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What is Juicing?
When used intelligently and carefully, juicing can be a useful and nourishing way to improve overall health, mental clarity, and self-esteem. Many extreme diets are controversial, but juice detoxing using raw fruits and vegetables is one of the safest and most effective ways to unleash the natural healing power of the body. People all over the nation are juicing to lose weight, to cleanse and to consume more nutrients.
The juicing process involves removing the juice from fresh fruits and vegetables to create a liquid that includes all of the vitamins, minerals, and plant chemicals found in whole fruits and vegetables. These foods also contain healthy fiber, although the fiber is usually lost during the juicing process. Experts agree that juicing can be beneficial because it helps the body absorb nutrients more efficiently and it gives the digestive system a break.
How Does Juicing Work?
The colon, kidneys and liver naturally remove most toxins, like those found in alcohol and other chemicals that enter the body through everyday processes. Juicing is used to completely flush out the system and deliver vital micronutrients to the body. Cooking and processing food destroys micronutrients by altering their shape and chemical composition. When cells receive adequate micronutrients, people often feel energized and full.
Home juicing programs, or fads like “Master Cleanse” often get a bad reputation for providing few calories, no protein and, in some cases, too much sugar. These home remedies usually lead to weight gain following the detox process because patients do not have the training or know-how to make the results last. That’s why it’s important to work with a professionally trained physician before and during the detox process. He or she can guide patients through the process safely, recommend products or recipes, and monitor the patient’s health throughout the process.
Juicing is a great first step toward a long-lasting lifestyle change or as a way to jumpstart a weight-loss program. An effective juicing program will help patients retrain their taste buds and alter their psychological connection to food. Detoxes can also be used to help people shed bad habits—like consuming too much coffee, alcohol, or fatty foods—and help them foster healthier habits that last a lifetime.
What are the Benefits of Juicing?
For those who don’t have time to cut up or cook two servings with every meal, juicing is an easy way to consume these necessary nutrients on the go. Juicing provides all the same vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients as eating whole fruits and vegetables, and they also hydrate the body. Other benefits of juicing include:
- Detoxification: The body’s digestion system could be impaired following years of consuming fatty foods and other chemical additives. Juicing delivers nutrients that can fight toxins and chemicals that get into the body.
- Weight loss : Juices typically contain very few calories and no fat at all, which helps with weight loss. Juicing is often used as part of a weight-loss program to help effectively shed excess weight.
- Improved energy: Vegetable and fruit juices contain nutrients that help to strengthen the body’s immune system.
- Optimal digestion: Juicing helps the body make the most out of the fiber and nutrients that fruits and vegetables contain.
Although some people may follow an all-juice diet, most people introduce juicing as part of a balanced and healthy diet that includes protein, dairy, whole grains, fruits, vegetables and fats. Research has found that it may be healthier to avoid an intensive detox and instead try eating well and incorporating juices into your diet, perhaps as a replacement for a quick snack. Full juice detox plans usually last for a day or two, although most programs offer three- to five-day rituals. Request more information about juicing today. Call (832) 532-0050 or contact us online.