Organic juicing is a great way to consume vegetables and fruits that are needed to improve fitness levels. Generally, an individual must consume about five servings of fruits and vegetables daily. Considering that your clients exercise on a regular basis, you can recommend them even more number of servings as their nutritional requirements would be greater. Replenishing the minerals and vitamins regularly after exercise is vital for fitness performance, recovery, and overall health.
Organic juices have virtually zero fat and a lot of nutrients, which means the digestive system does not take long to absorb all the goodness of juices making them a natural “fast food.” Organic juices can also serve as great pre workout meals. The fact that they do not stay in the stomach for very long, means that your clients do not arrive at the gym with a heavy stomach or starved. The nutrients in the juice also allow them to perform better.
Organic juices ensure adequate blood supply for workout
Most of your clients would be unaware that normal foods take anywhere from 3 to 12 hours to fully digest. The digestive process demands a lot of blood flow towards it during this time, which means the availability of blood to the working muscles and lungs is reduced. So, to avoid sluggish performance and promote effective workouts, you must suggest a pre-workout meal plan for your clients, which consists of organic juices.
Most of your clients would visit the gym not just to keep fit but also to lose weight. One of the biggest obstacles to weight loss is the presence of toxins in the body. Organic juices are free of pesticides and chemicals, and only contain the goodness of nature like antioxidants that help eliminate the toxins enabling quick weight loss.
Slows aging and skin revitalization
One of the main reasons people join fitness programs is to look and feel young. When people combine organic juices and fitness programs, they get enough antioxidants that keep the skin glowing and fight the signs of aging.
Deciding on the right mix
An organic juice consisting of green vegetables would be rich in potassium, dietary fiber, vitamin C, folic acid, and magnesium. It would also be low in sodium, cholesterol, and fat. However, people often prefer drinks that are tasty along with being nutritional and this is the reason, a couple of fruits should be added to the juice.
Having a fruit-only juice is not a great idea as it contains increased amount of sugars but they do add vitamins and minerals like calcium, vitamin B and phosphorus. So, mix of more vegetables and less fruits would be ideal. You can also suggest adding low-fat yogurt to increase the protein content and enhance taste.
Fresh verses packed
The main thing to note is that, in most cases, not more than 10% of packed juice is actual fruit or vegetable, which you would realize on reading the label. The remaining contents are preservatives, sugar, and artificial flavors and colors. The packed juices which claim they contain 100% actual vegetables and fruits also fall short in comparison to freshly prepared juice. This is because most juices are pasteurized to kill the bacteria in the juice that can multiply and spoil it. Unfortunately, during the process, even the minerals and enzymes are destroyed.
It is said that about 75% of vitamin C in the juice is lost when it stored for about 3 weeks. So, by the time packed organic juice is consumed, it would have lost most of its nutrients and your clients would be left with just flavored water and sugar calories. To get the best out of organic juices, always suggest your clients to go for freshly squeezed fruits and vegetables.
What is your favorite juice combination?