JUICING TO WEIGHT LOSS 12


In my past posts I mentioned what foods to avoid in FOODS THAT KILLS YOU and in my post BEST FOODS TO LOSE WEIGHT I mentioned what foods helps to improve weight loss. Now I will give you another option: Juices.

I am not talking about the fruit juices that supermarkets sell, because they are processed food, have added sugar and have too many calories. I am talking about juicing, the processes of making homemade juices from a mix of vegetables and fruits.

A juice extractor is something every house should have because juicing is great for you and your family health. Why?

Well here are some benefits of juicing:

Juicing to weight loss:

Green juices are packed with so many vitamins and minerals, they give your body a lot of benefits, you can start your day with a very low calorie and nutritive green juice. Green juices will make you feel satiety longer and some juices will make your body to burn fat faster. Some people even replace whole meals with juices, but I don´t recommend this because you should see green juices as a part of your daily diet instead of a short-term diet for losing weight.

Helps you to eat your recommended amount of vegetables:

Everybody knows that eating vegetables is good for health because they are packed with so many vitamins and minerals but is very difficult for a normal person to eat their recommended share. If you juice your vegetables, you can easily reach your daily portion of vegetables.

Helps you to absorb the vegetable nutrients in a more efficient way.

When you juice your vegetables your body absorbs the vegetable´s nutrients in 10 to 15 minutes after you consumed them. Also because the vegetables are uncooked all the nutrients are present, and in juicing state, they are very easy to digest in our body, making the body to use the energy that it usually uses in digestion in others things, like the internal body cleanse.

You can eat a large variety of vegetables.

People are used to eating the same meals over and over, you may have one different meal for each weekday, even for two weeks but, after that, you will start eating the same meals. With juicing you can start ingesting vegetables that you usually don´t use with your meals, and with this, you will be getting vitamins and minerals that you usually don´t ingest.

You will help your body to be alkaline.

Have you ever heard of pH levels in our body? Well, pH stands for Potential of Hydrogen and is a way to measure the acidity in our body. It ranges from 0 to 14 being the lowest an acid measure and the higher an alkalize one. A pH of 7 is considered neutral and for our body, the best is to be slighting alkalize, in 7.4 pH.

Why is important to have an alkalizing pH?  Because an acidity pH provokes serious health problems, like increased heart rate, fatigue, and confusion. An alkaline pH has several advantages, especially for aged persons, like the protection of bone density and muscle mass loss that can occur to people as they age, also an alkaline diet decreases inflammation and causes an increase in growth hormone production, lowering the risk for hypertension, lowers chronic pain, boosts vitamin absorption and can help to maintain a healthy weight.

And guess what? All vegetables and fruits are alkaline, especially the green ones.

The best way to eat vegetables to help alkalize our body is through juicing because this way you get all the vitamins and minerals.

Helps to prevent Alzheimer.

In a study called the kappa project (1) was found that people that had vegetable juices at least 3 times a week had a 0.24 hazard ratio of Alzheimer, and people who had less than one juice a week had a 0.84 hazard ratio. A very big difference.

One word of advice, juicing is good but the best is when you juice green leaves. Green juices had a bad reputation of tasting awful, but you can mix some fruits or vegetables to enhance the taste like carrots, apples, and oranges. If you mix too many sweet fruits, you may be taking too many calories and sugar.

Juices are meant to be consumed as fresh as possible, but you can store them in the fridge for a maximum of 24 hours, just add half lemon juice so the juice can last longer, especially if you juice apples because apple juice oxidizes very fast and the lemon juice prevents that.

 

So, what are the benefits of leafy green vegetables? Here are some:

 

Helps prevent diabetes:

They are rich in magnesium and have a low glycemic index. People that ingest leafy greens vegetables have 9% lower risk of diabetes.

Helps prevent cancer:

Green vegetables contain flavonoids, carotenoids and other powerful antioxidants that have cancer protective properties. The most cancer protection substances are on Cabbage, broccoli, and cauliflower.

Helps in the eye´s health:

Dark green leafy vegetables contain Lutein and zeaxanthin. These carotenoids are concentrate in the eye lens and in the retina and have a protective role in the eye against cataract and age degeneration.

 

I found a lot of juices recipes, here are some of them:

 

ROMAINE LETTUCE, ORANGE AND GRAPEFRUIT

ROMAINE LETTUCE, ORANGE, AND GRAPEFRUIT

1 peeled pink grapefruit.

2 peeled oranges.

1 head romaine lettuce

Run all ingredients through a juicer.

Good juice, it has a bitter taste, probably because of the grapefruit.

 

PINEAPPLE, SPINACH, LEMON, CELERY, LETTUCE, GINGER AND PARSLEY

PINEAPPLE, SPINACH, LEMON, CELERY, LETTUCE, GINGER AND PARSLEY

 

¼ pineapple

1 cup of spinach

2 celery stalks

4 large leaves of lettuce

1 handful of parsley

1 lemon

1 inch 2.5 cm piece of ginger

 

A very strong and concentrated flavor. Not too much of juice.

APPLE, CELERY, CUCUMBER, GINGER, LEMON, SPINACH JUICE

APPLE, CELERY, CUCUMBER, GINGER, LEMON, SPINACH

 

2 mediums apples

2 stalk of celery

1 cucumber

1 thumb of ginger root

1 cup of spinach

1 lemon

Good flavor and a lot of quantity of juice.

 

BEET ROOT, APPLES, ORANGES AND CARROTS

BEETROOT, APPLES, ORANGES AND CARROTS

1 Apple

1 Beet Root

10 Carrots

1 Lemon

2 Oranges

This juice is just DELICIOUS, is not green, is bloody red. The beetroot is the vegetable with more sugar, so you must moderate its intake. Also, it is packed with a lot of nutrients and the Leafs have equal or more nutrients than the root.

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Cucumber, celery, apple, ginger, and kale

Cucumber, celery, apple, ginger, and kale

2 Apples

2 stalk Celery

1 Cucumber

Kale 150 gr

1 Lemon

Ginger root 1 tumb

I was expecting a more bitter taste, but I was surprised that it tasted like lemonade. Very soft taste.

 

 

SPINACH, APPLES, CUCUMBER, GINGER ROOT AND LEMON

SPINACH, APPLES, CUCUMBER, GINGER ROOT AND LEMON

2 Apples

1 Cucumber

2 cups of spinach

1 Lemon

Ginger root 1 tumb

1 Eggplant

Good quantity of juice, not a very strong flavor, good juice.

 

All juices taste a lot better with some ice, I really like them cold.

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As you can see, you can make a lot of combinations of leafy greens with apple juice, cucumber juice, and citric juice. You can replace the spinach with kale, lettuce or any other leafy green. Ginger is a great addition to any juice.

Definitely juicing vegetables, leafy green and fruits is an awesome source of nutrients for our body and will greatly improve our health over time. If you haven´t started juicing, please start as soon as you can, your body will thank you for this.

 

If you know a good combination for juicing please post a comment, I am new on the juicing trend and I will welcome any advise, suggestion or recipe for juicing.

Your friend

Ruben

1.- https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16945610


About Ruben

I was born in Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico. I am an Electronic Engineer and father of three beautiful kids, two males and one female. I like movies, tv series and console games. I am an entrepreneur and blogger and I want to help people to realize their dreams.

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12 thoughts on “JUICING TO WEIGHT LOSS

  • Sanyor

    Interesting information, I did not know that the body can benefit faster from vegetables if you juice them. I really like food, and I eat a lot.And before I was keeping my wight at the optimal level by jogging every day around 5 to 10 km. but now unfortunately I do not have the time for it
    I think it juicing could be a good way to regain my balance, and for that I would like to ask whether vegetable juice can replace water or not?
    I mean do I have to consume the same 2 letter of water everyday or I customize it with my juice intake?

    Thank you

    • Ruben Post author

      Water is very important for our health, although you may replace some of your intake of water with juices I do think that is best to keep the intake of 2 litters of pure water per day.

  • DB Spinz

    These look delicious! Do I have to purchase a juicer or can I blend these items together in a blender? And can I add fruit? Will the sugar in the fruit disrupt the absorption of the vitamins and minerals of the veggies? Very interesting and I can see myself using these recipes over and over again. Thanks!

    • Ruben Post author

      The best way is to buy a juicer, but if you want you may use a blender with some water and the veggies and use a strainer on the blend. You may use sweet fruits in a low proportion, and the juices nutrients are absorb very fast in our bodies.

  • Henryan

    Great information about juicing to lose weight. You also add some recipe that easy to follow and the ingredients easy to get. I read that alkaline contains in water that processed specifically but I don’t know fruit and vegetables contain alkaline. I just know about this information. Thanks for sharing.

    • Ruben Post author

      Yes, all vegetables are alkaline which helps to reduce the acid in our blood. Have you heard about uric acid and problems it does? All alkaline foods help to reduce this acid and others from our blood stream.

  • jairo

    There are excellent ideas, and the truth to me encourages me to change a little my way of eating, as I am not a fan of vegetables in any presentation, but I will try.
    Thanks for the post !!

  • Kourtney

    Hey great post! I’ve really been getting into my juicing and healthy shakes recently so its good to find some external insight. I love how you have included your different combinations and recipes for juicing its giving me some great ideas! It definitely is a starting point if someone’s looking to improve how they feel and how they look!

    • Ruben Post author

      I am also trying different combinations. one of my favorites so far is carrots juice, beet root juice and orange juice, is bloody red and delicious.

    • Ruben Post author

      I also started juicing recently. I wasn´t very good at eating vegetables so this way I am eating my daily share. A very healthy way of eating those green leafs that have so many of vitamins and minerals.