Juicing is recommended by most health experts, but why? In this article, I cover all the fascinating facts about juicing, and why juicing vegetables could be the new good habit that will turn your health around or take it to the next level, and remineralize your body. Are you already a juicer? If so – awesome! I’m not a juicing fanatic at all, but I certainly do appreciate the immediate luscious health + beauty benefits.
Whenever people are afflicted by a life-threatening dis/ease, they are often advised or inspired to start juicing. Similarly, I’ve seen healthy people decide 1 day to dust off their juicer, and find that that they’re able move from feeling ordinary to superhero with this single new habit! Let’s learn what the deal is about juicing, and if juicing is right for you.
1. Benefits of Green Vegetable Juices: Nutrients Are Absorbed Quickly and Efficiently
When you’re eating whole foods (which are great, but like juices have their time and place), your body needs to separate the fiber (which doesn’t contain nutrients) and the juice (where all the nutrients are). This process takes time, and if your digestion isn’t very efficient or you’re not chewing your food well, you may not be receiving all the nutrients from the food you’re eating.
When you’re juicing vegetables, the juicer does all the work for you. On one side, the fiber will come out, and on the other, liquid will flow. Most people then discard the pulp and drink the nutrient dense juice. Brian Clement of the Hippocrates Institute estimated than it only takes 20 minutes for nutrients in fresh juice to be absorbed, which means that your body will remineralize faster and more efficiently. That’s why you can often feel and see a different in your glow pretty immediately (at least I can).
2. Benefits of Green Vegetable Juices: Nutrient Intake is Increased Exponentially
Let’s lay out all the vegetables you’d juice. Could you eat them all? Probably not. You might eat them occasionally, but not every single day – or you’d spend a whole lot of time chewing! Juicing allows you to take in a lot more nutrients than you otherwise would.
Now, some might say that if we can’t eat it all, then juicing is not a natural thing to do. Nonsense! Nowadays, we do not have the leisure to walk all day with our tribe eating organic, nutrient dense foods that we take time to chew. Less and less time is dedicated to eating, and with soil depletion and other side effects of modern agriculture, our food is not nearly as nutritious as it used to be (and our bodies aren’t as mineralized, that’s for sure!). We need to eat more to get enough minerals and vitamins, and we paradoxically have less time to do so. Juicing helps us fill our quota of nutrition without having to pop a bunch of pills that are meaningless anyway.
3. Benefits of Green Vegetable Juices: A Bigger Variety of Vegetables Are Consumed
I love vegetables, and regularly eat a wide variety of these beauties. However, even I have trouble with some of them, some that are very beneficial and that I would regret not eating – yet I’m not one to force myself to eat food that I don’t enjoy, life’s too short for that! As it turns out though, the vegetables I don’t like whole are delectable to me once juiced.
For example, I’m not a super fan of whole celery. Juiced though, I can’t get enough! I can go through about 3 large heads of celery a week thanks to juices. Same with cucumbers. I can consume a medium cucumber daily in my green juice, but definitely wouldn’t eat as many if I had to actually chew them. Ginger? I’m not able eat a big knob of ginger every day… however I can juice it!
4. Benefits of Green Vegetable Juices: You Drink More and Become More Hydrated
Drinking enough fluid is so important; are you?! Most of us know the answer. I personally go in phases with this, and focus on freshly organic foods, juices, AND living structured spring water to truly hydrate my body.
Skip the so-called “vitamin waters” from the store, filled with sugar, flavorings, and synthetic vitamins. Green vegetable juices are the real vitamin water, filled with chlorophyll, minerals, vitamins, and more, in their natural form!
5. Benefits of Green Vegetable Juices: Green Juices Unleash Your Sexy Goddess
For the guys, green juices get your inner superhero to come out! That’s right. When your body is well nourished, has all the minerals it needs, is hydrated, and has its cells dancing, it performs optimally and fires on all cylinders. If a person fueled on junk food can get up in the morning, work all day, raise kids and clean the house, imagine what a person fueled on nutrient dense, nourishing foods can do! Green juices are a crucial step in getting all the nutrients you need and stay mineralized, and they’re very easy to make. All you need to do is have them become a habit – even a few times per week is ideal.
Green vegetable juices could be life changers in your quest for optimal health. They will allow you to eat a wider variety of organic vegetables in larger quantities, which in turn will leave you thoroughly hydrated, better nourished, and feeling on top of the world. Remineralizing your whole body becomes a lot easier once you’ve mastered green juicing!
Join me & my colleague Joanna Steven on our Remineralize Your Body program to remineralize yourself and restore your energy, hormonal balance, and natural beauty! Learn all about juicing, blending, seaweeds, cultured drinks and fermented vegetables, phytic acid breakdown and nutrient activation, and much more, along with daily coaching with our remineralization team!