Juicing for Weight Loss and Health

by Maria on January 6, 2014

Adding nutrient-rich juices and smoothies to your healthy weight loss plan can help you lose weight, and improve your health.

Let’s state the obvious – to lose weight fast, you must burn more calories than you consume. However, it can be a challenge to get all of the nutrients you need to perform your daily tasks while keeping your caloric intake low.

How nutrient-rich juicing can help you

It’s a fact, that toxic buildup from non-nutritious convenience foods, the environment, medicines, personal care products, unfiltered water, and bad eating habits all contribute to weight gain, and unhealthy body.

Research has found that cleansing and detoxifying your body is a necessary step in regaining your health, and normal weight.

To achieve weight loss, therefore, you need to remove toxins from your liver by eating nutrient-dense foods, so that it can do its main job, namely metabolizing fat.

For example, juicing fruits and vegetables to replace some of your meals throughout the day, is one of the best ways to detox your system by flushing toxins out of your fat cells, and to boost your nutritional intake.

What is more, juicing for weight loss program encourages cleansing, and healing by adding valuable, bio-available micro-nutrients with a wealth of health benefits at a minimal calorie cost, with no dietary fat.

You will be downing highly concentrated health cocktails, brimming with all the enzymes, vitamins, and minerals, necessary for vitality and a healthy immune system.

Furthermore, you get a tremendous amount of energy due to the fact that your digestive system is taking a much needed break by not having to digest foods.

Plus, drinking a glass of vegetable or fruit juice about 20 minutes before each meal will reduce your appetite.

And more to the point, vegetable juice can also play an important role in stabilizing blood sugar levels, a vital factor in good health, and weight loss.

Also, did you know that vitamin C in your juicing recipes plays an important role in boosting metabolism, and weight loss?

In short, having at least one glass of vegetable or fruit juice per day will make it easier to reach your weight loss and weight maintenance goals in the long run.

When juicing:

  • Use only organic fruits and vegetables.
  • Stay active with some light, to moderate exercise to lose fat and toxins, not muscle.
  • Make sure you are getting more vegetables than fruits, so that you don’t offset your work by increasing insulin levels.
  • Eat nutrient- dense foods and lots of green leafy vegetables, such as cruciferous vegetables for liver health, and healthy fats, such as olive oil and nuts.

There you have it –drink your juices to stay healthy, and lose weight! Cheers! 🙂

 

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