Choosing Juicers to Aid your Weight Loss Program

If you are trying to lose weight, one of the most important appliances you need is a juicer. There are various juicers in the market and you need to choose one based on your needs and lifestyle. The types of healthy juicer recipes you want to use will determine the kind of appliance you will purchase. Once you know the recipes you want to include in your weight loss program, it will be easy to choose the features you require.

It is important to do your research before you decide to settle on a specific appliance. There are different styles available and your needs will determine the style to pick. If you want an appliance that can juice fruits, vegetables, wheat grass and leafy greens, a masticating juicer is more appropriate.

For those who prefer to have the pulp separate from the juice, a pulp ejecting juicer is a good option. This appliance usually ejects pulp into a different container. If your juicer recipes for weight loss contain a lot of citrus fruits, a citrus juicer is the best choice but this appliance is very limiting because it can only juice citrus fruits.

The appliance you select should not produce high temperatures because this will destroy the important nutrients in the vegetables and fruits. It should also be easy to use because you need to take a lot of vegetables and fruits during your weight loss program. Make sure it is easy to wash as well. The best appliance is the one that comes with removable parts that you can safely put in the dishwasher.

A good juicer is light in weight and storage should not be a problem. This will make it easier for you to use it on a regular basis. A wide mouth is also necessary when you are picking the juicer. This makes it easy to put in the vegetables and fruits you want to juice.

Once you have a juicer, the real weight-loss fun begins.  So how do you lose weight by drinking juices?  First, it is important to remember that not all juices are low in fat, and by drinking lots of juice every day you will not automatically lose weight. Read on for some tips on how to lose weight through juices.

Perhaps one of the most important things to keep in mind is that the juices you drink should be substituting other unhealthy foods and drinks.  For example, at dinner time, try drinking a light juice, such as a fresh squeezed orange and passion-fruit juice, instead of a coke.  This juice has less than a quarter of the amount of calories as coke, and of course the contents are much healthier.  They will therefore be properly assimilated by your body, which is especially important with regards to sugars.

In the morning, stop drinking store bought juices and make your own low-calorie juice.  Most store bought juices have added sugars, and even ones without added sugars are often processed in some form.  Again, the assimilation of the juice and sugars will not be the same as with a healthy, fresh made juice.  Try a grapefruit, ginger and strawberry juice, which is a heavenly combination, and very low calorie.

Finally, if you have a juicer, consider juicing vegetables.   You can make either 100% vegetable juices, or part fruit and part vegetable juices.  Vegetables have much less sugar than fruit juices, and are almost always lower in calorie.  You can try the classic orange-carrot juice, or if you really like vegetables, try a mixed-vegetable juice, made from a variety of fresh vegetables.  Not only are they low calorie, but they are packed with all kinds of healthy vitamins, minerals and anti-oxidants.

Natural Detox Diet With Wheat Grass Juice

Detox is the expression on everyones lips nowadays. It’s often less weight loss or improved physique that health columns speak about, as more and more people recognise that a build up of toxins can be one of the greatest threats to long term health.

Sure, being overweight or unfit certainly don’t help your path to a long life, but they are only half the story: Eating processed foods, taking medications, and even taking so called health supplements can cause your body to become slowly poisoned from within. The result is susceptibility to common ailments, sluggishness, and all too often weight gain.

Detox (short for detoxification that is) involves flushing out these poisons. The expression flushing is itself a bit misleading, but commercial health care companies love it because it suggests that it is possible to rid yourself of the toxic burden virtually overnight. In truth, detoxification is a slow process that can only proceed at a certain pace, as each individual cell releases chemicals into the bloodstream to be gradually removed.

So how can you cleanse your body in a safe and effective manner? One answer that many people are turning to is drinking freshly made wheat grass juice, that is juice made from young wheat shoots. This concentrated tonic is very rich in anti oxidants, living enzymes, and phytochemicals that either bind to toxic compounds and help carry them out of the body by natural means of elimination, or by rendering them more or less inert.

The beauty of using wheat grass juice is that it is a totally natural substance that is safe for anyone to use, unlike many commercial products that can interfere with health conditions or medications.

How can you get wheat grass juice? The best thing to do is to make your own – all you need is a hand juicer (cheaper and faster than an electric one) and a supply of wheat shoots. These you can buy in trays or grow yourself.

Although you can buy wheat grass juice at juice bars, it is quite expensive, so that even a good quality stainless steel juicer would pay for itself within a short time. Where I live, a small shot of juice is $5 at minimum, so over the course of a few weeks (assuming you are drinking at least one shot a day) you will easily recover that initial cost.

The idea behind a natural detoxification program is that you allow your body to recover gradually – naturally. This means you cannot expect lightning fast results. However, it is fair to expect that within approximately 2 weeks of beginning a wheat grass juice program you will feel a difference.

The first stage of detoxification can actually be bit alarming: many people report dark circles worsening or forming below their eyes, diarea, acne, and excessive tiredness. Unfortunately this can be a real deterrent to persevering with the project, because it seems that what you are doing is making your condition worse. In actual fact, this is your body really getting into the game, and finally releasing the chemicals that are held in cells all through the body. It is this sudden release of the toxic chemicals that makes your body go into true “purge” mode, and do everything it can to get them out as fast as possible – hence the frequent visits to the toilet, and skin conditions.

No wonder you may experience unusual tiredness – this is all very hard work!

The benefits of sticking to your detox program are many, and once you are over the initial 4-5 weeks you will noticeably bounce back with extra energy. Feeling good is addictive, and this boost will help you reach your fitness and weight loss goals also.