Benefits of Juicing

Introduction

The human body has an incredible capacity for healing and longevity. Our natural defenses are more potent than any administered drugs. However, because of our lifestyles, we tend to neglect this aspect. The result is a vicious circle in which we first overuse our body, then overfeed it to compensate. Over time, any healing power that our body possesses vanishes, leaving us vulnerable to a host of illnesses. The reason? What we eat and drink is largely governed by what “goes down well” or “tastes good”. A hectic lifestyle also leaves little time to prepare a meal. The only visible recourse is fast food, which does far more damage than it does good. Many essential nutrients required on a daily basis are ignored, partially or completely. Enter juicing.

The biggest benefit of juicing is that it is 100% natural. You take the freshest fruits and vegetables, squeeze the life out of them and bring richness and vitality into your own life. It’s wonderful. Juicing can be a lot of fun as well. The potential for experimentation is virtually limitless. New recipes that provide a balance between health and taste are constantly being created. Apart from adding vigor to your life, juicing also helps in prolonging it.

Different juices help in different ways. There are juices that specifically help to increase longevity. Some juices benefit the mind by making it more alert and nimble. Then there are juices that cater exclusively to the physical body. Many juices help in treating illnesses, from Acne to Cancer to Parasites to Toothache.

 

The juice fast

You’ll be surprised at what the human body can do when left to its own devices. It’s a skilled surgeon, physician and pharmacist all rolled into one. Fasting gives your body the well-deserved vacation it needs from time to time. It is a period of rejuvenation, when the body can repair itself.

A juice fast helps to tap the body’s power without getting in the way of a busy lifestyle. It is an easy way to maintain good health. Even just one juice fast a week provides 52 days of rejuvenation per year, giving your cells the opportunity to cleanse, nourish and heal.
 

Vegetable juicing

While juicing is traditionally associated with fruits only, vegetable juicing has gained quite a bit of popularity in recent times. The benefits of juicing vegetables are vast. It is an easy way of ensuring that you meet your daily requirement of veggies, without actually eating them in their solid form. Since there’s no cooking involved, valuable micronutrients are preserved. If you don’t like to eat bitter-tasting vegetables (such as leafy greens) you can juice them with a lemon or lime to mellow, or soften, the taste. Juicing helps to incorporate a wider variety of vegetables in your diet and promotes regular food rotation.

As a result of bad food choices over the years, many of us have debilitated digestive systems. A weak system is not able to fully extract all that is valuable in vegetables. Juicing helps to absorb valuable nutrients that might otherwise escape along with the body’s waste products. Think of juicing as “pre-digesting” your food. Once juiced, vegetables are able to release more nutritional content, so you don’t have to eat a lot in order to meet your daily quota. People who are carb types need to eat 1 pound of raw vegetables per 50 pounds of body weight. This may seem a lot, but can be easily accomplished by juicing instead of eating whole.
 

The environment

People usually juice for one or more of the following reasons:

  • They want to lose weight.
  • They want to increase fruit and vegetables in their diet.
  • It is doctor-recommended.

Juicing, however, is good for the environment as well. By eliminating the need for store-bought juices, you’re using fewer plastic bottles which would otherwise end up in a landfill. You’re also saving precious fossil fuel that goes into the manufacture and delivery of bottled juice.
 

Composting

Composting is one of the many beautiful cycles present in nature. When you juice a fruit or vegetable, some pulp is left behind. Don’t throw it away with other refuse. This precious pulp can act as nourishment for soil, and can be used in a kitchen garden or if you have potted plants.

It’s easy to start a compost pile in your yard. Find a spot that gets morning or afternoon sun. Too much sunlight will cause essential moisture to evaporate. Dig a hole about 10-12 inches deep with a diameter depending on the size of the yard. Save the displaced dirt in a pile. Now spread a bunch of twigs on the bottom of the hole. This will create an air pocket between your compost pile and the ground, which is needed for the compost material to decompose properly. Once the twig base has been made, you are ready to start composting. Throw in the juice pulp and any other organic material you may have lying around. Avoid adding meat or bones, though, as they can attract wildlife. It is important to keep adding to the pile and turning it over once a week to prevent it from drying completely.

 

References

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2011/11/13/benefits-of-juicing.aspx

http://www.powerjuicer.com/power-juicer-healthy-living.php


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