WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW
Here are Just 4 top Reasons For When You May choose juicing over eating Fruits and Vegetables …
- AMOUNT OF INGREDIENTS – Juicing will enable you to consume a greater volume of the micro-nutrient rich ingredients than you can eat. This means it is an easy way to add enough of these important vitamin and mineral sources to your diet (but do not overdo it – keep reading).
- CONSUMPTION IS DIFFERENT – Drinking the juices and shots we offer at Tippy’s Specialty Juices is often the best and sometimes only way to take in the natural properties from a particular source. Obviously, you cannot eat a turmeric or ginger on its own or devour many unpressed ingredients. Just try eating the ingredients of a juice, it’s very different and nearly often impossible!
- EASY TO FIT INTO A BUSY LIFESTYLE – When you are busy and on the go but want to pack in good healthy nutrition into your day, a good quality juice can give you a boost in micronutrients and satisfy your hunger. Juices will lift your energy and help you feel good and able to continue when your life is hectic.
- COMBINING FRUITS AND VEGETABLES YOU WOULD NOT LIKELY EAT – You may find it difficult to consume enough portions of fruit and vegetables per day or not like the taste of vegetables as much when they are not alongside fruit in a juice. Juicing is an enjoyable way to get those essential vitamins and minerals into your system!
What Do I Miss Out On When Juicing Verses Eating And How Can I Best Enjoy My Juice?
WITH JUICING THE FIBER IS REMOVED – Fruit and vegetables have fiber for several reasons including the slowing down and prevention of glucose spiking. Knowing this about juice, helps you to include it in your diet in the best way for your needs.
THERE’S A “SWEET SPOT” WITH JUICING – To get the benefits of juicing, we recommend limiting your intake to a maximum of three juices per day. We also suggest you swill the juice in your mouth to help release the appropriate enzymes for digestion and absorption, and even to consume foods that will slow down and improve the absorption ie add fiber or protein.
FOR DIABETICS AND THOSE WITH GLUCOSE INTOLERANCE – If you have any type of glucose intolerance (pre-diabetic or diagnosed diabetes) drinking juices without other foods or juice fasting will cause a longer lasting spike in glucose entering and circulating in the blood. However you can of course enjoy juices as part of your diet while minimizing any spike in glucose.
Here are a few recommendations to consider to improve absorbency while reducing glucose spikes. First, you may want to consider not drinking a whole juice on an empty stomach. Also if you want to avoid a spike in glucose, you can mix your juice with some water and/or enjoy your juice by drinking slowly. Eating a healthy diet alongside your juices is an excellent way to avoid any spikes and slow down the digestion. This is why we do not promote a juice only diet or “juice fasting”.
This blog is for educational purposes only. If you have any questions about juicing and your particular health concerns, consult your physician or healthcare professional.