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10 Shocking Health Benefits of Juicing, With Recipes!

10 Shocking Health Benefits of Juicing, With Recipes!

1. Juicing helps you to consume more fruits and veggies.

This is more true with vegetables. When you juice you are more likely to try out new vegetables, or even old vegetables that you may not like to eat raw, or cooked. Adding these to your juice with your favorite fruits will help mask the old taste that you don’t like.

2. Juicing can give you more energy.

When you juice, you are basically getting the part of the fruits and veggies that have all of the vitamins and nutrients out of the fruit itself. When you drink your juice you are going to be loading your body up with all of these vitamins that will help your body to get going.

If you need an energy boost fast, I recommend a green juice, like this one from all-about-juicing.com:

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Energy boost

  • 1 Orange, peeled
  • 4 apples, cored
  • 1 handful of Kale

Combine these three ingredients in your juicer, and serve immediately!

3. Juicing can help you sleep better.

Juicing the right fruits and veggies can help you to sleep better. Fruits like cherries, kiwi, oranges have melatonin in them, a hormone that helps the body to sleep. A study done by Louisiana State University showed that adults who drank 8 ounces of tart cherry juice twice a day got an average of 90 minutes more of sleep per night.

4. Juicing can help you focus better.

Drinking green juices can help you feel more alert and energized, thus helping you focus better. If you drink juices, instead of coffee or energy drinks you will not get that dreaded sugar crash in the middle of your day.

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5. Juicing can help you live longer.

Drinking fresh juices regularly is essential to keep up on your health. Fruits and vegetables are natures medicines. Consuming them regularly will help keep your blood pressure down, keep your blood sugars regular, and even prevent cancer.

6. Juicing can help you detox.

If you have been on a junk food binge, juicing can help you fix that. A juicing cleanse is the perfect way to clear out all of the toxins from your body. It will flood your system with vital nutrients, and help you to feel great again! Fromthegroundupwellness.com has a great detox juice recipe that you should try!

Detoxify

  • 4 stalks celery
  • 4-5 dinosaur or lacinato kale leaves
  • 1 green apple
  • one big handful of flat leaf parsley leaves (if parsley is too spicy for you, use basil)
  • 1 lime
  • 1 lemon
  • 1″ piece of fresh ginger

7. Juicing can help combat dehydration.

If you are like me, remembering to drink enough water can be quite a chore. If you juice regularly, you can help stay hydrated, as long as you juice fruits and veggies with a high water content. Try this hydrating recipe from fromthegroundupwellness.com:

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Hydrate

  • 3 leaves kale, destemmed
  • 3 stalks celery
  • 1 green apple
  • 1 medium cucumber
  • 1″ piece of ginger
  • 1/2 lemon, peeled
  • 1 medium carrot (optional)

8. Juicing can help you to lose weight.

If you need to lose some extra weight, juicing can most certainly help you do that. Juicing can help curb cravings, and it makes a much healthier, tasty alternative to most unhealthy snacks. It is also easy to digest, which we will talk about next.

If you want to try a super yummy juice for weight loss, try this recipe from rebootwithjoe.com:

A Green Juice for Weight Loss

  • 1/4 pineapple
  • 4 kale leaves
  • 2 celery stalks
  • 4 large leaves of lettuce
  • 1 handful of flat parsley
  • 1 handful of curly parsley
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 inch (2.5 cm) piece of ginger
  • 1 inch (2.5 cm) piece of turmeric
  • 1-2 chilli’s

9. Juicing can help your digestive system.

If you suffer with indigestion issues, Juicing could be a good solution for your problem. If you suffer from indigestion, you should give this recipe from thefitindian.com a try:

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Pear, Celery and Ginger

  • 1 big pear
  • 2 celery Stalks
  • 1 inch piece ginger

Peel and remove the seeds of the pear and cut it into rough cubes, chop the celery and add all the three ingredients into the mixer; mix well and add some water if the smoothie is too dry. Pour in a tall serving glass and enjoy with a pinch of cinnamon powder on top.

10. Juicing can help bring your family together.

As a personal experience of starting juicing, I have noticed it has bonded my family in a totally different way. We enjoy picking out our fresh produce together, finding, and coming up with new recipes, and even the process of making our juices has brought us together!

Doing this as an added family activity can be beneficial for the physical and mental health of children, and teens. It has been shown that kids who have more intact families tend to be happier, have higher academic achievement, and even are less likely to abuse substances later on. To learn more about these benefits check out familyfacts.org.

Featured photo credit: CC0 Public Domain via pixabay.com

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Last Updated on November 20, 2018

10 Reasons Why New Year’s Resolutions Fail

10 Reasons Why New Year’s Resolutions Fail

A new year beautifully symbolizes a new chapter opening in the book that is your life. But while so many people like you aspire to achieve ambitious goals, only 12% of you will ever experience the taste of victory. Sound bad? It is. 156 million people (that’s 156,000,000) will probably give up on their resolution before you can say “confetti.” Keep on reading to learn why New Year’s resolutions fail (and how to succeed).

Note: Since losing weight is the most common New Year’s resolution, I chose to focus on weight loss (but these principles can be applied to just about any goal you think of — make it work for you!).

1. You’re treating a marathon like a sprint.

Slow and steady habit change might not be sexy, but it’s a lot more effective than the “I want it ALL and I want it NOW!” mentality. Small changes stick better because they aren’t intimidating (if you do it right, you’ll barely even notice them!).

If you have a lot of bad habits today, the last thing you need to do is remodel your entire life overnight. Want to lose weight? Stop it with the crash diets and excessive exercise plans. Instead of following a super restrictive plan that bans anything fun, add one positive habit per week. For example, you could start with something easy like drinking more water during your first week. The following week, you could move on to eating 3 fruits and veggies every day. And the next week, you could aim to eat a fistful of protein at every meal.

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2. You put the cart before the horse.

“Supplementing” a crappy diet is stupid, so don’t even think about it. Focus on the actions that produce the overwhelming amount of results. If it’s not important, don’t worry about it.

3. You don’t believe in yourself.

A failure to act can cripple you before you leave the starting line. If you’ve tried (and failed) to set a New Year’s resolution (or several) in the past, I know it might be hard to believe in yourself. Doubt is a nagging voice in your head that will resist personal growth with every ounce of its being. The only way to defeat doubt is to believe in yourself. Who cares if you’ve failed a time or two? This year, you can try again (but better this time).

4. Too much thinking, not enough doing.

The best self-help book in the world can’t save you if you fail to take action. Yes, seek inspiration and knowledge, but only as much as you can realistically apply to your life. If you can put just one thing you learn from every book or article you read into practice, you’ll be on the fast track to success.

5. You’re in too much of a hurry.

If it was quick-and-easy, everybody would do it, so it’s in your best interest to exercise your patience muscles.

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6. You don’t enjoy the process.

Is it any wonder people struggle with their weight when they see eating as a chore and exercise as a dreadful bore? The best fitness plan is one that causes the least interruption to your daily life. The goal isn’t to add stress to your life, but rather to remove it.

The best of us couldn’t bring ourselves to do something we hate consistently, so make getting in shape fun, however you’ve gotta do it. That could be participating in a sport you love, exercising with a good friend or two, joining a group exercise class so you can meet new people, or giving yourself one “free day” per week where you forget about your training plan and exercise in any way you please.

7. You’re trying too hard.

Unless you want to experience some nasty cravings, don’t deprive your body of pleasure. The more you tell yourself you can’t have a food, the more you’re going to want it. As long as you’re making positive choices 80-90% of the time, don’t sweat the occasional indulgence.

8. You don’t track your progress.

Keeping a written record of your training progress will help you sustain an “I CAN do this” attitude. All you need is a notebook and a pen. For every workout, record what exercises you do, the number of repetitions performed, and how much weight you used if applicable. Your goal? Do better next time. Improving your best performance on a regular basis offers positive feedback that will encourage you to keep going.

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9. You have no social support.

It can be hard to stay motivated when you feel alone. The good news? You’re not alone: far from it. Post a status on Facebook asking your friends if anybody would like to be your gym or accountability buddy. If you know a co-worker who shares your goal, try to coordinate your lunch time and go out together so you’ll be more likely to make positive decisions. Join a support group of like-minded folks on Facebook, LinkedIn, or elsewhere on the internet. Strength in numbers is powerful, so use it to your advantage.

10. You know your what but not your why.

The biggest reason why most New Year’s resolutions fail: you know what you want but you not why you want it.

Yes: you want to get fit, lose weight, or be healthy… but why is your goal important to you? For example:

Do you want to be fit so you can be a positive example that your children can admire and look up to?

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Do you want to lose fat so you’ll feel more confident and sexy in your body than ever before?

Do you want to be healthy so you’ll have increased clarity, energy, and focus that would carry over into every single aspect of your life?

Whether you’re getting in shape because you want to live longer, be a good example, boost your energy, feel confident, have an excuse to buy hot new clothes, or increase your likelihood of getting laid (hey, I’m not here to judge) is up to you. Forget about any preconceived notions and be true to yourself.

  • The more specific you can make your goal,
  • The more vivid it will be in your imagination,
  • The more encouraged you’ll be,
  • The more likely it is you will succeed (because yes, you CAN do this!).

I hope this guide to why New Year’s resolutions fail helps you achieve your goals this year. If you found this helpful, please pass it along to some friends so they can be successful just like you. What do you hope to accomplish next year?

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