Due to my delicious juice recipe I shared with you - I thought it was time for some health benefits...
About a 2 months ago, V & I started juicing. I am absolutely loving it! (Except for the clean up process - that is absolutely terrible.)
Juicers range in price from $50-$200+. The one V & I went with was a $99 Jack Lalanne juicer...which I highly recommend. You can't beat the price! This juicer is fairly easy to clean, as well. (Easier than less expensive, other juicers that I have tried.)
There are so many health benefits of juicing...
By juicing vegetables & fruit, your body absorbs all of the important nutrients.
By juicing vegetables & fruits, you can consume a large number of vegs/fruits in an efficient manner. (Instead of sitting there and eating 5 carrots, 1 celery stalk, an apple, a half of a lemon, some ginger, and a half of a beet - all you have to do is drink a glass of it!)
Juicing vegetables & fruits allow you to have variation in your diet.
Juicing helps your body detox by elimination toxins, fats, preservatives, chemicals, etc. that you consume from other food - anti-oxidants help this process.
(That's just to name a few benefits!)
Speaking from experience, you have more energy when you drink fresh juice like this - you can feel it in your body.
From my morning "Power Juice" recipe - the following nutrients is what is in each vegetable:
Beets- Vitamins A, B, C, E; iron, magnesiu, manganese, potassium
Purifies & cleanses the blood, liver, kidneys, and arteries.
Carrots- Vitamins A, B, C, D, E, G, K; calcium, copper, potassium, etc.
Prevents cataracts & other eye problems. Helps energize you, cleanse & heal the body.
Celery- Vitamins B and C; iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium
Eases inflalmmation, arthritis and helps lower blood pressure. Helps with sleeping problems as well.
Ginger- Helps with inflammation, digestion, motion sickness, and morning sickness
Green Apple- Vitamins A, C, E, B1, B6; calcium, iron, copper, zinc
Great source of fiber, helps reduce skin disease, contains antioxidants, prevents constipation and diarrehea, nourishes the skin
Lemon- Vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, C, E; potassium, calcium, zinc
Aids in digestion, stimulates your liver to make bile so you can digest food throughout the day
Usually I put spinach in it, too - but I had just ran out!
Spinach- Vitamins A, B, C, and K; calcium, iodine, iron, phosphorous, potassium
Helps with anaemia, depression, fatigue, and digestion. Great body cleanser as well.
If you would like more information on juicing - let me know! Would love to do more posts on it if it would interest anyone. :)
I have been wanting to do something like this! I think you have inspired me. I definitely need more fruits and veggies in my diet!ReplyDelete
Such great info!! I need to sneak in many more fruits and veggies into my diet!! This is such great info!!ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing! I'm working on getting more fruits and veggies in my diet. :)ReplyDelete
I need to see if my step mom still has her juicer. I know that she isn't using it. I find I can't go through all of the produce we have been buying.ReplyDelete