By Chef K.T. Murphy
If you’ve never considered juicing before, you’re honestly missing out on an easy way to improve your health. This is especially true if you’ve been struggling to make amends to your diet, or if you feel you could do better to get real nutrition. have 5 booklets with recipes and a booklet showing the nutritional values of food.”Plants A to Z” Look under booklets
Juicing I feel makes up for true nutrition that you may be not getting in your diet. Also for an easy and convenient way of enhancing your diet, and with a little experimentation and know how, you will never get bored with making the same juice day after day.
Ready to learn how juicing can enhance your diet efforts? Then read on!
Juicing Helps Nourish Gut Bacteria
Don’t think about your gut bacteria often enough? Relax! Many people actually have no clue that bacteria even reside there, even though it is in your best interest to take care of these little fellows.
Bacteria require food known as “pre-biotics,” typically a type of carbohydrate found in many fruits and vegetables. Moreover, in case you were wondering, while juicing does remove a significant amount of fiber from the fruits and veggies, the type removed is known as insoluble fiber.
Soluble fiber still makes its way through, and allows you to experience all the benefits it’s known for.
Juicing Can Help Keep You Energized
If you rely on highly processed foods, you inevitably know the feelings of the rise and crash brought on by fluctuating blood sugar levels. This is frustrating, and often leads to overeating, or binge eating. The veggies and fruits that are often made into juice supply more complex carbs, which do not fluctuate as wildly. This means that having a veggie blended juice with your meal will stabilize your blood sugar levels far better than having a soda.
Juicing Helps You Meet Your Water Goals For The Day
How often have you thought, “Gee, I’ll be sure to hit 8 glasses of water today,” but then you never do. Water is boring- that’s a fact. However, what if you could mix it up by having a few glasses of your favorite juice every day?
The water formula for intake. The body needs it for the organs and to flush the systems.
Body Weight / 2 = .oz of water intake
Example: 300 pounds / 2 = 150 oz of water per day or 4, 5 Liters
Surely, you would be more motivated to meet your hydration requirements. Just be sure to not drink too many of these natural juices per day, since if you are using fruits in yours, it will be sure to add a bunch to your caloric bottom line.
It Boosts Absorption Of Many Nutrients
Though this is not common knowledge, when fruits and veggies are consumed whole, their insoluble fiber component may result in wastage of some amount of nutrients, especially if it is bound to the soon to be excreted fiber husk. Yes, we do not need insoluble fiber in our diet, but that does not mean that a glass or two of juices will do you any harm. If anything, you are likely to pick up a few extra milligrams of key micro nutrients, which may be all your body needs to keep functioning optimally. Simply it rips the cells walls down do that you get the veggies nutrients from inside the cell giving you the blast of energy and nutrition your body needs.
It Promotes Detoxification
Quite a few people embark on an annual juice fasting diet, in an effort to boost the body’s detoxification potential. However, whether you or don’t is not the goal here. What is, however, is making your body more efficient at removing waste, so organs are kept in tiptop shape for years to come. The organ that handles the majority of our detoxification processes is none other than the liver, which can become “tired” after non-stop bombardment with waste.
The best way to hit reset, or at least help out? Consume more juices. The soluble fiber, plus the tons of Phytonutrients contained within is bound to improve any old diet, and help speed along the gears with whatever you are trying to achieve-be it weight loss, or living a greener life. I try to live on a 80 % plant 20% meat diet in conjunction with portion control. I have lost 30 pounds doing that alone.
All the best