Enjoying a fresh juice after a challenging Yoga session or before a Pilates Reformer Group class can be a refreshing and nutritious option.
The general rule is that fruit can be juiced or used in a smoothie but veggies are better juiced. However you can put things like spinach, kale, swiss chard and other dark green leafys into a smoothie as long as you add some sweet fruits like mango or pineapple in order to mask the harsh green taste by the sweetness of the fruit. There are also loads of superfoods you can add to boost your nutritional intake like wheatgrass, aςaí powder, spirulina, Maca, Guarana…
Juice – it is when ONLY the juice is extracted from the fruit or vegetable leaving the fiber in the pulp collector at the back of the machine. One of the many advantages of juicing is that you can get more nutrient-dense foods into your diet. (Scroll down to read more.)
Juicing allows you to easily obtain all of the vitamins and minerals from the food without having to chow down on a head of broccoli for example. In addition, our bodies absorb the nutrients with maximum efficiency as the body doesn’t have to break down and digest any fiber meaning the nutrients are assimilated in a matter of minutes rather than hours. It really couldn’t be any easier!
Smoothie – it is when the whole food is blended into a thick drink using all of the fruit – except for the skin and seed. Smoothies are great as the fiber from the fruit provides sustenance, filling you up and helping the digestive system to work smoothly. You can make pure fruit smoothies, or add in some green leafy vegetables in order to make a green smoothie.
Most health authority recommends that we get 6-8 servings of vegetables and fruits per day, but very few of us actually get that. Sometimes, with our busy lives, preparation can be time-consuming when you are on the run.
Juices and smoothies are an easy way to virtually guarantee that you will reach your daily target for fruits and vegetables.
Juices and smoothies can offer a solution for those searching to improve their health and appearance — and maybe even lose some pounds in a healthy and safe fashion.
Whether you are having a juice a day or are looking to do a 1, 3 or 5 days juicing program in order to detoxify your body and maybe lose a few pounds, there are many benefits for juicing.
First, you give your body more time to put its energy into elimination, recovery and healing when it does not have to digest solid food.
It gives some of your major organs a rest too, including the stomach, intestines, liver, pancreas, and gallbladder.
During this process, your cells have the time to catch up with their work. They can repair themselves and detoxify. Some say they experience new energy, a clearer complexion, and clarity of mind and body.