Juicing: Is It Really Good for You?
Although there are differing opinions as to whether extracted juices are healthier than eating whole fruits and vegetables, it is widely accepted that juicing is a great way to get your fair share of vitamins quickly and efficiently. Juicing, when it is carefully combined with other elements of a healthy lifestyle, is undoubtedly good for you.
The vast majority of people in this country do not consume the nutrients they should to maintain optimal health. This can be due to a poor diet, lack of time, or limited knowledge. However, anyone can enjoy the benefits of fresh juice and it’s a quick way to replenish the nutrients that are missing because of our everyday habits.
5 Reasons Why Juicing Is Beneficial To Your Health:
1. Juicing is a quick and easy way to increase the vitamins and minerals in your diet.
Juicing is a great way to get a variety of vitamins and minerals into our bloodstream quickly. Supplementing with mixed fruit and vegetable juice can improve our nutrient levels of beta carotene, vitamin C, vitamin E, selenium, and folate. We often make questionable choices because of convenience, social activities, or food cravings. Fresh juice can provide a balance in our lives and increase our nutrient intake in just a few sips.
2. Juicing helps with potential weight loss/ maintenance of ideal weight
Replacing our coffee, soda, or sweets habit with a glass of fresh fruit and vegetable juice can really aid in our attempts at losing weight. Doing a juice cleanse, or simply replacing a meal or two with juice can jumpstart your weight loss while ensuring you’re getting a healthy dose of vitamins and minerals. Make sure to keep the calories and sugar content low by using mostly vegetables with just a touch of fruit for taste. Once at your goal weight, juicing is an excellent habit to keep around to maintain that ideal that you’ve worked so hard for.
3. Juicing can increase energy
Most people rely on caffeine for their morning energy boost, but fresh juice provides a healthier alternative to coffee. Flooding your system with fresh, organic juice boosts your energy levels in a natural way. You also avoid the crash that comes after consuming high amounts of caffeine and/or refined sugar.
4. Juicing has been shown to decrease inflammation
Most people rely too heavily on the Standard American Diet (SAD) for their daily nutrition and too much processed, high sugar/high fat foods cause excess levels of inflammation. Inflammation causes puffiness, joint pain, fatigue, and can lead to illness and/or long-term problems with health. Fresh juice made from fruits and vegetables flushes the toxins from your body, reducing inflammation and improving your overall health.
5. Juicing may provide protection against disease
A high intake of fruits and vegetables shows promise in many areas of health. Fresh juices have been linked to reduced blood pressure and cholesterol levels, and risk of heart disease. Juices are filled with antioxidants, which have been shown to reduce rates of cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, and inflammation.
To sum things up, fresh juices that contain a combination of fruits and vegetables are shown to improve your health in several areas. They have benefits that affect us both today and in the future, increasing our quality of life and reducing our chances of disease. One of the essential elements of my Vida Cleanse Retreats is a juice cleanse. It’s amazing what a few days of juicing, yoga, hiking, meditation, and inner work can do to renew your body, mind, and spirit! To learn more about my next retreat, click the tab to the right of this article. I hope to see you soon!