Guide to a Healthy Juicing Diet

Juicing is an easy and convenient way of including a variety of fruits and vegetables in your diet. It is one of the healthiest diets for losing weight, but in every diet, there are some important things that you should take into consideration. Juicing for health benefits or juicing for weight loss will have different effects depending on the person. Listed below are frequently asked questions, guides and tips to help you have a healthy juicing diet.

Why A Juicing Diet?

You've certainly heard about juicing and now you want to know just how effective is this new way of losing weight. According to nutritionists and food experts, a healthy lifestyle should include fruits and vegetables. One of the frequently asked questions regarding juicing is, “Why juice? Why don’t we just eat them?”

Since many people either dislike or cannot really eat fruits and vegetables, juicing is a great new way to include these healthy ingredients without having to worry about calories or taste. Juicing fruits and vegetables allows you to consume all the vitamins and minerals you need for the day. Experts say a person should eat two whole fruits and three vegetables of different colors each day.

How many calories are in your Juice? 

Calories vary depending on the fruit and vegetable you include in your drink. Vegetables have generally less calories than fruits. The best juicing diet with low calories has three or more vegetables and just one fruit to flavor. You can also balance out your juices by adding protein, which you can find in milk, yogurt and peanut butter.

Does Juicing Have Any Side Effects?

There are very few to no negative side effects to going on a juicing diet, although there are plenty of positive ones. It will give you an energy boost, reduced appetite, glowing skin and loss of weight.  Researches also show that juicing can lengthen your lifespan, since fresh fruit and vegetable extracts have natural vitamins and minerals that help detoxify the body. 

The negative effects of juicing vary depending on the person. Some people generally get hungrier if they do not eat solid food, and juicing might backfire and cause them to overeat. Another negative effect of juicing is coloration. Not rotating your vegetables can make some people turn orange! You can avoid this by having a mix of colors of the fruits and vegetables you eat. 

Juicing Tips 

Tip # 1 

Certain recipes can be unappealing if you do not like the taste, feel free to make substitutions that can be equivalent to the ingredient that you will have to replace. For example, if a recipe requires spinach, but you don’t have any (or you don’t like spinach), you can replace it with kale or broccoli. In your juicing diet, it’s okay to substitute and change the recipes, just always make sure you enjoy the flavors and don’t force yourself to like it.

Tip #2

The first 2 days of the juice diet plan can be hard and many people have complained about feeling hungry. Remember to drink juice every after 2 hours so you will not go hungry. Do not eat solid food for it will break your diet and will result to craving.  

Tip #3

Make sure you are also drinking water after each juicing diet. Juice is not a substitute for water. Water is important and you have to replenish your body with it every day. 

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