The juicing craze has hit full-swing. Everywhere you go people are talking about the amazing health benefits of juicing. Juice fanatics (Juicers) all over the country are telling their amazing stories. Juicing has been recommended as a remedy for everything from fatigue to weight loss. But it isn’t all just hype. If you’ve been watching T.V. or reading magazines you’ve probably seen medical professionals advocating the tangible health benefits to be had from juicing.
If you are struggling with feeling bloated, fatigued, or sick, juicing might be worth a try. So why is juicing good for you? The answer is a lot more complicated than you might think. When you drink fresh juice you’re introducing vital micro-nutrients into your body. These essential life-giving compounds are often lost or diminished when food is cooked. Raw fruits and vegetables are an amazing source of these nutrients. However, you would have eaten a bushel of raw veggies and fruits daily to really reap the same rewards.
Juicing then becomes the ideal option for your nutritional health. One glass of fruit or vegetable juice contains several servings of delicious nutrients. Also, drinking juice leaves you feeling a lot less bloated than eating plates and plates of vegetables would!
So why should you juice? While there is sound medical science to back up the claims of juicing health benefits, much of the evidence in still anecdotal. Juicing advocates list tons of perceived benefits from including a juicing regime into their life-style.
- Decreased Anxiety and Depression
- Weight Loss
- More Energy
- Healthier Skin, Nails, and Hair
- Decreased Desire for Junk and Fast Food
- Healthier Immune System Function
- Better Digestion and Less Bloating
- More Satisfying Sleep Patterns
- More Alertness and Mental Acuity
So how do you start juicing? Really juicing is quite simple, it requires a juicer and loads of fresh fruits and vegetables. Don’t worry if you can’t afford organic vegetables and fruits. You can still reap the benefits of fruit and vegetable juicing with standard store-bought produce. Just be sure to wash it carefully or peel the skins. This is because most of the pesticide and fruit wax settles on the peel. Also, a good vegetable scrubber can be used to wash produce.
Try this super-easy Citrus Juice for a start:
- 3 Fresh Oranges
- 1 Ruby Red Grapefruit
- 1 Lemon
- 1 lime
- Wash and rinse your produce
- Cut your produce in halves or quarters
- Juice your oranges and grapefruit into a large glass or tumbler
- Squeeze the lemon by hand into your glass.
- Mix the juice thoroughly and drink
This refreshing juice is great for beginners and is loaded with vitamin C! You should find yourself loaded with energy after drinking it. There are varieties of tasty juicing recipes you can try. So don’t be afraid to experiment. Fruit and vegetable juicing is a great way to get healthier. You can find great quality juicers online or in your local department store. Join the juicing revolution today.