Juicing is one of the best ways to compensate for the toxins and ever diminishing nutrient value of our food. For some people, whipping fresh fruits and vegetables through a juicer and extracting a glassful of vitamin-packed nectar ensures that they get the recommended five to seven servings of these foods every day. Others like juicing to get more carotenoids and flavonoids, which are healing compounds that can fight major diseases like cancer, and heart disease. Still, others see juicing as a way to get rid of the toxins in the body, boost immunity and help to treat a variety of diseases, like anemia, constipation, and arthritis.
Juices are a multivitamin/mineral supplement for people who don’t want to take pills and capsules. Your body absorbs the nutrients much better than it does from pills. Although plants are full of vitamins, minerals, and other healing compounds, these substances are bound to fibrous tissue and contained within cellulose walls. When you grind up vegetables or fruits to make juice, you break down the cellulose, releasing these compounds and making them available for absorption.
Authored by: Adrian Joele