The Power in Juicing
I started regular juicing during February 2016 for health and fitness purposes. Since this time, I have lost all excess weight due to being a mom of 2 and certainly in the best shape of my life. I attribute much of this success to my change in diet. I juice 2-3 times each day with each serving having a minimum of 1 veggie.
There are many health benefits of drinking freshly juiced fruits and vegetables, and it’s a great way to add nutrients from the fruits or vegetables that you normally wouldn’t eat. Fruit and vegetable juices retain most of of the vitamins, minerals and plant chemicals (phytonutrients) that would be found in the whole versions of those foods. These nutrients can help protect against cardiovascular disease, cancer and various inflammatory diseases, like rheumatoid arthritis. Valuable compounds called flavonoids and anthocyanins are abundant in a variety of fruits and vegetables and guard against oxidative cellular damage, which comes from everyday cellular maintenance and is exacerbated by exposure to chemicals and pollution.