Juicing for Weight Loss
Why You Should Start Juicing for Weight Loss
Introducing juicing into your diet is great way to lower calorie intake and start losing weight. Many commercial juices contain so much sugar that they can actually sabotage your weight loss. My juicing fruits and veggies yourself you can drink the juice with only the natural sugar from fruit or add a zero-calorie sweetener. Juicing helps to promote healthy eating habits. If you don’t normally eat fruits and veggies this is a great way to still get those nutrients into your diet. My favorite juicing venue that I visit is Fresh Blends. I can’t stand eating celery but I am able to drink it as part of a delicious healthy juice. One of my favorites is the Mean Green which contains Kale, Celery, Green Apple, Cucumber, Lemons, and Ginger Root.
Juicing Helps You Stay Hydrated
If you find it hard to drink water thought out the day juicing a few time a day can help you prevent any dehydration issues. Being in a dehydrated state can slow your metabolism. Incorporating juicing into your diet can help you meet your daily requirements for water intake.
Strengthen Your Bones with Added Calcium
Many fruits and vegetables are high in calcium. By juicing these foods, you can build stronger bones with less calories than consuming dairy products. Here is a list of some calcium rich foods you can juice are:
- Dark Leafy Greens such as Kale
- Sweet Potatoes
Curb Your Cravings
Fruits and vegetables are full of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and plant compounds. When your body has all the nutrients that it needs you will feel no need for unnecessary snacking. Citrus fruits provide healthy portions of vitamin C and carrot juice contains large quantities of vitamin A, in the form of beta-carotene. Many green juices are a good source of vitamin E. Fruit juices are a good source of essential minerals like iron, copper, potassium, sodium, iodine, and magnesium. Juicing also gives your digestion a rest since it removes the indigestible fiber.
Invest in a Good Quality Juicer
A little pulp is okay but nobody likes chunky juice that is not well blended. Have a good juicer also always you to juicy tougher fruits and veggies like sweet potatoes, cabbage, or figs.
What are your favorite juice venues or favorite juices you like to make at home? I’d love to hear from you so feel free to comment and share your ideas. Happy Juicing!