There are an endless number of different weight loss diets and methods we can choose from these days. Some are proven to work and some aren’t. Some are natural while others are highly synthetic and should be avoided.
One or another of them may work better for us than others. However, low calorie or other restrictive diets can leave us short of the nutrition we need to be healthy. If we include juicing to our diet we will supply ourselves with an abundance of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, living enzymes and phytonutrients that can leave us feeling healthy and happier about ourselves. This basic principle is something on which all weight loss practitioners agree upon. These jucies recipes have previously worked and may continue to work because its “natural”
When it comes to weight loss, vegetable juicer recipes have a distinct advantage over fruit juicer recipes. Vegetable juices are more substantial than fruit juices. Vegetables like tomatoes and carrots can produce a thicker soup like juice that can help you feel more full. Drinking a vegetable juice just before a meal can help improve the feeling of satiety and can also make a great choice for a snack.
Fruit juicer recipes are much higher in sugar than vegetable juices. This gives vegetable juices two distinct advantages over fruit juices when it comes to dieting.
1) The sugar content of fruit juices makes them considerably higher in calories than vegetable juices. Some vegetables are called negative calorie foods. This means that the body requires more energy (calories) to digest these foods than the actual foods provide us! Good examples of such vegetables are asparagus, broccoli and dark leafy greens.
2) The sugar in fruit juices will cause a spike in blood sugar levels followed by a crash that will leave us feeling hungry and irritable.
Some vegetables can provide a diuretic effect that can offload us of excessive water in our cells. This can help us shift a little weight and feel less bloated. Celery and especially asparagus are diuretic vegetables. A word of warning if you juice asparagus – it will make your urine smell obnoxious! This is normal when you drink asparagus juice and is not a cause for concern!
Spicy Fat Burners
There are spices that we can mix into our juicing recipes that have fat burning effects. Hot spices such as chili powder, cayenne, pepper, all spice, cardamom and coriander all have stimulating effects upon the metabolism. This is can help us shed a few extra calories – every little helps!