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The Health Benefits of juicing

Juicing with fruit and vegetables is extremely healthy, because it allows the body to easily assimilate vital nutrients. It is also helps to cleanse the body of toxins and help with regeneration and repair.  Homemade juice has a rich source of enzymes and antioxidants, which assists the body to neutralize damaging free radicals and enables metabolic processes at the cellular level.

As a skin care professional I truly belief that regular (everyday) intake of fresh vegetable juice and fresh fruit smoothie will dramatically improve your skin’s health and look.

According to Carla Golden, owner of Golden Touch Massage Therapy in Hilton Head, SC, is the most important tip to know about juicing is this: juice vegetables and blend fruits in smoothie, fruits because fructose sugar from fruit when it separated from fiber (which is what happens during juicing) rushes into the system too fast and can be stored as fat.

Juices and smoothies are magical, because they contain easy nutrition and support the body’s natural healing tendencies.

You can add to your smoothie dairy, nuts or cooked oatmeal. I prefer to add 1or 2 tea spoons of Chia seeds to my fruit and berry smoothie for a good source of omega-3 and fiber.

Ideally, the best is to use organic fruit and vegetables that grown without the use of pesticides, herbicides, fungicides and synthetic fertilizers.

The main difference between homemade and store bought juice that the juice in store is heat treated to kill bacteria and enable it to store without refrigeration, which changes the taste and lowers the nutritional value.

Goldie Bonnel, who has 20 years of experience in skin care and wellness industries, pointing out that besides using organic fruits and vegetables, it is an absolute must to include one of the following: lemons, grapefruits, ginger, apple cider and bitter greens. The more adventurous can even include hot peppers!

The simplest beginner juice is just apple-celery juice, which is stimulate gall bladder (apple), helps break down fats and clears things out (celery).

The next is more complicated juice, made by adding parsley ( it helps keep the urinary tract, bladder and prostate clean),  beats , lemon and carrots (they clean the liver and strengthen the immune system) and another dark green veggie as more veggies add more healing properties.

Try a simple juicing blend to detoxify your body with the following ingredients:

1 grapefruit, 1 lemon, 1 granny smith apple 1 cup of blueberries, 1 piece of fresh ginger, 2 big carrots.

I like it, hope you enjoy it too!