How’s your health doing lately? Are you feeling tired and run down? (definitely!) Do you feel like you need more energy? (um…yes please.)
If you’re really feeling like you need some extra energy (like me), then you may want to try juicing. It’s an easy way to make sure you get all your fruits and vegetables without having to spend all that extra time in the kitchen cooking them. It’s also a good way to give your health a big boost.
I’ve known about the benefits of juicing for a while and thought about trying it but just never have for one reason or another. (Although, I can’t really think of one of those reasons at the moment.) Anyway, I decided that now is the time to start juicing. So, I bought myself a book and have done some research on the Internet, etc. Time to get started.
(Just in case you’re wondering which book I chose…here it is: Juicing for Life: A Guide to the Benefits of Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Juicing
There are plenty of other benefits of juicing other than increasing your energy. You can improve your health by making sure you’re getting all your vegetable and fruit requirements. By the way, that is supposed to be 6-8 servings EVERY day.
Fruits and vegetables are loaded with critical vitamins and minerals that your body needs to function properly. If you haven’t been getting all your requirements in, this could possibly be why you (we) have run out of energy and feel so tired all of the time.
So, we have established two firm reasons for juicing, but, let’s see what else other people have started juicing for.
One of the top reasons I found was to do a body cleanse. Others want to lose weight and many want to implement a better diet regimen. Regardless of your reason, juicing is sure to be a plus for your health and energy level.
Since cooking our vegetables destroys the micro-nutrients, vitamins, and enzymes in them, the best option is to use a juicer. You’ll find that there is a huge difference in the tastes of your fruits and vegetables when you use a juicer. You won’t even need to add sugar or other fattening no-no’s to make it taste great!
Here’s some more great news for you. Juicing saves you money. How’s that? Buying pre-made juice in a bottle can get expensive. Plus, your juice mixture can be your meal (occasionally). This is an awesome quick ‘on-the-go’ meal!
On a side note: The nurse in me just has to say this, lol. If you have diabetes, high blood pressure, or any other chronic illness you should discuss juicing with your healthcare provider before taking the leap into the juicing world. Also, if you have diabetes, high blood pressure, or are overweight, you should limit the amount of fruits in your juices until you get these conditions under control. Once they are under control, you can add more fruits to your juices. End of lecture side note.
I’m sure there are a lot of other benefits of juicing that I haven’t even touched on here. Does this info make you want to start juicing? I hope this information will at least encourage you to try it if you think you need a boost to your health and energy level.
I have a juice machine that’s been sitting on the shelf for a few years. It’s kind of a complicated one and I’m not really fond of it. So, I’m looking at the different juicers available now. I will post what I find just in case you are also looking.
Do you know other benefits of juicing? Are you juicing now or thinking about starting? I’d love to hear your thoughts on juicing.