The benefits of juicing are endless — it's been known to reduce inflammation, promote healthy skin and digestion, boost immunity, cleanse the digestive tract and even help with weight loss. The problem is, there's not a lot of scientific backing on any of these claims, and it's hard to justify the $7 ounce price tag on a juice without proper evidence.
Enter buda, the juice cleanse that's been popping up on your Instagram feed, TikTok videos and beyond. They're a Houston-based brand of raw, cold-pressed juices with turmeric, ginger and other natural ingredients that promise to help detox your body, clear your mind, and boost energy.
We talked to the folks behind the cleanse to get the lowdown on how it works, what you should expect (you may need to use the bathroom a little more frequently), and whether or not it actually has any health benefits.
Prepping for the cleanse: It's best to start preparing for your juice cleanse the day before by cutting back on coffee (or ideally, eliminating it). If you're serious about doing a juice cleanse and aren't sure where to start, consult with a doctor, registered dietician or certified personal trainer.
It's also worth mentioning that while juicing concentrates the nutrients, it can also concentrate pesticides from pounds of fruits and veggies into a single bottle of juice. That's why buda juice is USDA Certified Organic and always uses glass bottles to prevent any harmful chemical leaching into your beverage.