Its easy to make bad choices as it relates to our diets . Last week we talked about yogurt fruit smoothies. They are refreshing, filling and healthy- when made the right way. (Please revisit last weeks post to get fruit smoothie do's & don'ts and links to delicious recipes!)
This week we are going to piggy back off of that and explore "Juicing". Juicing has been linked to weight loss, improved skin health, fasts & cleanses and even disease cures. The benefit of juicing is that you are getting raw fruits and vegetables into your diet. Fruits and vegetables are full of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and enzymes that have tremendous health benefits. Most of us simply don't eat enough fresh fruit and vegetables in our daily diets. Juicing is a simple and tasty way to do that!
Juicing is preparing and drinking fruit and vegetable juices. The body can quickly absorb larger amounts of nutrients from juice than from solid food because the process of digesting solids takes the body longer.
Enzymes in fresh fruits and vegetables play a vital role in converting food into body tissue and energy. Enzymes also impact your metabolism, so one more health benefit of juicing is that it can increase your metabolism. Juicing also aids the body is getting sufficient amounts of phytochemicals, a substance in plants that is considered among the most powerful to fight disease.
Just like we try to get our kids to eat more fresh fruit and veggies, we must do the same. So try it, you might like it! Next week we will profile several devices for making smoothies & juices!