Saturday, May 30, 2009

Juicing Is A Healthy Way To Go

By Jack Walsh

The best way to improve your health is by giving your body the right material it needs to function in peak physical condition. In today's busy world, juicing can be a very healthy option to incorporate into your regular eating regime.

Before some genius invented cubicles and greasy hamburgers, people ate foods in its most natural form: fresh, nutritious, unprocessed, mostly raw, and with great variety. In fact, there are some societies in parts of the world that no one else cares about who still eat that way and by comparing the types of diseases in modernized societies, it's understood that what you eat makes a huge difference in your health.

Some of the biggest benefit to juicing is its power to magnify the benefits of its ingredients. Sure, it is important to eat solid fruits and vegetables too, but to juice often increases the amount of nutrients, vitamins, and mineral essential to proper body functions.

Because juice is a liquid form, the nutrients and vitamins and minerals are more accessible with minimal processing inside the body. This ensures that much more can be absorbed into your body before it does its round in your digestive tract and less is wasted than if it was encased in solid. It is much easier for your body to extract the good stuff from liquid than it is to extract from hard fibrous particles that make up the solid of the fruits and vegetables.

Your body consists of mostly water and needs water as the main medium of transporting toxins out of your body. Juicing increases the amount of water per unit of fruit or vegetable by reducing the amount of solid. Just by juicing you are increasing the amount of water you put into your body. Probably not meet your daily requirement since an overwhelming majority of people do not hydrate enough during the day, but it helps to bring you closer.

One important thing to keep in mind about properly juicing is that the benefits of juicing are only as good as the ingredients you use. Always use organic grown foods that are free of pesticides and chemical fertilizers since these toxins are what we want out of our bodies so it only makes sense to avoid putting them in to begin with.

A great way to get high quality foods is by buying locally grown produce. This has the added benefit of the fruits and vegetables being much fresher than the supermarket can offer. In fact, the statistic is that, on average, by the time a consumer brings produce home, it is already a few weeks old. If we can't have it fresh off the vine, at least we can have it off a vine that is only a couple hours away instead of weeks away.

Fresh means fresh in every step of the process. It is always a good idea to drink your juice on the spot or within the hour of juicing and never drink something more than a day old.

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