Does your body feel low on energy? Do you have digestion issues? Is your skin looking a little drab these days? Do you get sick often? If you’ve yes answered to any one of these, I definitely feel you and want to let you know that you don’t have to feel that way!
Last year, after reading Kris Carr’s Crazy Sexy Diet, I invested in a Hurom juicer and was on a mission to treat my body like a temple of healthy goodness. Not only that, I had many neighbors who themselves were battling breast cancer at the time and were all on a strict alkaline diet. After hearing that, I wanted to take measures to prevent any illness from coming forth in my own body and treat my body like a sanctuary.
Being a mom, I always worry about missing out on certain events or important milestones because of sickness or illness. I want to witness it all. To do that, it’s all about treating my body the way it should be treated, by nourishing it with good solid healthy ingredients.
During this year’s Expo West which is one of the largest natural foods trade show, I discovered Suja Juice. Suja means long, beautiful life in Hindu.
When I look at health food products, the first place where I look for answers isn’t brochures, press kits or raving reviews from celebrities. I look at the founders, the people who started it from ground zero. When I met Eric and Annie, instantly I knew their product was great. They were glowing, in tip top shape, plus it also helped that their products actually tasted really good. They say you are your product and they sure were.
I started their 3 day cleanse a week after attending Expo West and at the time, I was coming down with a cold. The first day my sniffles went down and by day 2, no cold was present. Yay! The benefits of juicing or even cleansing is that you give your body/digestive system resting time.
Just like we need our 8 hours of sleep each night, giving our system time to rest, recharges them to work more efficiently in the future. Starting the cleanse allowed my body’s immune system to do its job rather spending the energy to digest all my solid food intake. Hence, I didn’t prolong my cold and got better instantly.
I know a lot of moms that want to juice, but don’t juice because they don’t have the time or the patience to chop fresh produce and do the juicing themselves. While I love juicing on my own, I also like the option of having something on hand for when I’m sick or about to get sick because truth be told, I don’t want to lift a finger when I’m not feeling good. So moms, you now have the option of Suja Juice, available at a Whole Foods store near you. You can also order online directly, but shipping is probably going to be a deal breaker for you (it’s expensive).
It is priced at $8.99 but that’s the price you pay for convenience, but I can tell you it’s not much more than you would pay for doing it on your own. For my own juice: I usually use 2 organic apples for $2, 1 bunch of organic kale for $2.49 a bunch, 1 organic lemon for $0.99 and 1 organic cucumber for $1.49. It comes out to be $6.97. I know some of their juices have twice as many ingredients, so depending on what juice you get, either you are paying a little bit more or even the same, for them to do the work for you.
(Disclosure: I received the 3 day cleanse with a promotional card I received at Expo West, but this does not affect my views or opinion of the product. This post is based solely on my personal opinion and experience and results may vary person to person.)