It’s great that you’ve decided to make some changes in the way you eat. Implementing a juicing plan in your life and not only knock off unwanted weight, but juicing will energize your life and bring you back to optimal health.
Culinary professionals know that valuable micronutrients are destroyed when heating food. It’s a fact that nutritionists from all over the globe are aware of but you won’t hear any of that in the fast food commercials. The actual cooking process alters the shape of the chemical makeup of these nutrients which is why eating organic fresh fruits and vegetables is the best way to ensure you receive proper nutrients.
It’s often been said by health authorities that to stay healthy you should have at least 6-8 servings of fruits and vegetables per day. This is the whole concept behind juicing. With juicing, you can easily extract your required recommended servings and reach your optimum daily vegetable goal with little effort.
There are three main health benefits of juicing. First, juicing can help your body make the most use out of vegetables. The fact is, most of our bodies digestion system is impaired from years of eating junk food. This results in less than optimal intake of the precious nutrients that fruits and vegetables provide almost defeating the purpose of eating this high powered energizing fruits to begin with. Juicing completely counteracts this flaw in your eating habits by allowing your body to intake the fruits and vegetables maximum value almost instantly.
Not only does juicing allow you to intake optimum value, but it allows you to easily consume the perfect amount of vegetables. Think about it, we are all busy in our day to day life, and who has the time to pick out 6-8 fresh fruits and vegetables? Not to mention if you are a carb type of person who needs to eat a full pound of vegetables per 50 pounds of body weight per day. For some people the thought of properly managing your nutrition seems like a full time job and to be honest with you, if you’re trying to do it manually, it can require full time responsibility. Juicing can cut this full time management of your vegetable intake into just a few minutes of your time per day.
It’s always best to eat a wide variety of fruits and vegetables. One of the other health benefits of juicing is that juicing not only makes eating a wide variety of fruits easy but fun as well. Many people eat the same types of vegetables everyday. Although technically you are eating healthy, your taste buds may hate you leaving you feeling bored with healthy eating. After bordum sets in, it’s not at all uncommon to quit the “health kick”. A healthy eating plan is only effective if it’s consistently followed. With juicing there’s no reason why you can’t finally stick to your health plan because juicing makes eating a wide variety of fruits and vegetables easy. Fruits and vegetables that you would not normally eat taste amazingly good when mixed with other fruits in the juicer.
Although the health benefits of juicing are numerous, it is only fair to warn you, vegetable juicing alone is not a complete meal. Juicing has a limited amount of protein and almost no fat, so even though you are getting your complete supply of fruits and vegetables, you will still need to eat a well balanced amount of protein and fat in order to stay healthy. The only exception is if you’re on some sort of detoxification or fasting program. In this case using juicing as a meal may be an option for you.
It is important to listen to your body when juicing because your body has a way of letting you know when something is wrong. For those who have hypertension or are overweight, or diabetes, consulting a doctor before starting a juicing routine is a wise decision. Some people, when beginning the juicing routine start to feel nauseous because of the extra intake of nutrients. The best way to avoid this is to use organic vegetables and fruits whenever possible.