Knowing how to make a green juice is like knowing the secret ingredients of a magic brew and is essential to the best healthy juice diets for weight loss. It’s right up there as a number one, high performance booster.
When you think about it, the color green is a very positive color – it means ‘go’ and there’s so much green in nature – grass, leaves, trees, bushes, bunches of grapes.
Green is all about growth, about renewal and abundance. According to color psychologists, green represents balance and harmony and maintains equilibrium between the mind and the emotions. It’s got to be healthy, right? I make a green juice just about every day. I toss all different kinds of green fruits and vegetables in the juicer. Interesting combinations keep it exciting and different greens supply my body with a variety of nutrients.
Making a green juice can actually provide you with more than your recommended daily intake of vital vitamins and minerals in a super digestible form. When you eat whole fruits and vegetables, it can take several hours for the goodness to be absorbed, while juicing allows your body to assimilate the nutrients almost immediately. How cool is that?
Did you know, in America we eat way more than almost every country in the world and we are actually under-nourished. Yes, that’s right, you read it correctly – many Americans are undernourished! As much as 90% of the population is thought to be deficient in potassium. Why is this a problem, you may be asking. The kidneys, heart and other organs depend on potassium to function efficiently. And that’s just one of the essential nutrients many people lack because of the poor quality of their daily diet.
Here are a couple more startling facts and figures. Roughly 30% of the US population is considered to be obese! 30% imagine that! And one in three Americans has high blood pressure, which is controlled by medication, while their daily intake of life sustaining fruits and vegetables remains low, rock bottom.
Not all juice diets are healthy or help with weight loss
Are you shocked, panicking? Well, don’t even think about taking easy shortcuts and rushing to the supermarket to buy some cartons of juice! Not only is this so called ‘juice’ laden with sugar, chemicals, preservatives and God knows what other bad stuff, it’s also had all the healthy nutrients processed out of it. It won’t do you any good, so don’t even go there.
Making a green juice right in your own kitchen is the answer. Really! It’s the best of all possible ways to get a hit of those nutrients your body is crying out for.
Drinking a green juice will spread health and wellbeing throughout your body and it won’t cost you an arm and a leg. Green fruits and vegetables are cheap and easily available. What have you got to lose by making a fresh green juice?
Green juice has a pretty impressive track record. More than 50 years ago Ann Wigmore and Max Gerson were using green juices to heal both themselves and their patients from chronic, life threatening diseases.
By adding fresh green juices to your healthy juice diet, your blood sugar and insulin levels won’t spike and will remain stable as cravings for sugar-filled foods will be cut drastically. A perfect recipe for weight loss!
A green juice cleanses, restores and hydrates the body, and it helps with weight control, leaving you feeling satisfied rather than deprived and hungry, as you shed the pounds.
It’s great for skin too – mine glows from all the vitamins and minerals I get from juicing. Using a wide range of green fruits, vegetables and sprouts when you make a green juice will ensure your body definitely gets all the nutrients it needs for optimum functioning. A daily glass of this nectar and you will definitely not be malnourished. You’ll be overdosing on essential nutrients!
2 cups kale.
2 green apples, cored.
1/2 cup parsley leaves.
1 medium cucumber, quartered.
2 celery stalks, roughly chopped.
1 1-inch piece of ginger, peeled.
2 tablespoons lemon juice.
Put all the ingredients in the juicer together. A couple of minutes later, you’ll be enjoying a glass of pure goodness.
Green juice is a powerful preventative medicine and a great healer. The ultimate juice for weight loss, it’s also supposed to ensure better sleep and…..better sex!
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