In recent years, the practice of juicing has earned a fair amount of attention, especially when it comes to weight loss and body fat reduction. As people’s diets, especially Americans, disintegrate, it becomes easier and easier to develop a buildup of toxic substances in the body, which can drastically effect one’s overall health as well as his or her waistline.
All of these toxins that people are exposed to and that are built up in the body can have a negative impact on hormone production, especially estrogen, which controls how and where your body stores fat. This not only causes weight gain, but also makes losing weight that much more difficult.
There are certain fruits and vegetables that are best suited for juicing for weight loss and detoxing such as most green vegetables and certain types of fruits. Juicing takes full advantage of the natural vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants found in vegetables to flush toxins out of the body, which can help return hormone levels to normal and, over time, allowing your body to utilize and store fat as it’s meant to. This can have a dramatic impact on weight loss and, more specifically, the loss of fat in areas that are notoriously difficult to slim down, such as the stomach and thighs.
Green juice recipes utilizing cruciferous vegetables have become very popular for focusing on the detoxing variable in managing your weight, and include broccoli, kale, cauliflower, radishes, arugula, and various other greens. These vegetables contain diindolylmethane and indole-3-carbinol, which help to cleanse the liver and enable your body to metabolize estrogen more efficiently.