For over five years now, I have been regularly enjoying fresh fruit and vegetable juices and I must say that the benefits for my overall health and vitality are impressing!
In our fast-paced society we often sacrifice health for what is easiest and quickest often failing to meet the recommended daily allowances for a multitude of vitamins and minerals. Take potassium for example, it is a very important mineral necessary for the heart, kidneys and other organs to function properly, and helps regulate blood pressure.
The best way to address these deficiencies is to include a variety of fresh organic fruits and vegetables in your diet as well as JUICING.
When you drink juice, highly concentrated vitamins, minerals and enzymes rapidly enter the bloodstream absorbing all of the nutritional benefits of the fruits and vegetables.
Why juicing ?
When you process the fruits and vegetables through a juicer, the juicer extracts all the fluids and nutrients from the solids.
Fresh juices are quickly digested and assimilated by the body.
Fresh juice is digested in a matter of minutes, with very little effort giving the digestive system a well deserved break. This means once you consume your fresh juice, the vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals (plant chemical compounds, like resveratrol, a natural cancer killer) and antioxidants are immediately available to your cells and tissues.
When to juice ?
It is best to drink the juices as soon as they are pressed preferably on an empty stomach (30 minutes before your main meals).
And remember, FRESH juice not only contains greater nutritional value, it contains LIFE! Fresh pressed juice is like drinking a natural vitamin filled with living enzymes, essential minerals, antioxidants which are vital for optimal health. Bottled juices are pasteurised which means they are heated and processed which can destroy vitamins and minerals.
Here are some more benefits of juicing:
❊ Easy assimilation
❊ Extremely hydrating
❊ Promotes alkalinity
❊ Cleans and detoxifies
❊ Promotes clarity of mind
❊ Blast of antioxidants
❊ Consistent natural energy
❊ Healthy hair, nails and clear skin
❊ Preventative medicine (anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory…)
❊ Better sleep
With all these benefit I highly recommend you start including this wonderful habit in your daily routine and if you don’t have one already, get yourself a juicer!
Wake Me Up Green Juice Recipe (Serves 1)
– 1 small organic pear
– 2 small organic green apples
– 2 small organic carrots
– 1 inch ginger root
– 1 large bunch of fresh raw organic spinach
Wash all of the ingredients. Chop pear, apples, carrots and push all ingredients through your juicer.