Having just one juice a day is an amazing way to get a plethora of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Juicing allows the body to quickly absorb high-quality nutrition, which leads to increased energy levels. Drinking fresh juices is an excellent source of vitamins, minerals, enzymes, purified water, proteins, carbohydrates and chlorophyll.
Here are four reasons why you could consider adding a juice to your daily health and beauty regime.
Feeding your cells: Juicing feeds every cell in your body with water, vitamins, minerals, and essential enzymes, making you a healthier person in every way!
Nutrients and enzymes: The most important enzymes and micro-nutrients are in raw vegetables and get destroyed by heating and cooking them. So pasteurised canned and jarred vegetables juices are no match for raw juices that are full of nutrients and enzymes.
Dark green veggies: Dark green vegetables, especially leafy greens boost your health and vitality. They have an abundance of nutrients in them; everything from iron to protein to vitamin C. So try the dark green such as Swiss chard, spinach, kale, and even herbs such as parsley and cilantro.
Easier to digest: By juicing your vegetables instead of eating them from time to time (although you can’t beat sitting down and enjoying a meal with a loved one) you will get more of the valuable vitamins and nutrients in your body.
Juicing can help with weight loss & healthy weight
Juicing can give you clear, smooth & hydrated skin
Juicing can give you increased energy and vitality
Juicing can strengthen your immune system
Juicing can regulate your blood sugar levels
Juicing can regulate your blood pressure
It is important that the juices are fresh juices made at home or bought from a local health cafe/ shop. Bottled juice is pasteurised and the nutrients are depleted, plus they are usually loaded with more fruit and sugar. Organic and locally sourced give you three times the nutrients and flavour so look out for this too. If you see fruit at the beginning of the ingredients and HPP (high pressure processing) on the label, the chances are you are not getting all the vitamins you think you are drinking and consuming way more sugar.
Lumity’s Juice of the week: Be my Valentine
You will need: Beetroot – diced, a handful of antioxidant-rich red berries such as strawberries, cucumber – sliced, red apples – sliced, and a handful of kale or spinach.
Add them to your favourite liquidiser or blender, whizz together and enjoy.
This red juice is packed with nitric oxide-rich vegetables and fruits and is the perfect blast of nutrients to drink before a workout.
What’s your favourite juice? – Let us know in the comments below.