What’s the deal with juicing?
With the recent online hype of juicing, which has been all over Instagram and online blogs for the past few months, it’s got us questioning what are the real benefits of this new fad diet.
Juicing is extremely beneficial for your health and when used in a balanced diet plan can help you loose weight. It adds a much wider variety of vegetables into your diet that you wouldn’t always include in your usual diet; it also allows you to consume a bigger amount of vegetables in a practical manner. Consuming these vegetables in this way actually helps you to absorb more nutrients from the vegetables, as it’s already “pre-digested” them for you so you don’t loose half the nutrients from this process.
Juicing helps to give your body a ‘rest’, it should not be a long-term change but a short break from a ‘modern diet’ can work wonders for your body. The best way to go about starting a juicing diet is to plan it around your lifestyle, the fresher the juice the more nutrients you’ll gain, although juices can last, if refrigerated, for 24hrs. It’s advised you replace one meal a day with a juice, there is a variety of combinations to create some of the healthiest combinations, its best to include around 75% vegetables and 25% fruit for the best results.
Three top recommended combinations to try are:
- Big RED: Beetroot, Carrot, Celery, Apple & Pomegranate.
- Yummy Carrot: Carrots, Apple, Ginger, Turmeric & Lemon.
- Greenie: Kale, Spinach, Cucumber, Celery & Apple.
Of course you can get creative yourself and create your own combinations, think of the kinds of flavors that are your personal favorites to create your own juicy inventions. Try not to overload your juicer/blender and stick to a balanced diet in your other meals during the day for the best results.