We all know that what we eat and drink affects our health, but this is almost too simplistic in today’s society to be practical. In fact, simple can be better; and juice is as simple as it gets. Juicing has been around for some time, but it’s only recently become more mainstream due to being featured by TV hosts like Dr. Oz.
This is huge for the health of our world because more and more people will be exposed to this amazing lifestyle. Eating fresh veggies and fruits aids in a positive lifestyle because it allows our bodies to get optimal nutrition.
Juicing all types of fruits and vegetables turns them into superfoods that are easily and optimally absorbed by the body. We recommend always including some type of green in your juice. You’ll be surprised at the flavor, and the health benefits are tremendous.
5 Reasons to Drink Juice Daily (+ A Yummy JUICE Recipe):
1. Heal and Detoxify
Juicing is one of the best ways to heal and detoxify the body; it’s also one of the quickest. Everyone knows the major benefits of getting enough fruits and veggies into our diet daily – juicing makes this even easier and more convenient.
Fresh juice is loaded with enzymes, vitamins and minerals that are easily digestible and quickly absorbed. Drinking a glass a day will boost your health, give you more energy, detoxify your body and increase recovery from an illness. Many people have even healed diseases with juicing.
In fact, a famous doctor, Max Gerson, MD, treated cancer patients using a juice therapy regimen with Ann Wigmore co-founder of the Hippocrates Health Institute. If you feel guided, read his story. He actually healed patients of cancer with his health regime. There is a well known book out about his teachings called The Gerson Therapy.
2. Weight Loss
When people first start “gettin’ juicy” (drinking juice everyday or even doing juice feasts) they get really excited because the immediately start releasing weight. They’re often thrilled at the initial weight loss and as time goes on they begin seeing even more benefits like a strengthened immune system, better digestion, fewer allergies, balanced hormones, and less disease and chronic illness.
Juice Fasting, or more positively referred to as Juice Feasting, is more popular today than ever. Most who begin, gladly report a 7-9 pound per week weight release. Typically, most people do a 3 to 7 day Juice Fast.
Many have even ventured down the path to a 90 day and beyond Juice Feast. Overall, Juice Fasting & Detoxification can be a great way to release weight as well as toxins and naturally health the body.
3. Vitamin Absorption
“…Imagine 900 seconds of every living cell in your body fist pumping to the beat of each chug…”
If you tried to eat every vegetable put into a simple smoothie recipe, it would take you longer, your body wouldn’t digest it or absorb the vitamins as well, and you’d probably be really full. It’s good to eat the raw vegetables too, but juice is where it’s at when you know you’re in need of some serious vitamins and minerals. Dehydrated? Celery. Tired? Green with ginger or lemon. It goes on and on. For every need, there’s a recipe to try.
Your body can digest fresh juice in about 15 minutes and assimilates most of the nutrients from it. Imagine 900 seconds of every living cell in your body fist pumping to the beat of each chug. You will literally feel your body give thanks for the healthy hydration.
4. Trace Minerals and Enzymes
When you squeeze fresh fruit or vegetables, it has naturally occurring trace minerals and enzymes in it that you won’t see in any bottled juice at the store.
Along with the momentum of the vitamins being absorbed, you’re further fortifying your soul’s fortress with pure, live foods. The live enzymes in the smoothie are also a great aid to the digestion process.
5. Reduces Cravings
Everyone can relate to having a craving for some kind of food or snack. The true beauty in juice is that you can curb so many. If sugar is what you need, an apple or orange juice can take care of that. The sugar that comes from fruits and vegetables is naturally occurring, and ultimately, better than processed sugars.
Herbs and spices can give your concoctions different flavors but if you’re in search of something specific, you’ll have to get really creative. For instance, we’ve made a pizza (yes, we said pizza) juice before. Tomatoes were thrown in the juicer with green pepper, basil, and oregano and we sipped slices through a straw!
If you already have a juicer, that’s fantastic – please try the juice recipe below and let us know what you think. Also, if you’ve had success with juicing we’d love to hear from you. You will inspire our community.
Likewise, if you are new to juicing, it’s okay too. You’ve got the knowledge now let’s make it effective and put it into action. If you aren’t ready to put a lot of money into a quality juicer you should try the Nutri Bullet, recommended by leading Health Ranger and raw food guru, David Wolfe. You get highly optimal nutrition, there is zero waste, and quick cleanup.
Here’s a great Green Juice Recipe:
- 2 green apples, sliced
- 4 stalks of celery
- 1 cucumber
- 6-8 leaves of kale
- ½ lemon, peeled
- One 1 inch piece of fresh ginger
Voila! pour and serve 🙂