Does juicing really work? At one time that was a question uttered by yuppies and fringe groups considered "kooks" by the masses. Now mainstream America is sitting down to unwind with a glass of wheat grass, watermelon, and cranberry. For a few hundred dollars, and some patience, anyone can have their own in house juice bar, and the equipment is not collecting any dust on the shelves either. Even the National Cancer Institute has weighed in on the question
"does juicing really work?"
Does juicing really work? The National Cancer Institute has been
pushing a campaign to get people to do one thing and one thing
only: consume more fruit and vegetables. These foods are best in their natural, raw forms. Juicing is a simple, delicious way to consume these foods without crunching on a carrot stick or a stalk of celery. There is one reason behind this push by the National Cancer Institute: a diet high in fruits and vegetables will help to prevent a wide range of ailments, including some forms of cancer. Most of these benefits are attributed to the high amounts of vitamins, enzymes, and fiber in these healthy foods.
In addition to the phytochemicals and antioxidants that fruits and vegetables provide, juicing helps break the raw foods down so that the natural enzymes can be more readily used by your body. Enzymes are your body's workforce, acting as a catalyst in hundreds of thousands of chemical reactions that take place in your body every day. Enzymes are essential for digestion and absorption of foods,20the conversion of food in the body, and the production of energy on the cellular level.
Actually, enzymes are critical in most of the metabolic activity in your body. Because enzymes breakdown when cooked, juicing is the best source for them. That is one of the reasons that juicing works. Another is the ease of drinking juice and the flavors that different ingredients add. Eating celery is bland and boring, but some wheat grass, kale, and strawberries can add a little zing into your morning ritual.
Does juicing really work? Yes! It helps to provide the
recommended 3 servings of vegetables per day. If you add fresh
fruit to your juice cocktail, you can get the needed 5 servings of fruit, also. The anti-cancer, high fiber aspects of a diet that is high in fruit and vegetables are of great value to a nation that has an overall unhealthy lifestyle of poor eating habits and a lack of exercise. These benefits can be increased by adding an exercise regimen to your daily routine. Something that involves 15-30 minutes a day will increase your health and vitality without crunching the time in your day.
I highly recommend juicing to all my clients. It is quick and easy. Use a variety of vegetables and fruits. The one I personally drink the most is carrot, beets and parsley. It may not be your taste but find a good one that fits you. I have many if you want to e mail me personally. I also am looking to another product that blends 19 fruits, including açai berry from brazil being the main ingredient. It is a super anti oxidant and more on this product in a future
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My name is David Grisaffi and since 1994, I’ve been an exercise specialist, strength coach and personal trainer, working with all types of people from professional boxers to housewives who want to get rid of cellulite.
I’m certified by the International Sports Sciences Association and also by the prestigious Chek Institute as a Corrective High Performance Exercise Kinesiologist, Health and Lifestyle Coach and Golf Biomechanics Pro. I’m also one of only 37 trainers in the United States to hold all of these credentials.