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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 May 15, 2019

    How to Tap Into the Power of Positivity

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    As it appears, the human mind is not capable of not thinking, at least on the subconscious level. Our mind is always occupied by thoughts, whether we want to or not, and they influence our every action.

    “Happiness cannot come from without, it comes from within.” – Helen Keller

    When we are still children, our thoughts seem to be purely positive. Have you ever been around a 4-year old who doesn’t like a painting he or she drew? I haven’t. Instead, I see glee, exciting and pride in children’s eyes. But as the years go by, we clutter our mind with doubts, fears and self-deprecating thoughts.

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    Just imagine then how much we limit ourselves in every aspect of our lives if we give negative thoughts too much power! We’ll never go after that job we’ve always wanted because our nay-saying thoughts make us doubt our abilities. We’ll never ask that person we like out on a date because we always think we’re not good enough.

    We’ll never risk quitting our job in order to pursue the life and the work of our dreams because we can’t get over our mental barrier that insists we’re too weak, too unimportant and too dumb. We’ll never lose those pounds that risk our health because we believe we’re not capable of pushing our limits. We’ll never be able to fully see our inner potential because we simply don’t dare to question the voices in our head.

    But enough is enough! It’s time to stop these limiting beliefs and come to a place of sanity, love and excitement about life, work and ourselves.

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    So…how exactly are we to achieve that?

    It’s not as hard as it may seem; you just have to practice, practice, practice. Here are a few ideas on how you can get started.

    1. Learn to substitute every negative thought with a positive one.

    Every time a negative thought crawls into your mind, replace it with a positive thought. It’s just like someone writes a phrase you don’t like on a blackboard and then you get up, erase it and write something much more to your liking.

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    2. See the positive side of every situation, even when you are surrounded by pure negativity.

    This one is a bit harder to put into practice, which does not mean it’s impossible.

    You can find positivity in everything by mentally holding on to something positive, whether this be family, friends, your faith, nature, someone’s sparkling eyes or whatever other glimmer of beauty. If you seek it, you will find it.

    3. At least once a day, take a moment and think of 5 things you are grateful for.

    This will lighten your mood and give you some perspective of what is really important in life and how many blessings surround you already.

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    4. Change the mental images you allow to enter your mind.

    How you see yourself and your surroundings make a huge difference to your thinking. It is like watching a DVD that saddens and frustrates you, completely pulling you down. Eject that old DVD, throw it away and insert a new, better, more hopeful one instead.

    So, instead of dwelling on dark, negative thoughts, consciously build and focus on positive, light and colorful images, thoughts and situations in your mind a few times a day.

    If you are persistent and keep on working on yourself, your mind will automatically reject its negative thoughts and welcome the positive ones.

    And remember: You are (or will become) what you think you are. This is reason enough to be proactive about whatever is going on in your head.

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