Your 5 a day blitzed: why you should be juicing!
Juicing has become a big part of a healthy lifestyle; it’s a trend that has taken off and proved that it’s here to stay. And while there’s no doubt that drinking your 5 a day can be beneficial, it’s not as simple as blitzing up all your favourite fruits. So what are the benefits of a juice cleanse and are you doing it the right way?
Adding juicing into your diet is a delicious and effortless way to make sure you are getting plenty of nutrients, minerals, and vitamins that you might not have the time to include with every meal. If you’re not a breakfast sort of person, but still need some energy, juices or smoothies are a fantastic way to power you through the morning. Other than being convenient, other benefits of juicing include:
– Weight loss
– Better digestion
– Clearing of toxins
If you find it difficult to say no to sugar-filled drinks, juicing can help you curb these cravings and ensure you aren’t putting harmful chemicals into your body.
Drink your greens
Although juicing includes fruit, it’s critical to focus more on the vegetables. Think of your juice or smoothie as a 70% vegetable to 20% fruit ratio. When fruit is liquidised, it loses its benefits as it releases the sugars which can cause sugar spikes. And if this is left on your teeth for too long, it can start to rot them.
Vegetables can provide a slower release of energy, without damaging your teeth, and are more filling and nutritious. If you’re not a fan of your greens but are determined to include them in your diet, throw in a few berries or a banana to enhance the taste, but don’t go overboard. You can also enhance the flavour without the sugar by using spices like ginger.
Beware the fads
With healthy eating and drinking comes trends and fads and juicing is no exception. Activated charcoal has been praised globally, and now you can find it in everything from toothpaste to face masks to juices. But be wary of these types of trends. While it may not be all bad, there is not sufficient enough research to suggest if it really offers any benefits at all. However, trends like CBD oil might just tick all the right boxes.
The oil is made from cannabidiol – a non-psychoactive molecule found in cannabis. Its said to help with anxiety, as well as being a natural pain relief. If you have a busy day ahead, a blend of nutritious vegetables and a pinch of CBD oil might be the winning ticket to help you to have a positive outlook and make sure you’re focused.
When it comes to juicing, there’s definitely a right way to do it. We hope you’ve learned something today, and if you need to save yourself some time, why not look at our 3-day juice cleanse?
At KBK, we can make sure that you include the right type of juices in your diet. Our meal prep includes mouth-watering juices to help kickstart your day! Contact us today on 0161 236 6171 to find out more.