However, you’ve been struggling to fit these servings in your day since you eat three meals (plus two snacks) of you’re lucky.
In top if your fruits and veggies, you need to eat your protein, and we all know how protein is filling, and also some grains.
You just can’t spend your day stuffing your face since you have other important things to attend to.
So when you can’t eat this many fruits and vegetables, what do you do?
You start juicing of course!
What is Juicing?
Well, it’s the simple action of extracting the liquid from the raw fruit or vegetable using a juicer.
In this manner, you end up with 100% natural juice from real fruits and vegetables.
Unlike the bottled or boxed juice you buy from the grocery store, your home made juice is way healthier since it contains no added sugar, no added preservatives and all the nutrients are still there.
Plus, you decide what you want to have in your juice!
You can make any fruit and/or vegetable combination and you can use a blender to make smoothies with fruits and vegetables that cannot be juiced.
All you have to do, is extract the juice from the fruit and/or the veggie you want, and add it to a blender with fruits and/or vegetables that cannot be juiced such as avocados and bananas.
What are the benefits of juicing?
Some of the benefits of juicing stem from the quality of nutrients you are getting from the quantity you are absorbing.
When juicing your fruits and vegetables, you are more than doubling the servings you are supposed to eat during the day.
Also, many studies show that the quality of nutrients found in our fruits and vegetables these days is in no way comparable to 50 years ago.
One more reason to increase your natural foods intake for an optimal health.
Juicing can be a great addition to any diet really, whether you eat your fruits and vegetables on a daily basis or you’re just not a fan of the taste.
The lack of nutrients will no longer be an issue especially since you can focus on the vegetables you like less by making combinations with fruits you like to hide the taste.
Other benefits are related to how your digestive system functions.
You may or you may not be aware, your body uses high levels of energy to digest the food you eat and send the nutrients to your blood stream.
This means that whenever you eat solid foods, your body focuses all its energy on the stomach and not the other organs.
That is why fasting for a few hours helps give the body a break and focus this energy on an other organ.
When you’re juicing your food, your body uses less energy to send the nutrients to your blood stream and so other organs benefit from this energy to rejuvinate at the same time.
Let’s talk about the benefits of detoxification.
There are fruits and vegetables that are higher in antioxidants properties compared to others and they deserve to be juiced.
Leafy greens such as spinach, kale, collard, parsley, etc… are a great example and they are definitely the most unliked because of the taste.
However, you are greatly missing out on their dark green colored goodness called Chlorophyll which is scientifically proven to detoxify your blood, heal your gut, boost your immune system and improve energy levels.
What’s more, all of this in one glass of juice! and you won’t even notice the taste if you combine leafy greens with fruits such as apples, oranges, pineapples, pears, etc.
You’ll only be adding to the benefits, so get juicing!
The last benefit I want to talk about is kids nutrition.
There are no creatures more complicated when it comes to nutrition than kids.
Some kids are so picky you wonder how they survive with so little food but the effects of an inadequate nutrition will only show in the long run.
You constantly have to play hide and seek with food and cross your fingers in the hopes that they like it.
Juicing can be a great option for these kids since you can juice strong tasting vegetables such as spinach, kale and celery with tasty and sweet fruits such as pears, pineapples and oranges and they won’t even notice.
This way, you are getting more nutrients into their little bodies for optimal development
Make sure you are being creative when serving the juice by using an interesting cup 🙂
Interested to start juicing today?
If you want to give juicing a try, then you might want to start by getting a good juicer.
The one I use is the Breville featured in Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead. This is a really good quality juicer and has many settings for all types of fruits and vegetables.
You can shop on amazon for all Breville juicers.
There are so many juicing recipes to try and they are all good.
To reap as many benefits as possible from your diet, you should eat and drink your fruits and vegetables daily for an optimal health.
I hope you enjoyed this post and if you have questions, please leave them in the comments box below and I will gladly respond.
Have a great day!