Juicdlife.com has put together a wonderful list of reasons to juice fruits and vegetables. As a nutrient-dense, and delicious way to bolster one’s diet, everyone should give juicing a shot.
1. Floods Your Body with Super NutrientsA diet high in produce fortifies your body with vitamins and minerals and the all-important phytonutrients that are powerful in cleaning up the body and facilitating the healing process. Juices, by their nature, are raw foods. They retain powerful nutrients that would otherwise be destroyed by cooking. These include B vitamins and especially (digestive and anti-inflammatory) enzymes
2. Detoxifies Your Body
To support your body’s natural detoxification processes, a very broad range of plant-supplied nutrients such as anti-oxidants and anti-inflammatories are necessary. Juicing provides your body with super-nutrient dense foods and the necessary resources otherwise to support all phases of detoxification. Juicing also helps to remove the cumulative toxins that are stored in the body. These include, on average, 147 industrial chemicals in the bloodstreams of most people, with many present in newborn children. The bottom line is that no matter how you look at it, juicing detoxifies your system. Toxins from the environment can make their way into your body through your mouth, nose, and skin. The super-nutrients found in juice can help sweep these pollutants out of your body, and make you healthier.
3. Rests Your Liver
The main detoxifying organ in your body is your liver. All the food you ingest, with the exception of fiber, is absorbed through the intestinal wall and proceeds to the liver to be detoxified and prepared before it makes its way through the rest of your body. However, the problem is that there are too many toxins for your liver to detoxify. The liver can become overloaded. Many of the toxins pass unchecked into your circulatory system and damage your body’s cells. An organic juice helps cleanse your body and relieves the overload placed on your liver.