Juice Cleanse

The Facts

Many people do juice cleanses for a variety of different reasons. This website will dicuss some of the misconceptions, and some of the health benefits, one can gain from doing a juice cleanse.

In the chart below are some of the many health benefits of a juice cleanse.

Juice Cleanses
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Shake Smart, a smoothie shop outside of the recreation center at Cal Poly, opened in Fall 2017. Although very popular, some of the ingredients of the shop are not as good for you as they seem.

10/5/17, Shake Smart, Juliet Spile Cal Poly Communications Junior. Shake Smart opened its doors this Fall outside of the recreation center. Created by San Diego State University graduates, Shake Smart's mission is to make healthy, on the go eating options for busy students. 10/5/17, Shake Smart, Juliet Spile Cal Poly Communications Junior. Because of the smoothie stand's popularity, there is a line divider witha sign that says 'order, pay' in order to keep the line organized. 10/5/17, Shake Smart, Juliet Spile Cal Poly Communications Junior. Shake Smart, being made by millenials, is a very tech savy operation. Instead of ordering from one of the employees, there is an Ipad that lets you pick exactly what you want from the menu. It also remembers your previous orders, so that you are able to order in an efficient way every time you visit the location. 10/5/17, Shake Smart, Juliet Spile Cal Poly Communications Junior. Students wait in line for their smoothie. According to Live Science, juice cleanses are healthy for you if you do them correctly and use the right ingredients. Having too much of one ingredient can actually be more harmful than helpful when doing a cleanse. 10/5/17, Shake Smart, Juliet Spile Cal Poly Communications Junior. With 30 different smoothies on the menu, Shake Smart caters to those who are gluten free and vegan. They can also substitute any ingredient for a healthier one, which can make doing a Shake Smart juice cleanse slightly more healthy. 10/5/17, Shake Smart, Juliet Spile Cal Poly Communications Junior. After waiting patiently, Spile's name is finally called. She ordered a Green Matcha smoothie. 10/5/17, Shake Smart, Juliet Spile Cal Poly Communications Junior. Although having a protein drink before or after a workout is good for you, it can actually be bad for your health if you have too many of them. According to Healthline, these smoothies are often loaded with sugar and excess calories. 10/5/17, Shake Smart, Juliet Spile Cal Poly Communications Junior. According to Nutrition.com, the average woman needs about 46 grams of protein per day. Green Matcha, the Shake Smart smoothie Spile is drinking for her cleanse, has almost half the necessary protein needed in a day, with 17 grams in just one smoothie. 10/5/17, Shake Smart, Juliet Spile Cal Poly Communications Junior. Spile is drinking 3 Green Matcha smoothies a day, which has way more protein than the average adult female needs per day. If you are thinking about doing a juice cleanse, making sure that you are getting the correct amount of protein in it is key.

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Cal Poly senior Kasey Marchant, an avid cleanse drinker, shows us how to make her favorite juice drink.

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Three Cal Poly students give their view on juice cleanses.