Health Benefits of Juicing Produce

Mickey | Health and Wellness | Friday, November 19th, 2010

Benefits of Juicing

 

Adding fresh juices to our diet is one of the best ways to get lots of healthy nutrients. Juicer recipes are loaded with vitamin, minerals, antioxidants and living enzymes. So let’s take a look at some of the key health benefits of juicing.

The fundamental benefit of fresh juices is just how easy they are to digest. When fruits and vegetables are turned into juice form there is very little for the digestive system to do, the many nutrients get absorbed right into the blood stream. Whole fruits and vegetables are take more work for the digestive system to break down because they contain fiber, which is the hardest part to digest. Juice extractors completely remove the fibers, so there is nothing to slow down a fresh juice!

Another one of the key health benefits of juicing is its positive impact for heart and cardiovascular health. All juices are an excellent source of vitamin C and also contain vitamin E. These two vitamins are also important antioxidants that protect our healthy cholesterol and arteries from the oxidative effects of free radicals (harmful molecules that damage cells). VItamin C is also essential for creating healthy collagen to keep our arteries supple and strong. This is why diets high in fruits and vegetables, and their juices, is always associated with a considerable less risk of heart disease.

Vegetable juices and some fruits juices have a powerful alkaline effect upon out body PH, and in todays epidemic of over-acidity as a result of fast-food, convenience foods and an aversion to vegetables, this is a very good thing. A body that is less acidic delivers all sorts of health benefits. Over acidity is fertile ground for viruses, bacteria and disease and is associated with the development of cancer and heart disease. Acid reflux, heartburn, gout and stomach ulcers are directly related to over-acidity.

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