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Juicing for Health and Detoxification

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As you know there is more to health than having your neck in alignment. Don't get me wrong, we are sold out on long-term upper cervical care but we also recognize that there are pillars of health.

Health pillar - nutrition:

It 100 % matters what goes into your mouth and your body. Everyone has heard the old adage: "You are what you eat" and that is only partially true. You are what you absorb not what you eat! Juicing is an awesome way to supplement your body with live nutrients, hydration, and a simple way to detoxify your body. To read more on how to juice, what to juice, and how often to juice read this article below:

Why You Should Make Make Green Juice Daily?

It may sound counter-intuitive to remove the fiber from fresh produce. After all, isn’t fiber a good thing? Yes, of course, it is. However, most people who drink juice are probably also getting plenty of fiber from a healthy diet during the rest of the day. People juice are most commonly trying to consume additional nutrients without activating the digestive system. (When there’s no fiber, there’s not much else to digest.) Most people aren’t getting enough nutrients from their diets alone, so juicing is one way to increase your nutritional intake.

There are many benefits to juicing:

With this boost of nutrition, may come to some health benefits, too. There still needs to be more research done on the benefits of juicing, but here’s what I’ve found so far:

  • Research shows that drinking juice made from fresh fruits and vegetables could improve your antioxidant and folate levels, including important vitamins like C and E.
  • One large study also suggests that drinking juice 3 times a week may be helpful in reducing the risk of Alzheimer’s disease when compared to drinking juice less than once a week.
  • A review of several studies has linked juicing with a lower risk of heart disease, because the fruit and vegetable juice may help to lower homocysteine levels and markers of oxidative stress. (A high level of homocysteine in the body is a risk factor for heart disease.)
  • If nothing else, I definitely notice a boost in my energy levels when I drink fresh vegetable juice like this one on a regular basis.

When Should I Drink a Detox Juice?

I think it’s best to drink juice on an empty stomach, so I usually have it in the morning, before I eat anything else for breakfast. celery juice recipe. In theory, drinking a juice can help extend the “fast” you experience between dinner in breakfast (mostly while you’re sleeping), so if you’re into intermittent fasting juicing can be one way to help you feel satisfied before you dive into your first meal of the day. I’m not sure all intermittent fasting experts would agree that juicing constitutes as “fasting,” but when I practiced intermittent fasting myself, I would consider my morning juice to be part of my fasting window.

Can I Use a Blender to Make Juice?

A juicer separates the fiber from the liquid and nutrients, while a blender pulverizes all of those ingredients together. Unless you decide to strain the mixture later, using a blender creates a smoothie, which includes the fiber, so you’ll wind up with a thicker and heartier drink. kale smoothie being poured into a glass This particular combination might not be very palatable as a smoothie, because this much celery will probably make the texture unpleasant. I have several healthy smoothie recipes if you would rather start with a recipe that is tried-and-true. That being said, you can blend this recipe together (with a little water if you need to) and then strain the smoothie using a nut milk bag or fine mesh strainer if you want to use your blender at home to make this juice recipe.

Is it healthy to do a juice cleanse?

I think juice cleansing may be helpful in certain situations, and I’ve tried it in the past, but for the average person, it’s probably not necessary. Drinking only juice for 3 to 10 days doesn’t teach you lasting lifestyle habits, and that’s what is necessary if you’re hoping to lose weight or would like to see lasting health benefits, in general. In my experience, attempting drastic cleanses usually just leads to a pattern of yo-yo dieting and binge eating. However, if you are disciplined, I have found juicing, occasional water fasting and keeping a healthy diet three sure-fire ways to give your health a major boost. Instead, I’d recommend trying to add this detox juice recipe to your usual routine, until it becomes a habit. That’s how I approach “detoxing” in my day-to-day life, anyway. By eating more fresh fruits and vegetables, and less processed foods, you’ll lighten the load on your body’s detox organs, like the liver and kidneys. The body already has everything it needs to detox on a daily basis, so consuming nutrient-rich foods just helps support that process. I hope you’ll enjoy this “detox” juice as a regular part of your routine, too.

Which Juicer is Best?

I’ll cover my two favorite juicers soon, but in my humble opinion, the best juicer to buy is one that you can afford and will use regularly. I own more than one juicer, but the one I use most often is my Breville Juice Fountain because it’s fast to use and easy to clean. It also happens to be the cheapest juicer I own, so that’s a win-win if you’re in the market for a juicer, too.

How to Make Detox Juice

Detox Juice (like Drinking a Liquid Vitamin!)
This detox juice is one of my go-to green juice recipes because it's quick and easy to make, and is loaded with vitamins and minerals to support the body's natural detoxification process.

Prep time 10 minutes

  • 1 cucumber
  • 1 head of celery (about 6 stalks)
  • 1 small lemon (or half of a large one; no need to peel it)
  • 1 inch knob of fresh ginger (no need to peel)
  • 1 small handful of Italian parsley and 1 apple

INSTRUCTIONS:

If your juicer has two speeds, always start on low. Run the cucumber through the juicer, followed by the celery and parsley together to help prevent the parsley from flying around in the juicer's chute. If you do not have a centrifugal juicer then order does not matter. Switch the speed to high, then juice the apple, ginger, and lemon. I like to put the ginger between the apple and lemon so that it won't fly around in the chute or go into the pulp basket before it hits the blade of the juicer.

Stir the juice well, and then drink it right away. If using a centrifugal juicer, you can store the juice for up to 24 hours in the fridge in an airtight container. If using a masticating juicer, you can store the juice in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 72 hours. Either way, make sure you fill the container all the way to the top so that no air is left inside to help slow down the oxidation process. Try to add juicing to your daily or weekly health regimen and you will quickly see the benefit. Most commonly energy increases, mental clarity improves and an overall sense of better health ensues.

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