Why I Love Juicing
Juicing has changed my life, and only for the better.
Juicing for me is a lifeline to pure health where I feel and see the immediate positive benefits. There is so much research that shows the healing properties of juicing. Not only will juicing facilitate weight loss, strengthen immunity, increase energy levels, and help create that skin glow that we all want, juicing may also reduce chances of heart disease, cancer and strokes. Did you know that 95% of the vitamins and enzymes our bodies need are found in the juice of raw fruits and vegetables? Juicing your vegetables is the best way to hydrate the body and flood it with enzymes, minerals, vitamins, and powerful phytonutrients. It's like getting a transfusion of everything your body can use to generate new healthy cells. Veggie juices are nutrient powerhouses!
Green juice has been shown to be extremely beneficial for people suffering from many degenerative diseases. The quality of the juice is particularly important for individuals who suffer from nutritional deficiencies, IBS and other digestive disorders. That is why we want to focus on 100% organic juicing. One of the main advantages of juicing is that it requires little digesting and can be assimilated immediately into the bloodstream, allowing the digestive system to rest, therefore being able to heal.
The best time to drink juice is on an empty stomach or at least an hour before eating a meal. This maximizes the amount of nutrients absorbed into the body and makes you less likely to consume unhealthy foods at your next meal. When you drink juice, highly concentrated vitamins, minerals and enzymes rapidly enter the bloodstream absorbing all of the nutritional benefits of the fruits and vegetables. Juicing removes the fiber from the fruits and vegetables, which allows your body to be flooded with the cholorphyll-rich water. These juices will alkaline the body and regenerate healthy new cells. Disease thrives in an acidic environment while health blossoms in an alkaline one. Alkaline juices will help to reset your pH level so that your body can thrive— right down to the cellular level. It’s a healing internal bath, washing away what we don’t want and need for pure health!
How to get started…
If you are new to juicing, I recommend a mid-priced juicer. Many people initially think that juicing will be a huge chore, but the majority are pleasantly surprised to find that it is much easier and fun than they thought it would be.
My Favorite Recipe
Drinking this green juice will alkalize your body and leave you feeling fabulous.
1 and 1⁄2 cups coconut water
2 leafs of kale
1 handful spinach
3 stalks celery
1 green apple
Juice from 1 lemon
1⁄2 bunch parsley
Note: add the coconut water at the end to your juice.
(Try for 100% organic! I feel that organic foods have more intense and delicious flavors. Additionally, buying organic supports chemical and pesticide-free practices that are healthier for our farmers and for our planet.)