Today, our bodies, which are subject to busy schedules, unhealthy eating habits, and stress, demand a break. From bloated waistlines and aging to burnout and depression, people are facing various issues and considering a switch to a healthy lifestyle. And, the first change they make is to their diet.
While many sacrifice junk foods, others switch to a vegan or vegetarian diet. And, many of them go to the extent of juicing or a juice diet. This is especially true for those who want to lose weight. But, is going on an only juice diet good for health? People, who feel tired and zonked out to do anything after a day at work, feel more healthy and energetic after juicing. Let’s look at the various benefits that juicing has to offer:
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Feed your body essential nutrients
Juices are a tasty way to eat healthily. When you opt for juicing you are consuming multiple glasses of juices filled with the goodness of fresh fruits and vegetables. Every fruit and vegetable is loaded with healthy nutrients. You get 5 to 6 serves of fruits and vegetable in just one glass of juice. It provides your body with essential nutrients and antioxidants to boost your metabolism and energy.
Keep your body hydrated
Keeping your body hydrated is vital for its healthy functioning. It is said that you should drink 8-ounce glasses of water per day. While some may be able to accommodate this, others might not. Plus, you may not be able to keep a track of whether or not your body is hydrated enough. When you go on an only juice diet, you get vital nutrients and stay hydrated.
Feel good and look good
Unhealthy eating habits like having a late dinner, skipping important meals, snacking on unhealthy foods can impact your mind as well as body. Not only do you feel bloated, but also feel irritated, experience mood swings, and fatigue. Fresh fruits and veggies give you a sense of freshness and rejuvenate your mind and body. It not only detoxifies your body and improves your mood. The diet also lowers risk of diseases like cancer.
Preparing for Juicing
Juicing is great, but it may not be apt for everyone. Those who are suffering from health conditions or are on medication may not be the right candidates for juicing. One also needs to discipline themselves to go on such a diet. Also, excessive control may do harm. Listening to your body is imperative for good health.
A longer juicing period is great. Typically, people implement juicing from anywhere between 7 to 40 days and beyond.
To begin with, start with a time span of one to five days. Do not attempt to fast for long or ignore what your body tells you. Understanding the process in relation to your body is important. If an only juice diet is not your thing, then you can balance it with a healthy diet.
Whether you decide to go on a juice diet or balance it with healthy foods, you need to plan ahead. It may not be easy for beginners to adapt to a juice diet. And, work and other commitments can make it difficult. Opt for a weekend when you have no commitments to start with. Gradually, you can increase the number of days and balance work with it.
Whether juicing is your choice or not, it is true that what you eat is what you become. Eat healthy and you can live and feel healthy!