3 Reasons Why You Should Juice

Juice bars are popping up on every corner, giving us healthy alternatives to our lattes, frappucinos, and mochas. You may be wondering: why is juicing so great? 

Juicing is so beneficial to your health and wellbeing, as I'll explain below. 

Regardless of whether you get your green juice at a local juice bar or make it yourself, I encourage you to incorporate green juices into your routine. They taste great, and you will feel wonderful! 

Here are some other great benefits of juicing: 

1. It's a good way to get your daily serving of fruits and veggies. 

The majority of us definitely do not get our recommended 6-8 servings of fruits and vegetables a day. Through juicing, you can easily get your daily intake of fruits and veggies without feeling super full. 

Juicing extracts the insoluble fiber from the produce leaving just the amazing nutrients for your body to absorb! Plus, juicing is a great way to incorporate a wide variety of fruits and veggies into your diet rather than sticking to the same boring salad everyday.

2. You'll absorb nutrient better with less digestion. 

Many of us have compromised digestion due to the poor food choices we’ve made over the years. This limits our ability to absorb all of the nutrients from the vegetables we eat. 

Juicing is a great way to get a bunch of nutrients delivered straight to your cells, super-fast, while giving your digestive system a break. Since the vegetables have been "pre-digested" through juicing, your body can absorb virtually all of the nutrients. Important micronutrients, such as digestive enzymes and certain phytonutrients, which are typically difficult to absorb, become accessible. 

3. It strengthens your immune system. 

Juicing provides a powerful boost to your immune system. Fresh green juice gives your body a mega dose of nutrients, meaning your immune system is instantly strengthened. Through juicing, you will have more energy, fight off colds and flu faster, and you’ll notice that your skin will have a fabulous, healthy glow.

Try this recipe for a delicious, green juice:

Glowing Green Juice

Ingredients 

(When possible, opt for organic produce)
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1 cup kale
  • 1 cucumber
  • 3 sticks of celery
  • 1 apple
  • ½ lemon
  • 1 inch piece of ginger
Add spinach and kale to juicer and follow it with cucumber, celery and apple. Add the lemon and ginger. Enjoy this fabulous, revitalizing refreshment!

Note: Drink immediately. If needed, store in a glass container with an air-tight lid for up to 24 hours.

I’d love to hear from you. What's your favorite juice recipe?

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About the Author

Jen Broyles is a Digestive Health Coach and is on a mission to help people regain their health naturally, specifically in the area of digestive wellness. Her personal story is what has inspired her to educate and guide others. She has dealt with chronic digestive issues for over 10 years, and it was really affecting her quality of life. Jen found herself in her mid-twenties, on multiple medications that were not helping, and she wasn't getting answers to what was causing the problems. She started doing her own research and through training with functional medicine practitioners, has been able to implement dietary and lifestyle changes that are helpful. Jen enjoys sharing advice, knowledge, recipes, and products that have helped her in her journey to health through her blog. Jen also offers health coaching to individuals who are struggling with chronic digestive problems. You can learn more on her website.

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