A Guide To Juicing
This generation has developed a keen interest in obtaining optimal physical health, balanced nutrition, sensible diets and promoting general feelings of well-being.
One of the most popular, not to mention simple, ways that a person can take charge of his or her own health is by juicing.
It may sound rather odd, but the benefits associated with juicing are so numerous that this method of nutritional intake cannot be ignored.
Juicing is the method in which whole fruits and vegetables are pureed into a vitamin-packed liquid consistency that can then be used as a juice or made into a smoothie.
Of course, eating whole fruits and vegetables is beneficial to a person's health, but when you break them down from a solid to a liquid form, you are actually allowing the body to quickly absorb the juice because it does not have anything to digest. The nutrients contained in the juice can pass quickly into the bloodstream and be used immediately.
Some people prefer cooking their vegetables rather than eating them raw because they find that raw vegetables are more difficult to digest. But the cooking process of boiling or steaming actually drains the vegetable of its high nutritional content, depleting its richness in vitamins, minerals and other essential nutrients.
Fruits and vegetables are healthier for your body when they are eaten raw, so the person who has difficulty digesting raw fruits and vegetables would greatly benefit from juicing those ingredients, bypassing digestion, and still being able to receive his or her recommended daily servings.
Raw foods contain key enzymes that directly influence a person's metabolism. A metabolism that is functioning at an optimal level will result in healthy weight loss.
Not only will juicing improve your overall health, increase your metabolic rate so that you are able to burn calories, lose weight, and increase stamina, but it can also help to reduce the effects of aging.
Let's face it, most people do not eat the recommended servings laid out in the food pyramid, and therefore, our bodies are either depleted of, or completely missing certain key vitamins and minerals. As a result, we may notice more wear and tear to our bodies, or we don't have the kind of energy we had when we were younger.
Once you try the juicing method and notice how much better you feel, you will purpose to juice every day because you want to continue feeling great. As a result, you will be meeting your daily requirements of fresh fruits and vegetables in their most nutrient-rich form: Raw.
Additionally, depending on the type of fruits and vegetables you decide to use when juicing, you will also be receiving a potent dose of antioxidants which are known to stop free radicals--such as those responsible for such conditions as high blood pressure, cataracts and cancer--in their tracks.
Furthermore, juicing can also keep a person from developing Type 2 diabetes. Studies have shown that the intake of raw fruits and vegetables will keep a person's blood glucose at consistent levels.
Mangoes, peaches and nectarines are the best fruits to juice if you have issues with maintaining normal blood glucose levels because they are all notorious for aiding in digestion.
Juicing is one of the easiest ways in which to improve your overall health and increase stamina. Experiment with different fruits and vegetables until you find a blend that you love. Also, research the best combinations of fruits and vegetables to receive the most nutrients at one time.