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The Benefits and Importance of Vegetable and Fruit Juicing

The Benefits and Importance of Vegetable and Fruit Juicing

According to Dr. Norman Walker, a pioneer in the field of vegetable and fruit juicing and nutritional health, “Fruit juices are the cleansers of the human system, vegetable juices are the builders who revitalize the body.”[1]

From personal experience and several experts’ health advice, a lot of people have come to discover that the fresh juice of fruits and vegetables are healthy and provide a variety of vitamins and minerals to the body, in addition to cleaning the body of toxic substances. Our lifestyle and diet are major factors that impact our health and the way we feel. Drinking fresh and natural juice is one of the best ways to improve your overall health and keep your body in tip-top shape.

The Importance of Fresh and Natural Juice

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    I love having fresh juice in between my lunch and dinner because, in addition to getting a great feeling from eating healthy, it also helps fill my stomach and prevent me from eating other high-calorie food in between meals. However, I do not like buying commercial juices because they are mostly loaded with an unhealthy amount of sugar, preservatives, coloring, and whatnot. I like to make my own juice from fresh fruits and vegetables, and this has proven to be a lot better and healthier for me.

    Not only does fresh juice tastes so much better, but you can also be sure that there are no added sweeteners or preservatives.

    Our body needs fresh fruits and vegetables because they provide a healthy dose of vitamins and minerals, so drinking properly juiced fruits and veggies is a fast way for our body to absorb nutrients.

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    Why You Should Mix and Juice Fruits and Veggies Instead of Eating them

    Mixing and juicing fruits and vegetables help us consume lots of nutrients at once, which is great because it is not always practical for us to consume the required amount of fruits and vegetables that the body needs on a daily basis.[2] It is a very effective way to stay healthy and is an effective alternative when eating fruits and vegetables is not an option.

    Sieve the Juice of Fiber or Do Not Sieve the Juice?

    Some people like to sieve the fiber from the juice completely after mixing the fruits together, but experts share the opinion that a little fiber is important to the body because it helps in weight loss, stomach activity, and prevents constipation. So remember, when you juice, don’t sieve. Ensure that you are drinking your healthiest glass of juice possible by including the much-needed fiber that is pivotal to the body’s health.

    Mixing and Juicing Your Fruits and Veggies

    It is very easy to make nutritious juice. You just need the proper fruits and veggies to mix, a good blender, a sieve, and a drinking glass. After that, juice your fresh fruits and veggies together in your blender and then sieve into your drinking glass or, on the flip-side, you might decide to sieve a little and leave some fibers to facilitate stomach activity and prevent constipation. To make sure you get a variety of vitamins, you should make it a point to juice fruits and vegetables that are fresh and in season.

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    Here are some additional important tips to keep in mind when juicing:

    1. Avoid adding sugar as much as possible to keep your juice as natural and healthy as possible.
    2. Always consult health juicing advice articles or a nutritionist to make sure you combine and mix the proper fruits and veggies together.[3] It would also help ensure that you mix and take in enough variety of nutrients, as well as the right amount.
    3. Mixing and consuming fresh fruits and veggies through juicing should not replace solid food. It is meant to supplement your diet, not replace a healthy one.
    4. Make sure you properly and thoroughly wash your fruits and veggies before mixing and juicing.

    Drinking fresh juice, in addition to being a tasty experience, also enhances the quality of life. You can check out different juicing recipes for detoxing, weight loss, energy, and more. You can also search recipes by ingredients, so you can start making delicious fruit and veggies juice right away.

    I’ll raise my glass of juice to that. Happy Juicing!

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    Featured photo credit: Enjoy Juicing via enjoyjuicing.com

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    Last Updated on March 13, 2019

    How to Get out of a Rut: 12 Useful Ways to Get Unstuck

    How to Get out of a Rut: 12 Useful Ways to Get Unstuck

    Have you gotten into a rut before? Or are you in a rut right now?

    You know you’re in a rut when you run out of ideas and inspiration. I personally see a rut as a productivity vacuum. It might very well be a reason why you aren’t getting results. Even as you spend more time on your work, you can’t seem to get anything constructive done. While I’m normally productive, I get into occasional ruts (especially when I’ve been working back-to-back without rest). During those times, I can spend an entire day in front of the computer and get nothing done. It can be quite frustrating.

    Over time, I have tried and found several methods that are helpful to pull me out of a rut. If you experience ruts too, whether as a working professional, a writer, a blogger, a student or other work, you will find these useful. Here are 12 of my personal tips to get out of ruts:

    1. Work on the small tasks.

    When you are in a rut, tackle it by starting small. Clear away your smaller tasks which have been piling up. Reply to your emails, organize your documents, declutter your work space, and reply to private messages.

    Whenever I finish doing that, I generate a positive momentum which I bring forward to my work.

    2. Take a break from your work desk.

    Get yourself away from your desk and go take a walk. Go to the washroom, walk around the office, go out and get a snack.

    Your mind is too bogged down and needs some airing. Sometimes I get new ideas right after I walk away from my computer.

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    3. Upgrade yourself

    Take the down time to upgrade yourself. Go to a seminar. Read up on new materials (#7). Pick up a new language. Or any of the 42 ways here to improve yourself.

    The modern computer uses different typefaces because Steve Jobs dropped in on a calligraphy class back in college. How’s that for inspiration?

    4. Talk to a friend.

    Talk to someone and get your mind off work for a while.

    Talk about anything, from casual chatting to a deep conversation about something you really care about. You will be surprised at how the short encounter can be rejuvenating in its own way.

    5. Forget about trying to be perfect.

    If you are in a rut, the last thing you want to do is step on your own toes with perfectionist tendencies.

    Just start small. Do what you can, at your own pace. Let yourself make mistakes.

    Soon, a little trickle of inspiration will come. And then it’ll build up with more trickles. Before you know it, you have a whole stream of ideas.

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    6. Paint a vision to work towards.

    If you are continuously getting in a rut with your work, maybe there’s no vision inspiring you to move forward.

    Think about why you are doing this, and what you are doing it for. What is the end vision in mind?

    Make it as vivid as possible. Make sure it’s a vision that inspires you and use that to trigger you to action.

    7. Read a book (or blog).

    The things we read are like food to our brain. If you are out of ideas, it’s time to feed your brain with great materials.

    Here’s a list of 40 books you can start off with. Stock your browser with only the feeds of high quality blogs, such as Lifehack.org, DumbLittleMan, Seth Godin’s Blog, Tim Ferris’ Blog, Zen Habits or The Personal Excellence Blog.

    Check out the best selling books; those are generally packed with great wisdom.

    8. Have a quick nap.

    If you are at home, take a quick nap for about 20-30 minutes. This clears up your mind and gives you a quick boost. Nothing quite like starting off on a fresh start after catching up on sleep.

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    9. Remember why you are doing this.

    Sometimes we lose sight of why we do what we do, and after a while we become jaded. A quick refresher on why you even started on this project will help.

    What were you thinking when you thought of doing this? Retrace your thoughts back to that moment. Recall why you are doing this. Then reconnect with your muse.

    10. Find some competition.

    Nothing quite like healthy competition to spur us forward. If you are out of ideas, then check up on what people are doing in your space.

    Colleagues at work, competitors in the industry, competitors’ products and websites, networking conventions.. you get the drill.

    11. Go exercise.

    Since you are not making headway at work, might as well spend the time shaping yourself up.

    Sometimes we work so much that we neglect our health and fitness. Go jog, swim, cycle, whichever exercise you prefer.

    As you improve your physical health, your mental health will improve, too. The different facets of ourselves are all interlinked.

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    Here’re 15 Tips to Restart the Exercise Habit (and How to Keep It).

    12. Take a good break.

    Ruts are usually signs that you have been working too long and too hard. It’s time to get a break.

    Beyond the quick tips above, arrange for a 1-day or 2-days of break from your work. Don’t check your (work) emails or do anything work-related. Relax and do your favorite activities. You will return to your work recharged and ready to start.

    Contrary to popular belief, the world will not end from taking a break from your work. In fact, you will be much more ready to make an impact after proper rest. My best ideas and inspiration always hit me whenever I’m away from my work.

    Take a look at this to learn the importance of rest: The Importance of Scheduling Downtime

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