Have you or your friends ever gone on a juice detox?
Maybe there is some benefit to going on a juice cleanse, but I am more in the category of having fresh juice as a regular part of your diet. What are the benefits of fresh juice for fat loss?
Benefits of Fresh Juice include…
There are many benefits to fresh juice.
- Extremely high antioxidant value
- Very easy to digest so it supports the gut health and therefore the immune system
- Provides a plethora of easily absorbed vitamins and minerals
- Takes the work and time out of eating a lot of vegetables
My favorite juice
Carrot / Beet / Ginger
Let’s examine a little bit deeper here.
Carrots: A fantastic base for the juice and actually juices very well so your juicing machine processes it well. Tons of beta-carotene which can be converted inside the body to Vitamin A if needed. Tastes great and protects your skin from free radicals.
Beets: I could go on and on about beets. The antioxidants in beets are superior for the immune system and other components of beets have been proven over and over again to improve the oxygen pathways in and out of the cells. Beets are nature’s version of N.O. Xplode, except way better for you. Beets also support kidney and liver detox and so much more.
Ginger: Wow, Ginger truly is the “Great Root” as branded by Rachel’s Ginger Beer here in Seattle. I remember reading about the benefits of ginger from a book by the founder of New Chapter herbs. Aside from the potent anti-inflammatory effects of ginger (to support recovery), Ginger improves the composition of bacteria in the body. In fact, research is showing that the combination of bacteria in your gut may be related to your ability to burn fat. IF your stomach bacteria is opportunistic and unhealthy, you will struggle to lose weight. On the other hand, if you have many healthy symbiotic bacterial colonies in your stomach, then fat loss comes easier. Ginger, you are the great root.
I love this juice. It helps me make up for the not-so-good things that I might partake in or be exposed to. From there, you can add so many things… Lemon, kale, parsley, garlic, cucumber, celery, apple, orange, etc etc.
Fresh Juice is your ally, Odwalla is not.
There’s a cost/benefit decision that must be made for most things in life. Fresh Juice contains tons of antioxidants, enzymes, and an overall abundance of nutrients so it is worth drinking these liquid calories. On the other hand, pasteurized store-bought juice is no longer a “living food.”
Moreover, pasteurized store-bought juice typically uses apple and other sweet fruits as a base, therefore the sugar content is sure to wreck a would-be dieter’s fat loss plans. The sugar in fresh juice (such as carrot sugar) is offset by all the veggies and enzymes. On the other hand, sugar in Odwalla is excessive and will surely be stored as fat either in your belly or thighs.
Drink fresh juice for overall health and longevity
If you consumed 10-15 servings of vegetables per day, do you think you would reach your fat loss goals?
Do you think you would have a less chance of cancer and literally every other disease known to man?
Do you think you would have less symptoms for whatever you are currently dealing with?
Well that’s that folks, stay tuned for more. Contact me if you want anything specific because I’ll write a post just for you.