wellbeing: 5 things you need to KNOW ABOUT JUICING

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SWITCH YOUR COFFEE FOR FRESHLY SQUEEZED JUICE and you’ll wake up energised…

you’ll be happier and more optimistic and your skin will glow. Sound good?


Here are five things you need to know so that you, too, can begin to experience the benefits of juicing for yourself:

1. Aim to drink two glasses a day. Most people find that eating large quantities of vegetables is, at best, a bit of a chore and, at worst, screamingly boring, but the full, health-giving, benefits can easily be accomplished by a quick glass of vegetable juice, aim to drink at least two.

2. Juice is not a smoothie! A juice is a drink made using a juice extractor which provides all the liquid without any of the fiber. A smoothie is made by mixing whole ingredients into a pulp in a blender. For a pint of juice, you’ll use three time more vegetables than you would for a smoothie, which means you’re receiving three times more of the good stuff – the life-giving vitamins and minerals.

3. Juice your vegetables. Eat and/or blend your fruit. Fruit is sweet and if you remove the fibre, it becomes even more highly glycemic. Not good! {You may find yourself suffering from mood-swings and increased cravings for sweet food like sugar and carbohydrates.} Also it’s already easy to eat 3-4 fruit a day – and delicious as well. So why bother? It’s the juice of green vegetables from which you will benefit most.

4. Why Greens? Chlorophyll is the magic ingredient. It’s the pigment responsible for the green color in plants. It enables them to “trap” energy from sunlight. Chlorophyll assists in red blood cell regeneration, enhancing the oxygenation process. It cleanses the digestive system, assists in purifying the blood, eliminates bacteria, disinfecting and detoxifying as it goes about it’s work. Oh, and it balances the body’s acid-alkali levels. Chlorophyll is rich in zinc, selenium, vitamins E, C and A, biotin, pantothenic and folic acids, calcium, chromium, phosphorus, potassium and magnesium. Not to mention iron.

5. What about protein? Yes, indeed! Your juice will provide some of the protein complex, but take a few nuts or seeds with your juice. They’ll help you absorb it better, as well as making it a more complete food.

{Source: MindBodyGreen}


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