throughout the day while drinking the 6 jars in order to avoid feeling hungry. For instance, do not drink all 6 jars during the day and leave the night with nothing to consume. Do drink plenty of water during your cleanse as it will help to flush toxins as well. With these being said, it is normal to take numerous washroom trips over the duration of your program. It’d be wise to avoid a long car ride for this reason :)
Can I cheat and eat ?
It is completely natural for first-timers to feel hungry during the cleanse. If you desperately feel the need to have some solid food, try to still eat clean and raw, such as fruits, fresh salads without dressing, baby carrots, or celery sticks.
It is important to completely eliminate any alcohol, coffee, carbonated, and caffeinated beverages during, and a couple days before and after your cleanse. However, you can drink caffeine-free herbal tea during your cleanse as it will assist with the cleansing.
Can I go hardcore and workout ?
You can exercise during your cleanse. It is recommended to do some light and relaxing exercise such as yoga or walking to boost circulation. However, try to avoid doing too much because although you will have lots of energy, your body is still adjusting to this new diet, give it a nice break.
What else will I feel ?
It is rare, but some people might experience flu-like symptoms like headaches, nausea, dizziness, or weakness during the cleanse. These are signs that your system is eliminating the accumulated toxins, having caffeine cravings, or a lack of sodium. Drinking lots of water will help ease these symptoms. Try drinking pure coconut water to increase your sodium intake. If these symptoms persist and aggravate, stop the cleanse immediately and consult your medical provider.
Who is not suitable for a juice cleanse ?
While juice cleanse provides enormous health benefits, it is not suitable for everyone as our cleanse programs have restrictions of protein and fat, as well as the fact that our juices have no added preservatives and are unpasteurized, we do not recommend a juice cleanse to pregnant or breastfeeding women. It is also not advised for children under 18, or people with compromised immune system, diabetic or suffering from kidney or liver diseases, or if you are taking blood thinners, chemotherapy, blood pressure, or steroid medications.
Please note that our cold-pressed juices and cleanse programs are not medicinal solutions and all information from MELU Juice and Health Bar and its staff shall not be interpreted as medical advice. Please do address any of your medical or health concerns with your primary care provider.
After Your Cleanse
What to do next?
Welcome to an elevated level of health ! You should feel very proud of yourself, but do not celebrate by eating all the food. It is important to have a gradual transition back to consuming caffeinated, carbonated, and alcoholic products. The juice cleanse should be your stepping stone to reevaluate your old eating habits and lead you into a healthier lifestyle. You should mentally crave less for greasy, junk, or processed foods and beverages while appreciating and maintaining the health benefits healthy eating brings you.
Will I lose weight ?
Our products are meant to bring wholesome nourishment into your daily life. We don’t believe in starving yourself to lose weight and we promote balance and self-loving. Likewise, our cleanse programs are not designed for weight loss goals even though some people do lose a couple pounds after the program. The cleanses should be a kickstarter for you to become more self-aware about the benefits healthy eating brings you, it is to assist with your transition into a healthier lifestyle.
Don’t go on a diet, just eat healthy, and your body will respond positively to thank you.
"NOTE: MELU Juice and Health Bar is not licensed to give medical advise or provide medicinal solutions. While our juices and cleanse programs offer great health benefits, they are not designed to cure medical conditions. Any information from MELU Juice and Health Bar and its staff shall not be interpreted as medical advice. If you have any concerns regarding any of our products, please do seek your primary care provider prior to consuming our beverages and foods. "