A hectic work life can make it difficult to maintain a healthy food habit, leaving the options of fast food and unhealthy snacks as the only convenient option for a lunchtime meal.
This is why car dealership Mercedes-Benz of Swindon decided to team-up with newly opened juice bar, The Core, to offer its employees the opportunity to find out the health benefits of liquid nutrition by embarking on a 5-day juice only programme.
Starting on Monday 10 June, 26 members of the company signed-up to The Core’s 5 Day Detox, whilst cutting out all caffeine and any other food intake.
Five days later and the results were incredible. A combined total weight loss of around 10 stone as well as reports of better skin, improved sleep and higher levels of energy.
Mike Fellows – Managing Director of Mercedes-Benz of Swindon said, “The colourful bottles of juice that arrived each morning were mixture of cucumber cocktails, lemon zingers, super-fruit smoothies, and a host of nutrient-dense juices. We wanted to test the theory that creating a healthy workplace keeps employees happier and more productive, and the results speak for themselves. Not only did the initiative bring the work force together, but the mood within the dealership was uplifting and everyone felt a new surge of energy. I would recommend all companies to give the plan a go and see the benefits for themselves.”
Kris Talikowski, owner of The Core, Juice Bar and Holistic Lounge added, “It’s been amazing watching the results of each of the employees at Mercedes-Benz. I’ve seen first-hand the impact juicing and a healthy lifestyle can have on people over the last 10 years, including my own, and it’s great to see so many change their views about what they eat in just a five day period.”
About the programmes:
“We are offering a series of 3, 5, 7 and 10-day programmes. For those of us who do not typically consume many fruits and vegetables, incorporating fresh juice can be a fun and different approach to increasing consumption of these important plant foods for improved health, a total body detox and most people’s main motivation – reaching your weight loss goals,” said Kris.
How does it work?
Juicing dramatically increases the body’s intake of fruits and vegetables and increases the nutrient uptake by removing the insoluble fibre. While fibre is an established, important part of an overall healthy diet, removing the insoluble fibre allows for increased absorption of specific health promoting phytonutrients including enzymes, while the soluble fibre pectin remains in the juice.
Consistent intake of nutrient-high raw fruits and vegetables can have dramatic effects on people’s health. In the 10 weeks the Core has been open over 150 people have completed a programme and seen significant changes to their body, health and even conditions like arthritis have been improved with a dietary change and the introduction of a juice programme.