Juicing can be fun and it is healthy! It can be a great addition to your wellness plan, which can include fitness, massage and healthier more nutrition diet. So that you can have more energy, look and feel better.
Fresh Juicing: It provides a way to access digestive enzymes typically locked away in the fiber matrix of whole fruits and vegetables. Most commercial juices are processed and lacking in nutrition, while freshly juiced fruits and vegetables are loaded with an abundance of vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients.
However drinking too many sugary juices can be too much fructose for you body. As opposed to glucose fructose is stored as fat much more easily, regardless how healthy and full of vitamins the fresh juices are. In moderation it is fine of course. However if you juice citrus juice and low sugar vegetables, or at least add greens/some fats to your sweet juice juice, it is pretty much safe to drink a cup or two of fresh juice everyday.
I usually make these mixes with some variation:
This usually makes two glasses of juice!
Lower Sugar Juice, lowest in fructose and healthiest:
2 Kiwi without the skin,
stalk of celery,
a handful of spinach,
3 small apples.
Orange Color juice if green scares you!
3-4 small apples,
3 strips of celery,
1 orange with the skin.
A small bit of ginger (anti inflammation)
A treat type juice: Sweet version without the celery, tastes like Creamsicle!
1 orange with skin.
a wedge of lemon
To slow down and improve the absorption of these juices we add sometimes a pinch of olive oil, coconut oil, or mix in protein powder, chia seeds.
I recommend this article to understand better about juicing correctly: https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/2014/07/why-juicing-is-bad/
-Jolita Brilliant, LMT in Burlington