Most of us know that consuming fresh fruit and vegetables as part of our diet is better for us. It helps us to look better and feel better after all. But there is a lot of talk about the benefits of juicing which should be taken with a pinch of salt.
Of course we would all love to eat lots of fruit and vegetables every days, and while usually its pretty easy to consume plenty of fruit if we really want, consuming a lot does tend you leaving feeling quite full a lot of the time. And for vegetable its even more difficult and many vegetables dont taste that great unless they and cooked and we dont really want to consume them in large quantities at once because its hard.
So one of the big benefits of juicing is that you can get a lot more of the goodness that you need from fruit and vegetables without being restricted because of the sheer volume of fruit and veg you need to eat. Of course you are missing out on some of the fibre, but this is the part of the fruit and vegetable that is going to really fill you up. So getting rid of most of the fibre means that you do lose some of the nutrients from the fruit and vegetable but on the other hand you can actually consume more than you would normally.
Juicing has been said to help solve many problems that people can encounter with their health. Now although there arent many conclusive studies to back this up, we do know that healthy eating can help or even remove many issues. So juicing cant be bad for you and is more than likely extremely good for you. Many juice fans claim to see and improvement in their energy levels and get-up-and-go when they add juices to their diet.
Many juice fans will say that juicing allows you to digest the nutrients more easily. We are not so convinced on this as the body tends to take in as many nutrients as it needs and any more will generally be flush away in the digestive process. We prefer to look at juicng as a great way to ensure you are at least getting the nutrients that you need, but be wary of saying that its some sort of super food method that will solve all of your problems, just by drinking 1 or 2 juices a day.
Some hard core juicers promote the idea of juice fasts, where you live on just juice for 1 or more days. If you do decide to engage in that kind a dramatic diet, make sure you have been drinking juices for a while first to allow your body to get used to that much juice. It might even be worth visiting your doctor to ensure they dont see any issues with a potential juice fast, and this goes double if you have some sort of medical condition that you dont want to interfere with, especially if you are on medication.
The word is take care, and do everything in moderation. And as with all things, read up on the subject and be sure you are fully aware of the facts before making a major change to your diet. Then once you start juicing, break yourself in gently. Start with fruit and vegetables that you know you like, and move onto the stuff thats less tasty later on when you are used to juicing and your tastebuds have adapted a bit. But also dont forget to enjoy it. Combine your fruits and vegetables to make tasty juices. If they taste disgusting you wont want to drink them for very long.