Health benefits of juicing
Juicing detoxes the body by clearing acids (toxins) and waste from vital organs and systems. An over accumulation of toxins leads to disease, weight gain and acne.
Think you live a relatively clean life and don’t need to detox? Think again! Toxins are present in our everyday lives; pollution, processed foods, soil, water, chemical sprays, medications and alcohol; toxins are everywhere.
Juicing helps break down toxins and cleanse the body, restoring it to a more alkaline state while guarding against oxidative cellular damage.
Think of it as an anti-ageing elixir that will keep you feeling fit and your engine running smoothly.
Juicing helps clear out the ‘sludge’ in your system, but did you know that it also helps cleanse the mind? Juicing is often incorporated into spiritual practice, meditation and yoga as it helps to give clarity of the mind. It literally helps you to ‘wake up’ and become more conscious.
The Alpha-H girls love to wake up to a fresh revitalising green smoothie (pictured left is our Marketing Manager's green fix for the morning). One of our recommendations is Kimberly Snyder's Glowing Green Smoothie!
Why not just take multi-vitamins?
While juicing does not replace the role of a multi-vitamin, it does allow your body to quickly and easily absorb nutrients and oxygen into your cells and tissue. Multi-vitamin tablets can be acidic and first need to be broken down before being absorbed. Juicing is ideal in conjunction with taking vitamins and a plant based diet.
Not all juices are alike. Green is the go as these juices contain more chlorophyll, vitamins, minerals and less sugar. Greens such as kale, spinach, silver beet and celery will pack a powerful punch, while parsley is a blood cleanser. Slip in a lemon for maximum alkalizing action. If green is a little tart for your palette, sweeten with an apple before building up your taste buds to bitter!
Glowing Green Juice
3 stalks of celery
2 stalks of silver beet
Handful of kale, spinach or parsley
Thumb of fresh ginger
*image source: www.mindbodygreen.com