Juicing to lose weight is healthy and easy. All you need is a good juicing machine and good access to lots of fresh fruits and veggies. You use your juicer to extract the juice from the fresh produce and concentrate the nutrition and goodness to be found in them.
You can make all kinds of juices from simple orange or citrus juice to exotic tropical blends to ultra-healthy green drinks of wheat grass and other super foods. Be advised that ultra-green juices should be consumed in small quantities (2 ounces at a time) to avoid digestive distress.
When you juice to lose weight, you will have an abundant amount of energy because your body will quickly rid itself of all the toxins found in the average American diet. Best of all juicing to lose weight is fast and extremely healthy. Just follow the ideas presented here for maximum weight loss and health with juicing.
You can juice fruits and veggies with a good juicer that you can find at a department store, health food store or discount store; however, you do not really have to have a juicer. You can also use a blender, a food processor, or a hand juicer to juice fruits and veggies. Of course, a hand juicer is intended for citrus fruits and a blender is better for fruits and veggies such as apples and carrots.
Juicing to lose weight does not mean that you only consume juices; however, a once a week juice fast is a good thing to do. In between, you should use fresh, healthful juices to take the edge off your appetite by drinking a full 8 ounce glass of juice about half an hour before each meal. When you do this, you will be certain of getting plenty of nutrients and reducing your appetite before eating.
You can choose specific types of produce for specific effects. For example, if you want to really pump up your intake of vitamins, choose dark green veggies such as broccoli and spinach. Other good veggies with high vitamin content include carrots, cabbage and beets. If you have quite a bit of water weight to lose, make a delicious drink of cucumber, asparagus and celery with a bit of garlic for flavor and an immune system boost.
Garlic is not the only spice you can use when juicing to lose weight. Of course, you can always throw in some onions and/or leeks for good flavor and blood pressure and immune system benefits. Additionally, you can add any other type of spice you like for flavor and health benefits.
Try cinnamon, pepper, allspice, cayenne, turmeric, curry powder and anything else that suits your fancy. Keep in mind that basil and coriander are appetite stimulants, so you will not want to add these when juicing to lose weight. If you are experimenting, try adding small amounts of each spice to samples of juice after you have juiced it. In this way, you can find the perfect spice combination without affecting a whole batch of juice at once.
One very easy and delicious juice combination is a Virgin Mary made with fresh tomatoes, Worcestershire sauce, horseradish, garlic and pepper. If you use whole peppercorns for this kind of combination, be sure to strain your drink before enjoying it as you may end up with some crunchy pepper bits!
Juicing to lose weight is fast, easy, healthy and fun. Follow the tips presented here to enjoy fresh, healthy juices free from additives, sugar and artificial ingredients. You are sure to see great improvement in your overall health and weight.