There are people who seem to effortlessly keep healthy. They do all the right things: such as exercise, eat a well-balanced, healthy diet, and keep stress at bay. But for most of us with an over-hanging gut, the battle to do the right thing for our health is a tough one.
Yet we know we should do all these things in order to live a longer, healthier life. The desire is there but we may not know where or how to even get started.
The good news is that good health can be attained by making one change at a time. Once you get going, you’ll find that making another change isn’t so hard. It may take you a little longer to achieve your goals, but you’re more likely to achieve them and stay on course.
One change which can provide huge results concerns your diet. But a total overhaul is difficult to do and sustain. That’s where juicing can be an immense help. It will allow you to “reboot” your diet and ease into more profound dietary changes. And the nutrients that you’ll be consuming will start making profound changes to your health. You will have increased energy, your mood will improve, systemic inflammation will reduce, and you’ll even see weight loss.
What are the benefits of juicing?
Drinking freshly juiced fruits and vegetables allows your body to quickly absorb the vitamins and minerals through your intestinal lining. This allows you to reap the benefits much faster.
The upshot of consuming all this produce is that you are feeding your body vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants which can promote healing, prevent cellular damage, detoxify the body, decrease systemic inflammation, and increase the beneficial flora in your gut.
- Weight loss: Juicing can be a good way to jump start a diet. Maintaining a balance of 80 percent vegetable juice to 20 percent fruit juice will prevent you from consuming too much sugar and will help you lose weight. Most people find that they stop craving junk food, including sweets once they start juicing.
- Releasing toxins. Going on a juice fast can help your body detoxify and rid itself of chemicals and other toxins.
- Helps reduce systemic inflammation. Chronic inflammation can lead to an increased risk of heart attack, stroke, and peripheral artery disease, and dementia. Inflammation is also a key component in diabetes, and can also damage joints and organs. Juicing provides key phytonutrients and antioxidants which fight inflammation.
- A plant-based diet has been found to reduce the risk of heart disease, strokes, type 2 diabetes, and cancer. Juicing offers you the ability to consume more plant-based food (fruits and vegetables) than you would otherwise be able to eat.
There are numerous health benefits of drinking freshly juiced fruits and vegetables, and it’s a great way to add nutrients from the fruits or vegetables that you otherwise wouldn’t eat. By incorporating juicing into your lifestyle, you’re taking an important first step in taking control of your health and improving your overall quality of life.