You might have already heard about juicing and how beneficial it can be for your health. However, most people don’t give it a go as it may seem a waste of fruit and veggie pulp, it may seem expensive or they just go for the bottled supermarket versions for more convenience. However, you might as well just not bother with the latter as it is a total waste of money. Yes, they may taste good but they completely lack vitamins and nutrients.
Firstly, juicing is an ideal way of getting more fruits and veggies into our diet. No matter how many salads or pieces of fruit we have a day, it is impossible to get as much as we do from fresh juicing.
Ideally, your juicing should combine both veggies and fruits to ensure your body gets what it needs to function at full speed. Okay, vegetable juice may not sound very appealing but adding a piece of fruit to it like apple, pineapple, lemon or any other fruit you fancy, will take the veggie taste away from it. Basically, you will be having a refreshing drink that tastes like apple juice but may as well be a concoction of spinach, kale, carrots, beetroot or any other ‘wonder’ veggies.
Also, don’t forget juice is best consumed fresh. And by fresh we mean within 20 minutes from juicing as oxidation will then incur and all the nutrients will be gone.
If you’ve been considering starting juicing but you’re still not convinced and think it may just be a trend, here are three main reasons why you should start juicing as soon as you’re done with reading this article:
- Weight loss
As nutrients are absorbed easier and quicker, your digestive system can focus on releasing energy, energy that can be used to break down the potential blockages in the colon and remove the toxins from your body. Doing so will leave you feeling lighter but it will not just be a mental state, you will actually be lighter!
There is no need to worry about calories with juicing. However, you need to make sure that you are not just drinking 100% fruit juice as this is high in sugar content. Here is an example of a green juice that tastes amazing, fills you with energy, leaves your skin glowing and helps you lose weight:
- 2 cucumbers
- ½ lemon
- handful of kale
- 2 apples
- 1 stalk of celery
- Pinch of ginger
- ½ ripe avocado for fiber and healthy fats
- Radiant Skin
They say that ‘beauty comes from within’ and it is true! No matter what moisturizer or what your daily skin care routine is, if you are not well hydrated and if you do not give your body the right fuel, the result will fail to show. However, juicing allows you to benefit from all the micronutrients found in fresh vegetables and fruits and due to its highly absorbable nutrients, it will keep the skin supple, clear and glowing. And if you can’t get rid of those dark circles from under your eyes, you’ll be pleased to know that fresh juicing will also take care of this issue. Just make sure your juice is freshly squeezed and you chew it adequately before swallowing. This may sound weird but it helps mixing it with saliva and therefore pre-digest it.
- Better Absorption of Nutrients
Juicing fruits and vegetables gives your digestive system a rest from having to constantly work on processing the fiber intake and allows your body to focus on absorbing nutrients. The absorption is completed much quicker so your body can benefit from all the nutrients straight away. This is why if you start juicing you will notice an immediate boost of energy. But this is not it as your immune system will get a boost too and your toxins will start being flushed out of your system.
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