Juicing for Anti-Aging
How Juicing Benefits Your Health and Skin
One of the latest trends in both the dieting and natural health fields isn’t actually a trend at all. Though juicing has only recently become widely popular, people have been practicing it for decades.
So what exactly is it? What are the benefits of juicing, and how do you do it properly? Let’s take it one question at a time.
What is Juicing?
Juicing is exactly what it sounds like – you drink the juice of fruits and vegetables, extracted via a special juicer. Some people choose to juice fast or cleanse, which involves drinking only juice for a set duration of time, in order to kick-start a weight loss plan, cleanse the digestive tract, boost health and/or rid the body of toxins and disease.
Many people just like to add a glass or two of fresh juice to their daily diets. This is a great way to get your daily supply of fruits and vegetables without sitting down and eating them.
What are the Benefits of Juicing?
There’s no doubt about the health benefits of juicing whether you choose to fast or to simply add a glass into your daily diet. Though fiber is good for you, your body has to extract the nutrients from whole vegetables via the digestive process, and it only actually unlocks a small percentage of those nutrients.
When you extract and drink the pure juice, your body is able to use nearly 100 percent of all of the good nutrients, phytochemicals, antioxidants and enzymes that the fruit or vegetable has to offer. This is one of the main reasons that many people prefer juicers over blenders.
Many people report a tremendous energy boost when juicing because your body uses about 30 percent of your daily energy just digesting food. When you’re juice fasting, or even just drinking a glass of juice, you’re not only absorbing the extra nutrients, but the digestion process is skipped. Your body uses the extra energy to heal and to cleanse itself.
The antioxidants in the juice help fight free radicals that cause diseases as well as wrinkles, dull skin, and other signs of aging. Other benefits include improved mental clarity, a feeling of lightness, and improved mood.
The average American consumes 1 serving of vegetables and less than 1 serving of fruit per day. Years of eating unhealthy, processed foods full of fat, sugar and excess protein coupled with living in an environment filled with toxins leave your body loaded with garbage.
The detoxification that takes place during a juice fast eliminates all of this clutter and floods your system with phytonutrients, enzymes, antioxidants and other nutrients so that your body can function optimally and fight off illness and disease.
Fresh juices are simply amazing for you. Even if you don’t want to participate in an all-out cleanse, replacing one or more meals or snacks a day with pure, fresh juice is a great addition to your health and anti-aging routine. Even one glass per day will net you some of the same benefits as a cleanse.
Your health will be better, you’ll probably lose weight if you need to, and you’ll look and feel younger because of all of the phytonutrients, antioxidants and vitamins that you’ll be getting. To learn more about adding fresh juice to your health and anti-aging regimen, read our next article, How to Add Juicing to Your Diet.
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