I know that I am not very original doing a Detox Juice Cleanse beginning of the year but I want to start it the right way. About my challenges during those 5 days and a plan for your own Detox Juice Cleanse is coming next weekend. Somehow I already decided that if things go well that I will not only do 5 but 7 days. When doing your own juices like this Pumpkin Sweet Potato Detox Juice you want to make sure that you have more vegetables then fruit in it. Some people have huge smoothies or juices every day, sometimes with their “regular” breakfast and are suprised that they are not loosing weight but gaining.
Yes, it is true with fruits and vegetables you can eat more with less calories compared to for example chocolate but you still need to look at calories. Especially fresh juices and smoothies are very dense with ingredients and if you not only have your smoothie or juice for breakfast but a big bagel and some eggs as well then you might end up eating more calories during the day then you need. Clean eating is the right choice and your body and also mind will feel better, you will feel less sluggish and want to be more active probably further you will have less inflamation in your body and the level of your hormons will be in balance which helps to promote great health. You also might like next to this Pumpkin Sweet Potato Detox Juice my Green Detox Protein Smoothie or the Probiotic Orange Smoothie.
Still even with clean eating you need to be aware that all food does have calories and you can still overeat on it. Juices with too much sugar eventhough it might be fruit sugar (fructose) will have an effect on your body. Do not get me wrong, our body especially our brain does need some “sugar” in order to function but this is less than you might think. Further it is important that between meals there is some time gap, so you are not eating constantly because then you might run into some problems.
CARBOHYDRATES AND INSULIN:
- Your digestive system will break down your food, the carbohydrates mostly into glucose.
- Your pancreas with produce Insulin this will trigger your cells to absorb sugar for energy or storage.
- The sugar level in your blood will decrease.
- At times your body needs sugar for energy it is released from the cells.
- Problem is that when there is always more food coming, the cells can not release that sugar, you will store more and more and you will have lots of sugar flowing in you blood.
- Your pancreas will produce more Insulin to get rid of the sugar.
- You eventually gain more weight, your hormones are out of order and worst case is you could get diabetis through an insulin resistance.
Pumpkin Sweet Potato Detox JuicePrint This
- 1 Sweet Potato – peeled, cubes
- 1 cup Hokaido Pumpkin – peeled, cubes
- 6 Carrots – peeled, cut
- 1/4 Galia Melon – peeled, cubes
- 1/2 cup Cranberries
- 1/2 cup Cherry Tomatoes
- Wash and peel your vegetables and fruits and cut into small cubes or slices. Put everything in your juicer. You will have to bigger juices.