10 Wonderful Benefits Of Juicing Raw Fruits And Veggies
If you’ve been struggling with your weight lately, or if you’ve been feeling unusually fatigued, weak, or otherwise unable to concentrate, you probably need to fix up your diet.
We are what we eat, and if you subsist on a diet stuffed with bad fats, too many carbs and junk food, you’ll struggle to feel or look your best.
Perhaps you’ve been told to eat more fruit and veggies. The problem is that perhaps you – like many people – don’t like whole fruit and vegetables.
So what do you do?
You could struggle on with your avocados, carrots, bananas and spinach, even you you really, REALLY dislike this stuff.
Or you could do what I do, and juice your fruit and vegetables.
Juicing is remarkably convenient and easy to do. It’s also a great way of getting more micronutrients into your body.
And if you buy yourself a really good juicer, you can even get one that cleans everything up for you!
Let’s take a look at 10 amazing benefits of juicing raw fruits and vegetables.
You Get Lots Of Nutrients
Many of us are the kings and queens when it comes to stuffing our faces with macronutrients (carbs, protein and fats).
But many of us fail when it comes to getting enough micronutrients – such as protein, iron and zinc.
Fruit and vegetables are absolutely crammed with micronutrients and easily represent the tastiest way of getting more of them into our body.
And juicing makes it easier than ever to stuff your body with these essentials.
Indeed, 95% of the enzymes that your body needs comes from fruit and vegetable juice. Get on it!!
Juicing Gives You Mental Alertness
Isn’t it frustrating when you wake up feeling mentally fatigued and really not ready to seize the day?
You’ve got an absolute pile of work to get through but you just can’t focus. There is nothing on your mind weighing you down, but you just can’t seem to get yourself into focus. And for once, caffeine just isn’t helping.
Juicing is the answer. It makes you more mentally alert by boosting your blood circulation, transferring vital oxygen around your body – and to your brain. This in turn keeps your bean buzzing and makes you more productive.
You Could Lose Weight
IF you’re looking to lose weight and your current diet isn’t doing anything for you, juicing is a really good way to shed some more pounds.
Juicing can make you feel full for longer, especially if you cram enough fibre into your juicer. Fibre-rich vegetables, such as broccoli and artichokes, should be included as part of your juicing if your main goal is weight loss.
Although I’m not saying that juicing can act as a substitute for normal meals, it can certainly work as a makeshift between meals that stops you from snacking on sugary treats.
It Tastes GOOD
Okay, so fruit and vegetables don’t always taste so great. When I was a kid, my mom tried really hard to introduce more of them both into my diet – but I just wasn’t having it.
In fact, the only fruit I did enjoy the taste of was the orange. Everything else, I pushed to one side of my plate with my fork.
If this sounds like you, you probably think juicing is going to taste yucky.
But when you mix all the fruits and vegetables together, it actually tastes amazing!
The trick is finding a recipe that is going to taste great for you. You can look online for these recipes, and remember that you can squeeze ginger, lemon juice and so on into your juicing to give it a kick.
They Can Boost Your Immune System
Your immune system is super important. If it’s weak or compromised, you’re more susceptible to catching the common cold and the flu, while fighting simple infections suddenly becomes a huge battle.
Looking after your immune system, then, is important. But not all of us do this.
Fruit and vegetables – juiced – provide ample protection for your immune system. Loaded with the right kinds of vitamins that your immune system needs, they are the perfect way to give your body exactly what it needs.
And when you juice them, you get lots more of them.
Juicing Is Rich In Antioxidants
Antioxidants are super important. I can’t stress enough how important they really are. A lot has been made of these guys and their role in juicing – and with good reason.
Antioxidants help to eliminate pesky free radicals from your body, which are the nasty villains who create all kinds of problems, from skin ailments to cancers.
Fruit and vegetables such as tomatoes,beets, berries, wheatgrass and garlic are rich in antioxidants and should be added to your juicing.
Water is the elixir of life, yet how many of us can seriously say that we get enough of it?
Most of us, indeed, rely on our few drops of water each day from the processed meat that we consume.
Your body needs water, and it needs a lot of it. By juicing fruit and vegetables that are super rich in it – such as cucumber – you’ll be replenishing your body in the right way, staying hydrated and therefore awake and full of energy.
Juicing Can Keep You Looking Beautiful
Juicing doesn’t just improve you on the inside – it also improves you on the outside, too.
Just like it boosts your immune system, juicing also boosts your skin and overall complexion.
Once you really get into the swing of things, you might notice that any dry skin, blemishes, wrinkles or dry eyes you have disappear.
Juicing Can Relieve Constipation
Because juiced fruits and vegetables are super rich in water, they can really help to put your bowels into motion – so to speak!
Basically, juicing can provide intestinal relief, making you more regular.
The relief is real.
Juicing Gives You More Energy
Juicing is rich in vitamins and minerals, and it is these goodies that give you your energy.
The whole point of eating anything is to obviously satisfy hunger – but also to produce energy.
And juicing does this in abundance.
Do you know other benefits of juicing?
Stay happy and healthy!