The Benefits of Juicing

There’s been a lot of hype recently surrounding the whole juicing revolution. Is it good for you? Why should I become a juicer? We decided to settle this by asking the pros at Roots Juices, a fresh pressed juicing company based in Dallas, TX and Atlanta, GA. They responded with a list of the benefits to juicing. Below is their response:

If you are involved in the juicing culture in any way, then either you or someone you know has asked the following question: What are the benefits of juicing? It’s in our nature to relentlessly pursue the “Why” behind any endeavor we pursue. Juicing is no exception, and in fact demands even greater attention because it directly affects your health. With that said, we want to lay out some of the benefits of juicing, as well as a few precautions.
Benefits of juicing

4 Benefits of Juicing

While there are many health benefits of juicing, here is a list of 4 benefits that we feel you should know about:

1. Immediate Nutrient Absorption
Juicing provides an instant infusion of vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients to your bloodstream because most of the fiber from the fruits and veggies is removed. This is sometimes referred to as pre-digestion because of the nutrients bypass much of your stomach and are infused straight into your bloodstream.

2. Gives Digestive System a Break
This benefit of juicing is related to the first. When fiber is removed, your digestive system is given a much needed break from breaking down the foods your body takes in. Juicing allows your cells to focus on rest and repair, which helps them function better when you do consume whole foods!

3. Helps You Get Your Recommended Serving of Veggies and Fruits
food-pyramid
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, a male age 25 who gets less than 30 minutes of exercise per day should consume 2 cups of fruit and 3 cups of vegetables. If you’re like me, it can be hard to plan out every meal and snack to include fresh, raw veggies and fruits (it’s much easier to get processed and cook fruits and veggies but these lose much of their nutritional value!). Juicing recipes are a great solution because you can consume your recommended daily servings and more in one glass of juice! A 16 oz. bottle of fresh cold pressed juice can contain from 3-5 pounds of fruits and veggies! Check out this list of healthy juicing recipes from our blog.

4. Get A Balanced Rotation of Veggies and Fruits
Again, if you’re like me, it’s easy to fall into the routine of eating the same fruits and veggies. This is usually the result of either a lack of knowledge in how to prepare a certain vegetable or unfamiliarity with the tastes of a fruit. Another benefit of juicing is how it allows you to consume vegetables and fruits you might otherwise not think about eating. The combinations in many juicing recipes are delicious and well crafted and can include anywhere from 2 or 3 different veggies and fruits up to 18 (see our very own Everything Juice)!

A few precautions:
Well, really it’s just one about juice cleanses. If you are considering a juice fast of more than 5 days as a way to lose weight, please consult a certified nutritionist or health professional before you start. While juicing is a great way to get nutrients quickly, juice substituted for all whole foods for long periods of time could hurt your body. We recommend a juice cleanse of 3 to 5 days.

We hope this brief article helps you answer the all important question about the benefits of juicing.
Please share this article with your friends in your social circles to spread the word about juicing!

Photo Credits:
-fruit dripping into glasses from My Essentia
-food pyramid Orchard Advisors

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