We are supposed to be practicing “eat to live”, not live to eat. The food that we eat every day are converted into nutrients that our body needs and are being utilized by our body to function well. Nevertheless, nowadays, with this modern era and higher demand of ‘tasty’ foods and ‘fast’ foods, people are getting unhealthier and developing a sedentary lifestyle. Getting the right nutrition and exercising regularly are the two of the most important elements in order to adopt a healthy lifestyle.
When we eat our food, liver is the main detoxification organ to help digest and process all the waste products from our body. However, if a person is not getting the right nutrition and always eat unhealthy foods, such as pizza, steak, fast foods, alcohol, instant noodles and other processed foods, the body will create a warning alarm to inform you that your body need a rest! Symptoms will show up and that means you need to start paying attention to what you eat.
The symptoms may include:
- Increased body fat or visceral fat
- Congested sinus
- Itchy skin
If you have 4 or more of the signs mentioned above, then you may need to think back and reflect on the diet and lifestyle you are having. Perhaps your body is not getting the right nutrition. Our body needs carbohydrates, proteins, fats, vitamins, minerals and fiber to maintain a healthy body system. Balance is the key to a wholesome diet.
However, Malaysians are not consuming enough of fruits and vegetables compared to their consumption of other staple foods, such as meat and rice. According to the statistics from the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, the result indicated that fruits and vegetables consumption in Malaysia between 1980 and 2003, was achieving 57% recommended intake (WHO dietary guidelines: 5 servings) only (FAOSTAT, 2009).
So how can you increase your consumption of much needed fruits and vegetables? Through juicing!
Juicing allows you to consume an optimal amount of fruits and vegetables in an efficient manner. It allows you to consume a wide variety, which means veggies and fruits that you usually won’t eat, you will most likely be able to drink it down. And because it is in liquid form, your body can easily absorb the nutrients.
Juice cleansing is also a good way to allow your body to naturally go into a detox mode. Cold-pressed juices will flood your body with live nutrients, including essential vitamins, minerals, and enzymes that will help you to release the toxins, which we have accumulated in the body over time because of what we eat and how we live.
There is a proverb saying that, ‘the new one won’t be coming if the old one does not go away’. Juice cleansing allow your body to release these toxins to regain balance, normalize digestion and metabolism. You will be amazed with the improvements it will bring to your body . Your body definitely will thank you for it. Try a juice cleanse today! Wishing you a Happy and Healthy New Year!
Love, La Juiceria Team