Updated: Nov 25, 2019
Juicey Juice. Cold pressed juice. BeetleJuice. Who’s got the juice?
We’ve all heard the “tea” about juicing, but why exactly am I starving myself trying to get healthy?
Truth is our body’s only need 72 hours for harmful foods to pass through our system. And these juices are only supposed to supplement our normal caloric diet. If you are wanting to pop up and pop out to these holiday parties ; take a sip on this.
In preparing for the holiday indulgence juicing will alleviate the unwanted symptoms that make you feel over indulgent, and more likely to stay on the wagon over the festive holiday season. In a nutshell, juicing allows your body to consume powerful micronutrients found in a multivitamin while not feeling overstuffed.
The shift to “natural living”.
But why not just take a multivitamin? So while multivitamins are not high up on the list as far as “dangerous supplements” are concerned, it’s a supplement nonetheless. There is an overwhelming shift that is happening in our society when it comes to people not wanting to introduce things not from the earth into their body; this is just one way juicing has become popular.. Health enthusiast rather consume all vital nutrients via foods rather than supplements.
Here's the low down on the billion dollar supplement industry. IT'S COMPLETELY UNREGULATED and almost all of the most popular supplements in the market vary just by one or two ingredients. What a rip off! That’s it, nothing more and nothing less.
So if you plan to indulge with loved ones this holiday try juicing with these powerful super foods:
Leafy Greens (broccoli, celery, kale, spinach)
Nuts and seeds may also go in the juicer and are low on the glycemic index (presence of sugar)
Fruit can be added in the juicer to cut the bitter taste of the flavor from the greens, but keep it very minimal
There’s nothing quite like ginger. Ginger is like the forgotten gold mine of super foods to spice up your health. It’s hard for me to try and think of a time as a kid my mother did not tell me to drink a bottle of ginger ale for an upset stomach. Lol It has been shown to lower blood sugar levels, improve various heart disease risk factors in populations with type 2 diabetes; ginger appears to speed up emptying of the stomach which can be beneficial for people with indigestion and related stomach ache issues. Because of the delayed emptying of the stomach the food typically has a longer time to sit stagnant causing discomfort to the body. In fact, ginger extract can also inhibit the growth of many different types of bacteria that would otherwise grow from rotting food in the intestines causing the discomfort as well.
How does it work differently than if I blended my fruits and vegetables ?
Smoothies mix and blend all components (skin, seed, and flesh of the fruit) while juicing is the extraction of a nutritious juice from these fruit and vegetable components. This way the juicer leaves out the fibrous tissue of the ingredients. The reason the juicer leaves out the fiber is because the inventors wanted you to live a practical lifestyle. Since it was created more so for veggies and plants and fiber from these food groups are the kind of fiber that will leave you feeling fuller longer, attracts water to your intestines, and aids everything in moving along.😊Catch my drift….It wouldn't be very convenient for you to have to run to the restroom that often , but if you’d like you can always add some of the remaining fiber back into your juice for that added benefit.
Need To Knows…
So the meat and potatoes of this is that we don't produce all micronutrients therefore we need to consume them in order for our body to produce enzymes and regulate itself how it’s designed. That means preventing infections and cleaning out all potentially harmful bacteria. So ease your stress by filling up your body with the necessary nutrients to “pre-tox” during the holidays.
About the Author:
Gloria Smith is a vibrant coach and personal trainer. She has worked in the fitness industry for over five years training individuals from all walks of life, including professional athletes. Her passion for helping others and promoting health and wellness came together to create B.Well Health & Fitness blog. The focus of her blog is to bridge the broad gap between fitness professionals and the novice health enthusiast. She writes to simplify healthy lifestyle tips to meet individuals at their level; ensuring progress is achieved every step of the way. Check her out for all of your health and fitness needs!