Thursday, February 20, 2014

The Benefits of Juicing

As many of you know, I have recently within the past few months started juicing. I have been wanting to improve my health, and this is a great place to start. When I first got my juicer, I started with a week long juice fast to cleanse, "reboot", and detox my body and rid it of toxins. Because, trust me, I didn't have the best diet! I knew it was time for a change, especially after watching the documentary, "Fat, Sick, & Nearly Dead" about a man who juice fasts for 90 days straight. Pretty extreme if you ask me, but he ended up literally healing himself of his health problems, and getting down to a normal weight for his height and age. I really suggest if you decide on a juice cleanse to consume at least 2000 calories. You want to be sure to not starve, because that will end up messing up your metabolism. Adding fiber to your diet while on a juice cleanse is also VERY important. You can do this by adding dissolvable fiber powder to your juices, or adding pears and prunes. If you do decide on a juice cleanse, PLEASE talk to your doctor first. There are many debates out there about juice cleansing. Personally, I don't think I could go more than a week. I love food too much!

There are many benefits of juicing, such as increased energy, better complexion, strengthened immunity and bones and also a reduced chance of cancer, strokes, diseases, and more! Fruits and vegetables contain minerals, antioxidants, enzymes, and vitamins that are fantastic for your body and health and by juicing it is easier to receive these nutrients, instead of having to eat pounds of fruits and vegetables. I really love the website Juice Recipes because you can select which fruits and vegetables you have and it will show you a list of the different juices you can make and the benefits! I definitely recommend checking it out.

It may seem like a chunk of money out of your pocket at first, but isn't it worth it, for your health? I think it is! You will definitely be thanking yourself in the long run.
Juicers are anywhere from $50-$200, sometimes even more. The average cost of a decent amount of fruits and vegetables per week is at least $50 too.

I definitely recommend juicing to everyone, the possibilities are endless when it comes to recipes. The juices are always delicious, the health benefits are amazing, losing the winter weight I have put on has been easy, and I feel great. Knowing that I have taken the steps towards a healthier lifestyle makes me very happy, and I know it will make you happy too!

If you have any questions feel free to comment below! Thanks for reading!

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