The Benefits of Juicing.

By Louise Gallant

Have you ever said to yourself that:

I wish I had enough energy to get through the day;

I need to lose some weight;

I want to have optimal health but don’t know how;

If only I could look and feel younger;

Is it possible to regain my health and avoid getting sick?

Now, what if I told you simply making one change in your routine and lifestyle would create many possibilities with respect to your health? Possess more strength and vitality for the entire day, lose some weight, quickly repair my body, improve health and feel younger.. I bet this seems questionable? There is much evidence that juicing.

The Basics

Juicing consists of extracting the nutrients in fresh fruits and raw vegetables. These nutrients, i.e. vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, are required by our body to function adequately. Being deficient can cause several problems such as hair loss, dry skin, weak immune system, lack of energy and depression. Our bodies need to absorb these nutrients for our internal systems to function properly. These vitamins and minerals are necessary for cell growth and regeneration. They also improve vision, our health and immune system. It is apparent that these vitamins and minerals are essential for our survival. Juicing allows for an increased amount of vitamins to be absorbed into the blood as the juice produced is highly concentrated with these nutrients.

From the above list of ailments, it is obvious that eating a diet with an appropriate balance of vitamins is critical to maintaining good health.

Why Juice?

There are so many benefits to juicing that it is difficult to list all of them in this article, however, I will list my top ten.

1. When consuming fresh juice the body absorbs these nutrients rather quickly. This is due to the fact that the body does not have to spend time digesting the juice as it would eating the fruit or vegetable. This fast absorption will allow your body to feel energized almost immediately and it is also quite lasting.

2. There is much nutritional value trapped in the fruit and vegetable fiber.; thus, the nutritional value of the fiber is lost because our body can not extract it. Juicing allows this nutritional value to be released allowing us to enjoy the benefit. This also highlights the importance of investing in a quality juicer, such as the Breville Juicer or the Omega J8004.

3. There are also vital nutrients in the parts of the fruit and vegetable that we do not eat (such as the peel). Juicing will extract these nutrients, thus allowing us to consume them.

4. Fresh juice could also act as a replacement for a meal. It provides the nutrients you need and can fill you up.

5. Juicing is known to detox, i.e. juice cleanse, the human body. As you become more detoxified and juice cleansed, it will be able to better utilize and access restorative and sustaining nutrients, which will increaseyour energy and can possibly eliminate health challenges.

6. Drinking fresh juice has also been known to help the digestive system function more efficiently, helping to relieve constipation and reduce the risk of colon cancer. A more efficient digestive system will assist in the absorption of vitamins and minerals more effectively and increase the rate of digestion.

7. It allows us to release enzymes used for digestion; these normally remain in the fiber.

8. It is also important to note that most commercial juices lack the appropriate nutrition while freshly juiced fruits and vegetables possess a wealth of vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients.

9. The consumption of juiced vegetables and fruit assists in adapting a healthy way of life.. For those of us (me included) who do not typically consume plant foods, juicing allows for a fun and exciting way to increase our consumption of fruits and vegetables. I find it much simpler to drink a glass of juice then eating the equivalent in vegetables and fruit. Plus, I find it much more delicious.

10 We can lose weight and improve our health. Increasing our ingestion of these micronutrients may also deter us from eating less healthy foods.

Different Juicing machines

There are a variety of juicers on the market as well as different categories. They are as follows:

Centrifugal The two different categories of this type of juice are listed below.: Non Ejection Type and Ejection Type

Non Ejection Type: This particular design processes fruits and vegetables with the usage of a shredder disc. There is a spinning basket, which stores the pulp inside and the juice passes through its holes and exits through a spout. The limitations of this type of juicer are that it can only make approximately one quart (just under a liter) before needing to disassemble and remove pulp. It also possesses a longer clean up time compared to the other types. Note that it does produce quality juice. An example of this type of model is the Omega Juicer Model 9000.

Ejection Type: This model is very easy to use and clean compared to the above juicer.. The pulp is separated from the juice and is deposited into a canister at the back of the juicer. allowing for no delays in producing the juice. An example is the Breville Elite.

Masticating

Utilizes a single gear driven by a motor. It operates at slower speeds while kneading and grinding items placed in the chute. This process is thought to retain more plant fiber. The Champion model as an example.

Single Auger Juicer

This newer category of juicer operates by using a single auger which rotates at lower revolutions per minute (rpm). The plant food is pressed and moved forward. This allows the juice to flow into one receptacle and the pulp into another. Because of the low speed of the juicers in this category the nutritional value remains in tact. This is due to a reduced level of heat. An example is the Omega 8003.

Triturating

This consists of inter-meshing twin gears to extract maximum juice. It possesses a slower speed then most so its nutrient value is high. It possesses a higher cost then most and it takes much more time to clean. An example is the Greenstar 3000.

In Conclusion

Examining many of the benefits juicing has to offer I wish I possessed this knowledge sooner. I am someone who got sick a lot, had little energy, did not eat well or take care of myself. I used to get many aches and pains. In the short while I have been consuming juice I feel my energy levels rising and feeling less sick and warn down. It also has assisted in my mental faculties.

I recommend the consumption of fresh juice to anyone who possesses health issues, lethargy, feel they need to lose some weight, would like optimal health, and suffer from depression. I suggest consuming at least one serving of juice a day.I mean, who doesn’t want to feel and look younger, lose some weight, increase energy levels, etc.

Louise Gallant is a technical writer and engineer who has much insight in biology, biotechnology anatomy and health. Her website focuses on the health benefits of juicing and juice cleansing. This site is useful for anyone who is interested in performing a juice cleanse or simply juicing. Check it out at: http://juicecleanseinfo.org

The Benefits of Juicing.