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6 Health Benefits of Juicing

Health Ben­e­fits of Juic­ing: Juic­ing can reduce your risk of can­cer, boost your immune sys­tem, flush tox­ins from your body, aid diges­tion and help you lose weight. There are quite a few peo­ple out there that look at juic­ing and per­ceive it as a “trend” or some­thing that is “cool” and “in” right now, some­thing like bou­tique cup­cakes, jeg­gings, and the Keto diet. Of course, juic­ing has some pit­falls, but for the most part, every­thing you do with it can only ben­e­fit you and pro­vide your body with much more nour­ish­ment than you are already getting.

Some peo­ple use juic­ing for juice fasts or “reboots,” as they are called; oth­ers as part of a bal­anced and healthy veg­e­tar­i­an diet. Final­ly, some peo­ple do it just because they sim­ply like the taste and do not believe the Naked and Odwal­la juices are healthy or beneficial.

Here are some major points to con­sid­er when decid­ing if you should do this from a nutri­tion­al and healthy point of view rather than a fis­cal point of view since it can be expensive.

Blend­ing vs. Juic­ing — Can a Blender Be Used for Juice Extraction?

my juices shots

#1 Massive Amounts of Micronutrients

Need­less to explain that many fruits and veg­eta­bles con­tain a boun­ty of micronu­tri­ents – vit­a­mins and min­er­als. How­ev­er, these nutri­ents are all locked in very tough cel­lu­lar walls in the fiber of the plant. Hence, juic­ing is a good way to break down those walls and remove the fiber so you can absorb the most amount of nutri­ents at a time.

#2 Gives Your GI Tract a Break!

It is hard to deter­mine an exact answer on how long it takes for your body to digest raw fruits and veg­eta­bles and expel their waste. The best answers I could find var­ied between 4 hours all the way to 8 hours. It obvi­ous­ly depends on the indi­vid­ual, size, metab­o­lism, and diges­tive health. Nev­er­the­less, the Juic­ing Bible, writ­ten by Pat Crock­er, states that the nutri­ents found in fresh, liv­ing juices are assim­i­lat­ed with­in 15 min­utes because the good stuff has been tak­en out of the cel­lu­lose in the fiber.

juicing with Omega masticating Juicer

#3 Detoxification

Have you ever heard of a detox­i­fy­ing cof­fee? How about a detox­i­fy­ing ener­gy drink? Per­haps a detox­i­fy­ing soda? Cer­tain­ly not. There is a rea­son that detox­i­fi­ca­tion is best left to juices. Do you know why? Because with­out the fiber that comes along with most fruits and veg­eta­bles, the juice tends to have a “lax­a­tive” effect. Do not wor­ry; this effect is tem­po­rary, prob­a­bly for the first four or five days of juic­ing until your body becomes used to it.

When you just start juic­ing, you will notice some weird stuff. For exam­ple, going to the bath­room more often than usu­al and your breath and armpits stink a lit­tle bit more. And these effects are per­fect­ly nor­mal and nat­ur­al because your body is going through the process of push­ing out a lot of the tox­ins and bad stuff you have been har­bor­ing inside.

The juice is the kind of “fuel” to help the job get done! As a result, your kid­neys will be ener­gized, your liv­er will have more sup­port, and your diges­tive tract will be kicked into over­drive. As a result, you will notice that you feel lighter, hap­pi­er, more con­tent, and less hun­gry after some peri­od. It is a great feeling.

juicing greens#4 Chlorophyll

How else can you get the Chloro­phyll? Indeed, you can eat a bunch of spinach and kale, but how much will you be able to extract this sub­stance using the nor­mal human process of masticating?

We have already dis­cussed the con­cept that you have some tough cel­lu­lar walls for your body to get through. Chloro­phyll is a unique sub­stance cre­at­ed by a com­bi­na­tion of two things: plants and the sun. It is the most sig­nif­i­cant con­trib­u­tor to your body. It increas­es your abil­i­ty to pro­duce hemo­glo­bin in your blood, increas­ing oxy­gen deliv­ery to cells. I am sure you can grow wheat­grass, kale, or spinach and just eat a lot of it while juic­ing it, and drink­ing it is much more pleasant!

#5 Antioxidants

No doubt fruits and veg­eta­bles con­tain a huge quan­ti­ty of antiox­i­dants. For exam­ple, such prod­ucts as kale, broc­coli, spinach, and cran­ber­ries con­tain an extra high ORAC (Oxy­gen Rad­i­cal Absorp­tion Capac­i­ty). That is the mea­sure­ment of how many antiox­i­dants are present in an item.

Antiox­i­dants coun­ter­act the free rad­i­cals in your body that make you sus­cep­ti­ble to can­cers and cel­lu­lar dam­age. Also, reduc­ing free rad­i­cals allows your face and body to look youth­ful. Here is a nice chart that shows you dif­fer­ent ORAC val­ues of dif­fer­ent kinds of produce.

#6 Provides Your Body with Energy

We know that car­bo­hy­drate glu­cose and fat pro­tein pro­vide our body with ener­gy; how­ev­er, glu­cose is absorbed by the human body much faster than fat pro­tein. There­fore, the car­bo­hy­drate in fruits and veg­etable juice deliv­ers the same glu­cose lev­el as bread, pas­tries, can­dy, and soft drink car­bo­hy­drate, but with­out the chem­i­cals and the fat.

More­over, if peo­ple reg­u­lar­ly take nat­ur­al, fresh­ly squeezed juice, it gives the body ener­gy, cures the diges­tive sys­tem, and assists with diges­tion. Addi­tion­al­ly, drink­ing fresh juices in the morn­ing is a superb way to get off caf­feine and stay ener­gized for the day. While intro­duc­ing more vit­a­min B from cit­ruses, leafy greens, beets, gin­ger, etc. will also improve our ener­gy lev­els with­out caf­feinat­ed drinks.

my carrots juice

Best and Affordable Vegetables for Juicing

Beets are an excel­lent source of A and C vit­a­mins; more­over, beets are a great-look­ing drink with a wide range of essen­tial micronutrients.

Car­rot is a sweet veg­etable with a high lev­el of beta carotene and nutri­ents for the skin; it is also full of antiox­i­dants. Thus pure car­rot juice alone or mixed with oth­er fruits and veg­gies makes a super­food blend.

Cel­ery juice became the trend in recent years pri­mar­i­ly due to the efforts of Antho­ny William (Med­ical Medi­um). He not only wrote a book about cel­ery juic­ing but was also respon­si­ble mas­sive cel­ery juic­ing move­ment around the world. Nev­er­the­less, cel­ery juice has pow­er­ful diges­tive properties.

Apple juice is full of antiox­i­dants and very ben­e­fi­cial for the human immune sys­tem. It also goes well with any veg­gie juice but sweet­ens it and makes it very pleas­ant to drink.

Cit­rus juice is easy to extract and has a very deli­cious test. In addi­tion, it is well known for its high vit­a­min C con­tent and great immune sys­tem booster.

Check here our rel­e­vant articles:

Best Juicers for Beets, Car­rots, and Oth­er Roots

Best Juicer for Apples, Pears, and Oth­er Fruits

5 Best Juicers for Oranges, Grape­fruits, and oth­er Cit­rus Fruits

Best Cel­ery Juicer Buy­ing Guide

6 Best Juicers for Leafy Greens Juicing

Final Thoughts

In clos­ing, count­less doc­u­men­taries, tes­ti­mo­ni­als, books, and online arti­cles show­case the ben­e­fits of juic­ing. I hope it becomes less on the “fringe” of healthy eat­ing and takes place at the fore­front. I strong­ly encour­age every­one to take the time and do their due dili­gence regard­ing this. The truth is, if I had not expe­ri­enced the results myself and seen the ben­e­fits first­hand, I cer­tain­ly would not have gone through the trou­ble of try­ing to form a juic­ing com­mu­ni­ty and tak­en the time to write this arti­cle. Nobody is try­ing to sell you any­thing; nobody is mak­ing any mon­ey from this endeav­or. We are just try­ing to share a truth that has been around for almost 100 years (Dr. Nor­mal Walk­er and Dr. Max Gerson).

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