Juicing for Health – Avoiding Gimmicky Weight Loss Methods

Many commercial plans have a much different focus from a weight loss plan that is actually healthy.  A lot of these “advertisement” heavy methods show their best customers and their most effective results, primarily those which were achieved as quickly as possible.  When you decide to lose weight in a healthy manner, you’re doing so to improve your overall quality of life, not “get quick results”.  The difference between a healthy lifestyle weight loss method and a “fad” is that there are larger goals in mind with a healthy plan.  You are changing your lifestyle at a fundamental level, and you’re picking up a new way of eating and interacting with your food each day.  Rather than going on a temporary change, you’re making a fundamental change or your life that will remain with you.  This is the ultimate goal, not rapid weight loss.

Many people would likely agree with the notion that drinking fresh juice is an enjoyable experience.  However, many people forget that drinking these juices is also a good way to reach your daily serving of vitamins, vegetables, and fruits as recommended.  Juicing, particularly if you keep much of the pulp in the juice, offers the same benefits as eating the fruits and vegetables directly including fiber allowances and other minerals.  In fact, you can mask the flavor of unpleasant foods very easily with juicing.  Many things like kale, radishes, raw beets, etc possess loads of antioxidants and important enzymes that not only help you stay healthy and energetic but cut your risk of cancer and other long term health problems.  It’s difficult to eat raw beets on their own, and cooking them breaks up many of these great natural substances in the vegetable.

Detoxify, Reduce Free Radicals and Lose Weight

Healthy Fruit Juice for Weight LossWhen you drink juice each day, it’s a great way to detoxify your stomach, your cravings and also decrease your appetite.  Your body if it has all of the nutrients it needs will not “crave” food nearly as often as you would typically experience.  The result is a much more stable and easier maintenance of your weight.  In addition, juice diets are now popular and being highly recommended by physicians.  There is good reason for this, as eating fruits and vegetables (as well as drinking them) has been shown in many studies to boost your metabolism.  On average someone on a juice diet (drinking juices for a meal per day) is going to lose roughly 10 pounds every two weeks.  This is a very fast level of weight loss.

When you drink juice each day, it also helps to remove free radicals in your body (what’s responsible for the development of cancers).  Many antioxidants are found in fruits and vegetables, ranging from grapes to blackberries to radishes.  There are also many things that detoxify your body from a lot of the poor ingredients found in many processed foods.  Good detoxifiers in studies are things like celergy, lettuce, asparagus, or cabbage.  Carrots as well are a really good detoxifying agent that people love to put into their juicers (as they taste delicious).  Watermelon as well contains beta-carotene a known cancer prevention antioxidant and vitamin C as well.

It’s common sense, or at least most people believe it is so, that you need to cut calories to burn off fat.  However, this is not entirely true.  There are foods which do contain calories but are too difficult for your body to digest and actually burn off more calories than they contain.  They also make you quite full as well, which has the advantage of avoiding large scale hunger or cravings which can disrupt your effort to lose weight.  Negative calorie foods are those things like peaches, grapefruits, strawberries, pineapples, etc.  They are also packed with antioxidant and vitamin as well, which offers even more benefits as we’ve indicated so far.  There is truly a lot of benefits to juicing and drinking such juices regularly, as well as eating these fruits directly.