Go green! Green is the color of life, vitality, the heart chakra, abundance, fertility, hope, youth, nature and more; so it is only natural that the greener it is, the better it for you, right? When it comes to green juice, the mantra, “a green juice a day keeps the doctor away” is just about right!
Green is the new Green!
Green juice has become the morning wake up drink of choice over the last few years, as more and more of us recognize the benefits it provides. The USDA suggests each individual should consume a certain amount of fruits and vegetables each day, and drinking green juice can ensure we are reaching that goal. Contrary to what healthy-lifestyle-haters might think, green juice actually tastes great, and provides increased energy, helps weight loss programs, and gives a boost to your immune system.
There are a variety different ways to prepare green juice, containing all kinds of delicious fruits and vegetables such as spinach, kale, pineapple, strawberries, aloe vera, ginger etc all combined depending on the recipe you choose and also the purpose of your green juice. Some people want an energizing green juice, others a detox, some a super boost to the immune system. For three simple recipes, check out our blog post: 3 Green Juices to Live For
With a green juice, you can generally receive the appropriate serving of fruits and vegetables in just one glass a day, helping to boost our energy levels. Packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that our bodies need, the liquid fruits and veggies are easy for our body to digest, ensuring that all the goodness flows to the right places easily. If we drink our green juice on an empty stomach upon waking as recommended, it is particularly beneficial. The natural sugar that you get from vegetables is what provides you with added energy, because it will gradually raise glucose levels in our bodies when it hits the bloodstream.
Great for Weight Loss
Regular fruit juice is full of sugar and a lot of calories. If you are wanting to lose weight quickly, green juice is an excellent choice, because it provides your body with nutrition, vitamins, minerals, and no unwanted sugar. To be successful with weight loss, then divide your calories for each meal and snacks through your day, so you aren’t just eating one or two meals all day long. Binge eating in larger meals can also damage muscles, because your body needs energy all day long, and not just a couple times a day.
Spinach, broccoli, and kale are the base to all great green juices. Broccoli is great for an immunity boost along with bok choy. Along with boosting the immunity, green juice supports the growth of new layers of skin to the body, which is a cell protector.
To start incorporating green juice into your diet, check out our recommendations in 3 Green Juices to Live For