5 Reasons to Get Juiced

Get Juiced

I love to juice and there are many reasons to get juiced.

One reason is to give myself the opportunity to consume a large amount of vegetables and to a lesser extent, fruits as part of my daily diet.  But apart from this, what are the reasons or benefits for juicing?

Below are my top 5 reasons to juice daily:

  1.  It is the quickest way to get nutrients to your body’s 37 trillion cells.
  2. Juicing organic, clean vegetables promotes cellular health and clear skin
  3. When you drink fresh organic vegetable juices, you get approximately 95% of the vitamins and minerals your body needs.
  4. Juicing promotes weight loss, boost immunity and increase energy (Juicing: How Healthy is It?).
  5. If you do not like eating fresh vegetables and fruits, juicing is a way for you to get a high… Click To Tweet

There is an ongoing debate about juicing. What to juice. What not to juice. Who should drink fresh, organic, live vegetable juice and who shouldn’t.  Regardless of arguments, it is clear that juicing is the fastest way to get lots and lots of fresh foods into our systems.

Last year, I did the Super JuiceMe plan for 28 days. The experience was awesome and I felt amazing.

So what are you waiting for. Go get juiced!

Quick Juice Recipe

1 large green apple (preferably granny smith)

4 celery stalks

4 kale leaves (or 2 handfuls of spinach or mixed greens containing all or some of – arugula, broccoli rabe, sunflower sprouts, dandelion green, butter lettuce, etc.)

1/2 lemon (rind on if organic) or 1 inch piece of raw ginger (preferably organic. otherwise peel)

1 organic cucumber skin on (peel if not organic)

Wash all vegetables (use a vegetable wash or Bronner’s Sal Sud) if not using filtered water.  I use Whole Foods Organic White Vinegar to wash all my vegetables.

Place through a juicer (example: Kuvings Whole Slow Juicer, Breville Juice Fountain or similar).

Drink immediately.

Minimum Nutrients – Source: USDA National Nutrient Database:

Green Apple: Vitamins A, C,

Celery: Sodium, Vitamins A, C, Calcium, Iron

Green leafy vegetables: Spinach – Vitamins K, Omega-3 fatty acids; kale: protein, Potassium, Vitamins A, Thaimin, K

Lemon: potassium, Vitamins C, K

Sources:

Jason Vale’s SuperJuice Me!

Joe Cross’ Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead

FMTV.com

Mercola.com

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Note: I’m not a medical doctor nor a nutritionist. I write about foods I eat and healthy habits I practice.  If you choose to follow any ideas on this site, please check with your doctor first.  The above post is for entertainment purposes only.  This post contains affiliate links.