If you are on a mission to improve your digestion and boost your immune system more naturally, what goes into your body is going to help the most. This starts with ensuring you have enough vitamins and minerals, which is easy to do when you start juicing more regularly.
Why Juicing for Improved Digestion?
How is your digestive system functioning? Today, digestion issues having become far too common. Even though science has progressed a great deal in the last 30 years, there are still people who are struggling with these issues all over the world. For some, a clear solution might seem out of reach, but there is growing evidence that suggests that some of these issues can be handled through natural means. In order for your body to have efficient digestion, there needs to a presence of the appropriate gut flora, and be chemically balanced. The following article will be discussing a few ways juicing can help.
Easy Juicing Recipes for Gut Health
Try some of these super simply juicing recipes that are great for your digestion and immune system.
Pear and Celery with Ginger
Eating the right things for your digestive health can be difficult if you’re flying blind, but this recipe is super simple and doesn’t take much time to make. Pears and celery are a high fiber plants so to get the benefit of these foods, you will want to leave some of the pulp within the juice, or add it after you have finishing juicing. When you drink this juice, the fiber works through your system and helps to remove plaque. The ginger in the juice will help to reduce any inflammation that may be present, giving you relief.
1 large pear
2 celery stalks
2cm piece of ginger
Have Your Greens
One recurring theme that you will see with these recipes is that they all contain some kind of fibrous plant material. Fiber is essential for a clean digestive tract, and if you allow plaque to build up in your system, a lot of very unpleasant things can take place, so to prevent this, you will want to try drink like this one. Between the apple, and the kale, the fiber content is in full force, but another great part of the recipe comes from the omega 3 fatty acids that are also contained in kale. The kale isnít the only thing in this recipe with secret however. Apples contain enzymes that help the body to break down foods.
1 green apple
5 kale leaves
Pineapple and Cucumber Smash
This mild and interesting drink has a lot going on in a really simple recipe. Cucumber, Pineapple and Swiss chard will contain powerful nutrients that are powerful antioxidants. Pineapples are another great source for enzymes that help the body to break down foods as well.
5 Swiss chard leaves
1 cup of cubed pineapple
Tips for Improving the Health of Your Juice
Most people have a pretty firm grasp of what juice is made of, yet very few of them really understand what it takes to make juice balanced enough to be healthy. It’s pretty easy to forget that juice is a sort of concentrated form of a food source, and is somewhat contrary to what happens in nature. With a small amount of knowledge, you can become more well acquainted with the methods that can bring balance to your juice. In the next few paragraphs you’ll find some tips on juicing the healthy way.
Limit Sweet Juices
One of the major things that a lot of people neglect to consider is the amount of sugar that is contained in the sweeter fruits. These kinds of fruits could diminish the amount of progress you have if you goal is weight loss. This is due to the high insulin response, which triggers fat storage. To keep that from happening, choose fruit with less sugar, like green apples. You can also use kiwis, just be sure that you donít make them the only thing in your juice, and it’s recommended that you pair them with some kind of vegetable.
Cook Some Veggies
Cruciferous like cabbage, kale, broccoli, and bok choy have a lot of major health benefits, but many of these benefits are best absorbed after the vegetables has been cooked. If you ingest a large amount of these types of vegetable juices raw, you could run the risk of reduced thyroid function, so it should be obvious that people with thyroid issues should stay away from juicing these types of vegetables unless they are cooked. These effects are caused by chemicals called goitrogens, which are generally destroyed during the cooking process.
Veggies You Should Juice
Finally, even though there are many things to be sure to avoid, here is a list of things that are completely safe for you to juice. Celery is one of the best vegetables to juice because it has major anti-inflammatory properties that can help you to deal with a lot of different types of illness and symptoms. Beets are great at helping to stimulate liver functionality and provide a good source of iron. Various types of peppers are a great source of vitamin C and can rival the most potent of the citrus fruits. Wheat grass is great for stimulating cleansing function in the body, and can reduce acidity in parts of the body. (NOTE: While wheat grass is considered gluten free, it is still a cereal grass which has been found to cause issues with Celiac and gluten sensitivity in some.)
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