Many of us like to start the year off right with a New Year’s resolution and one of the most popular ones is to lose weight and be healthier. Besides going to the gym, eating properly has a big impact. One healthy habit to have for the New Year is juicing.
Juicing is very good for you although you should still eat whole fruits and vegetables. Why, you ask? The juicing machine extracts only the juice, leaving behind the pulp which is packed with fiber. You can always keep the pulp for later use in homemade broths.
The best time to juice is in the morning on an empty stomach when your body absorbs everything you give it. Your body will absorb all the good nutrients and you’ll have all day to burn the calories & sugars. If you do it later on during the day or evening, as the natural sugar from the juice causes a rapid rise in blood sugar, this will turn into “bad” sugar. If you are diabetic or have other health issues, please consult your dietician before you start juicing.
Juicing is a good way to cleanse but if you decide to start juicing regularly, your body might react to it at the beginning (headaches, joint pain, etc.). Don’t panic, your body is getting rid of the toxins and, depending on the level of toxicity, it may take one to two weeks before these reactions go away.
This juice recipe is quick to make and the flavor is absolutely beautiful. This is not the kind of juice where you have to plug your nose while drinking it. I like to drink this juice when I have a big day ahead of me because it gives me the vitamins & nutrients I need plus energy. Get yourself a good juicing machine and try this recipe… you’ll love it!
To Your Health!
FOOTNOTE: For extra nutrients, add 1/2 cup of fresh parsley