Join Our Vida Juicing Community and Blog for Us Get Started Now

Comprehending Juicing Diet Plans

By on May 18, 2015
juicing diet plans

Comprehending Juicing Diet Plans

Juicing diets have been gaining immense popularity over the past few years as a way to cleanse the body and restore the physiological processes whose normal function has been hampered by toxins, pollutants, and preservatives.

Naturally, whenever the topic of juicing diet plans comes up, people often raise innumerable questions, such as: Will I feel hungry? What will I have to buy? How will I benefit?
This guide will clear up any confusion you may have about juicing by talking about numerous points related to juicing and juicing diets.

Why Juicing is Beneficial

A lot of people turn towards juicing with the hope of quickly fixing their weight and health issues. This is not the correct approach. In fact, juicing diets should be thought of as being a ‘gateway’ to healthier living and clean eating.

A juice fast on its own is typically a challenge. The correct approach when turning towards juicing diets is to understand that by cleansing your body, you are correcting your previous eating habits and trying to adopt healthier practices.

Lots of people experience a boost in their energy levels after adhering to a juicing diet, and after following it for a few days, their appetite adapts to juicing, aided by the desire for the energized feeling.

The Types of Juicers

There are numerous types of juicers available in the market that can be used for your particular juicing needs.

Fast Juicers

These are the most common types of juicers available in the market. Often called centrifugal juicers, they can grind vegetables and fruits, pushing the juice extracted from them into a strainer at a very high speed. The pulp is removed and expelled into a compartment – called the pulp bin. According to experts, this juicer may reduce the amount of nutrients in the juice, as it heats up more than other types of juicers.

Slow Juicers

You may also want to try out the slow juicer for your juicing diet plans. These juicers extract the juice in two different stages. They crush the vegetables and fruits, followed by pressing them. As a result, they tend to take a little more time in producing the juice as compared to ‘fast juicers’. However, they preserve more nutrients too. While the pulp is separated into a separate compartment, some pulp makes its way out with the juice – good for those who wish to enjoy the benefits of fiber to some extent.

Whole Food Juicers

These ‘juicers incorporate sharp blades that spin at high speeds, chopping down fruits and vegetables into a liquid form. These do not separate the pulp from the juice.

You can choose the juicer based on how much fiber or pulp you wish to consume. A juicing expert will be able to guide you based on your needs and goals.

Health Advantages of Juicing Diet Plans

Regardless of whether you want to ‘reboot’ your body’s systems or just want a healthy addition to your diet, juicing has various health benefits to offer you. Even though there are many benefits of juicing, some people are still skeptical about it.

They claim that consuming whole fruits and vegetables is much healthier as it contains the maximum number of nutrients as well as the fiber. However, what they do not realize is that juicing enables people to increase their overall consumption and variety, which would otherwise be quite difficult if you were to eat as many fruits.

Regardless of the debate, here are some health benefits that you can enjoy through your juicing diet plans:

Enhanced Immune System

There are many fruits rich in vitamin C, such as oranges, kiwis, and others. Vitamin C is a crucial vitamin that boosts the performance of the human immune system, and helps the body counter all kinds of illnesses, including the common colds & coughs.

Regular intake of fresh juices will help your body strengthen its immune system.

Clearer Skin

Apart from strengthening your immune system, juices rich in vitamin E possess anti-aging properties and can keep your skin replenished and young.

Improved Digestion

The digestive system is crucial for the entire body’s systems. The digestive system must be performing well enough if you want to avoid any sickness. Juicing can heal an upset digestive system and can help you get back on track.

Common Juicing Mistakes

When it comes to juicing, people often make the same types of mistakes. It is essential that you understand them so you can make the most of your juicing diet plans without compromising any of its benefits.

1. Adding too many sweet vegetables and fruits

Juicing is an excellent way of providing nourishment to your body as it allows the nutrients to be directly absorbed into the bloodstream. Newcomers often make the mistake of adding too many fruits into their juicing diet plans. While sweet fruits are loaded with minerals and vitamins, they also boast huge quantities of sugar.

Sugar, in the form of fructose, is not the friend of the health-conscious as it acts against the efforts of slowing down the aging process.

Avoid adding too many fruits and sweet vegetables in your juices.

2. The juice lacks greens

The ultimate key to making healthy juices is to add lots of green vegetables. Greens are loaded with essential nutrients that play a crucial role in cleansing the body and in enhancing blood circulation throughout the body.

For more guidance, you may consult a juicing specialist regarding which greens you should be consuming as a part of your juicing diet plans.

3. Neglecting timing

For juices to be most effective, timing needs to be perfect. For instance, drinking juices on an empty stomach is ideal because it will enable the body to absorb all the nutrients quickly and effectively. The most convenient time to drink a juice would be first thing in the morning right after waking up. Drinking on an empty stomach also ensures that nothing goes to waste.
The right timing will make a huge difference and you will feel rejuvenated!

Did you enjoy this article?
Share the Love
Get the latest news, reviews and features directly into your inbox.

About Lionel Correia

Lionel is a fitness enthusiast, juicing advocate, and serial entrepreneur. He loves real estate, but is even more passionate about health, wellness and a positive mindset. He’s a graduate of the University of Arizona and prides himself on establishing great habits because great habits lead to great results. His favorite workouts include, yoga, spin class, sprints on the track and resistance training. He believes that if you desire a strong healthy body, you must first build mental toughness because a healthy body requires a disciplined mind and great habits.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *