8 Health Benefits of Juicing

on 09/25/2014 - 04:30 pm

Juicing is one of the biggest health trends of the year. Many swear by it as a means to detoxify the system and lose weight, celebrities included. However, many are still sceptical as to the real health benefits of juicing. The flack that it receives is mostly due to those who take juicing to an extreme level. These people completely eliminate solid foods from their diet and rely solely on pressed juice for nutrition.

 

Experts do agree that juicing can do a lot of good for your body, especially when this is incorporated into a balanced diet. Choosing to juice can be a great starting point towards wellness, or a great complement to an already healthy lifestyle. Here are 8 ways that juicing can be good for your body and boost your health.

 

  1. It is a great way to incorporate fruits and vegetables into your diet, especially if you are not fond of eating their whole versions. 
  2. Juicing gives you a high concentration of vitamins, nutrients, and much-needed enzymes. With the right mix, a couple of glasses of juice from fresh fruits and vegetables are enough to give you the necessary vitamin boost for the day.
  3. Fresh fruit and vegetable juice may be a better option over taking synthetic supplements because it is a natural source of vitamins and minerals. Choosing organic produce is better still. You do not risk taking in chemicals and toxins that may come from pesticides and fertilizers farmers use.
  4. Depending on what your body needs, you can customize your juice to give yourself a health boost whenever needed. For instance, if you feel a cold coming on, you can choose a juicing recipe with Vitamin C-rich ingredients like citrus fruits and pineapple. For an added energy boost before a workout, you may opt for a green juice filled with spinach.
  5. Juicing is an effective way to detoxify. The body can easily process natural juice. Replacing a meal with freshly pressed juice gives your digestive system an opportunity to rest after a holiday, a vacation, or even just a weekend binge.
  6. Juicing promotes weight loss and helps battle obesity because it is filling without being high in calories or preservatives. Be mindful, though, of the ingredients that go into your juice. Some fruits are high in sugar, such as mangoes and grapes, and may sabotage your weight loss plan.
  7. The risk of cancer, heart disease, and strokes may be lessened with juicing. By choosing to juice, you also make the choice to fill your body with more natural vitamins and fibre. Through this you lessen or eliminate from your diet processed food, trans-fat, and other things that may lead to illness.
  8. The increase of vitamins and nutrients in your system will not just benefit your health. It also shows on the outside when you fill your body with fresh, natural foods. Frequent juicing will give your skin a natural glow. It is also a natural solution to common skin problems such as acne, sagging and wrinkles, improving the skin’s overall tone and complexion.

 

Whether it is to look better or feel better, juicing can certainly do wonders for you and your body. With just a glass a day of fresh pressed juice, you can definitely improve your health and live a cleaner, wellness-centred life.

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