- Diet and Nutrition
- 6 Months ago
Juice it Right for Good Health!
Fruits and vegetable juices are relished by all age groups. But the confusion arises on selecting the right variety and combination of these. Juices have enormous health benefits as they are easy to digest and absorb. They are rich in nutrients, water content, antioxidants and enzymes. Read on to know how to extract maximum benefits from fresh fruit and vegetable juices
• Go slow on fruit juices: Fruits are rich in antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. They are best when eaten raw along with its fiber. Juicing is better avoided for diabetics and if you are on weight loss. Tropical fruits like mango and pineapple contain high levels of natural sugars that can soar the blood sugar levels.
• Opt for fresh green vegetables for maximum nutrition: This is the ultimate way to increase your vegetable intake in the fresh concentrated form apart from the regular gravies and salads.
• Our bodies cannot rely only on juices: Off late, we have come across so many fad diets that offer only varieties of juices for days and weeks without any proper meals. Juices are best when accompanied with a meal or in between meals for an energy boost! It cannot be a complete meal.
• Do not juice these vegetables: Juicing raw cabbage, cauliflower or kale may not be the best juice for you as these vegetables are goiterogenic and may suppress thyroid function.
Tips for yummy vegetable juices:
• Include cucumbers, carrots and beets. They are good liver cleansers, a great source of iron, vitamin A and also good for skin
• Use fennel. It is good for digestion and reduces bloating
• Herbs like parsley, cilantro, ginger and garlic are good for detoxification.
• Use fresh lime or orange juice for a tangy flavor.
Get creative and enjoy the goodness of fresh juice with your own juice recipe!