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You know that you and your family are supposed to get 7-10 servings of fruits and vegetables a day but who has the time for that?
Juicing is great for your body if you know what you are doing. Vegetable juices are loaded with nutrients and have very little sugar content. Fruit juices are also loaded with vitamins but everyone should be aware that fruit juices are high in sugar which could cause some insulin issues and higher caloric intake. Here is a great rule to keep in mind when fruit juicing:
RULE – Only juice the amount of fruit that you would eat. For example, most people drink a glass of orange juice and don’t realize a 12 ounce glass of OJ equals about 6 squeezed oranges. You would never eat 6 whole oranges in one sitting.
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Apples are one of my favorite ingredients for the juicer. They make a glass full of bitter green vegetable juice taste so much better. But at most you should use just one apple per serving. That’s it for the warnings now lets get to the…
3 Reasons Juicing Is BETTER Than Eating Vegetables
1. Some Juiced Nutrients Are Easier To Digest
Three of the healthiest things on the planet to juice are beets, kale and ginger. They are full of vitamins, minerals and healing properties. But they are very hard to digest in their raw form and if you cook them they lose many of their amazing health benefits. Examples:
Kale – You can chew forever and sometimes you still can’t break this Super Green veggie down into a fully digestible form.
Beets – They are hard to digest unless cooked, juiced or diced into super small pieces. I would never eat raw beets if I didn’t juice them.
Ginger – It’s a root vegetable which is so good for you but have you ever tried to break off a piece of ginger and consume it whole?… Almost impossible unless you have a billy goat’s digestive tract.
Many other veggies fall into the category of – You would never try them if they weren’t juiced.
2. It’s The Easiest Way To Digest Micronutrients – Charge Your Body
Insoluble fiber – fiber which is impossible to digest.
Much of the digestion process is attempting pull nutrients from your food before the food exits your body. It can be rough on your digestive system so why not let a juicer do the work for you?
“When you extract the juice from the vegetable all you are left with are beneficial micronutrients. Since your body doesn’t have to break down any components like insoluble fiber, your body is quickly absorbing micronutrients, antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and much more from the juice. That’s why often you get instant energy after having a juice!” Drew Canole, Fitlife TV
So give your digestive tract a break and let your juicer do the work for you.
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3. You Will Consume 10 Times As Many Vegetables If You Juice
This is a recent picture I took of fresh vegetables that I juiced.
This was my breakfast. It was delicious and charged me up with vitamins and minerals for the entire day. So for breakfast I consumed beets, celery, spinach, kale, ginger, apple and bok choy. All RAW. There is no way on earth I would have… or could have consumed all 8 of these veggies without a juicer. I maybe would have cooked some spinach. Do you see where I’m going with this?…
I received all of these nutrient rich foods without hours of prep! In fact it took me 12 minutes total including cleaning my juicer!
So there you have it. Juicing not only makes your life so much healthier, it saves time! And in this day and age every one of us is pressed for time.
Save time. Get Healthy. Juice!