The Benefits of Juicing

By on September 2, 2014

If you’re not quite into eating your fruits and veggies, juicing is an easy way to get all of those healthy vitamins and minerals into your system. Although juicing is a great way to get nutrients in bulk, it is still advised that you eat at least some fruits and vegetables for their fiber, which is lost when each item is juiced. Other options would be to just add some of the pulp back into the drink or use it to cook with.

If you don’t mind having an extra thick drink, you could get by with using a good blender instead of a juicer. If the juice comes out too thick, you can always add some water to thin it up a little bit.

Juicing at Home vs. Buying Concentrated

Juicing your own fruits and veggies has way more upside than buying juice at the store. The factors that tip the scale in favor of juicing include:

  • More nutrients in your juice
  • Enzymes are present in your juice
  • Less sugar in your juice
  • You can experiment and concoct your own perfect tasting juice
  • Fresh juice always tastes better
  • You are able to add a wide variety of fruits and veggies for a full spectrum of vitamins

Most juices in the grocery store are hardly better than sugar water. First, they are pasteurized to the point where they don’t contain any of the original enzymes. They also lose a lot the beneficial vitamins during this process, and the longer they stay on the shelf the more dead they become. What’s more is that most of them have added sugar, making them unhealthy, even though they are advertised as being healthy.

Your homemade juice is going to have all the enzymes, all the vitamins, lower sugar, and you get to have fun experimenting with your own recipes. You are going to feel more alive and energized from the vitamin-rich fruits and vegetables you use at home. There’s no better way to start your day than to wake up and have a glass full of some vitamin and mineral packed juice.

Everyday Benefits of Juicing

Getting a wide range of vitamins in bulk comes with many life-changing benefits. These benefits include:

  • Stronger immune system
  • Increased energy
  • Stronger bones
  • Better looking skin
  • Weight Loss
  • Improved brain health


Juicing may be able to decrease risk of heart disease, stroke, and cancer. While vitamin supplements are said to protect against chronic disease, they don’t do it as effectively as the vitamins from juicing; the vitamins from natural sources are more readily absorbed by the body.


*Some good veggies to use as a base are celery and cucumbers. They are very easy for your body to digest and they both provide a lot of juice. They don’t have as much nutritional value as the darker green veggies, but the dark green ones don’t provide nearly as much juice. As you start adding some more ingredients to your arsenal, you may want to try herbs such as parsley, cilantro, or a little slice of ginger root.

*Monitor the amount of calories your homemade juices have. If you are juicing fruits and veggies in equal amounts, the bulk of the juice is likely going to come from fruits, which is higher in calories. Just make sure you don’t make juices that could have a high possibility of ending up contributing to a bigger waistline.

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