The Benefits of Juicing

While we all know that we need to eat 6-8 servings of fruits and vegetables, it can be hard to even get close to that amount each day. Also, we often cook or heat the vegetables we eat, which damage the nutrients found in these foods.

Juicing is a simple, easy and fast way to ensure that you consume all the fruits and vegetables you need on a daily basis. While fruit juices are easy to find and make, they have high sugar content. Instead try juicing vegetables.

Juicing can help you rest your digestive system. When you eat meals that are high in animal proteins and processed foods like pasta, your digestive system works hard to process the food. As a result you often feel tired after eating a big meal. Fruits and vegetables are easily digested by the body so they leave you with more energy. Juicing will also help boost your vitamin, mineral and nutrient intake, giving your body access to the nutrients it needs.

It is important to remember that eating whole fruits and vegetables are still extremely healthy and will give you a boost of fiber, which juicing mostly removes. Additionally, juicing should not replace a meal because it has very little protein and fat.

If you are interested in juicing, try this recipe:

  • Cut four or five carrots, a few stalks of celery, a few handfuls of spinach, and two apples

  • Start juicing the carrots slowly, and add the remaining ingredients

  • Once finished stir the mixture, then pour into a glass

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