5 Incredible Benefits of Juicing

Here is a look at just 5 of the many incredible benefits of juicing.

  1. The Standard American Diet (or any diet that is full of highly processed foods) is deficient in nutrients necessary for optimal health and filled with toxins that contribute to the chronic degenerative diseases many suffer from. Juices are a great way to provide an abundance of nutrients. They are full of vitamins, minerals, enzymes and antioxidants that are sure to help the body heal from the inside out. Fresh juices are an easy way to consume nutrients found in a large amount of produce. They are in no way though, a substitute for eating fresh fruits and vegetables.
  2. Juices are energizing! Fresh, raw juices have living energy and are assimilated into the body very quickly. It is extremely important to drink juices immediately after they have been prepared in order to get the most benefits. Juices begin to oxidize and lose their nutritive power the longer they are stored.
  3. For anyone concerned about calories, juices have few calories, a high amount of nutrients and are very filling. They are a great addition to any weight-loss plan.
  4. Juicing an array of fruits and vegetables provides your body with an immense number of nutrients which boost immunity such as vitamins A, B, C & E as well as carotenoids, manganese and selenium.
  5. Juices, mostly those of leafy greens, are highly alkaline and help counteract the acidic state found in those who consume a mostly Standard American Diet. An optimal pH for the body is extremely important for all metabolic processes. Check out this detailed article by Dr. Robert and Shelley Young to find out exactly why consuming mostly alkaline foods is necessary. They also have an acid-alkaline food chart which makes a great guide for anyone.

I can attest to having experienced all these benefits since I began juicing exactly four years ago. If you think you’re ready to start juicing and improve your health, the next step is choosing a juicer. Read this to figure out the best type of juicer that will fit your needs and budget. Lastly, here is one of many free juice recipes on this site to get you started.

What benefits have you experienced from juicing?

Juice Recipe #20: Bright Orange Goodness

So I made 32 ounces of Bright Orange Goodness as I’m calling it to have for breakfast tomorrow. I prefer to drink my juices immediately after making them for many reasons…

  • that’s when they taste the best/super fresh!
  • they are just the right temp for me, not too cold and not too warm. I’m one of those “water with no ice please” people. A few juices tend to taste better chilled or on ice though.
  • and most importantly, they haven’t began to oxidize yet. Juices are loaded with the most live enzymes, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals immediately after. So if juicing strictly for health is your thing, the best way to store them is not to! 🙂

We don’t live in a perfect world though so because I have to get up at an ungodly (5:30am) hour to get ready for work tomorrow and every minute of sleep is worth more to me than my first born child (that I don’t have yet), I juice the day before sometimes. Sssshh!! Don’t tell the juice gods. But do tell about this awesome recipe when you try it. Go with organic veggies and fruits whenever possible but if you had to pick only two (heehee!) go with the celery and apples. They are always at the top of the naughty list for being super high in pesticides.

  • 4-5 organic carrots
  • 2 organic fuji apples
  • 8-10 organic celery stalks
  • 1/2 an organic lemon

~Juice, enjoy and store only if you have to!~

PS: Fill your container all the way to the top with your juice if you’ll be storing it to minimize the amount of air and therefore oxidation of your juice.