This weight loss palaver is increasingly becoming a huge burden on people who have had to resort to exercise as their hope.
The number of overweight and obese persons has increased substantially since 1980.
In 2016, the World Health Organization (WHO) estimated that 52% of adults were classified as overweight or obese.
Being above a healthy weight (knowing your BMI could help) is a major risk factor for the development of diet-related chronic diseases, such as cardiovascular disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, and certain cancers.
As such, this article has become important for persons who will keep religion aside and face reality.
Some persons have said to So Healthy Ng, ‘God forbid’, when they were classified as obese. Trust Nigerians.
Exercise only cannot make you lose weight. So, let no one deceive you about that.
Have you taken time to observe people who exercise often and the amount of food they consume? In short, if you do, you will be amazed.
Of a truth, exercise draws your energy and food is largely the means of replenishing such energy.
Kate had resorted to exercise in her weight loss quest, but had maintained her eating habit.
In fact, she had increased the amount of food she eats, because she felt hungrier than she used to.
Sadly, each time she stood on her scale, she wondered whether she was on a weight-gain routine.
From her exercise routine she could burn 50 calories and get 80 from the food she eats daily.
However, when she found these juices that we are about to introduce to you, her weight loss desires became a reality.
Fresh Juices For Weight Loss
Juices are great liquids that our body needs.
But when it is not natural (sweetened with sugar), it becomes counter-effective for a weight loss goal.
Therefore, we are not talking about the juice you buy in super malls. We are talking about the ones you can make at home and take.
Interestingly, the natural plants (herbs), seeds, fruits and grains are what man was made to eat.
But ‘sweet-mouth’ or sweet-tooth has dragged many to a size that has become nearly impossible to lose. You can lose any weight if you so desire.
Herbs, vegetables are great sources of nutrients that your body needs and relying on them for nutrients and your weight control is a wise decision.
Please, note that we are not asking you to go on a juice or liquid-only diet, but these juices when added to your meal will do a lot.
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Fresh natural juices can help you increase minerals, vitamins and antioxidants. They are also fibre-rich, yet they digest easily are and absorbed into the blood stream.
Before we list the vegetables to juice at home, we will love to highlight why this juice works.
Vegetable juice contains vitamin B, C, E, K and beta carotene, calcium, phosphorus, potassium, sodium and many other minerals.
A 2018 study stressed that increased vegetable intake is associated with a reduced risk of weight gain and overweight or obesity (Odds ratios (ORs) ranged from 0.18 to 0.88) in other studies.
When you consume vegetable juice, the liver releases toxins into our bodies to be removed.
Noteworthy is the fact that vegetable juice helps the liver remove stale bile and fats from itself.
These fats contribute to high cholesterol.
Meanwhile, the best result is gotten from a combination of different vegetables.
Because each of them is rich in a particular nutrient, they each bring different nutrients.
So, a good combination of vegetables juices that you can explore for weight loss are carrot, cucumber, local spinach (water leaf) and cabbage (white or purple).
Others are celery, mint leaf, scent leaf, beetroot ginger, kale, broccoli and many others.
Other Health Benefits
- Cleans the colon
- Aid digestion
- Prevents constipation
- Helps in shrinking fibroid
- Helpful for endometriosis
- Ovarian cyst
- Improved vision
- Mental focus
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You can also add seeds like chia seed, black seeds, pomegranate, goron tula to your juice, which also aid weight loss.
These seeds and vegetables are available in Nigeria.
As many of these vegetables and seeds that you can find should be blended in a combination that is based on your taste preference and health goal.
NOTE: The skin on your hand may turn an orange tint when you begin to consume vegetables juice. Please, do not be afraid.
Fruit Juices For Weight Loss
Fruits are also great for weight loss.
However, it could be difficult to sustain taste and desire when eating them the way they are.
Juicing the fruits brings in variety to the way it is taken and it will help ensure that the nutrients are properly extracted.
Lemon, orange, lime, grape fruits and some other bright colour fruits that do not have high sugary content will be great for persons that are looking to lose weight.
You should have a plan that brings in these juices into their meal on a daily basis or every other day.
This will help you maintain a health weight and life.
As stated in the research cited in this article, whatever will not make you gain weight should also help you maintain a good weight and reverse the excess weight.
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