Juicing has become quite a popular diet many people are trying to follow today. More specifically, people practice vegetable juicing to try to lose weight. It involves trying to process different types of vegetables and trying to get the nutritious juices out of them. People usually make use of a juicer in order to separate all the juices out from the pulp or fiber.
Vegetable juicing is becoming popular as a weight loss method because of various reasons. It is not always because it is a liquid diet. It all has to do with the phytonutrients. Most juicing aficionados choose cruciferous vegetables because they are rich in compounds such as DIM or diindolymethane and I3C or indole-3-carbinol. Cruciferous vegetables always preferred for juicing include broccoli, cauliflower, kale, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, watercress, collards greens and many more.
Juicing is effective in weight loss because of the phytonutrients they contain. Ingesting them can provide a number of benefits. One of them is that it helps cleanse the body out of the many toxins. In the environment that we now live in, toxins and pollutants are everywhere. They enter into our body and affect the way it functions. The phytonutrients help flush out these toxins from the body.
The phytonutrients also help improve your body’s metabolism. They also help restore the balance of hormones, control your blood sugar as well as reduce inflammation at the cellular level. All these work together to help your body function better. If coupled with a complementary diet and exercise, vegetable juicing may help you improve your weight loss efforts.
Another benefit that you can gain from vegetable juicing is that it allows people to “eat” more vegetables than they usually do. Let’s face it. Some people just do not like eating vegetables. Even if some do, they can only eat so many servings in a day. With vegetable juicing, people can drink more of the nutrients compared to eating them.