Benefits of juicing have been controversial in recent years. For instance, juicing does take away most of the fiber in fruits and vegetables. However, juicing can still add many positive aspects to your health! It helps your body absorb high amounts of nutrients, increases energy, detoxifies, and provides you with antioxidants.
Because the fruits are broken down into juice, it is so much easier for your digestive system to absorb the nutrients. One of the most common imbalances I see in my practice is that of the digestion. When people have inflammation or deficiencies in their digestion, the body does not absorb nutrients from food as easy, especially when they are not cooked or warm foods. Juicing makes it easy for your body to attain all of the healthy things in the fruits & vegetables.
Common Ingredients & Nutrients
Beet Juice: folate, potassium, Vitamin C
Orange Juice: Vitamin C, A, potassium, folate, magnesium
Kale Juice: Vitamin C, A, K,
Apple Juice: Vitamin C, B, magnesium, calcium, copper
Cucumber Juice: Vitamin K, C, magnesium, phosphorous, zinc
Carrot Juice: Vitamin C, D, E, K
Juicing on a regular basis can help increase energy levels. A lot of this is because of the dense amount of nutrients you get from juicing. It also provides good hydration to your cells for production of energy.
Because juicing doesn’t burden your digestive system, it gives your body the time it needs to eliminate toxins. It does this by cleansing the liver and kidneys.
Fruits and vegetable juices are packed full of antioxidants. Antioxidants are compounds that help with cell damage & oxidation. They can help repair damage to our body and prevent illness and disease.
Things that lead to oxidative stress on the body:
trauma & inflammation
consumption of processed foods & sweeteners