Juicing: The What and The Why?

by Polly N on April 30, 2013

Guest Post by Emilie Williams

The best thing about the summer season is that we typically go for foods that are light and can be eaten on the go, as many of us spend the warmer months enjoying the outdoors or travelling about town. Because we are always moving in the summer, heavy foods loaded with carbs and fat, or greasy foods like chips, aren’t the best to eat when you plan to be active after your meal, particularly when it involves the outdoors. At the same time, a copious amount of physical activity and movement requires the need for constant hydration and foods and beverages enriched with the vital nutrients that’ll keep you moving.

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Juices are great supplements for summer meals because they are packed with vitamins and the sustenance you need to keep moving in the heat. Within the past few years, juicing has become a phenomenon among the health conscious as well as those looking to get healthy and lose weight. Juicing raw vegetables and fruits allows your body to quickly absorb the vitamins and antioxidants that come from fresh produce. For those unfamiliar with juicing, deciding what type of fruits and vegetables to include in your juice drinks can be challenging. Here are some delicious juice recipes that’ll keep your belly full and provide you with the necessary dietary additives.

Summertime is an ideal season for juicing. Along with warm weather, summer brings some delicious fruits to bloom. In the UK specifically, there are an assortment of summer berries and fruits that make amazing goodies to throw in your juicer. From yummy blueberries and strawberries to delectable redcurrants and blackcurrants, these summer fruits can be combined to make a number of juice-infused beverages. If you have a simple palate, blend together uncomplicated fruits like strawberries and bananas. If you feel like getting creative, craft a fruity treat containing a variety of different fruits. A great mix berry drink that’s easy to make incorporates boysenberries, strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries. These fruity inspirations can be enjoyed no matter if you need a quick snack or are relaxing in the sun in gorgeous beach attire from M&S.

Juice beverages built for the summer don’t just have to contain fruits. Utilizing vegetables that pair well with your fruit can boost your juice. Try a cocktail of pink grapefruit, orange, three tomatoes, and a cucumber for an energizing beverage. Accelerate your immune system with an apple-based juice drink. Blend an apple, four to six carrots, two celery stalks, two to three cloves of garlic, and a cup of parsley to create this yummy, yet healthy beverage. Detox and cleanse your system with a refreshing green cucumber libation made from one cucumber, a cup of spinach, a cup of parsley, one stock of celery, and half of a peeled medium-sized lemon.

Vegetable-based juices are perfect supplements for meals because they fill you up and have all the vitamins and nutrients that a well-balanced meal contains. If you’re new to vegetable juices, you may want to start off with mixing vegetable combinations you know you’ll enjoy, such as carrots and celery. If you’re feeling bolder and more confident in your juicing abilities, try adding a handful of parsley (include the stems), a small chopped zucchini, half of a beet, and a quarter of peeled grapefruit.

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Greg Pierce May 7, 2013 at 6:35 pm

Very interesting information for a junk food eater like me. I have eaten whatever I can get into my mouth for the last 4.5 years after my last diagnosis. I’m a 3 timer. I have tried to gain weight, haven’t been concerned about what it was I was eating. Now I’m “topped out” and need to start thinking healthy not just eating.

I enjoyed the information.

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