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Drink to your Health !

Part of my new eating routine involves juicing because of all of the nutritional advantages it offers and because of the weight loss benefits.  I recently picked up the book, “The Complete Book of Juicing”, by Michael T. Murray, N.D. and I would highly recommend it as a guidebook to getting started making your own juices.  As detailed by Murray, fresh juice offers concentrated nutrition that our bodies easily absorb, offers a rich supply of protein, carbohydrates, essential fatty acids, vitamins, and minerals.  Juicing influences weight loss in three main ways;

 

First, juicing can be considered a raw-food diet that is more satisfying to our appetites because it contains all of the water soluble vitamins that we cook out of the foods we eat.  By keeping the vitamins and minerals in the foods we consume through a raw-food diet we are giving our body exactly the nutrients it needs to keep running. Thus, it boosts your metabolism.

 

Second, through research doctors have found that raw foods lower blood pressure partly from the fiber and potassium in the juice.

 

Third, a diet which 60% of the calories ingested come from raw foods reduces stress on the body.  This is due to the enzymes in raw foods.

 

Juicing helps the body’s digestive process by allowing the body to quickly absorb high-quality nutritious foods.  This helps boost your energy levels and speed up your metabolism resulting in weight loss.  I know a lot of diets can leave you feeling fatigued and tired and less motivated to get in the gym.  It sounds pretty unproductive to me.  I highly recommend speaking to your doctor about juicing if you have any more questions about it.  Please contact me for a diet evaluation today. Contact Brenda Bark at 480-699-3162 or check out website at www.myfocusonfitness.com

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