The main idea behind juicing is that it allows people to consume a greater amount of fruit and vegetables in one serving via juice than you could ever eat whole. But why is this so good for us? Here are the top 4 benefits of adding this health practice to your lifestyle:
You Can Help Prevent Disease
As long as you juice the right vegetables and fruits, you can help prevent the chances of certain diseases. Antioxidants can help fight cancer-causing ingredients, and the healthy eating that juicing promotes can help prevent conditions associated with being overweight. Many people choose to use organic vegetables to reduce the number of pesticides they ingest through food.
You Will Notice Improved Skin Tone
The pure nutrients found in both fruits and vegetables can, over time, transform your face into a smooth and radiant vision and help prevent the signs of aging. That is definitely a plus with the amount of lotions and treatments we purchase to keep our skin youthful – plus juicing is cheaper! You may be surprised to find that it will also help to reduce dry skin.
Juicing Can Assist Weight Loss and Weight Management
This is a wonderful nutrition practice for people who want to lose weight. They start off on a juice cleanse to get rid of unhealthy toxins and break bad diet habits, and then continue to make juice a regular part of their diet afterwards. Your focus will be on consuming healthy foods and eliminating simple carbohydrates and fast food from local restaurants, making it a lot easier to shed those excess pounds.
You Will Discover Increased Energy Levels
Through juicing, large amounts of nutrients can be consumed and digested by the body quickly throughout the bloodstream, and as a result that can increase your energy levels. This is a great alternative for the use of stimulants first thing in the morning. You really do have to experience it to believe it an increase in energy levels is one of the main reasons people quickly become addicted to juicing!
Juicing definitely has science to back it up. Yes, juicing can be expensive, given that you need new equipment, and you will spend more on fruit and veg, but those of us that have taken juicing on as a part of our lifestyles will agree that the benefits are well worth it.
The Big Book of Juices: More Than 400 Natural Blends for Health and Vitality Every Day provides you with 405 fruit and vegetable juice and smoothie recipes. Each recipe in the book is given an overall five star rating based on its key ingredients, nutrients and health benefits. In this review I will be discussing the positive and negative aspects of this book and letting you know what I thought of it.
1) Creativity – I’m pretty new to juicing and smoothies but my initial impression was that it can’t be that hard. All you are doing is blending or squeezing fruits and vegetables. I really couldn’t see why you would need a recipe book to help you make juices. I thought it was as simple as choosing a few of your favorite fruits and vegetables then either tossing them in a blender or juicing them in a juicer. However, The Big Book of Juices: More Than 400 Natural Blends for Health and Vitality Every Day really opened my eyes.
The recipes inside this book are extremely creative and very tasty. I honestly didn’t realise you could do this much with juice and smoothies. I would have never considered using other ingredients such as carbonated water, herbs, milk, spices, tea, vanilla or yogurt and I certainly wouldn’t have considered combining fruits and vegetables.
2) Number Of Recipes – With 405 recipes I’m not going to be running out of ideas any time soon. Even if I try one new recipe every day that’s still over a year’s worth of recipes. Most of the other juicing books I have read don’t come close to this number of recipes so I’m really impressed with this aspect of the book.
Not So Good Points:
1) Recipe Variety – I only have one very small complaint when it comes to The Big Book of Juices: More Than 400 Natural Blends for Health and Vitality Every Day – there are a lot more juicing recipes than smoothie recipes. In all fairness, the title doesn’t make any reference to smoothies so I am clutching at straws but if you are more interested in smoothie recipes than juicing recipes this is something to bear in mind.
The Big Book of Juices: More Than 400 Natural Blends for Health and Vitality Every Day is a top book that over delivers in many areas. It combines ingredients that you would never have even thought of using yourself to create refreshing, tasty juices and recipes. With 405 recipes it’s probably going to be the only book you ever need on the topic. I really can’t say enough good things about this book so go buy yourself a copy and start enjoying the juicy goodness.