Fruit Juice or Vegetable Juice
A key part of any healthy eating program should be to balance blood sugar levels and keep them even. Erratic blood sugar levels can lead to carbohydrate/sugar cravings and irritability that can make your weight loss aims more difficult. For this reason, I recommend sticking with vegetable juices mostly. Fruit juices contain a lot more sugar than vegetable juices. A juice diet recipe that includes some hearty carrot juice can make a great snack that helps keep blood sugar even and therefore aid a juice diet plan.
The Nutrient Factor
All fresh made juices are excellent source of nutrition that can help us to feel more energetic and fight of some of the ‘blues’ of dieting. With many diet programs there is the problem of not getting enough nutrition in your diet as a result of eating less food/calories. Juicing can provide extra nutrition in abundance.
Fat Burning Herbs and Spices
There are group of foods that can help us to burn a few extra calories each day because of their effect upon are metabolism and other factors. These foods can be used in our juice diet recipes to help our weight loss efforts. Of course, I am not talking about salmon and whole grains for your juice diet recipes but herbs and spices that can be added to your fresh juices.
Cinnamon is great because of its scientifically proven ability to regulate blood sugar levels. Even blood sugar = less cravings 🙂
Cayenne Pepper can add sip to the taste and the fat burning effectiveness of your juice diet recipes. Hot spices have been shown to help raise the metabolism for up to 3 hours after consuming them
Ginger, just like cayenne pepper, raises the metabolism so more calories can be burned each day. Ginger is also great for joint pain and inflammation.
Juice Diet recipes:
Juice Diet Recipe #1 – The Ginger Zipper
1″ slice of ginger
Juice Diet Recipe #2 – Super Slim Greens
1 stalk of celery
1 handful of spinach
1 handful of parsley
Optional – mix in a teaspoon of cayenne pepper
Juice Diet Recipe #3 – The V8
1 small tomato
1/2 a small beet
1/4 of a red bell pepper
1/4 of green bell pepper
2 large carrots
2 stalks of celery
1/2 a cucumber
1/2 a small sweet potato
Optional – add in a teaspoon of cinnamon or cayenne pepper