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With new boutique juice shops appearing everywhere and countless Instagram celebrities swearing by it, juice diets are all in the rage this year.
Most of us are familiar with standard store-bought juices and popular sugary drinks, also called “juices”, but juicing at home isn’t as popular yet.
Why should I consider juice diets?
Juicing helps release your body’s natural healing power. Going on a juice diet for a short period can help flood your body with potent antioxidants and nutrients, some of which may not be sufficient in your regular diet. In addition, juice diets help you train your taste buds to relish nourishing vegetables and fruits, making it an excellent step towards a long-term lifestyle change.
Juice diets are also beneficial for individuals with high blood pressure, high cholesterol, digestive problems, skin conditions and autoimmune conditions, such as arthritis.
Juice diets should never be extreme. Perform a juice cleanse for one to two days if you’re a beginner, under your doctor’s supervision. We recommend not taking it further than three days.
Note: Consult your physician before starting any diet, especially if you have any medical conditions, such as diabetes. In addition, do not perform a cleanse if you are pregnant or nursing. Diets, cleanses and detoxes are not substitutes for a medical diagnosis or treatment.
1. Increase your daily dose of fruits and veggies with ease
How many people actually manage to consume the recommended seven servings of fruits and vegetables to prevent premature death? With our busy, fast-paced lives, we’re lucky if we can squeeze in a fresh salad every day!
Fortunately, there’s an easier way to do this. Juicing allows you to sneak in a few fruits and vegetables and turn them into a palatable, refreshing drink. Practically any vegetable, fruit, or superfood powder can be added to a juice, making it incredibly simple to obtain large amounts of vitamins, minerals and other nutrients in one serving.
Juicing also gives you the opportunity to try different produce that you otherwise will not consume on a regular day. Most of us grab the same fruits and veggies from the produce section. However, juicing allows you more variety in your diet – without the need to rummage through recipes on how to prepare them. Just drop your picks into the juicer and they’re ready to be consumed!
Moreover, juices are a great option for parents with picky eaters. Most kids enjoy juices and you can easily sweeten them naturally, with apples, bananas, mangoes or pears.
2. Nutrients are easily absorbed
Drinking a juice is equivalent to taking a shot of heaps of nutrients your body needs. The insoluble fiber present in whole fruits and vegetables makes it harder for the body to process them. However, the juicing process removes this fiber and makes digestion of the juice easier for the body.
Therefore, consuming produce in juice form allows the body to absorb vital enzymes, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals quickly and efficiently. It’s like taking a delicious and refreshing liquid multivitamin.
If you feel you don’t have enough time to prepare a juice every day and are tempted to pop a multivitamin instead, try our Activ Juice. Activ Juice functions better than a multivitamin as it is liquid and is quickly absorbed in the body.
3. Juicing reduces waste
Most of us are guilty of having sad, shriveled produce in the back of our fridge, because they were just extra. However, any extra produce can make its way into a juicer instead of being thrown – even if it is slightly past its prime.
Alternatively, if you can’t keep fresh produce, especially greens fresh in your fridge, try Aduna Moringa Green Superleaf Powder a green powder, made with dried leafy greens that will give a more concentrated antioxidant boost than a handful of spinach. It’s easier to use and has a much longer shelf life!