It’s important to know the difference between the two. Vegetables are much harder to digest. They tend to be much bulkier and break down slower in the body. When I drink green veggie juice, my mind and body reward me big time and immediately with lasting energy and immunity.
You see, vegetables are the building blocks of life! They are responsible for providing you with strong healthy bones, tissues, muscles and nerve support. When you consume veggies, you can rest assured you are getting all or most of the nutrients, minerals and vitamins you need that day.
Whole fruits are much easier to digest than vegetables and always should be taken separately. If I’m going to indulge in a fruit juice, I’ll leave a window of 30 minutes to an hour before I eat or drink anything else. Most fruits like apples, pears, and plums contain a lot of digestive enzymes that will keep your digestive system regular. Fruits have the lion’s share of the antioxidants your body requires as well.
Fruits give me radical amounts of energy before I make my way into the gym at 6. a.m. every morning. On occasion, I’ll have a cheat day where I skip the gym and eat a bunch of not-so-good carbs, like sushi or potatoes. On these days, I’ll prepare by drinking real grapefruit juice. This helps control my insulin levels, keeping me a lean machine, even on cheat days.
Vegetable juicing is always best when you’re trying to lose weight. The minerals and high-potassium content hydrate your cells and force out the sodium that causes water retention! Regularly drinking vegetable juice helps super-boost your health and remove toxins in your body.
Many of the green drinks are effective at pushing out excess water and toxins that could be holding your fat back from melting off of you. For example, the Mega Man Green Drink will get rid of the excess water from your cells. The Mega Man consists of kale, spinach, celery, lemon, dandelion greens, cucumber and ginger; it’s also one of my favorites. This combination is a potassium powerhouse.! For taste, you might add half a carrot and a green apple or a quarter of a lemon to make this juice. If you don’t do anything else to lose weight, at least drink one glass (8 to 10 ounces) of this juice every day and see the difference!