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Juicing is a great way to add some vitamins and other nutrients for people who don't eat enough whole fruits and vegetables. Some people hate the sweetness of fruit, and others hate plain green veggies. The best way not to miss out on vitamins because of this is to get a juicer and incorporate them to your diet in a liquid form. Even if you do start juicing, you still have to eat some fresh fruit and veggies just because juicers discard all the pulp, and with it goes away all fiber. In order not to miss out on fiber, you can take some pulp and put it back to your juice, or eat some other fruit later in the day.
Top 8 Benefits Of Juicing
The Healing Properties
Juicing allows creating specific prescriptions for specific needs. You can make one juice for inflammations, other to relieve stress, third to regulate the digestion, treat heart disease, cancer, whatever you need at any given moment. Hippocrates said “Let food be thy medicine, and medicine be thy food”.
Better nutrient absorption
Most adults nowadays have weakened digestive systems. Digestive issues like lactose intolerance, acid reflux, inflammatory bowel disease, celiac disease, constipation and many others are very common and as a result, nutrients can't be properly absorbed. When you juice your plants, they are pre-digested, the juicer does it for you, breaking down the cell walls of fruits and vegetables so your body can soak them up.
Juicing helps to get rid of toxins by cleaning your digestive tract and allows metabolism to become faster and more efficient.
By juicing, you can take in large amounts of fruit and vegetables at once that you may not be able to eat in their raw form for some reason, whether it's just too much, or you don't like them. Juicing helps the body to absorb more enzymes and vitamins. Drinking your fruit and vegetables allows the vitamins to rapidly enter the body, giving your digestive system a needed rest.
Fruits, veggies, nuts, seeds and herbs are loaded with antioxidants. They destroy free radicals that cause cellular damage which make the body more susceptible to cancer.
Juicing preserves the micro-nutrients
When you cook or process food, the micro-nutrients are altered and harder to absorb. Drinking the fresh and raw juice means that all the micro-nutrients are maintained.
Our bodies are made up of anywhere 50 to 80 percent of water, depending on our age. To function properly, cells need hydration. Raw juice contains the water much needed to replenish the lost fluid in addition to give you vitamins, enzymes and minerals.
If your body is acidic — and if you follow a standard American diet it probably is — you'll experience more stress, disease and pain than you would experience if your body had an alkaline environment. Alkaline environment provides better energy, reduces pain and inflammation, and reduces the signs of ageing.