To Juice Cleanse or Not to Juice Cleanse? We Asked the Experts If It's Really Worth It (And Tried One, Too)
It's that time of year. Time to start accepting that, yes, your pants are actually a little bit tighter today than they were a month ago. The question now: Should you do something about it? And more specifically, should you do a juice cleanse? Open any magazine and you'll read about a celeb raving about this latest fad. The promises--"detox" and weight loss--are intriguing, so I decided to try a cleanse in an attempt to stop the downward bodily spiral that usually occurs over the holidays. I chose Ritual Cleanse, which is a one-year-old LA-based brand (they'll ship anywhere). They don't really promise anything--which to my skeptical mind is a good thing--but rather offer you the benefits that past cleansers SAID they got from doing the program: weight loss, mental clarity, better digestion, happier mood, decreased desire for salt and sugar, glowing skin, increased sex drive. Less salt and more sex? OK!