Juicing to Ease Digestion
Despite the fact that there are no medical studies to indicate that IBS, Colitis and Crohn’s Disease is caused by nutritional factors, there is growing evidence that the food you eat determines the symptoms of the disease that you will suffer. IBS, Colitis and Crohn’s Disease affects all parts of the gastrointestinal tract. However, where it manifest itself will result in different symptoms from patient to patient. Because of this, there is no one specific treatment for controlling and curing IBS, Colitis and Crohn’s Disease Disease. Juicing is just one answer. However it may not work for everyone. Getting the best results from juicing your food will take a little experiment and adjustment to get it right and working for you.
If you decide to juice your meals, the best time to drink freshly made juice is on an empty stomach, at least half an hour before a meal, if you’re not engaged in a complete juice fast. The juice and its nutrients are quickly absorbed with almost nothing wasted. Experiment with a variety of fruits and vegetables, starting with the ones you like to eat in the first place. Once your body becomes accustomed to fruit and vegetable juices, you won’t have any trouble with citrus in the morning, for instance, or at any time of the day. Depending on your metabolism, fresh juices should be consumed about two to three hours before bedtime.
Begin by juicing fruits, those you already like and after a few days, add some vegetables to the mix such as carrots, which are naturally sweet, or cucumber. Vegetable juicing takes a little getting used to as some veggies are not as palatable as naturally sweeter fruits. Just remember, the greener the vegetable the more nutrient-rich and better for you. Leafy greens such as spinach, endive and cabbage pack a nutritional wallop, but liking the taste may provide experience in patience and perseverance.
In order to combat IBS, Colitis and Crohn’s Disease effectively, rotate the fruits and vegetable recipes that you consume every couple of days, to ensure you’re getting adequate amounts of nutrients, minerals, vitamins enzymes and amino acids. Drinking plenty of water is also very important for good health. It is also good practice to use water to dilute some of the naturally sweeter fruit juices such as pineapple, grape juice or mango juice. Natural sugars in these fruits are easily digested and won’t spike your blood sugar like table sugar.
Juicing is very simple to do. Fresh fruits and sometimes vegetables are reduced down to juice, the pulp is separated out and the juice consumed. This eases digestion and promotes healing along the gastrointestinal tract. Some mix the pulp back into the juice after extraction, however this is not necessarily a good idea since the pulp is fiber which can irritate a damaged lining. Juicing enables the body to use its own system for healing and repairing itself. The detoxification, however, may cause headaches, weakening and dizziness for a few days or until the body readjusts itself. The patient may also suffer some joint pain as the body corrects. These minor problems will fade away in a short time.
Another symptom that your body is throwing off toxins is fatigue. So relaxing and resting is good while juicing for health and healing. This tiredness may last as long as two weeks depending on the amount of toxicity in the body. So put aside all extra activity and exercise until you get through this initial phase of detoxification.
Begin by juicing fresh fruits like apples, oranges or watermelon. Once you’ve gotten the hang of it, toss in some of your favorite vegetables. Start by adding a carrot or two or even a celery stalk to a juice made of apples and oranges. Adjust your tastes to fit what you prefer and you’re on your way to better health.