Juicing is not just good for your health, it is totally BOSS
Some people get really excited about the benefits that raw vegetable and fruit juice can bring to your health. I would be one of those! That is why we created JUICEBOSS HQ! Over the past 26 years of practicing health and wellness, I have seen all kinds of gimmicks, fads, hyped miracle solutions and more. One nutritional powerhouse that has withstood the test of time: raw fresh juice.
What excites me even more is all the research currently being conducted on the topic. Just be careful of your sources as not everything is credible. There is a plethora of research that shows the health benefits of raw juicing. It is well established that both eating and juicing your vegetables and fruits will give you essential nutrients needed by the body to help fight disease. But juicing has been proven to give you more of those nutrients in an easier to utilize form. Vegetables and fruits contain an abundance of micronutrients, anti-oxidants, enzymes and phytochemicalswhich have been found to protect the cellsof your body from damage and help your system fight disease. These biochemical substances prevent and fight against heart disease, diabetes, asthma, cancer, allergies and digestive system ailments.
A study published in the American Journal of Medicine,reports that both vegetable and fruit juice may help protect against Alzheimer's disease due to the phytochemical polyphenol. Not only does juicing provide more of these phytochemicals, it also provides the body with more purified water contained within the produce.
There is no surprise that eating your vegetables and fruits is good for you. According to a report published by the World Cancer Research Fund, choosing predominantly plant-based diets, full of fruits and vegetables, greatly lowers the risk of cancer. A study of 47,000 Italians published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutritionfound that individuals with high consumption of vegetables and fruits lowered their risk of myocardial infarction, that’s a heart attack, by 21 percent and angina by 11 percent.
I hear some of you telling me, “Hey Boss, I don't like eating vegetables and fruits!” Many patient’s I see actually struggle greatly digest vegetables and fruits. That is the beauty of juicing. Juicing vegetables and fruits properly provides a way for you to gain the benefits of all the nutrients and the health results. A big difference between juiced vegetables and fruits and whole vegetables and fruits is digestion. Proper juicing removes the indigestible fiber that is present, and while fiber is very important in our diet, many people with digestive issues can become worse due to fiber. With juicing, much more of the nutrients are absorbed by the body as compared to eating them. In those instances, raw juice is used therapeutically. Certain diseases, such as inflammatory bowel diseases and malabsorption, make it difficult to digest most foods. This can often lead to malnutrition, since many nutrients are not readily absorbed by the body. Juicing is a way for the body to benefit from the nutrients because it is easier to digest. Plus it can be delicious!
Another study done by the University of California Davis showed that people who drank their vegetables and fruits in conjunction with eating them were more likely to consume the recommended daily amount. The juice drinkers stated they enjoyed drinking them and found it a more convenient way of adding these vital nutrients to their diet.
A UCLA study showed the many benefits of juicing including:
· Improved Digestion
· Weight Loss
· Increased Well-Being
· Decreased Stress on the Heart
· Decreased Cell Damage
· Increased micronutrients and phenols
It has been my experience that those who include raw juice into their normal eating regimen experience greater health, wellness and vitality. Isn’t that what we all want? Remember to live life to the fullest and in everything you do, do it like a BOSS!