Juicing has become a global phenomenon; in fact, almost everybody is doing it, or they’ve done it at some point. Essentially it’s an incredibly convenient way to access the vital nutrients and minerals your body needs to sustain it self, but there’s a little more to it than that. When you think about it, almost anything is “juiceable”, this is one of the main reasons for the huge success of the concept; it’s a highly versatile way to make your five a day interesting and enjoyable, and to be honest, it’s very difficult to follow a healthy eating regime of any kind that allows for such a high level of customization.
Let’s take a closer look at the reasons why juicing has become so popular and figure out whether or not it’s a good idea for you to give it a shot yourself…
Why is it so good?
Arguably, liquefying everything leads to a higher state of digestibility within the gut and makes it more readily accessible. This is due to the fact that the gut, it has been suggested, ‘prefers’ to process pre digested food. Pre digested food is basically food that has been turned into mush, as is the case when food has been juiced. This means that not only are you getting a seriously vibrant hit of health every time you have a juice, your body can also allegedly access the nutrients contained within much easier. More health for your buck!
Full of life
One of the most amazing things about juicing is the fact that you have total free reign over not only the types of nutrients you can include in each one you produce, you can also ensure that you’re getting as much as you need or even surplus. It’s no secret that many of the drinks you’ll find on the shelf being sold as “high” in certain vitamins are actually nowhere near the recommended daily allowance for the average adult. Considering their cost as well, this is pretty bad. On the other hand, juicing costs mere pence, and you can literally cram each one full of an absolute abundance of the vitamins and minerals you’ll need to stay healthy.
As colourful as a rainbow
Being able to include anything you want in each juice is brilliant when it comes to holding your interest and sticking to a healthy juicing plan, as you’re able to incorporate your favourite fruits and vegetables to suit your palette. Obviously, if you were to do nothing but juice broccoli and sprouts non-stop, it would be good for you, but incredibly bland and boring to the taste buds. As such, it’s a good idea to rotate your juices and focus on a certain vitamin and mineral group at a time whilst making sure your favourite fruit and veg options for each group are the main feature of the juice.
These reasons are some of the best examples of why juicing has become such a popular and effective way to either give yourself an immediate health kick, or to weave into an every day nutritional structure to help maintain a healthy and balanced life style. It’s always a good idea to incorporate at least a few juices a week to keep the doctor away!