Fresh juices contain a variety of enzymes in large quantity.
Is juicing good for you to lose weight?
Toxicity is one of the main reasons that our body retains fat and weight. Our body uses fat cells to bind up fat-soluble toxins, to prevent them from circulating in the body. The only way to allow the body to release excess fat is to help it release the toxins that are stored within the fat cells. The antioxidants in juice helps bind up the toxins and allow them to be carried out of the body. Juices also facilitate elimination and colon detox, which is a critical part in the detoxification process. Juices deliver a satisfying experience with relatively few calories. Including juice in the diet can reduce the overall calorie intake. Cravings are often caused by nutrient deficiency, and are a way that our body is telling us that we need certain nutrients. Juices are a concentrated source of nutrients, and they deliver them in a way that is readily and easily absorbable. When the body gets the nutrients it needs, you will have fewer cravings and will be less likely to overeat, especially on calorie-dense, unhealthy foods.
Is juicing good for you to increase energy?
Juicing allows the nutrients from the vegetables immediately available for the body to utilize. The enzymes in the juice also aid digestion of the nutrients. The body does not have to expense energy to digest the food, leaving more energy for other activities. Also, the nutrients are not "trapped" within the cell walls; they can be absorbed and assimilated much faster, providing the body with a quick shot of energy
I will juice a variety of vegetables to show how easy and effective it is. People have an assumption that it will taste bad, but it does not have to :)
Cindy's Juice Recipe:
4 celery stalks
2 green apples
Thumb size ginger root
Handful of spinach
6-8 kale leaves