We have all heard the trendy terms: Juice Bars, Cold-pressed Juice, Organic Wellness Shots, etc; however, we consider them more than just trendy terms. When understood how beneficial fresh juice, from its natural source, can be for the body, then it becomes an essential need in your daily life
Join us on this post as we review the importance of juicing and its essential components: Vegetables and Fruits.
Fresh Organic juice provide many beneficial nutrients for the human body, such as vitamins, minerals, potassium, and proteins. Juicing is an exciting and efficient way for us to increase our consumption of natural ingredients and nutrients in a form that is easily absorbed by the body. Research has suggested that some advantages of consuming natural plant-based ingredients through juicing are:
- Increased energy
- Reduced risk of various diseases
- Skin therapy & rehydration
- Strengthened immune system
- Fun-filled approach towards healthy eating habits
Research has suggested that a large number of substances located in fruits and vegetables are known to protect against certain diseases. These substances, together, are known as phytochemicals, which include carotenes, chlorophyll, enzymes, dietary fiber, and flavonoids. These are all very important scientific terms that can be further researched for a deeper understanding; however, what you should take from this is that phytochemicals (mentioned above) and nutritional antioxidants (Vitamin C) work together to protect the human body against various diseases. By juicing your fruits & vegetables, the human body is able to quickly absorb many high-quality nutrients and phytochemicals.
Vegetables are parts of a plant that can be consumed by humans and they are grown all around the world during various seasons of the year. Vegetables were originally collected by those, who lived in the local villages, where they were grown; however, trade became a known process, which brought several exotic vegetables to different areas of the world. Research has shown that the human body needs many of the nutrients that vegetables are able to provide, in a natural way. More and more research has been gathered to show that vegetables are able to prevent and treat many chronic degenerative diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and arthiritis. Vegetables have also been shown to provide the broadest range of nutrients and phytochemicals of any food class. In order to receive the most important and highest quantity of phytochemicals from vegetables, it has been suggested that humans should consume many vegetables in its fresh, raw form.
Technically speaking, a fruit is the seed-bearing structure in flowering plants, formed from the ovary after flowering. In simple terms, it is the ripened ovary of a female flower. IN EVEN SIMPLER TERMS, fruits are those seed structures in plant foods that are either sweet or sour, edible in its raw state, and typically consumed during breakfast, snack, or dessert time. Research has shown that fruits are known to contain a fair amount of natural sugar, which will typically be absorbed quickly by our bodies. Although fruits contain a fair amount of natural sugar, they are delicious and extremely important to humans for a healthy diet. Similar to vegetables, they contain a broad range of beneficial phytochemicals and nutrients.
Final Wrap Up
In summary, juicing is a great way to provide a large percentage of your caloric intake with raw fruits & vegetables. It has been suggested that raw fruits & vegetables provide a broader range of many nutrients, which is known to offer significant protection against the development of various diseases. There is SO MUCH MORE information in books and via industry experts on the subject of juicing.
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This post is for enlightenment purposes only and should not be used as a replacement for professional evaluations and treatments. Remember to always consult your doctor or healthcare provider before making any health-related decisions
Murray, Michael T, 2013. The Complete Book of Juicing:
Your Delicious Guide to Youthful Vitality
Organic Vs. Non Organic