12 Health Boosting Juice and Smoothie Combinations

12 Health Boosting Juice and Smoothie Combinations

There is plenty of research that shows the healing properties of juicing. Not only can juicing help facilitate weight loss, increased energy levels, strengthened immunity, strong bones and a glowing complexion, it may also reduce chances of heart disease, cancer and strokes, three of the leading causes of death. A growing amount of research suggests that most vitamin supplements don’t help prevent chronic disease. A synthetic vitamin  is a laboratory simulation of the real thing. Mother Nature gave us ‘Natural’, plant-based vitamins and minerals in vegetables and fruits and they are more easily and completely absorbed by the body  and boosting your immune system to fight off illnesses and diseases.

The benefits of juicing vs smoothies for athletes

The benefits are amazing. Juice has to be fresh in order to optimize the nutritional value. Optimum Nutrition = Optimum Performance. Why juice  as opposed to smoothies?

“The advantage of this is we can consume large quantities of nutrient-rich juice without taxing our digestive systems with all of that fibre. Imagine juicing three or four medium size carrots – approximately a glassful of carrot juice. Once drunk, the carrot juice would be absorbed into your system in about 15 minutes. Now imagine eating all of those carrots with all of that fibre. It would take some time to break them down and the energy required from your digestive system to do so would be much greater.”

Read more about it: Nutrition: The Benefits of Juice (Athletics Weekly)

Also, a good juicer is most important – I have an Omega juicer – easy to use- easy to clean.

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