Juicer and Juicing
Hey there folks. I’ve been feeling a bit run down of late which is why I have been a bit quiet here on the blog. I have been burning the candles at both ends and not maintaining the healthiest of diets if I am being honest. So I have vowed to make sure that I get a good seven to eight hours uninterrupted sleep a night from now on and take better care of myself. I’m going to also address my diet and get on a bit of a health kick. I’m going to do this by going on a juice diet for a week or so. That is right! I am going to officially be known as a juicer! I am going to use this blog post as an opportunity to delve a little deeper into the world of juicers for sale and the benefits that it offers. Is it for everyone? Is it even as healthy as everybody says? Let’s do a little research and find out.
There are numerous benefits to juicing to anyone who gives it a try. The terrible modern diets that we all consume do not give our bodies the nutrition that they require. This can cause all kinds of chronic long-term health problems such as diabetes and heart disease. Juicing is an easy and efficient way of ensuring that our body gets a high dose of those badly needed nutrients from healthy fruit and veg by liquidising the elements for more efficient body absorption. It is the perfect way to jumpstart your new healthy lifestyle.
Juicing helps increase your metabolism which ensures the efficient burning of excess calories and improved weight control.
The antioxidants in the fruit and veg juice does wonders for your immune system which is essential for fighting off illness and disease and helps are skin to stay young and healthy.
It provides the enzymes that are essential for a our digestive systems.
Juicing helps maintain a balanced mood and helps ward off depression and anxiety.
The antioxidants kickstart the detoxification of our bodies and digestive systems.
Fruit and veg are very cheap. Winner!
The limited calories provided by a juice diet are perfect for weight loss purposes while still allowing you to feel full and satiated. Although a long-term juice diet is not advisable, it is perfect for a short-term detoxification and weight loss diet to help jump start your new healthy lifestyle and allow your body to process all the nasty toxins and poisons from your previous unhealthy diet.
Why not just buy some ready made juice from the store? What is wrong with that? You could do that but you will not experience any of the benefits from juicing properly. Store bought juice is high in fructose, added sugar and preservatives. It is as bad for your general health as a can of fizzy, sugary soda is. It has no health benefits that outweigh its negatives in any way, shape or fashion. Juicing is a simple enough process once you have had a little practise.
Choosing a Juicer
It goes without saying that to juice effectively you are going to need a good juicer. There are many different models and brands on the market to choose from. You can check them out online or at your nearest household appliance store. Here is a great and authoritative article about some of the best juicers on the market today: http://www.goodhousekeeping.com/appliances/juicer-reviews/
Trial and error is the name of the game when it comes to juicing. Most fruits and veggies compliment each other very well with a bit of lemon or lime juice thrown in for good measure. But here are few combinations that are definite winners:
Cucumber and celery
Apple and ginger
Carrot and strawberry
Spinach and kale
Asparagus and celery
The list is endless. Just get yourself a big bag of fruit and veg and experiment!
So the health benefits of juicing are obvious as are the financial benefits. It really is a no-brainer. “But I will miss my pie and chips and cafes and candy floss!” You’ll get over that very quickly when you taste some of the fantastic flavours you can produce with just a little practise at juicing. For the sake of your health, wallet and taste buds, you should get on the juicing bandwagon as quickly as you can! Anyways, enough of my rambling for now folks. Be sure to let me know how you get on in your juicing endeavors. Bye for now!
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