Why You Should Be Juicing
Happy FRI-YAY! I am so glad for the end of another week. My husband and I have spent all week putting together the furniture we bought for our new home! IKEA — you’ve got to have better instructions. #realtalk. I can’t wait to show you our home as soon as it’s finished! That’s for another day though — today, I am talking a little bit of health and fitness (because, you know, I’m a leading expert LOL). But actually. My hubs and I have decided that it’s time for us to eat better. For some reason, only eating pizza and pop tarts isn’t the “adult” thing to do now that we’re graduated. We were gifted a really nice juicer for our wedding, and we finally have a place to put it. We did some research, found a recipe and after nine months, used it for the first time. Here’s why YOU should be juicing, too:
Why YOU Should Be Juicing (almost daily)
Juicing using a cool kitchen gadget called a juicer. (I know. No one saw that coming). Our particular model is the Bella High Power Juicer:
My parents have been juicing forever, and that was the original reason I put this on our registry. I like juices because they taste delicious. But the juicer is kind of a pain to clean. SO why bother?
Benefit #1: It is the fastest way to get all your fruits and vegetables.
People have a hard time eating their daily serving of fruits and vegetables for some reason. Nobody tends to reach into the fridge and slice up a cucumber or pepper. When you juice, you just shove half a cucumber in there and call it a day. Most people can drink more than they can eat, which means you get more bang for your buck.
Benefit #2: Unlocks to highly concentrated vitamins you need so much.
Say hello to superfoods! Highly concentrated vitamins, nutrients, enzymes and minerals can easily enter the blood stream and flood your body. This is not only AMAZING for obvious reasons, but it is also wonderful because it allows your digestive organs to take a little break. Digesting liquids is a heck of a lot easier than digesting solids.
Benefit #3: Lowers high cholesterol.
Do you have a problem with high cholesterol? You aren’t alone. A TON of people do (even if you aren’t aware of it). Keep your already-healthy level of cholesterol in check, or lower your high cholesterol, by juicing. Juicing foods like cucumbers, dark greens, ginger and melon all aid in lowering cholesterol. Your health should always come first, and this is a good step in that direction.
Benefit #4: Helps make your skin literally glow.
It all goes back to all of the nutrients that juicing unlocks (see benefit #2). Your skin needs essential vitamins and minerals to look and feel it’s best. Besides drinking water, juicing helps keep your skin hydrated and acne-free. Juicing cuts down on the amount of oil my face produces as well. Because juicing is a natural appetite suppressor, I don’t reach for junk food nearly as much. Healthy foods = health skin. It’s that simple.
Benefit #5: Natural stress reliever.
Who couldn’t use a natural stress reliever, amiright? All those vitamins and nutrients work to relax your mind and body to help you sleep better, increase your energy during the day, and calms you down. Your body is aching for healthy food. Juicing makes getting those leafy greens enjoyable and easy. Go ahead. Take a load off.
- 1/2 Cucumber
- 1 Lemon
- 2 Green Apples
- 1 Handful of Baby Spinach
- 3 Carrots
- 1 Yellow Pepper
- Layer the spinach in between two halves of an apple to get all the juicing benefits!
- Cut the peel off the lemon.
- Put fruit/veggies in one at a time and juice!
I hope you found this informative and that you learned something new! I love juicing and I want you to reap the benefits as well! Everyone could use better skin and a good nights sleep, naturally. Start getting rid of all the processed food in your life and drink in those nutrients.
Do you juice? Leave your favorite juicing recipe below so I can try it out!