What’s all the hype?
It helps your body absorb more nutrients from fruit and vegetables
Our bodies were not created for things like fast food, or unhealthy foods in general, which over the years can really impair digestion. Once our digestive system is out of whack, our bodies have a very hard time absorbing nutrients from food. By juicing, we are skipping a step when it comes to digestion, so our bodies don’t have to do the work for us…thanks juicer!
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It’s easier than eating raw vegetables
We’re supposed to be eating at least six servings of veggies a day, What I didn’t realize is how many nutrients are destroyed in the cooking process. In one cup of juice, you can hit your daily target and maximize your nutrient intake.
It helps you widen your vegetable consumption scope
Before I started juicing, I ate the same vegetables all the time. I couldn’t really handle digesting broccoli, or several other veggies so I would just avoided them completely. I now not only juice broccoli, but also a variety of other things I never could have eaten before like: beets, kale, turnips, asparagus & ginger root.
It aids in weight loss
Raw vegetables are extremely fibrous which helps naturally suppress your appetite. There have been a number of studies on this, and in the experiments I came across, people lost on average 4 pounds in a 12 week period from adding fresh juice to their diet, without changing anything else about their daily routine or nutrition plan.
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it’s an immune system booster
You are able to supercharge your immune system with concentrated phytochemical when you juice fresh while revitalizing your body!
It increases your energy
When your body is getting exactly what it needs, your pH is balanced and your body gives you the thumbs up to jive on. In return, you feel energized. This boost of energy is felt almost immediately after drinking your cup-o-nutrients since your body can skip the breaking-down step of vegetable & fruit consumption.
It’s good for the noggin‘
Research shows that when you consume fresh fruit and vegetable juices more than 3 times a week, you are 76% less likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease.
Provides structured water. Vegetable juice is one of the purest sources of water and actually qualifies as water. Vegetable water is structured water (living water), which is different from regular water—H3O2 rather than H2O. Water from vegetables is the best quality water you can drink!
HOW I JUICE
and why you should, too
Your ratio should follow the 80/20 rule. 80% of the juice coming from vegetables, mainly greens, and 20% coming from fruit. Fruit should mainly be used to help mask the bitter taste of veggies, but the vast majority of the supercharging nutrients will come from your vegetables.
This is a really article I came across about what to juice, and what to avoid.
What kind of juicer should I get?
There are two types of juicers:
1. Centrifugal Juice Extractors
2. Masticating Juicers
I have a centrifugal juicer. Traditionally, this is the most common type of juicer. These juicers are much faster, and are much easier to clean (what every mom needs, right?). They are also the better choice if your goal is weight loss because it will allow you to get more fiber, which suppresses your appetite and keeps you full longer.
I have a Breville 800JEXL Juice Fountain Elite 1000-Watt Juice Extractor and I absolutely LOVE it! It is very easy to use, and super easy to clean!