Saturday, March 17, 2012

How juicing can improve your health

Adding fresh juices to your diet can be one of the best everyday things you can do for your health. This is the case because with juicing you can take in far more nutrients from fresh fruits and vegetables than you ever could just by eating them straight. And these nutrients both protect us from disease and boost our health and vitality.

For example, it's easy to consume the nutrients of a couple of pounds of carrots in a day if you juice them. And while carrots are well known to be rich in vitamin A and help with our night vision, carrot juice is also a great juice to detoxify the liver. Vitamin A is also a key nutrient for skin health.

Detoxifying your liver then means that your body can process out more of the chemicals that most people are regularly exposed to because the liver's detoxification capacity then becomes available. Because your liver is also your prime fat burning organ, detoxifying your liver will also mean it's easier to lose excess weight.

If you add some beets to your carrot juice, you can also take in hearty doses of  betalains, which raises your body's detoxification enzymes. This helps your body process out even more man made chemicals which without detoxification methods -can be hard to remove. Beet juice in large quantities has also been known to break down cancers and tumors.

Cabbage is another vegetable you can pack in with carrot juice - and it's been found that folks consuming regular cabbage have far less cancer than folks who don't. Cabbage also boosts our body's detoxification enzymes and helps us remove environmental estrogen's. Environmental estrogen's are chemicals which are often found in plastics. They fill up the estrogen sites in both male and female bodies and then our natural estrogen isn't used, which creates an abundance of estrogen in the body and subsequently causes a variety of hormonal problems. Excess estrogen is also connected to stubborn belly fat.

Greens of any sort are another favorite for juicing. Greens are powerful because they add lots of chlorophyll to the body, a powerful blood cleanser and blood builder. Actually, chlorophyll is very similar in structure to our own red blood cells and adding lots of uncooked greens in your diet means your body has the building materials to produce lots of fresh blood - and it often does.

This is actually one of the best things about juicing --you can add in lots of fabulously healthy vegetables that you might not otherwise include much of in your diet. And these juices are delicious too. In fact, if you give them a try for a while, you might find that they are easy replacements for soft drinks or other processed beverages. If you think about it, why would you choose drinks that are known to create disease (like soft drinks) over drinks that are known to eliminate and prevent it?

 by: Kim Evans


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