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Why You Should Start Juicing Now!

 

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Why You Should Start Juicing Now!

 

In Chinese medicine, in which each organ is associated with a season, the spring is about the liver and the gallbladder. The liver and gallbladder work in harmony to support a strong immune system, balanced moods, and healthy digestion. The liver is responsible for filtering and neutralizing harmful substances in your body. It has 500 metabolic jobs, which it cannot perform optimally when overburdened with toxins. During springtime, the liver also naturally feels the urge to purge the body, to move toxicity through and out of the body so you can feel energetic and enthusiastic. And one of the best ways to do this is with juicing.

Did you know that when you make juice from raw vegetables, your body absorbs the nutrients within 15 seconds? Talk about an energy shot! No need to buy those sugary and chemical-ish concoctions. Juicing is an all-natural way to boost your energy and feel amazing.

When you juice your fruits and veggies, you end up extracting all the water and nutrients from them and leave behind only the plant fibers. By separating the fruit or vegetable from its fiber, we gain access to all of the amazing vitamins, minerals, enzymes, and phytonutrients which are much more easily assimilated by our body than if we were to eat them.This allows your body to absorb the nutrients more quickly, without having to digest the dense bulk of the plant. You can also fit an amazing amount of veggies into a single glass of juice, making it a great way to use up those extra veggies in your fridge. PLUS, you will end up with a glass of deliciousness that packs a powerful nutritional punch.

Although some would also say that the cost of stocking enough fresh vegetables to make daily juices can be somewhat expensive, my feeling is that if you stop buying all of the pre-packaged foods/snacks you were buying, you will end up saving money in the long run on your food AND your doctor bills.

One more thing: while you can control the quality of ingredients when you are making fresh juice at home, always read your labels when it comes to buying store-bought juice —juice bars are on the rise around Cairo. These juices can be high in sugar and have a high glycemic load, which may cause blood sugar imbalances.

ِِِExperiment with juicing or try a juice cleanse today!

NOTE: In Cairo, you can find Hurom juicers here.

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Dana Dinnawi

Dana Dinnawi is an Integrative Nutrition health coach specializing in empowering women to improve their health and family life. She received her training from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, where she studied more than one hundred dietary theories and a variety of practical lifestyle coaching methods. She can be reached through her website and Facebook page.

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