What started as a trend among celebrities is now part of our routine. Many can argue that grandma was juicing and smoothing before it was fashionable. The process of extracting the benefits of fruits and vegetables into drinks is not new. What is trendy is the use of drinks as a regular part of our diet or even skipping solid meals by going on a detox.
Like on everything in life, there are pros and cons to consider before juicing. Nobody can argue that getting the recommended daily intake of fruits and veggies on one single gulp is more efficient than finishing a plate of salad. However, the Food and Drug Administration has reported some cases of foodborne illness and nutrient deficiency on people following a strict detox diet.As always, moderation is key on any recommended diet.
Juicing is for you if:
you can’t fit a plate of veggies on your schedule if you have a hard time meeting the daily intake of vegetables because of your busy schedule
you are a picky eater Cold pressing the fruits will take away the element of texture, shape or consistency that bothers you
you can substitute solid for liquid if you can have a glass of juice as your main meal or snack, instead of accompanying your food
Juicing may not be for you if:
your goal is to lose weight your body will absorb more of the natural sugars from the fruits because of the lack of fiber – to counterbalance your diet it is necessary to ramp up your intake of grains like oatmeal and quinoa
you are an emotional eaterpeople who enjoy eating for reasons other than hunger need to eat foods that they can see and chew. Having a drink, even a thick recipe with all the nutrients needed by your body, will not signalize to your brain that you are satisfied. – if the goal is to lose weight or to get the healthy benefits of juicing, just substitute one meal for a drink instead of going on a radical detox plan.
you are juicing for antioxidants the antioxidants properties found in fruits such as berries, start to brake as soon as the liquid is extracted – to better enjoy the benefits of your drink opt for juices that are made to order and drink as soon as you can, cold press juices can also keep important antioxidants when properly stored.
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