Juicing is hugely popular in the western world and it has now become popular in Asia.
Juicing detoxifies your body from things like air pollution, chemical absorption (this could be anything from shampoo, detergent exhaust fumes and pesticides), also all the processed foods that are loaded with sugar, colourings, hydrogenated fats, alcohol and animal fats to name a few.
When you consume only juice, your system is flooded with an abundance of vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients that help your body with to remove toxins, lower the risk of serious diseases, strengthen your immune system and basically reboot your overall energy levels.
Personally, I have always been interested in looking after myself and juicing seems like a good way of ensuring I receive all of the vitamins and minerals I need.
It is a great opportunity to see what your body is deficient in. I never realised how eating a vitamin deficient diet could affect your energy levels and mental acuity. If you are hard core and decide to go on a juice fast, you could even lose weight.
I love food, so I do not juice solely, I did find a 6 day juice fast a real challenge. So the way I do this is I have a juice for breakfast, it really does give you a boost and so many of those nutrients and vitamins your body needs.
When you go on holiday there is no need to ditch the juice, although in some areas this could be a challenge. In places like Phuket, this is easy.
With Thai native fruits such as mangosteen, mangoes, pineapple, coconut, rambutan, durian, papaya, custard fruit, rose apples and jackfruit (to name but a few).
My favourite recipe, which is a real cleanser, is as follows:
1 teaspoon fresh ginger from one (1-inch) section fresh ginger
1 fresh galangal 1 tablespoon fresh
Lime juice from 1 lime, peel, seeds, and pith removed
2 cups of fresh mango
3 cups of cubed pineapple
2 tablespoons of fresh coconut milk
Obviously, there are many recipes as there is so much fresh produce to choose from but this recipe is my favourite. This juice is sweet and tasty and really refreshing, which is brilliant if you are staying in a particularly hot climate.
If you really wanted a truly healthy holiday, you could book a yoga or health retreat, these can usually be booked in luxury hotels, spas and villas. Yoga will be conducted in the venue or on a beautiful white sandy beach in the sunshine.
Looking after yourself has never been so fun!