Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Why You Should Juice: The Health Benefits of Juicing

You've probably heard about the juicing trend. It seems like everyone is doing it, from Oprah to Dr. Oz. Many of your friends might also be juicing enthusiasts. So what is all the hype about?

Juicing is not merely another trend. It's something that's here to stay. Why? Simply because it really does benefit your body in a very unique way. It is also wonderfully suited to the modern lifestyle. Most people these days know exactly what foods are good for their bodies and which foods aren't. The problem is that most of us don't have the time to spend on washing tons of produce, learning how to prepare it, and then consuming mounds and mounds of healthy vegetables.

We're all busy and on the move most of the time and we just don't have tons of time to dedicate to our diets!

This is where juicing comes in.

Juicing is truly fantastic because it allows you to consume a large variety of healthy produce in just a few minutes. You can instantly juice a whole salad bowl full of healthy ingredients and swallow it down in a fraction of the time it'd take to eat the actual salad.

In this manner, juicing allows you to consume the optimal amount of vegetables in a very efficient manner. Did you know that the average person should be consuming around 1 pound of vegetables for every 50 pounds of their body weight? That means for someone like myself - who weighs around 150lbs - I should be eating 3 pounds of veggies every day! I just don't have the time to do that! However, with my handy juicer in tow, I can. Juicing is a wonderful option for people on the go.

Not to mention the many health benefits that juicing provides.

Juicing is sometimes even better than eating vegetables simply because it helps you absorb ALL the nutrients from the veggies. This is crucial for many of us because a lot of us are struggling with impaired digestion. The modern diet is not good for us and as a result of eating less than healthy foods for a long time, we might already have stomach problems and digestion problems that prevent us from fully digesting the fibrous vegetables we eat. A great juicer does the digesting for you - it breaks down all the fiber in the vegetables that your body might struggle with.

All you have to do to get the nutritional benefits is drink the juice!

Another fantastic benefit of juicing is that you get the opportunity to try a whole range of vegetables. If we had to go through the trouble of not only discovering new veggies to try but figuring out how to prep and cook them, we probably wouldn't bother. The good thing about juicing is that you can simply run them through the juicer! In an instant, you can try a bunch of new flavors and gain access to nutrients that are really good for you!

If you are new to juicing, I highly recommend that you take some time to research the best juicer to buy based on your needs. Think for a moment about what you hope to get out of juicing and what you'll be using your new juicer for. Make sure to choose a juicer that fits your needs instead of a fancy juicer that has a bunch of bells and whistles!