Juicing, the ultimate fast food

When it comes to food, it’s always easy to choose the fast option between spending hours in the kitchen or going to a cheap take away to get everything ready in less than ten minutes; but fast food options are not always healthy, and the time required to put together a decent healthy meal is often an excuse to indulge in process foods not good neither for your body – nor for your waistline!

But there is something that is actually extremely healthy, and yes, faster than a home delivery: juicing.

‘Jason wasn’t always slim and healthy; he used to suffer from severe psoriasis, eczema, asthma, hay fever and obesity. He used to smoke 2 – 3 packets of cigarettes a day and drank very heavily, drinking up to 14 pints of lager a day.’ Text and picture from www.juicemaster.com

According to Jason Vale, who use suffer from obesity and several diseases but managed to clean his body with juicing, vegetables and fruit juices represent the ultimate fast food that everyone can try to improve their lifestyle and health conditions with: let’s see some of his simple but effective advices.

How to trick your body to stop craving processed and junk food? By filling it with huge amounts of highly nutrient food (vegetables and fruits, especially green leaves vegetables). But how to fit into your diet such a vast quantity of vegetables without spending too much time in thinking about new recipes and ways to make it taste better? Easy peasy, juice them up! Add in loads of fruits, like strawberries and apples to make it taste sweeter, or rely on citrus and mint for a bitter and refreshing taste, for a much savory taste, go for carrots and beetroots; juices can be tailored to everyone’s taste with just a bit of imagination.

Juicing allows to eat up to big quantities of vegetables in a very short amount of time; and while the nutrients will make your body happy and full, the low amount of calorie will provide you with a pleasant and fast weight loss. Also, juice allows you to absorb nutrients straightaway from raw whole foods, without cooking them, with the consequent loss of vitamins. One way to start is trying a three-day detox using juices as meal replacement, in order to see how your body is responding: you can have a glimpse of the results in documentaries such as ‘Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead’ and ‘Hungry for Change’.

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Ruby Tuesday Juice Recipe – from the Juicemaster!

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 medium pineapple (with or without the skin, depending on your juicer)
  • 2 medium carrots
  • 1 small bulb raw beetroot
  • 1-2cm chunk root ginger
  • 4 sprigs fresh basil
  • 1 small handful ice cubes
  • no brown suger (sorry, just a little ref to a stones track)

Instructions:

Juice all the ingredients but make sure you sandwich the basil and ginger in between other ingredients to ensure maximum juice extraction.

Why this is good for you:

Beetroot is currently one of the most talked-about vegetables in terms of nutritional benefits and there have been several studies conducted globally about the effects of drinking beetroot juice. the conclusion of all these studies is that the high level of nitrates found in beetroot keep the blood vessels dilated, meaning that high blood pressure is reduced and stamina in both the elderly and also athletes is improved due to the increased oxygen uptake capability. this juice is also loaded with vitamins B and C and beta-carotene, as well as calcium, magnesium, iron, sodium, potassium and magnesium.

Letita lost 20 kg in one year following the Jason Vale juice program and diet. When she wasn’t juicing she used a lot of his recipes: ‘I also ate healthily when I wasn’t juicing. I followed a lot of recipes recommended by Jason Vale. Homemade soups and salads.’

Before Chris change his lifestyle he was extremely overweight, and was considering gastric band surgery. The way he choose was juicing and now whole of him can fit into one trouser leg of his old jeans.

It is possible to download and discover lots of recipes from Jason Vale facebook page and his website.

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