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How the Green Juice Diet Helps Your Body

By on April 6, 2016

How the Green Juice Diet Helps Your Body

If you are like many others, chances are you are tired of trying the latest fad in the hopes of finding the magic potion that will help you lose weight.

If so, there are two things you need to know: 1) there is no magic potion that will help you lose weight if you aren’t willing to change your eating habits, and 2) the green juice diet is a great way to jump start your journey on the path to a lighter, healthier you.

One more thing you should know, there is no fad here. This is something that will actually benefit your health, without causing harmful side effects.

What It Is

When you hear the words green juice, you are likely thinking of something that is most assuredly not something you would actually want to drink. The thing is, the thousands who have decided to try it have discovered that it really isn’t as bad as they thought it would be. As long as you follow some of the many recipe recommendations available, you can create juices that are appetizing, and that mask some of the taste of vegetables that you aren’t all that crazy about.


Green juicing is all about using a juicer to extract the juices and nutrients from fruits and vegetables, leaving the pulp and skin behind. This is not the same as grabbing a bottle of vegetable juice off the shelf and calling it a day. This is actually relying on fresh fruits and vegetables to make juice in your own home. To be clear, there are some whole juices available that are organic, and have no preservatives or other additives, and those will work in a pinch, but you have to be careful about what you choose to put in your body.

Why People Choose The Green Juice Diet

Many people choose to go on a green juice diet to detoxify their bodies, help them get started on a new way of eating for weight loss, or just to make sure they are providing the healthiest, most nutritious foods for their body. The first two reasons typically precede the latter, as many who choose to undergo a fast continue adding the healthy juices to their diet when they return to eating solid foods.


If you are considering a juice fast, you need to make sure you are keeping it to no more than three days at the most. This will allow plenty of time for your body to rid itself of harmful toxins, without causing harm due to not getting enough healthy fats, proteins, and other nutrients that your body needs.

This is also plenty of time to help you start overcoming those cravings for the overly processed, harmful foods that got you to this point in the first place.

You will also need to make sure you speak with your doctor or health care provider if you are currently taking any medications, or have any health conditions. This will make sure that you are healthy enough to go on the fast, and prevent potentially dangerous problems that can occur with some medications – especially if you are drastically altering your eating habits.

This is one thing that cannot be stressed enough, as your safety and health depend on your doctor’s advice, not something you read on your computer screen.


What It Will Do for You

The green juice diet provides many different benefits, especially if you follow it as much as possible. Here are some of the major benefits of green juice:

• Nutrients – You are giving your body the nutrients it needs in a way that is easier to digest. Additionally, you are also making sure you are getting the recommended daily amount of both fruits and vegetables in your diet, which many people are unable to do just by eating.

• Detoxification – While the liver and other organs do a great job of filtering out the toxins that enter your body, this diet will give them a break. The juice doesn’t require the energy of whole foods, and since you aren’t adding even more junk for these organs to eliminate, they can essentially take a break so that they are more efficient when you return to solid foods.

• Increased Energy – The sheer number of nutrients, including vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals, and antioxidants will give you a natural energy boost. The fruits and vegetables also contain their own natural sugars, which will be able to enter the bloodstream faster, helping to boost energy levels, as well.

• Losing Weight – When you complete a green fast with juicing, you will be consuming fewer calories, and giving your body a chance to clean out all the gunk that has built up over the years. This will help you lose weight, and get you moving in the right direction to be ready for changing your eating habits after the diet.


Weight Loss Considerations

If your goal is to start losing weight, there are some key elements that you need to know to ensure the greatest amount of success with the green juice diet. As the name implies, you will need to focus on vegetables, rather than fruits.

While you can add a small amount of fruit, there are more sugars in those juices, which also mean an increase in calories. The fruits will make some of the drinks more appetizing; just make sure you are choosing the best options with your recipes so you aren’t consuming too much added sugar.

If you plan to exercise while doing the fast, you may need to introduce a light meal with healthy carbs no more than 30 minutes after your workout to make sure your body has the glucose it needs so that it doesn’t start burning muscle for energy.

Green juicing is a great way to give your body the boost it needs to lose weight. After you complete the fast, you should continue to add healthy fresh juices to your daily diet to make sure you are getting all the nutrients you need to be healthy and fit.

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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.

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