It’s the middle of December, and although this is the season of cakes, cookies, turkey, stuffing and the like, when January dawns, so does the New Year’s Resolutions.
I’ve spent the better part of 2011 regaling my love of smoothies and fresh juices, so with the New Year upon us I thought a round-up of some of my favorite posts was in order.
If you’re looking to use the new year to get into juicing, healthier living and eating, no matter who you are, there’s bound to be a post here that can help you get started!
The most common New Year’s resolution is to lose weight. The tried and true methods for weight loss is a diet rich in whole foods and, of course, exercise. Being sore comes with the territory in relation to exercise – at least in the beginning. But tart cherry juice is full of antioxidant and phytonutrients that have been proven to reduce recovery time.
Juice cleanses are all the rage these days, with claims of effortless weight loss and health. And proof is the many brick and mortar juice bars opening in droves. But before you give up solid food for the greener pastures of an all-liquid diet, read my post about juice cleanses to decide whether they’re right for you.
Giving up smoking is the second most common New Year’s resolutions among Americans. Giving cigarettes up cold turkey is hard, and quite frankly, the effort usually ends in failure. But by fortifying our bodies with the nutrients brimming in fresh fruit and vegetable juices, you can give yourself a tremendous leg-up when attempting to kick the habit.
All the indulgences of the holiday season definitely puts our bodies at risk for illness (not to mention the New Years eve celebrations often result in a mean hangover!) So having things like cucumber juice at the ready will surely come in handy over the next few weeks.
It’s no secret that fresh juices and smoothies are amazing for our health and well-being, and with the New Year right around the corner, why not harness the power of the foods we put into our bodies to help us find success in 2012?