Fruit Juice vs. Vegetable Juice read
Feb 09 202199 Views
The very first step in leading a healthy lifestyle is adopting a well-balanced nutrition plan or a healthy diet. Most of these diet plans include drinking fresh fruit and vegetable juices. Juices are a great way of providing the body with essential nutrients as well as detoxifying with its rich supply of anti-oxidants. Certain studies suggest fresh fruit and vegetable juices reduce the risk of cancer, boost the immune system, remove toxins from the body, aid digestion and help lose weight.
THE JUICE WAR
Several health articles emphasize on the benefits of vegetable juices over fruit juices while others state the opposite. If you are only going to drink one glass of juice a day, you would want to ensure it is nothing short of the best. Both, vegetables and fruits, provide multiple health benefits. Here is a quick list of the nutritional values of both juices to help you make a better and healthier choice.
PALEOLITHIC SUPER FOOD : The trend these days is to be on the Paleo Diet. The foods that have sustained us for millions of years are fruits. They are an important source of energy and carbohydrates and what better way to cool off than a tall glass of juice on a hot summer day. Fresh juice is packed with nutrients and flavor. Including a lot of fruit juices in your balanced diet is a good way to keep calories in check. Maintaining your Body Mass Index (BMI) helps you keep the granny flab and cellulite at bay. Fresh fruit juices in your diet will help you achieve the correct BMI level and maintain it. Most people prefer fruit juices over vegetable juices as they taste better and are easier to find out in markets and restaurants. Fruits provide the essential nutrients for kids and adults. They comprise of anti-oxidants such as poly-phenolic flavonoids, Vitamin-C, and anthocyanins. These compounds keep our bodies protected from oxidant stress, diseases, and cancers.
GO VEGAN WHEN IT COMES TO JUICING : Vegetables provide all the nutrients vital for maintaining a healthy body. Juicing helps you absorb all the nutrients from the vegetables. Like fruits, vegetables also contain photochemicals and vitamins which protect us from chronic diseases. Drinking green juices early in the morning puts your weight loss process on the fast lane. A blend of kale, celery, cucumber, lemon, ginger, parsley and romaine lettuce is considered to be loaded with nutrients. Green juice provides an entire day’s worth of vitamins and minerals and is considered by most as the best breakfast for weight loss. Consumption of vegetables increases our basal metabolism rate which in turn helps to maintain the ideal BMI. You don’t have to stick to greens; experiment with colors and juice just about anything.
Fruit and vegetable juices are equally nutritious. Take your pick or consider switching between the two. Stay clear of stale vegetable/fruit juices. Always ask for fresh or canned juices. If you are incorporating fresh juices in your balanced diet, blending or pureeing them is ideal as it keeps the fibers intact. This also helps in keeping you full for a longer time and get rid of hunger pangs. If you are hungry, always go for the low calorie snacks. Though unavoidable emergencies are taken care of by most medical insurance companies in india, you need to take charge of your health and prevent the risk of obesity, heart diseases and other problems that arise from an excess or lack of nourishment.
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