In preparing for my journey to Costa Rica, I am making sure that my body and mind are as strong as possible. Travel can take a lot out of us, especially in the initial weeks of traveling long term. This means getting extra sleep, nurturing my body with yoga/strength training/cardio but not over doing it, and nurturing my mind with mindfulness meditations, and of course eating an extra healthy diet.
Veggies and fruits hold a ton of vitamins, micro-nutrients, and minerals but we have to eat a whole lot of them daily to get the most absorption of these into our systems. I don’t know about you but I have a hard time even thinking about chewing on 3 large plates of kale, 1 large beet, a whole batch of carrots, and a head of cabbage every day. It’s absurd! Especially as a traveling yogini, sometimes my schedule just simply does not allow for the time that goes into preparing whole foods like that. That is where juicing comes in.
Juicers are easy to buy on amazon and are well worth the money and I am sure someone you know has a juicer that is collected dust unfortunately, maybe they will lend it to you. Juicing has been known to restore optimal health to really ill individuals, don’t believe me? Watch the documentary, “Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead.” That may change your mind. If you watch this documentary, you will see that every person who went on a juice fast sought the care of a medical doctor first to make sure it was safe to do so remember to consult with your physician before moving forward if you do start to fast! However, I am talking about just beginning to incorporate more veggies and fruits into your diet by way of weaving it into your breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Your body and mind will thank you later!
My Top 10 Reasons Why I LOVE Juicing!
1. Removes Toxins
2. Lowers Blood Pressure
3. Balances weight
4. Clean colon
5. Decrease allergies
6. Increases energy
7. Healthier skin, hair, bones
8. Helps balance hormones
9. Helps mental, emotional, and spiritual health
10. Helps sleep
Enjoying drinking to health!
“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food” ~Hippocrates
I’ll see you on the mat.
E-RYT, CYT, Reiki, Wellness support, Freelance writer
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