It’s been widely said by nutritionists and health authorities that to stay healthy you should consume between 6-8 servings of fruits and vegetables daily. And if you’re a carb type, you should be consumed one pound of raw vegetables per 50 pounds of body weight daily. But nowadays with our busy day to day lives, who has the time to ensure they’re meeting this daily requirement? Incorporating a juicing regiment to your diet is a great way to reach your optimal daily fruit and vegetable goals with little effort.
Optimum Nutrient Absorption
In addition to allowing you to optimize your fruit and vegetable intake, juicing helps you absorb all the nutrients from your produce. This is especially important because most of us have impaired digestion systems from years of unhealthy eating, which results in decreased absorption of precious nutrients that fruits and vegetables provide. Juicing counteracts this by pre-digesting the fruits and vegetables for you allowing your body maximum absorption of vitamins and minerals.
Spice It Up
Juicing is also a great way to add a variety of different fruits and vegetables to your diet. Most people limit themselves to the same types of fruits and vegetables everyday leaving your taste buds feeling bored with your healthy eating. Juicing makes it easy to eat a variety of produce daily because the fruits and vegetables you find unpleasant will taste much better when mixed with other produce in the juicer.
Juicing is Not a Meal Replacement
However, it is important to keep in mind that juicing alone is not a meal. Although you are getting your daily fruit and vegetable requirements, you still need a balanced meal of proteins and fats to stay healthy. Unless you are on a detoxification or fasting regiment, juicing is best as a complement to your meal or as a snack.