In this dark land of highly-processed and disease-promoting foods, there exists a bright light that sparkles like a diamond. When you finally realize what it is, you can’t help but gravitate closer and closer. And the closer you get, the more apparent it becomes: it’s the power inherent in nature.
Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine, once said “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” What we eat not only sustains our body but our body uses what we eat for repairs, regeneration, to fight disease, and for energy. Whole food contains a plethora of vitamins, minerals, and enzymes. While eating the recommended daily amount of fruits and vegetables may be hard, drinking them is easy.
Juicing fresh organic fruits and vegetables offers a variety of health benefits without added chemicals, pesticides, or synthetic growth hormones. Juicing is a powerful source of nutrition. Certain fruits and vegetables promote detoxification of the most important elimination organs, cleanse the blood, offer sustained energy and boost metabolism supporting weight loss.
Get Your Recommended Servings
The daily recommended dose of vegetables and fruit are 8-10 servings. Eating the recommended amount may be difficult on a daily basis especially in raw form but drinking them is easy. Plus juicing is a great way to incorporate large amounts of raw vegetables and fruit to receive the benefits of the nutrients, phytonutrients and enzymes contained without destroying them through heating!
Juiced vegetables are key in improving the intestinal flora. Vegetable juice provides healthy soluble fiber, low sugar micronutrients as well as antioxidants that feed the good bacteria thus improving the gut flora. This improved gut flora can then suppress yeast, candida and bad bacteria overgrowth.
Juicing allows for a wider variety of vegetables and fruit in your diet. Most people eat the same vegetables and fruits all the time. In order to get all of the vitamins and minerals your body needs, it is necessary to have regular food rotation. Incorporating more variety will increase your daily nutrition intake. This is also a great way to protect oneself from developing an allergy to a certain food. When adding fresh juice to your diet, you can consume a variety of vegetable you may not normally enjoy eating whole.
Drinking raw juice allows the live nutrients to be absorbed by the body immediately. Most of us, as a result of poor quality food choices over many years, have impaired digestion which limits the body’s ability to absorb nutrients. Juicing breaks down the cell walls and extracts only the beneficial nutrients. In this case leaving the fiber out actually is better because the nutrients are then easily absorbed.