8 Benefits of Juicing

Sunday, March 29 2020 12:19 PM
By Ellen Healy

Juicing!

 

As you may already know, there are so many benefits to juicing! Juicing is the process of extracting juice from fruits and/or vegetables. What’s the difference between juicing and just drinking a glass of juice?  The resulting liquid from juicing contains most of the vitamins, minerals and plant chemicals (phytonutrients) found in the whole fruit or vegetable (and leaves out all of the added sugars that you find in store-bought juice).

8 Benefits of Juicing

1. Support Digestion

It takes less energy to digest produce as a liquid than it does to digest solid food. Juicing can be a good way to help give the digestive system a break for people with intestinal damage because of the almost instant availability of nutrients to the body and the absence of hard to digest fiber that comes with consuming whole fruits and veggies.

2. Boost Your Brain Power

Researchers at Wake Forest University found that beetroot juice can increase blood flow to the brain, leading to better brain health and helps ward off dementia and cognitive decline.

 3. Reduce Inflammation

Antioxidants and other nutrients in cold press juice help combat inflammation caused by a diet rich in acidic, high-fat, or processed foods.

 4. Natural Energy Boost

Drinking your juice provides a natural energy boost and since the juice is already in an easily digestible form, it can help revitalize your energy levels in as little as 20 minutes.

 5. Stay Hydrated

Fresh, cold press juice is nature’s first vitamin water. It quenches your thirst, supports hydration and keeps organs properly functioning.

  6.Sleep Soundly

Juicing leafy greens such as kale and spinach have high levels of magnesium,which is the relaxation mineral that has a mellowing effect to improve sleep quality.

7. Combat Stress

Vitamin C and magnesium support the body to better combat the effects of the stress hormone, cortisol.

 8. Get All Fruits and Veggies 

Most health professionals recommend that we get six to eight servings of vegetables and fruits per day (and be honest, do you get that?). Juicing is an easy way to ensure you will reach your daily consumption for vegetables.

 

 

 

The Bottom Line:

Juicing is a quick and convenient way to support individuals in meeting the recommended daily allowance. If you are busy and on the go (or just aren't a fan of many veggies), juicing is a great way to start!

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