Ok, so we are cooped up in quarantine. Many of us have gained a little chub since we entered into the home about 6 plus weeks ago. Totally understandable since there is quite a bit of stress and the tendency to want to snack.
But doing juicing is a great way to kick those sweet cravings to the curb.
Did you know that when you make juice from raw vegetables, your body absorbs the nutrients within 15 seconds?
Talk about an energy shot!
No need to buy those sugary and chemical-ish concoctions from your local drug-store or mini mart. Juicing is an all-natural way to boost your energy and feel amazing.
When you juice your fruits and veggies, you end up extracting all the water and nutrients from them and leave behind only the plant fibers. By separating the fruit or vegetable from its fiber, we gain access to all of the amazing vitamins, minerals, enzymes, and phytonutrients which are much more easily assimilated by our body than if we were to eat them. This allows your body to absorb the nutrients more quickly, without having to digest the dense bulk of the plant.
You can also fit an amazing amount of veggies into a single glass of juice, making it a great way to use up those extra veggies from your garden or CSA share. PLUS, you will end up with a glass of deliciousness that packs a powerful nutritional punch.
Although some would also say that the cost of stocking enough fresh organic vegetables to make daily juices can be somewhat expensive, my feeling is that if you stop buying all of the pre-packaged foods/snacks you were buying, you will end up saving money in the long run on your food AND your doctor bills.
One more thing before I go: while you can control the quality of ingredients when you are making fresh juice at home, always read your labels when it comes to buying store-bought juice. These juices can be high in sugar and have a high glycemic load, which may cause blood sugar imbalances.
So the best way to go when you is to do juicing at home.
Here is a very simple recipe that I do pretty much on a daily basis!
1/2 stalk of celery
1/2 a Granny Smith Apple
1 cup of Kale
1-1 1/2 cups of Spinach
A sprig of parsley for flavor
I blend mine in a Nutri Bullet and strain into a glass
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