Juicing Recipes for Bodybuilding
Juicing makes a lot of sense for any bodybuilder trying to gain muscle and lose fat. Drinking juiced up fruits and vegetables have proven clinically to improve health. Juicing not only helps you get all your required fruit and veggies needed but it is also extremely convenient and tasty.
Some of the daily vitamins required get absorbed a lot quicker when in a juice form, the important ones of vitamin C and all the vitamin B's. But you can do a lot better than that by adding leafy greens (kale, spinach, Swizz chard, collard greens and mustard greens), other healthy alternatives that will pack in the nutrients you are looking for are red bell peppers, broccoli, grapefruit, strawberries, oranges and garlic or kiwi, papaya and asparagus.
The choices are endless so it is advised to experiment and start with about 2 cups of leafy greens, which taste a little bitter but can be neutralized with a piece of fruit. Alternatives like adding potassium-packed cucumbers/bananas or the antibacterial lemons could make the difference you are looking for.
It is important to note that when the juice is made you should down it as quickly as possible because when the fruit or veggies that you have included in your shake up, they get their texture changed and start to quickly lose the nutrient value. There are countless recipes that one can experiment with so we have listed three below which might help you make up your mind about what type of mix you should experiment with.
1. Body Booster
This recipe offers all the important digestive enzymes needed to speed up protein metabolism and protein synthesis. Mangoes have plenty of beta carotene, Vitamin C and apples and strawberries have plenty of resveratrol, which has shown to slow cell aging. Mix up 3 strawberries, 1 apple, 1 mango and 1/4 lemon.
2. The Apple-Watermelon super-cleanse
This is a super effective kidney-cleansing juice. When we clean our kidneys so they work better which science has shown speeds up the release of several important growth hormones including testosterone. Always include the skin of the apples as they contain antioxidants and resveratrol. Mix up 2 apples and remove the pips of watermelon before juicing.
3. Probiotic Power
Probiotics are important because it helps the good bacteria in your digestive tract to fight the bad bacteria that causes inflammation which makes it more difficult for your body to absorb the important nutrients. Probiotics also help reduce free radicals allowing your body to fight inflammation better.
1 cup of organic spinach, 1 cup of purple cabbage, 2 celery sticks and 4 large collard leaves. If you find it tastes too bitter, then add an apple or a peach.