Recently, I have had many of you ladies asking me about juicing. The main question I hear, “Is juicing good for me?” My answer is always, “It depends!”
The main reasons why I get asked is because we are usually:
- Yearning to lose weight
- Reaching for ways to increased energy
- Enhancing skin beauty
- Frightened of getting cancer
You are going to learn how to juice smart, especially if you are feeling like your sugar levels have been at a risky high level . Reading this article is gong to give you insight on the juice facts and ALL the to do’s before you step into one. You will be learning how to juice and connect with your heart health by understanding macro-nutrients, how to know when your body is ready for juicing, and what groups of foods that you should be eating right now to prepare yourself for juicing along with a juicing recipe.
So how do you know if your body is ready for Juicing? It’s in the below detail.
TIP for successful juicing: Select herbs and spices for added flavor. Cinnamon is proven to help stabilize blood sugar when consumed consistently, and other flavorful ingredients to try include parsley, ginger, cilantro and fennel.
The Juice Facts
How to enhance heart health by juicing
Juicing can best when you have been eating all your macro-nutrients: Carbohydrates, Protein, and Fats. Eliminating any of these 3 macro-nutrients are going to affect you growth, metabolism, other bodily functions and you will have deficiencies and gaps to having a healthy system. If you jump right into juicing with any of these deficiencies this could bring you into a deeper stooper. You want to follow some basic guidelines while juicing to get the reaction and results that you are looking for in your juicing. Here are the steps:
- Have more vegetables than fruits in your juice so that you (b):
- Feed with a main healthy source of steady energy
- Feed stable fuel to tissues and cells of the body
- Feed stable energy and repairing to the central nervous system, the kidneys, the brain, the muscles (including the heart) to function properly
- Feed stable energy to intestinal health and waste elimination
- Add fat such as coconut oil to your juice since it’s estimated that we need about 20-35% (a) of calories from fat. By adding this you will feed:
- Normal growth and development
- Higher energy
- Absorbing micro-nutrients A, D, E, K and carotenoids
- Providing cushioning to the organs
- Maintaining cell membranes
- Providing taste, consistency, stability to foods
- Add protein such as nuts and seeds to get your protein.
- Tissue repair
- Immune function
- Making essential hormones and enzymes
- Energy when carbohydrates are not available
- Preserving lean muscle mass
How do you know when your body is ready for juicing
If you are a new juicer, or haven’t taken the right sugar balance healthy steps before, you may juice with too many high sugar fruits and accidentally eliminate the wonderful magnesium and calcium vegetables that you receive from the strong leafy greens. Then this can be a disaster for getting the results of balancing the blood sugars while losing weight and increasing stable and higher daily energy.
To know if your body is ready for juicing is to review if you have been using the basic guidelines above in eating daily ALL 3 macro-nutrients: Carbohydrates, Protein, and Fat. If you haven’t been following these guidelines in the past, kick it into higher gear by adding all different types from these 3 groups and don’t start your juicing yet. Consume your heart healthy and sugar balance mindset by keeping the fiber in tact with your fruits and vegetables. Once you start to notice that your sugar levels have balanced and your energy has started to increase this is a good time to start looking at doing juicing.
The issue with starting to juice while your body is depleted is that it can bring you into even deeper deficiency just by not adding enough of the 3 macro-nutrients. In the above list in the Fat section that 20% to 35% of your caloric daily intake should be from fat. Most of us are still in the non-fat, low-fat mindset which can break a healthy balanced diet. So before stepping into juicing keep the above guidelines in mind and review the fruits and vegetables to use for juicing if you are sugar sensitive.
What groups of fruits and vegetables to juice if you are sugar sensitive:
(a) Dietary Reference Intakes published by the USDA
(b) Alternative Health