What is detox?
You've probably already heard about detox. This word, which is increasingly used by the press and the media, is on everyone's lips and is often misused.
Many people embark on a detox cure every year, whether it is a total fast, a diet or a mono-diet based on liquid or solid. There are countless possibilities and innovations that are made available to us. By definition, detoxification is "the elimination of toxins by a living organism". It is therefore the process by which the body eliminates toxins, generated by malnutrition, pollution, stress, ... that it stores over time.
Misuko tells you more about it and guides you through a serie of questions and important points to consider before taking the plunge.
What are the benefits?
We all have our reasons to embark on a healthier lifestyle. In preparation for the summer, following a festive weekend or simply for the experience or challenge, all reasons are good to take care of yourself and make yourself feel good.
By consuming solid and often industrial food all day long, our body has little time to properly deal with the elimination of toxins. It is however initially equipped for the elimination of these and for self-detoxification.
Consuming only juices, which are liquid and separated from their insoluble fibres, for one or more days will allow it to take a digestive break and concentrate almost exclusively on the elimination of toxins. A detox cure therefore gives a small boost in moments of tiredness, stress or change of season, during which your body is tired. It are not the juices which, by definition, cleanse the body, but the temporary consumption of liquid which requires little digestion and therefore allows the body to go further in the evacuation of stored waste.
On the other hand, juices provide a large quantity of natural vitamins, good minerals and nutrients, which is not the case with all diets.
But why detox?
01. The challenge
If physical challenges are very popular, those concerning our diet are much less so.
Body and mind are intrinsically linked! Taking on challenges gives you self-confidence, brings a feeling of accomplishment and fulfilment.
Over a short period of time, taking a cure, can be a good and healthy challenge to embark on.
02. Lose weight
Weight loss comes as a result of a diet that is low in fats and refined sugars. This is the case with cures based on green juices.
However, if you do not return to a balanced diet after your cure, any weight you may have lost will quickly return.
This "yo-yo" effect is not good for the body.
If your objective is to lose weight, we always advise you to contact your doctor before taking any steps.
03. For your body
By eating only liquid food over a period of 1 to 3 days, you will give your digestive system and your body a break.
You will be able to take some time for yourself, to do moderate physical activity, to read your book, to linger on your passion, ... you will save time preparing meals and give it to yourself.
Going through a detox cure is also an opportunity to take stock of my diet. Caught up in a fast-paced lifestyle, you need a stop every now and then and take time to ask yourself the right questions. What do I want to change in my lifestyle? Why change my diet? What can a cure do for me?
For 1 to 3 days, you can focus on yourself, you no longer worry about the evening menus you will have to cook when you get home from work, and you can enjoy a personal moment.
05. Taking care of yourself
Whether for one or several days, a detox cure is above all the ideal opportunity to take a break.
That is why detox should not mean restriction, but rather a combination of completeness and pleasure.
The sources of pleasure can be diversified by opting for herbal teas, fruit or vegetable juices. The trick is to eat "liquid"!
You pay attention to your body, to the sensations you feel and offer yourself moments of relaxation for a complete revitalisation. Sport, relaxation, mindfulness and of course everything that pleases you personally are important allies in the completion of a cure.
The main advantage of a juice-based detox cure is therefore the essential intake of liquid, which generally only requires a short digestion. This gives our digestive system a rest and it doesn't have to work non-stop.
Carrying out a cure also gives us the opportunity to make a new start, to get back into good habits in the long term: eating the famous "5 fruits and vegetables a day", replacing certain industrial products with healthy and balanced snacks, reducing the consumption of coffee, alcohol, salt and sugar or animal proteins...
Prepared dishes, for example, require a lot of energy for the body to assimilate them and make digestion long and complicated.
A cure also means learning which foods to combine and for what kind of benefits! You will see that ginger, turmeric or spirulina can easily provide food supplements that may not be present in your usual diet. The right food combinations can boost your immunity in a natural way, and energise your everyday life.
There are only a few, except that our body is so used to chewing that it can make a cure complicated. Apart from that, it's rather nice to follow a schedule and let yourself be guided, without having to think about what and when to eat.
Opinion of a nutritionist (Eleonore Sohier)
"I have tested 2 days of misuko cleanses several times. Practical formats, good juices and above all, quality! You can feel the difference! I recommend it."
Opinion of a dietician (William B.)
"Misuko juices are first of all nice flavours obtained thanks to greedy recipes associating a large variety of fruits and vegetables that we are not or hardly used to find in a home-made juice or in supermarkets.
Then, cold pressing and/or high pressure complementary treatment allows a better preservation of heat-sensitive vitamins. These processes combined with the use of a variety of fruits and especially vegetables, which are not necessarily, or at least rarely, used to be consumed raw, make Misuko juices an excellent source of vitamins and minerals.
Finally, the sugar levels are lower than in traditional fruit juices thanks to their vegetable content, which makes it possible not to feel guilty even if, it should be specified, a juice will never replace the lamb's lettuce of a fruit or a vegetable.
In short, these characteristics make Misuko juices great complements to a balanced diet to please oneself and one's body without getting frustrated."
Opinion of a health prevention advisor (Madeleine Rommel)
"Conviced that wellbeing comes down to a precise combination of quality physical activity and a balanced diet, I support Misuko for the quality of its production and their unique taste, to savor with your eyes closed."
The most dangerous cures are those that are planned over a long period of time, and which totally unbalance a person's daily diet. Some cures provide only a few vitamins, proteins, ... quickly creating deficiencies that can be dangerous for the body.
Headaches, cramps, pain, nausea, bad breath, ... are possible reagents of any kind of fasting.
Pregnant women are not advised to do a detoxification cure. Please check with your doctor before taking any steps.
A detox cure is not incompatible with physical activity, as long as it is moderate. Opt for an outdoor yoga session, jogging, go for a walk, ... Simply take the time to (re-)live.
It is important to consult your doctor before embarking on a detox cure, especially if you have allergies or other conditions.
However, it is possible to adapt the programme of a cure by following your allergies. Please contact our team for a tailor-made schedule.
It is important to consult your doctor before embarking on a deto cure, especially if you have intolerances or other problems.
Which duration to choose?
Whether it is to rest your body after a busy week or to put your digestive system on a break, we offer several cure durations so that we can adapt to your rhythm of life.
The exclusive consumption of juice for one or more days is intended for a healthy adult human being. Remember to consult your doctor in case of hesitation or for any additional information.
This practice is also not recommended for pregnant or breastfeeding women.
duration of a cleanse
Your pace of life doesn't allow for more than a day's break, this is an ideal choice for you. Enjoy a tailor-made programme and follow the order of the numbers on the juice caps. No need to think about what and when to eat. Misuko accompanies you from the moment you wake up until you go to bed. It is an ideal first experience.
Live a more intense experience by choosing the 2-day option.
Produced to order, you are about to receive 12 x 50cl bottles of juice in your fridge, so make some room!
More than three days
The duration of your programme depends on your lifestyle and expectations.
Don't take it lightly, consult your doctor before you start consuming juice exclusively for longer than 3 days.
However, do not hesitate to repeat the experience several times over the course of a month or a year.
How to prepare before a cure?
In order to get the most out of the experience, it is important to prepare your body by eliminating your bad habits. Reduce your consumption of alcohol, tobacco, coffee, salt, sugar, ready meals, animal proteins and encourage the consumption of raw vegetables.
Go to sleep early and rest in order to be fit to start your cure.
Can I eat during a cure?
Ideally, you should stick to an essentially liquid diet.
However, if you feel the urge to eat or chew too strongly, then opt for a handful of oilseeds, a piece of cucumber or celery, ...
How can I return to a normal diet after a cure?
After one or more days cure, it is essential not to return to your bad habits. Continue to eat healthy food, get some fresh air and exercise. Don't swallow the tin of biscuits you find in your cupboard and go back to natural, healthy products, as local as possible.
Also remember to drink enough!! The recommended daily dose is about 6 to 10 250ml glasses of water per day. As the human body is 70% water, we need to drink water all the time to stay healthy. Although it is drinkable and controlled, tap water carries chlorine, fluorine, pie, pesticides and many bacteria. It is transported in worn-out pipes over several kilometres for several hours a day and soaks up the pollution of the city before ending up in your glass and then in your body. Therefore, it is essential to filter your water before drinking it.
The solution? The use of natural ceramic pearls.
Does it take time to build up your cure?
If you wish to prepare your cure yourself, it can take time. Between looking for the right recipes, shopping, preparing a bottle of juice every 2 hours, ... you need to have time in front of you to be able to get started.
Misuko is a turnkey solution, which allows you to continue doing what you planned to do all day long, while enjoying freshly squeezed and 100% organic juices.
But is detox good for me?
We'll know what will best suit your needs, your lifestyle, and your budget.
Is it adapted to my current diet?
As long as you are prepared for it, a cleanse can be suitable for anyone in good health.
In order to get the most out of the experience, it is important to prepare your body by eliminating your bad habits, strongly reducing your consumption of alcohol, tobacco, coffee, salt, sugar, ready meals, animal proteins and favouring the consumption of raw vegetables.
The most important thing is not to return to your bad habits after your treatment. Take advantage of this experience to make a good start and change your habits.
Is it adapted to my lifestyle?
Whether it is to rest your body after a busy week, to put your digestive system on a short break or simply for the experience or the challenge, we offer several cure programmes over several durations in order to adapt to your lifestyle.
It is essentially the duration that will be influenced according to your lifestyle.
Is it adapted to my health?
The exclusive consumption of juice for one or more days is intended for an adult human being in good health. Remember to consult your doctor in case of hesitation or for any additional information.
This practice is also not recommended for pregnant or breastfeeding women.
There are different types of cleansesShop now
The different types of cure
There are several types of cures. Total fasting, which consists of not eating anything for a certain period of time. Only water is allowed.
Diet or mono-diet, which consists of eating or drinking only one food for a certain period of time. The food can be solid or, in our case, liquid, juice based.
Foods for a cure
At Misuko, it is fruit, vegetables, oilseeds and super foods. That's all.
Is a cure sweet?
First of all, what you need to know is that the sugars present in juice cures are natural and unrefined sugars.
Depending on the type of juice you put in your cure, it will be more or less sweet. Some coloured juices have a 50/50 composition between fruit and vegetables, while other juices, which are rather green, are essentially composed of green vegetables, and therefore much less sweet.
Organic or not organic?
The components of our juices all come from organic farming and are labelled by the Certisys organisation.
Eating organic means eating less pesticides. WHO and FAO study reports have shown that organically grown products contain less nitrate and pesticide residues than non-organic products.
Fruit and vegetables will tend to taste better and be juicier, which is essential in our sector.
Fruit and/or vegetables?
By definition, the more fruit your juices contain, the sweeter and sweeter they are and should be consumed in moderation.
Opt instead for vegetable juices, if possible green, which are more suitable for this practice.
Juice or not?
As explained above, there are different types of detox. Here are just two of them:
The solid detox, inspired by "raw food", which generally consists of eating only raw food for a more or less long period of time. It stimulates the body's self-purifying functions, thanks to nutrients and enzymes that are raw, alive and not damaged by cooking.
The so-called liquid detox, which is inspired by "cleansing" that comes straight from the United States. It's main action is to cleanse the organism damaged by our food through fruit and vegetable juices. The latter, if done by a healthy person over a short period of time, cannot harm the body.
Excess, however, can be harmful, as it is very similar to fasting, especially due to the absence of lipids and proteins, and could quickly create deficiencies.
Cold pressed juices?
Our juices are made with fresh cold-pressed fruit and vegetables. They contain no added sugars, no preservatives and are not pasteurised. What is the difference between cold-pressed juices and juices squeezed in a centrifuge?
Centrifuges are the most common, they are the ones that are found in our kitchens and in larger quantities in the shops. They are equipped with fast-rotating blades, which separate the juice and flesh from the food by centrifugal force, generating heat and reducing the final nutritional value.
The juice obtained tends to oxidise and decant much faster. It is advisable to drink it within 15 minutes of pressing.
Cold pressing extraction slowly crushes the fruit and vegetables to prevent this heating and oxidation, thus preserving a maximum of nutrients, minerals and vitamins. Insoluble fibre is eliminated, making the juice easier for the body to absorb and more easily digestible. It will also tend to settle more slowly.
How does a cure work?
A cure is a change of diet over a period of time. In our case, it consists of 6 x 50cl bottles of juice, to be consumed every two hours.
Changing from a solid to a liquid diet gives the body time and allows it to eliminate more easily certain toxins that it normally stores, notably because of our overly processed and industrial diet.
Certain foods should be banned from your diet before, during and after your cure:
*Coffee, alcohol, salt, refined sugar, processed foods and prepared dishes
Others are to be favorised:
*Water infused with fruit and vegetables, herbal teas, oilseeds raw fruit and vegetables
This breakfast is healthy and provides a great source of nutrition. Quinoa, although often used for savoury dishes, is also a choice ingredient for your sweet dishes and an excellent alternative to oat flakes.
*60g dry quinoa
*120ml of water
*120ml almond milk or other vegetable milk (see on our eshop)
*20g of protein
*1 pinch of cinnamon
Socca is the name given to a culinary speciality from Nice based on chickpea flour. The Italians call it "farinata" and the people of Toulon "cade". Add vegetable protein flakes to the dough, they will provide your body with good 100% vegetable proteins.
*90g chickpea flour
*30g of protein flakes
*300ml of water
*1 tablespoon of olive oil
*1 tablespoon of salt
*1 tablespoon of dried rosemary
*1 pinch of pepper
This pizza can be eaten whole, without remorse. The dough, rich in white Chia seeds, is composed of few ingredients and is ready in a few minutes.
*60g of chickpea flour
*25g of vegetable proteins
*10g white chia seeds
*1 tablespoon of oregano
*½ cs salt
*90ml hot water
Comparison of the cures
Divided into 3 categories, our cures will please and satisfy you, whatever your objectives and desires.
The first, "Shade of colors", is composed of juices containing 50/50 fruit and vegetables. This cure is sweeter and thus the ideal cure for a first experience.
The second, "Dare to go red", is made of juice containing 25% fruit and 75% vegetables.
The third, "Try green", is made up of juices containing more than 80% green vegetables. This is the so-called "detox" cure par excellence.
Frequently Asked QuestionsGo to FAQ
Is it possible to make a cure yourself?
Yes, you can. If you have the right machine at home (i.e. a cold press or at least a juice extractor), and if you have a cheap organic market not far from home and you have some time, it is quite possible!
You can get inspiration from our recipes to do the same thing at home, or browse our blog for other juice ideas.
Does my cure replace the fact that I have to drink 2L of water a day?
No, it complements it.
To make it easier to drink your 1.5 - 2L of water a day, consider drinking it as an herbal tea. We offer 4 different ones in our range, it's a good way to drink water!
Also, remember to drink tap water rather than bottled water. Before drinking it, make sure you filter it with our ceramic pearls, for example.
At what time of the year should I do a cure? (seasons)
With each change of season, your body undergoes the change of temperature, the possible change of our, ... and this is reflected by a slackening, a changing mood, insomnia, ...
These are usually the moments our customers prefer to take a juice cure.
Does this have an impact on my breath?
Any change in diet causes changes in your body. Therefore, it is possible that you may have bad breath during a juice cure.
Don't panic, nothing serious, it is only temporary and it can be reduced by drinking a large glass of water for example .
When to start a detox cure?
When you feel the need.
Your body is constantly being put to the test, with pollution, our refined diet, our daily stress and our hectic pace of life... It is preferable to do a detox cure over a shorter period of time, and repeat it several times a year.
Not yet conviced ? Let's talk about us...Our story
Who are we?
Misuko comes from the esperanto "Mia Suko" which means "My juice". Much more than products, Misuko is a philosophy inspired by the Asian way of life where juices are central. We are convinced that well-being is achieved through the adoption of healthy, natural and environmentally friendly food. All our products are developed on the basis of advice from nutritionists and professionals in the sector.
Cuisine and fashion, the same search for refinement
In fashion as well as in gastronomy, the combination of flavours and colours is very important. Conceived as a "collection", each "creation" is unique and draws its inspiration from the colours that surround us.
How much does it cost?
Each day of cure costs 44.7€.
It is possible to buy a pack or to make a subscription and take advantage of discounts!
At misuko, you have 3 different choices
Shade of colors
Omnipresent around us, colours influence our state of mind, our mood and give us the strength to face the tumults of our daily life.
Break your metro-work-sleep rhythm and immerse yourself in an explosion of flavours with this colour-shaded cure.
Dare to be red
Built around the colour red, it honours the beetroot.
Red is the colour of action, leadership and willpower.
For all people with an urban lifestyle, requiring dynamism and energy, live a unique experience by opting for this cure.
Green is the new black.
This colour symbolises luxury and distinction, blending the traditional with the contemporary.
These principles guided us throughout its design. Fresh raw materials
The misuko products
DETOX JUICES - Made up of 75%+ vegetables, our detox juices are meant for people who want to add more natural vitamins, minerals and nutrients to their daily diet.
GOURMET JUICES - Composed mainly of fruit or 50/50 between fruit and vegetables, our gourmet juices are intended for people who wish to consume healthy, organic products on a daily basis and whose manufacturing origin is known and controlled.
SHOTS - Boost your immunity with our shots. Super anti-inflammatory virtues, unfailing support for the immune system, and naturally reinforced defences like never before.
PLANTBASED MILKS - New intolerances emerged because of our modern diet and lifestyles... making industrial milk difficult to digest for some people. Misuko offers you a perfect alternative based on vegetable foods.
HERBAL TEAS - Thanks to plants from organic farming, rigorously selected for their active ingredients, our herbal teas will bring you well-being and lightness.
ENERGY BALLS - New gourmet trend that will delight your pupils and taste buds alike. Composed only of rich and raw food, our energy balls will make an ideal vitamin-rich snack.
FRUIT AND VEGETABLES - Grown by passionate farmers, enjoy a selection of organic fruits and vegetables.
OTHERS - Feel like detoxifying? You're going to have to do more than just pay attention to your diet. Although this is an essential part, detoxification doesn't stop there. Misuko gives you the opportunity to go further. Discover our wellness selection.
Last but not least, some testimonials of our clients...
Naïs R. (particular)
"The one-day detox cure went very well. Thank you for the advice and for adapting the program to my allergies. I'm thinking of ordering a cure again, maybe a longer one!"
Charlotte P. (student)
"I am 23 years old and I have just finished my 2-day detox cure and I loved it! It was the first time I did this and I heard that fall was the perfect time to do it so I went for it!
The juices are good and tasty, especially the plantbased milks in the evening. A delight in front of my favorite TV-show. Moreover, I neither felt hunger nor had any side effects such as headache, feeling tired, etc. as some had predicted."
Chiara G. (particular)
"I have been doing juice cures since January after a period of excess or when I feel the need. I used to make my juices with a juice extractor myself but it took me time and energy. So I turned to MISUKO and I don't regret it, the juices are very good and in a sufficient quantity. Indeed, I can't manage to finish the 500ml juice!"