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
(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?
Jen Broyles is a Certified Health Coach who helps people regain their health through the use of natural solutions, such as diet, stress-management, essential oils, and supplements. Jen has a special interest in gut health, detox, and mood and hormone imbalances. Her personal story is what inspired her to educate and guide others. She dealt with chronic IBS, anxiety, and hormone imbalances for over 10 years, and it was significantly affecting her quality of life. She left her career in pharmaceutical sales and returned to school to study nutrition and train with functional medicine practitioners. She is a firm believer in the roles that nourishing food, a balanced lifestyle, and a positive mindset play on overall health. You can visit her website for healthy living advice, essential oils info, and delicious recipes at jenbroyles.com.