Juicing is the extraction of juice from fruit or vegetables. The resultant waste, or pulp, can be used or discarded. Juicing is an effective way to obtain essential nutrients (vitamins and minerals), enzymes and phytonutrients from fruit and vegetables.
Juicing has gained immense popularity because commercial juices are filled with preservatives, additives and artificial flavours. This changes the nutritional value of the juice. Also, juicing allows you to mix many vegetables, fruits and herbs in a tasty concoction that is easy to drink. As a result, you are able to enjoy the health benefits of a variety of fruit and vegetables that you may not necessarily want to eat.
Benefits of juicing
Aids in weight management
Juicing is extremely effective in weight loss. However, this does not happen overnight. To use juicing for weight loss, you need to make juicing a habit and rely on juices for energy and nutrition. To lose weight you have two options. You can replace some of your meals with juices or you can do a juice fast to kick start your metabolism.
Helps prevent diseases
Fresh juices are rich in phytonutrients and anti-oxidants which protect your body from free radicals. Free radicals are cells which are missing a critical molecule and are major cancer precursors. Free radicals damage the cell’s DNA and start dangerous reactions in your body. Juices are rich in lycopene, beta-carotene, quercetin and many other anti-oxidants that battle the free radicals and prevent them from harming your DNA.
In addition juices are full of enzymes that help improve your digestive process and keep you healthy.
Vegetables and fruit juices are a rich source of electrolytes like magnesium, potassium, calcium, and sodium, which are important for metabolism. This helps to stabilise blood sugar levels and ensure proper muscle and brain functioning. As these changes occur in your body, you become more energetic.
Moreover, juices are also rich in vitamin A, B and C. These vitamins boost your mental health and physical energy. Juices are directly absorbed into your blood stream since the body does not have to digest them before utilizing them.
Start incorporating juicing into your life and you will immediately start feeling healthier and more energised.