Spring is here and it’s time to get healthy, throw off the winter blues, and get your mind and body ready for those hot days to come. Here are top 10 reasons to start juicing and tips to help you on your way.
- Juicing will enhance your immune system
Every once in a while we can all get a little stressed and in some cases it can take a toll on your immune system, Food is an amazing tool to help our bodies recharge when we are feeling a little run down and tired, juicing the fruit and vegetables is a fast and easy way to get the good stuff quickly into our system. When you start juicing your body is getting drenched with important vitamins and minerals such as vitamin C and D that naturally boost your immune system and help to fight off the nasties like common cold and flu.
- Juicing promotes Natural Weight loss
Juicing is a great way to lose those few extra kgs coming into spring/summer. Not only do you get the health benefits when juicing you lose weight in the process. Simply juicing some fresh fruit and vegetables once a day will help supress your appetite and make you feel fuller for longer. When you’re getting all the sufficient vitamins and minerals from juicing your body is not starved of nutrients therefore you feel satisfied after your juice and don’t continue to feel hungry. Juice is also a great meal replacement, simply replace your dinner with a vegetable juice at night or fresh fruit juice in the morning and you will instantly feel better for it.
- Juicing Prevents illness
Juicing is has an amazing way of healing the body from within. The vitamins and minerals received from the body with juicing can prevent such things as cancer, heart disease and diabetes to name a few. Having a healthy body is a great way of fighting off disease and illness. Take carrots for example they contain more than 490 known phytochemicals that include alpha and beta carotene which help the immune system fight off cancer cells in the body and support free radical damage. Juicing on a regular basis is a great way of guiding your body in the right direction when it comes to healthy food choices in turn you will have less sugar for example which in large amounts can contribute to such illnesses.
- Consume more fruits and vegetable
We all know fruit and vegetables are good for our health, but sometimes the thought of preparing copious amounts of vegetables just to get your recommended weekly amount can seem a tad overwhelming. That’s why juicing fresh fruit and vegetables is a great solution to get more that your fair share of nutrients. You normally wouldn’t sit down at dinner and have 5 carrots, 2 celery sticks, 3 apples, 1 parsnip and a chunk of ginger would you? Juicing all the ingredients takes all the juice from the food and makes it a lot easier to consume in one sitting which in turn does wonders for your health and wellbeing.
- Juicing improves your skins health
Having a bad week with your skin? Breakouts, flaking dry and irritated skin? Juicing helps to detox and infuses your skin and body with super immunity and bacteria killing nutrients. Juicing certain foods can do wonders for your skin and have great anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, astringent loaded with nutrients help to build and repair skin tissue, reducing the appearance of acne scaring, redness and improving circulation. Juicing can have a part in balancing your hormones and also come with antibacterial and antibiotic properties.
- Juicing makes you feel better.
Juicing not only makes you feel better about yourself it also gives you an abundance of energy. Juicing enables you to channel the negative energy away from your body. When you feel better about yourself you will notice your positivity start to shine. Simply knowing you are putting all the super foods into your system has a glowing effect on your body which can be seen from the outside aswell as feeling it from the inside. With Juicing you are feeding your body everything it needs and it will love you for it. You will look and feel better about yourself, have loads of energy which usually rubs off on those around you, everyone will be asking what’s your secret and you will happily tell them about it.
- Reduces stress
Stress is a major cause of many health problems today, Juicing will help to reduce your stress as your body receives the nutrients from the super foods you will start to relax from the natural enzymes in the fruit and vegetables. Spinach is a great vegetable to aid in stress relief is high in amino acid tryptophan, this helps to improve your mood and also assists in better sleep. Juicing vegetables high in magnesium such as dark leafy greens will also help to relax your nerves and muscles. Having all the health benefits mentioned above will naturally reduce stress as you will feel more in control of your body and start to know what it needs and how it feels with certain foods.
- Benefits from the peels.
Any good juicer will separate the peel from the fruit juice fast, leaving the peel nice and dry with plenty of juice. There are many things you can do with certain fruit and vegetable peels, for one, creating your own face mask… you can use kiwifruit peelings or cucumber peelings combine with your favourite organic coconut oil to create a super cheap calming face mask. Now who wouldn’t want that.
- Juicing keeps you hydrated
Staying hydrated is super important for our wellbeing as you know and Juicing is a perfect way to keep your body hydrated, and with those temperatures rising in the coming months a juice or more a day is ideal. Drinking juice instead of fruits or vegetables is a great way to keep hydrated through the day always well as getting all the vital nutrients.
- Improves digestion
Juicing improves your digestive considerably. Your body doesn’t have to work as hard to digest the processed hard foods therefore keeps your bowls working as they should be. Juicing is great way to get vitamins and minerals quickly into the blood stream and get your body felling and working how it’s meant to without all the processed food that has been introduced into today’s modern culture.