Is Juicing Bad for You?
Do you feel tempted to add lots of fruits to your juices and smoothies for greater sweetness? As most people prefer the taste of pineapple over cabbage – a word of warning about adding too much fruit!
Packed with vitamins, enzymes, and minerals, fruit also contains naturally occurring sugar, that has the same effect on your body as sweets or chocolate; high blood sugar and insulin levels = fat storage.
So, what’s the solution? The base of every good juice should be a vegetable – fruits are juicing additives, so use them much more sparingly! Here are a few tricks to ensure your juices and smoothies are as healthy as possible;
- Use lemon or lime juice – a little goes a long way.
- An apple adds sweetness to a juice.
- A grapefruit provides lots of flavour and added weight loss benefits!
Why use vegetable juice instead? It contains half as many calories as fruit juice and helps to ensure blood sugar levels remain stable. In addition vegetable juice helps to keep that full feeling for longer to avoid any snacking cravings you might have.
Try a mix of carrot and parsley to end any temptations!
What are the benefits of juicing?
Juicing is the best way to get your recommended six to eight servings a day. (Potassium, iron, vitamin C), and enjoy a delicious drink at the same time.
Juicing allows the immediate absorption of all the nutrients from fruit and vegetables.
Juicing provides versatility- it helps you to enjoy more varieties than you would normally eat.
Juicing aids the digestive process and gives it a little break – it takes less energy to digest the produce as a liquid than as solid foods.
Juicing can help raise the pH balance in our bodies; helping to protect us from conditions related to acidic imbalances, including heart and kidney disease, osteoporosis, and diabetes.
So, the great news is that juicing is good for you! Start now by downloading a taster of our recipe book to find out more about delicious and healthy juices and smoothies that you can make at home today!
Don’t forget to share your recipes and juicing tips with us – we’d love to hear your juicing news!