Wolfed down on slices of over a dozen different cakes, blimped out on more than a couple of buffet spreads, polished platefuls of lechon and gluttonized on trays and boxes of pizza – that intrinsically puts in a nutshell my month-long natal celebration eating spree. Haha! Yeah, I know! The 4-week-long unsound observance of my birthday is damnable; not to mention how lickety split it added inches of fat and flab around my belly. hahaha! 😛
As an act of penance on the series of sinful pigging out celebrations during my birth month, I committed myself to take on the five-day juicing diet. I have tried doing the three-day juicing program twice already in the previous years, and just recently accomplished the five-day juicing challenge! Yipee! 🙂
For those new to juicing, basically its a process of turning raw fruits and vegetables into liquid, separating the pulp with the use of a juicer. The extracted juice makes it easier for the body to absorb necessary nutrients. Living in a fast-paced metro, we are bombarded with toxins from the food we eat, the water we drink, chemicals from household products, medicines and the cosmetics we use. These toxins are stored in the body and if not cleaned regularly, will accumulate and may block our body’s natural ability to absorb nutrients. These toxins may result to feeling tired all the time with low moods, poor digestion, allergies, dull skin and weakened immune system. Mooshi Green Bar addresses these points of health issue with the Mooshi Cleanse – a drink set designed to help our body’s natural ability to heal itself.
Mooshi Juice Cleanse Set has six (6) bottles of juice, an herbal caffeine-free detox tea bag and a detox water stored in a handy cooler bag. The juice set is a one (1) day program, but you have the option of adding more days. I personally took on the challenge of upgrading my last year’s three-day juice cleanse to a five-day program, and loving its benefits!
1. A Healthy Glow
Juicing detoxifies the body giving it a healthy, natural glow. A good amount of Vitamin C, citric acid and B vitamins from lemons -altogether helps in clearing the skin. Vitamin C from organic carrots helps the body in producing collagen for elasticity and Beta-carotene that prevents cells from degenerating. Ginger, which helps clear out acne with its anti inflammatory properties and contains nutrients like magnesium. potassium, manganese and Vitamin B6, along with anti-aging antioxidants. Beets are full of nutrients too, necessary for a beautiful, natural glow.
2. Better Sleep
Fruits and vegetables like banana, pineapple, wheatgrass, cucumber, carrots and spinach help serotonin production which helps in getting a better, sound sleep. A clinical study has mentioned that having the right amount of sleep supports a healthy weight loss, which is third on the list.
3. Healthy Weight Loss
The entire juice set contains about 1,100 healthy calories. Personally lost 5 lbs. and an inch to my waist during my 5-day cleanse. Weight loss does not happen in the same way for everyone though. One has to take in consideration a person’s genetics, hormonal imbalance, metabolism, fluid balance and exercise regimen. But by starting to eat healthy and in controlled portion, together with exercise would help you speed up your goal to your ideal body weight.
4. A Feeling of Lightness and Better Digestion
Cucumber as a natural diuretic aids in digestion. Apple lowers the risk of constipation, helps removes toxins from the intestines and improve digestion. Lemon stimulates digestion and eliminates toxins. And drinking a potent bottle of juice can help you feel less bloated and lighter.
5. Increased Energy
The release of toxins from the body and the healthy calorie intake from my 5-day juicing made me more alert, focused and energized – making me do more of my task fast and efficiently.
It is entrenched that consuming at least a serving of fruits and vegetables daily is good for the body. And with Cebu’s already fast-paced lifestyle, which can sometimes be tolling and stressful, Mooshi Green Bar is leading the “eat-healthy-movement” here in the metro; even making it easy for the not-a-fan-of-fruits-and-veggies people to incorporate a healthy bottle of juice or smoothie to their daily diets. Don’t take my word for it and try one of my Mooshi Green Bar personal favorites, the Happy Mooshi Smoothie (a blend of organic cacao nibs, organic banana, organic spinach and milk topped with granola. YUM!) yourself and tell me what you think. 😉
Visit Mooshi Green Bar at any of their five branches: (1) Banilad Town Center (2) SM City Cebu (3) Ayala Center Cebu (4) Filinvest Building, I.T. Park (5) Robinson’s Cybergate. You may also drop by their Facebook Page, Facebook.com/MooshiGreenBar to know more about the juice cleanse program.