Juicing is a healthy way to lose weight if done properly. But just like many weight loss techniques, it can backfire if you don’t know what you’re doing. Don’t worry because once you understand the concept of juicing and how it helps your body to lose weight and be healthy, you can easily make smart choices on the types of fruits and vegetables that you choose to juice. There are great recipes that you can follow to use juicing as a technique to get the nutrients that your body lacks, boost your metabolism, and strengthen your immune system.
The great thing about juicing in the comfort of your home as compared to buying ready-made ones at the store, is that you have more control of what goes in your juice as well as the portion for each ingredient that you want to use. Fresh juices contain a wealth of minerals and vitamins that aid in cleansing your body, especially vegetable juices. It will also provide you with more energy throughout the day. Most of all, a well-prepared vegetable juice with the proper ingredients will help lower your calories to keep you within the energy range suitable for healthy weight loss.
A lot of people believe that in order to have great energy levels and a slim stomach, they need to eat nothing but boring and bland foods. However, that’s simply not true. While it’s true that you might have to cut a few different foods out of your diet if you want to achieve your ideal weight, that doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy a rich collection of delicious foods and beverages that constantly leave you craving more.
Juicing is a great way to lose weight and flood your body with nutrient dense fruit and veg. With the right weight loss juice recipes, you can not only give your metabolism the kick start that it needs, but you can also make sure that you have the energy that you need to motivate yourself to spend more time doing daily exercise.
Having juiced almost daily for the last 35 years, I know the benefits of drinking fresh pressed juice. I love it so much that I now hire out mobile juice bars and provide healthy catering at festivals in the UK and Australia. Juicing is great because it has been proven that drinking juices regularly greatly improves your general health and well-being. Juice can aid restoration, rejuvenation and detoxification and, better still, there is no evidence to suggest you can drink too much juice!
There are many health benefits to juicing and by incorporating fresh pressed juices into your daily regime it can help relieve stress by flooding your body with nutrient dense fruit and vegetables. Your body will be running on fuel that it can use immediately rather than running on borrowed energy from caffeine or sugar.
While providing healthy catering at festivals, people often ask about the health benefits of juicing. Juicing is a great way to support your immune system, improve digestion and help with losing weight.
Immune System Benefits
Fresh pressed juice energizes the body and helps cleanse the body of toxins. Fresh pressed juice builds up the immune system and can slow the aging process. Vegetable and leafy green based juices provide unbeatable nutrition. When making fresh pressed juice at home no list of ingredients is required. Juice is easy to drink and it tastes great.
Juicing fruit and vegetables provides a fast way to absorb nutrients, leaving energy reserves for deeper cleansing, repairing and healing cells. Fresh pressed juice contains specific vitamins and minerals that are natural and easy to absorb. Fresh pressed juices also contain phytochemicals – a substance linked to good health and is only found in plants, fruits and vegetables. They are a good source of non-meat Protein especially smoothies with seeds, wheat germ or whole grains.
Another significant benefit of juicing is all the leftover pulp. This is a natural by-product of juicing. The juice contains concentrated amounts of nutrients; the pulp retains the fibre and a substantial amount of the nutrients as well.
Put it into cakes and slices – re-use pineapple and apple pulp in our home made cakes or fruit slice.
Pulp is great for garden compost – except citrus.
Put pulp to worm and pig farms – they both love it!
In the winter it is great in porridge – especially apple as it gives a great flavour and excellent amount of fibre
Concerned about extra fibre, add a teaspoon of the fibre to your juice – stir it in and sip away!
Also put left over grated carrot fibre into the evening meal – kids won’t notice ad it is very good for them.