Unless you have been living under a rock for the last few years, you would
have no doubt heard about the amazingness of juicing. But did you also
know that a juice elixir can also be a healthy and safe way to lose
weight? When drunk in complement to an existing weight-loss plan, juicing
provides a high level of quality nutrition, which will assist in weight-loss.
Read on to find out how.
1. Easy Digestion
One of the best benefits of juicing fresh fruit and
vegetables is that drinking them (as opposed to eating them) makes the
m really easy for your body to digest. If you are to juice say a couple of tomatoes, celery,
cucumber, spinach, and carrot, you will make a delicious and easy to
drink fresh vegetable cocktail that will provide a huge amount of
nutritional benefits to your body. If you were to actually consume those
same vegetables raw, from a plate, in one sitting, you would find the process to
be quite difficult. It would take a lot of effort to eat and digest the same quantity of food.
But by juicing those vegetables, you get to drink in one glass a dense quantity of
vitamins, minerals, and nutrients really easily.
2. Reduction in Cravings
When you drink a glass of freshly made vegetable or green juice, you are
loading every cell of your body with detoxifying minerals. By drinking your
veggies and fruit, you are giving your body all the amazing nutrients that it
needs to heal, stay healthy, and reduce the risk of illness. In turn, you will
also find that you experience a reduction in cravings, particularly for
sweets or processed foods. This is because you are feeding your body all
that it needs. Your body won’t be sending messages to your brain that make
you crave particular foods that contain certain minerals or vitamins
that you might otherwise lacking. It is in this way that you will start to lose
weight, often quite quickly. You simply won’t be eating the bad foods that
make you gain weight, and you won’t feel like you are even depriving
yourself of these foods like you might if dieting.
3. Tasty Fuel
It is also handy to know that green juices taste great! You can make your
juice really flavorful by adding in lemon, mint or ginger to really add a
tasty punch to your juice. You will enjoy the flavors of the juice so much
that you will choose to make a juice rather than eat another less healthy
snack food. It is also worth noting that juice you make at home on your
own is a much better option than that which is store bought. Fresh juice
made with a base of vegetables is going to contain much more nutrition
than the kind that comes from a carton. Even fresh, store-bought juices
will often have sugars and other additives as well as preservatives added
to the juice. This kind of juice means you are drinking a lot of unnecessary
calories. On the other hand, a homemade vegetable and fruit juice
delivers nothing but goodness that is healthy fuel for your body.
4. Filling Snack or Dessert
Another amazing thing about juicing is that by drinking a freshly made
juice, your appetite shuts off. This is because your body (which is amazing
at knowing just what it needs!) is getting all that it is looking for. You will
feel satisfied and satiated, much more than you would by eating empty
calories in junk food. Your body will feel revitalized, not sluggish or heavy,
and instead of searching for more food even after you have just eaten
something, you will find that you don’t really want or need anything more.
5. It is not a fad diet
Once you start making juicing a regular part of your lifestyle, and start to
experience all the health benefits and begin losing weight without a
struggle, you will realize that incorporating fresh juicing into your life is
definitely not a diet fad. Unlike regimented diets that are difficult to follow
and which can often make you gain weight, juicing works in such a
remarkable way that you will want to include juicing in your life forever.
Unlike fad diets, you will never feel deprived or hungry. Not only that, but
other aspects of your health will also improve. You might notice your skin is
clearer, your eyes are brighter, and your nails and hair grow more quickly.
You will also have more energy and you will start to feel amazing. Juicing
will seriously become a way of life you will want to follow forever!
6. You invest in your health
In order to start juicing regularly, you will need to invest in a juicer, which
initially will mean setting aside a bit of money. You might feel like this is an
expense you don’t want to have, but by making that purchase, you are
committing to your health and weight loss. It gives you a reason to stick to
the concept of juicing for long enough that you will start to notice the
difference in how you feel. It is also an investment in your health and well-
being, so not only does juicing help you to lose weight, but it will save you
money in medical fees in the future.
7. Fun and Vartiety
In order to lose weight and to stay motivated, life needs to be fun, right?
Juicing is the ideal way to bring this into your life. As you start to get into
juicing, you will find it great fun making new combinations of fruit and
vegetables cocktails. You will make all kinds of unique and interesting
drinks, and you will find that you never get bored from the endless variety
of beverages that you can make for yourself and others. You will also
want to share these drinks with others, which will also mean getting
encouragement and support from those around you as you continue your
weight-loss goals. Support is super important when it comes to making,
and sticking to, healthy changes in your life.
Really, juicing is a fabulously fun, easy, and healthy way to shed those
unwanted pounds without any struggle or deprivation. You have got
nothing to lose by starting to make green juicing a regular part of your
lifestyle. To get you started, here is a delicious and easy juice to kick-start
Trim and Delicious Green Juice
½ beetroot (peeled)
1 rib celery
1-inch piece of ginger
Run the vegetables through your juicer and enjoy!
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