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Every food on the planet has come under some criticism with the notable exception of fruit and vegetables. Juicing is an easy and delicious way to add more fruits and veggies to your diet. These foods nourish every cell in the body, help prevent disease, flush the system of waste and contain many vitamins and minerals and there isn’t a single person on the planet with any shred of common sense that could possibly argue against these magnificent foods.
More and more people are experiencing the incredible impact juicing has, not only on virtually every aspect of physical, but also on mental well-being and life in general. By simply swapping normal junk foods and drinks for a freshly extracted juice or two a day and by adding a touch of exercise to daily life, mental and physical health improves beyond anything you could envisage.
Juicing prevents diet related diseases and premature aging by increasing your daily consumption of fruits and vegetables and decreasing your intake of meats and dairy. Studies show cancer, diabetes, stroke and heart disease may be prevented or lessened if certain components found in a plant-based diet are added to your daily diet. Fresh juices provide the proteins, carbohydrates, essential fatty acids, vitamins, minerals and other nutrients vital to good health.
The advantages of adding fruits and veggies to your daily diet include: a. increased energy; b. strengthened immune system; c. reduced risk of disease; d. stronger bones; e. glowing complexion. Without juicing, it is nearly impossible to consume the amount of nutrition needed to naturally reduce the risk of cancer, disease and stroke. For instance 16 ounces of carrot juice provides the carotene equivalent to approximately three pounds of carrots. A mid-morning or mid-day juice is a great natural source for an energy boost. Stave off binge eating or overeating by drinking juice between and prior to mealtimes. Once you start experiencing the benefits of juicing, it becomes easy to incorporate a variety of juices into your daily diet.
Fresh Juices v/s Whole Fruits and Veggies: Did you know pressed juices as opposed to masticated juices retain the naturally occurring fibers found in whole fruits and vegetables? Fiber refers to the indigestible materials found in plants. While this is very important for proper bowel function, it is the juice that nourishes us. Our body converts the food we eat into juice so it can be absorbed. Juicing allows for quick absorption of concentrated plant-based nutrients. The result is increased energy levels.
Fresh Juice v/s Canned, Bottled or Frozen: Fresh juice is far superior to its processed and pasteurized counterpart. Fresh juice contains living enzymes that have not been killed during the pasteurization process, and provide a natural source of Vitamins A, C and E for boosting the immune system. Fresh juice promotes cardiovascular health and is proven to increase energy by the nearly instant assimilation of nutrients into the bloodstream. Fresh fruits and vegetables in raw juice are full of anti-oxidants which help cleanse the body, hence improving the body’s overall function.
Do yourself and your body a favour – start juicing!