Was living a healthier lifestyle part of your New Year’s resolutions? With 2017 is well on it’s way, the question is: are you on track to making that happen?
Well, The Maya Kitchen has got just the thing to bring you closer to a healthier you.
Making “vegetable juicing” (or green juice) a part of your daily routine is a great way to help you achieve your health and wellness goals. It’s also far healthier than juicing fruits, which have more sugar and a higher caloric content. It’s better to use fruits as added flavoring for veggie juices rather than having them as the main ingredient.
So let’s break down the many benefits green juicing has to offer:
1. Juicing promotes weight loss
Do we have your attention? Instead of snacking on fatty foods, enjoy some green juice that is low on calories, high on nutrients, and packed with fiber that keeps you fuller longer. This makes a great addition to your “healthy” weight loss program.
Stress on the word “healthy,” because one cannot live on juice alone. One of the diet trends of today is the juice cleanse, which involves consuming nothing but juice. This can be a risky choice as you may not get your required caloric intake for your organs to work at their optimum level. Also, though you may lose weight on a juice cleanse, it will slow down your metabolism in the long run.
2. Your body can draw in all the nutrients from veggies
This is fairly simple. When we consume vegetables straight off the plate, our bodies may not be able to fully absorb all the nutrients. Juicing makes it easier to digest, allowing you to reap the benefits of all the good stuff veggies contain.
3. Green juice is a good source of energy
All those nutrients can act as an energy boost, especially when your body’s pH is balanced. Also, chlorophyll present in green juice boosts energy by oxygenating your blood. Many feel an immediate effect after drinking a glass of juice containing some or all of the following veggies: parsley, spinach, cucumber, celery, and kale.
4. Green juice promotes a healthy immune system
The raw ingredients in green juice are chockful of phytochemicals. Research suggests that phytochemicals help prevent disease, giving our organs and immune functions an extra hand when it comes to battling sickness. Try juicing a combination of carrots, celery, beets, and broccoli.
5. Green juice can help lower your blood pressure
Not only are you partaking of healthier food options when you juice, you’re also consuming a lot of potassium essential for maintaining healthy blood pressure, which lowers your risk of heart disease.
Still not convinced? If you’re a parent, green juices are a convenient, healthy, and most importantly, easy way to give your kids a daily dose of vegetables. Simply add some fruits for a slightly sweeter taste. Instead of trying to get them to eat their vegetables, why not try to get them to drink it?
For adults, especially those on the go, popping choice ingredients into a juicer is a quicker way to a lifetime of priceless health benefits. So what are you waiting for?
Join our Juicing and Healthy Wraps class on February 18, 2017 from 9am to 12pm.
Turn standard sandwiches into healthy wraps and learn a variety of juicing recipes such as Simple Starter Detox Drink, Sooper Dooper, Detox Greens, Power Booster Juice, Vegetable Wrap in Avocado Caesar Dressing, as well as Grilled Chicken and Veggie Wrapped in Tofu Dressing and Healthy Vietnamese Wrap. Fee is P2000.
Call 8921185 or 8925011 loc. 108 for more details or to register.