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Thursday, June 14th, 2012

Juicing for Weight Loss

Thursday, June 14th, 2012

Green Nectarine

I get asked about juicing A LOT! Juicing is SO good for you!! Did you know:

  • When you consistently drink fresh raw juice, especially vegetable juice that includes plenty of dark leafy greens, along with eating lots of vegetables and fruit and a very healthy diet, your whole internal environment changes. Juice, which is rich in antioxidants, cleanses the body of stored wastes and toxins that interfere with the proper functioning of cells and organs. This garden-in-a-glass offers an abundance of vitamins, minerals, enzymes, phytonutrients and antioxidants – a cornucopia of nutrients that increase the mirco-electric potential of the cells. This improves the body’s use of oxygen so the muscles and both the muscles and brain are energized.
  • A recent study, which evaluated surveys of 500 people on a living foods diet, showed amazing health benefits from choosing raw foods. (Freshly made juice is the supreme raw food). The study showed that more than 80 percent of the people surveyed lost weight. But that was only the beginning of their transformation. These people reported marked improvements in immunity, digestion, allergies, women’s issues, and chronic illness. They enjoyed better sleep and the need for less of it.
  • They also described improvement in many skin conditions such as eczema, skin eruptions, dryness, oiliness and susceptibility to sunburns. Their hair grew thicker, stronger and more lustrous, with decreased thinness, weakness, oiliness, dryness, dullness and dandruff. Nail strength improved. Body odor decreased sharply while eyesight and sense of smell improved. There was a marked increase in energy, and a significant decrease in addictions and use of medications. Results also showed a substantial decrease in allergies. And, the vast majority of respondents (87.5 percent) reported better mental, emotional, and spiritual health. – source

Whether you are having fresh squeezed juice once a day for breakfast or doing a juice feast, juicing is such a great way to get added minerals to your diet, increased energy, focus, weight loss and a myriad of other health benefits as listed above!!

Juice Feasting 101

This morning I had a delicious green juice for breakfast. I call it the Green Nectarine 🙂

You’ll need:

  • 2 cucumbers
  • 1 bunch of kale
  • 3 nectarines, pit removed
  • 1 apple
  • 1 lemon

Run all ingredients through a juicer (I used an Omega 8005 but the Breville is also great) and enjoy! (Makes about 32oz) If you don’t have a juicer, you can follow this method to make juice in your blender!

I always feel ALIVE and ENERGIZED after my green juice! I can always tell the difference when I skip it. If you are thinking of doing an extended juice feast (where you drink juices only) check out my “How To” guide here.

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