Considering the appalling state of the ‘Healthcare Industry’ People in increasing numbers are taking their nutrition and health very seriously
These people are seriously looking towards Juicing as a healthy alternative to the pills and potions being peddled by the so called ‘Healthcare’ Industry.
Many have discovered the health benefits of fresh, raw juice and turned to juicing to improve their health, give a boost to their vitality, increase their energy and dramatically reduce their chances of developing many of the common health problems that face us today.
Juicing is essentially separating the liquid content of fresh fruits and vegetables from the fiber to make a pulp and fiber free juice. This is very different from a smoothie which is a pulpy blend of the whole fruit.
There are several benefits to juicing your daily serving of fruits and vegetables rather than eating them solely as whole foods. By drinking fresh juice, your body is able to easily absorb the large quantities of vitamins, minerals, micro nutrients, phytochemicals and enzymes.
This gives your body almost immediate access to the nutritional value that fruits and vegetables contain. By bypassing the digestion process that is necessary for whole foods, your body can get on with the job of repairing and rebuilding without wasting the energy on digestion.
The nourishment of the fruits and vegetables is easily delivered across the intestinal walls and into the blood, where your body can use them right away. Also, many people prefer to cook their vegetables before they eat them when in fact, fruits and vegetables are healthier if they are eaten raw. Enzymes that play a key role in your metabolism are mainly found in raw foods.
Enzymes convert the food you eat into body tissue and energy, increasing your metabolic rate. In turn, this helps you to burn more calories and leads to weight loss. In addition to an increased amount of energy and assistance in weight loss, juicing can also promote longevity by delaying the degenerative effects of aging.
Juicing gives you virtually instant access to the essential vitamins, minerals, amino acids, essential fatty acids, and enzymes that raw fruits and vegetables contain. The nutritional makeup of these foods is stripped due to cooking, preserving, etc. More importantly, fresh fruits and vegetables contain compounds known as antioxidants.
These antioxidants neutralize the free radicals in your system. These free radicals are responsible for many degenerative diseases such as cataracts, high blood pressure, and even cancer. Juicing can also help combat diabetes. Type 2 diabetes means your body has become resistant to the insulin produced by your pancreas.
Recent research has shown that raw produce is the best super food for diabetics. It nourishes your body and stabilizes your blood sugar levels in ways that cooked produce cannot. In the past, experts have cautioned people with diabetes to stay way from sugars, even the ones found in fruits.
Recently that opinion has changed, and we have found that specific nutrients such as vitamins A, B, and E, iron, potassium, etc. found in fresh fruits and vegetables aid in managing the disease naturally. Specifically, the vitamin B7 which is found in mangoes, nectarines, and peaches aids your digestive process and activates your enzymes.
Diabetes is controlled by food intake and results from the inability to process sugars, making digestive health a priority for diabetics. Plus, manganese — which is found in carrots, celery, cruciferous vegetables, garlic, beet greens, parsley, and spinach — helps to reduce insulin resistance overall and improve the metabolism your glucose.
Juicing is a simple and great way to optimize your health and energy. The best thing about juicing is that you can change the recipes and create ones that are specific to your needs and tastes. By simply learning about the vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients that will benefit and treat your specific disorder, disease, or condition, you can create your own scrumptious recipes and power juices to improve your health.
One last thing to remember, before you buy your first juicer, is that all juicers are not created equal. Add to the fact that a good quality juice extractor is an investment in your health and that comes with a price. You can learn about the kinds of juicer on our Juicers for Life page, Criteria for Choosing a Juicer