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{"id":556911624265,"title":"Squeezed Juice Cleanse Review: Nutritious or Unsafe?","created_at":"2022-09-02T23:27:46-04:00","body_html":"\u003cscript type=\"application\/ld+json\"\u003e\/\/ \u003c![CDATA[\n{\n \"@context\": \"https:\/\/schema.org\",\n \"@type\": \"Article\",\n \"headline\": \"Squeezed Juice Cleanse Review: Nutritious or Unsafe?\",\n \"keywords\": \"squeezed, squeezed juice cleanse, squeezed juice cleanse reviews, squeezed juice cleanse review, squeezed juice, squeezed cleanse\",\n \"description\": \"Our research team reviews the ingredients in Squeezed juice cleanses to give our take on whether they're healthy and effective for weight loss. 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We recommend that consumers follow their doctor’s guidance in regard to juice cleanses.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan class=\"dc\"\u003eS\u003c\/span\u003equeezed juice cleanse is a nutritional program that the brand suggests can cause weight loss, boost energy and provide a “deep tissue cleanse and nourishment allowing for healthier hair and skin.”\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eIn this article we’ll review the ingredients in Squeezed juices to provide our determination about whether this program is healthy overall, and whether it’s likely to cause any specific health outcomes like weight loss.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWe’ll also discuss whether “cleanses” can improve health or whether we consider them to be unscientific.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eIngredient Review\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cimg src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0047\/1524\/9737\/files\/Squeezed_Juice_Cleanse_Ingredients.png?v=1662175848\" alt=\"Squeezed juice cleanse ingredients\" style=\"display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\"\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThe good news about Squeezed juice cleanses is that they are formulated with entirely whole foods ingredients. The ingredient list above comes from the “Squeezed Cleanse,” but we reviewed all of the ingredients in the four packages that the brand offers and they all contain whole foods ingredients and no questionable additives.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eSqueezed juices contain a wide variety of fruits and vegetables that the average American consumer may not be exposed to regularly. One of the drinks contains \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003ejicama\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e, which is a root vegetable native to Mexico that’s been found \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/pmc\/articles\/PMC6702872\/\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003ein medical research\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e to have potential benefits to weight and blood sugar levels.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eBeet\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e is included in several of the juices, and this vegetable is proven to reduce blood pressure in patients with high blood pressure. A \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/pmc\/articles\/PMC6316347\/\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003emedical review\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e published in the \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eBiomolecules\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e journal found that beet juice reduces blood pressure and also reduces mortality rate for certain diseases.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWe generally consider it to be a healthy practice to consume a wide variety of fruits and vegetables, because different plant compounds have unique phytonutrients and health benefits. Consuming a wide variety of fruits and vegetables can help optimize gut health beyond eating the same fruits and vegetables daily.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eOverall we consider the ingredients in Squeezed juice cleanses to be nutritious and healthy, and we’re glad to note that they’re free of additive ingredients like added sugar or flavoring compounds.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eAre Juice Cleanses Effective for Weight Loss?\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cimg src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0047\/1524\/9737\/files\/Squeezed_Juice_Cleanse_Weight_Loss_Claim_Optimized.png?v=1662175870\" alt=\"Squeezed weight loss claim\" style=\"display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\"\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eAs referenced in the intro section to this article, Squeezed implies that their program can cause weight loss.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWhile any dietary intervention that reduces calorie intake below baseline can cause short-term weight loss, we don’t consider juice diets to be an effective long-term weight loss strategy because they reduce calories significantly below baseline and tend to cause a “rebound” effect where weight is regained.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eAn extensive \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/29124370\/\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003emedical review\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e published in 2017 reviewed results from clinical trials on four popular weight loss strategies, one of them being juice diets.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThe study authors found that juicing diets can be effective short-term because they restrict calories so significantly, but that they “tend to lead to weight gain once a normal diet is resumed.”\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eOur takeaway is that any diet, including fasting, that restricts calories below maintenance level will cause weight loss short-term. This is not unique to “juice cleansing.” However we don't believe this is sustainable long-term nor does Squeezed publish any medical evidence suggesting or proving it is.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWe would not recommend using Squeezed juice cleanse as a weight loss strategy. We recommend a healthy, whole-food diet rich in dietary fiber for weight loss.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eIs Juice as Healthy as Whole Fruits or Vegetables?\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWhile we consider any juice derived entirely from fruits or vegetables to be healthy, we would consider eating whole fruits or vegetables to be a healthier option than juicing, because whole produce has dietary fiber which blunts the blood sugar response to fruit intake and provides ancillary benefits to gut health.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eAs we documented in our recent review of \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/illuminatelabs.org\/blogs\/health\/is-naked-juice-healthy\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eNaked Juice\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e, there is medical evidence that eating whole fruits has anti-obesity effects while drinking fruit juice does not. There is also medical proof that whole fruit consumption can reduce the risk of developing type-2 diabetes, while this effect may not occur with fruit juice consumption.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eEating whole fruits is generally a more cost-effective option as well. Squeezed cleanses cost $29.99 for one day at the time of writing this article. A consumer could easily purchase 5-10 servings of whole fruit for less than that price.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eIs “Cleansing” Unscientific?\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e“Cleansing” is a term that is poorly defined in health circles, and we consider it to be generally unscientific. The liver and kidneys detoxify and cleanse the blood efficiently, and we haven’t come across any medical evidence that drinking juices purifies the blood or body in any way beyond what the body already naturally does.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWe will credit Squeezed for avoiding any health claims about “detoxification” on their site, but we would prefer if the brand just sold their juices without branding their products as “cleanses” because this suggests a health claim that is ill-defined.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThe term “cleansing” in this brand’s marketing suggests that these juices should be consumed as a replacement for food. For consumers interested in Squeezed juices, we would recommend simply adding them to the diet for their nutrition but not as meal replacements unless otherwise recommended by a doctor.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eSqueezed Customer Complaints\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eSqueezed has a customer review rating of 1\/5 stars on the Better Business Bureau (BBB) \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.bbb.org\/us\/tx\/houston\/profile\/juicers\/squeezed-llc-0915-90030886\/customer-reviews\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003ewebsite\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e, which is the lowest possible rating. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThere are many customer reviews mentioning becoming “violently ill” after consuming the juices. We cannot verify the accuracy or authenticity of any of these reviews, but we do consider it to be a red flag that the business hasn’t responded publicly to any of these reviews.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eTypically, when a customer leaves a review claiming harm from a product on the BBB site, the business will respond to try to resolve the situation, or at least better understand the customer’s circumstance. The fact that Squeezed chooses not to do so worries us.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eDoctors Review Juice Cleanses\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eOne of the most popular YouTube videos on the topic of juice cleanses comes from a channel called “The Doctors” and has garnered over 170,000 views at the time of writing this article. The medical experts on the show discuss whether juice cleanses are effective and safe:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ciframe width=\"560\" height=\"315\" src=\"https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/embed\/3TAnbADSuKM\" title=\"YouTube video player\" frameborder=\"0\" allow=\"accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture\" allowfullscreen=\"\"\u003e\u003c\/iframe\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eConclusion\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eSqueezed uses entirely whole food ingredients in their juices, and we would consider their formulations to be healthy. We wouldn’t recommend this product because we consider whole fruit consumption to be a healthier option than fruit juice consumption. However, we don’t take issue with the ingredients and we don’t consider them to be risky or harmful in any way.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWe don’t consider juice diets to be an effective weight loss strategy, although they can cause short-term weight loss due to the relatively low calorie counts.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWe don’t recommend using these products to “cleanse,” to replace food, or for any specific health outcome, but drinking one of these juices for its nutritional content could be a healthy option.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eSome Squeezed customers have complained about becoming ill on the BBB site, and we would urge Squeezed to investigate these claims and respond to the customers publicly with updates for other potential consumers.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e","blog_id":49281925193,"author":"Calloway Cook","user_id":26601750601,"published_at":"2022-09-02T23:38:46-04:00","updated_at":"2022-09-04T22:57:35-04:00","summary_html":"Our research team reviews the ingredients in Squeezed juice cleanses to give our take on whether they're healthy and effective for weight loss. We explain whether \"cleansing\" is generally unscientific, and explain if we consider whole fruit and vegetable consumption to be healthier than juice.","template_suffix":"","handle":"squeezed-juice-cleanse-review","tags":"_related:nutrition, _related:vegan, _related:vegetarian"}

Squeezed Juice Cleanse Review: Nutritious or Unsafe?

Squeezed Juice Cleanse Review: Nutritious or Unsafe?


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Disclaimer: None of the information in this article constitutes medical advice, and is just the opinion of the writer(s) and published for informational purposes only. We recommend that consumers follow their doctor’s guidance in regard to juice cleanses.

Squeezed juice cleanse is a nutritional program that the brand suggests can cause weight loss, boost energy and provide a “deep tissue cleanse and nourishment allowing for healthier hair and skin.”

In this article we’ll review the ingredients in Squeezed juices to provide our determination about whether this program is healthy overall, and whether it’s likely to cause any specific health outcomes like weight loss.

We’ll also discuss whether “cleanses” can improve health or whether we consider them to be unscientific.

Ingredient Review

Squeezed juice cleanse ingredients

The good news about Squeezed juice cleanses is that they are formulated with entirely whole foods ingredients. The ingredient list above comes from the “Squeezed Cleanse,” but we reviewed all of the ingredients in the four packages that the brand offers and they all contain whole foods ingredients and no questionable additives.

Squeezed juices contain a wide variety of fruits and vegetables that the average American consumer may not be exposed to regularly. One of the drinks contains jicama, which is a root vegetable native to Mexico that’s been found in medical research to have potential benefits to weight and blood sugar levels.

Beet is included in several of the juices, and this vegetable is proven to reduce blood pressure in patients with high blood pressure. A medical review published in the Biomolecules journal found that beet juice reduces blood pressure and also reduces mortality rate for certain diseases.

We generally consider it to be a healthy practice to consume a wide variety of fruits and vegetables, because different plant compounds have unique phytonutrients and health benefits. Consuming a wide variety of fruits and vegetables can help optimize gut health beyond eating the same fruits and vegetables daily.

Overall we consider the ingredients in Squeezed juice cleanses to be nutritious and healthy, and we’re glad to note that they’re free of additive ingredients like added sugar or flavoring compounds.

Are Juice Cleanses Effective for Weight Loss?

Squeezed weight loss claim

As referenced in the intro section to this article, Squeezed implies that their program can cause weight loss.

While any dietary intervention that reduces calorie intake below baseline can cause short-term weight loss, we don’t consider juice diets to be an effective long-term weight loss strategy because they reduce calories significantly below baseline and tend to cause a “rebound” effect where weight is regained.

An extensive medical review published in 2017 reviewed results from clinical trials on four popular weight loss strategies, one of them being juice diets.

The study authors found that juicing diets can be effective short-term because they restrict calories so significantly, but that they “tend to lead to weight gain once a normal diet is resumed.”

Our takeaway is that any diet, including fasting, that restricts calories below maintenance level will cause weight loss short-term. This is not unique to “juice cleansing.” However we don't believe this is sustainable long-term nor does Squeezed publish any medical evidence suggesting or proving it is.

We would not recommend using Squeezed juice cleanse as a weight loss strategy. We recommend a healthy, whole-food diet rich in dietary fiber for weight loss.

Is Juice as Healthy as Whole Fruits or Vegetables?

While we consider any juice derived entirely from fruits or vegetables to be healthy, we would consider eating whole fruits or vegetables to be a healthier option than juicing, because whole produce has dietary fiber which blunts the blood sugar response to fruit intake and provides ancillary benefits to gut health.

As we documented in our recent review of Naked Juice, there is medical evidence that eating whole fruits has anti-obesity effects while drinking fruit juice does not. There is also medical proof that whole fruit consumption can reduce the risk of developing type-2 diabetes, while this effect may not occur with fruit juice consumption.

Eating whole fruits is generally a more cost-effective option as well. Squeezed cleanses cost $29.99 for one day at the time of writing this article. A consumer could easily purchase 5-10 servings of whole fruit for less than that price.

Is “Cleansing” Unscientific?

“Cleansing” is a term that is poorly defined in health circles, and we consider it to be generally unscientific. The liver and kidneys detoxify and cleanse the blood efficiently, and we haven’t come across any medical evidence that drinking juices purifies the blood or body in any way beyond what the body already naturally does.

We will credit Squeezed for avoiding any health claims about “detoxification” on their site, but we would prefer if the brand just sold their juices without branding their products as “cleanses” because this suggests a health claim that is ill-defined.

The term “cleansing” in this brand’s marketing suggests that these juices should be consumed as a replacement for food. For consumers interested in Squeezed juices, we would recommend simply adding them to the diet for their nutrition but not as meal replacements unless otherwise recommended by a doctor.

Squeezed Customer Complaints

Squeezed has a customer review rating of 1/5 stars on the Better Business Bureau (BBB) website, which is the lowest possible rating. 

There are many customer reviews mentioning becoming “violently ill” after consuming the juices. We cannot verify the accuracy or authenticity of any of these reviews, but we do consider it to be a red flag that the business hasn’t responded publicly to any of these reviews.

Typically, when a customer leaves a review claiming harm from a product on the BBB site, the business will respond to try to resolve the situation, or at least better understand the customer’s circumstance. The fact that Squeezed chooses not to do so worries us.

Doctors Review Juice Cleanses

One of the most popular YouTube videos on the topic of juice cleanses comes from a channel called “The Doctors” and has garnered over 170,000 views at the time of writing this article. The medical experts on the show discuss whether juice cleanses are effective and safe:

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Conclusion

Squeezed uses entirely whole food ingredients in their juices, and we would consider their formulations to be healthy. We wouldn’t recommend this product because we consider whole fruit consumption to be a healthier option than fruit juice consumption. However, we don’t take issue with the ingredients and we don’t consider them to be risky or harmful in any way.

We don’t consider juice diets to be an effective weight loss strategy, although they can cause short-term weight loss due to the relatively low calorie counts.

We don’t recommend using these products to “cleanse,” to replace food, or for any specific health outcome, but drinking one of these juices for its nutritional content could be a healthy option.

Some Squeezed customers have complained about becoming ill on the BBB site, and we would urge Squeezed to investigate these claims and respond to the customers publicly with updates for other potential consumers.





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