My biggest weakness is food – I’m talking food right across the spectrum, from home cooked meals, to desserts and takeaways, I love food, period. Unfortunately I don’t always make the healthiest choices and the impact isn’t pretty. Now that I no longer have the luxury of blaming everything on pregnancy cravings; I’m getting ready to work on my health and fitness again. Every day life with my children reminds me that I need to live a long and healthy life for them.
What is juicing?
Juicing is the process of extracting juice from ingredients such as fruits and vegetables.
Why is juicing healthy?
Enables you to get the quickest absorption of nutrients
Soluble fibre remains in your juice and passes easily though your bloodstream
Reduces cravings for sugar and processed food
Helps with weight loss because juices are fat free and low in sugar
Boosts energy levels and alkalizes PH levels
Makes it easier to consume a large volume of fruits and vegetables
Boosts immune system
Glowing skin and bright eyes
Improves sleep – leafy green veggies contain lots of magnesium
Getting the most out of your juice:
Where possible, drink your juice on an empty stomach. This improves absorption of those precious nutrients.
Leave an approximate 2 hour window between drinking juice and eating or drinking anything else.
Always shake your juice before drinking it
Sip slowly, this allows for proper absorption and digestion of all nutrients in the juice.
If you are planning to drink juices throughout the day and will not be able to store them in a fridge, make sure you keep them cool and fresh in a cooler box with ice bricks.
While I was thinking about my postpartum recovery, I was grateful that circumstances conspired for me to interact with the ladies from Nirmala juice and they gave me some juices to try. My favourite is the MYLKY WAY, which is made from cashew nuts, cinnamon, vanilla, dates, maca, cacao and water. It tastes like a chocolate milkshake, which is exactly what I need to trick my body into healthy choices.
I also enjoyed the EVERGREEN which is made with cucumber, spinach, lemon, ginger, celery and apple. Over time, I’ve become accustomed to the taste of green juices; they’ve always done great things for my digestive system.
Nirmala means PURE and the juices promise to live up to that with their 100 % raw and cold-pressed juices. There has been no processing involved in the manufacturing process, making the combination of fruit and vegetable juices a great option to flush and repair cells, organs, and systems.
You can place your order for 1, 3 and 6 day juice cleanses online at www.nirmalajuice.co.za and the ladies will deliver if you are based in JHB/PTA. You can also tailor your own package with their wide range of juices, salads and soups.
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Remember, all things in moderation. You will get the best results from combining a healthy diet with exercise. Apparently summer bodies are made in winter!
Have you tried juicing? Did it work for you? Or are you considering it? I would love to hear from you.
Modern Zulu Mom