What is juicing?
Juicing involves the extraction of juice from fresh vegetables and fruits to create a drink chock full of vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients.
Drinking freshly pressed juice made from raw vegetables, leafy greens and low glycemic fruit is a fast and convenient way to get nutrients into our bodies and provides a boost of energy. These enzyme and vitamin rich foods are easily digested in liquid form and the nutrients quickly flow into the bloodstream to strengthen our cells and immune system. A great way to detox the body and provide alkaline minerals.
What’s so great about green juice?
Green vegetables contain chlorophyll. Chlorophyll is what allows plants to absorb light from the sun and convert it into usable energy. It could be thought of as the blood of the plant. This translates into a powerful blood purifier and blood cell builder when consumed by us and increases the cell’s ability to carry oxygen. A diet high in chlorophyll will strengthen the immune system, improve circulation, ease inflammation and counteract harmful free radicals. Add some greens to your juice for liquid chlorophyll!
How will juicing benefit me?
Those who enjoy juicing often experience:
- Increased energy
- Better digestion
- Glowing skin and clearer eyes
- Stronger nails and hair
- Improved mental clarity
- Heightened sense of taste and smell
- Stronger immune system
- More control over appetite
What produce should I juice?
You can juice almost any fruit, veggie or herb. Here are my personal favorites to get the most bang for your buck when it comes to how much juice and flavor they produce.
- broccoli stems
- citrus fruit
- romaine lettuce
- apples (go green for low glycemic option)
- fresh ginger
What’s the best way to get my juice?
Not all juices are created equal. Choosing the right juice is important since you want it to benefit your body, not harm it. Be sure to know where your juice comes from. Store-bought pasteurized juices that sit on the supermarket shelf for weeks often contain artificial flavors, additives, and preservatives that are added to extend the shelf life. Hardly any nutritional benefits are left intact and they are often overloaded with sugar. You’re best bet is homemade freshly pressed juice from a juice bar, cafe, health food store or your own kitchen! Also, aim for juices containing more vegetables than fruit to reduce excess sugar. And please remember: you can’t live on juice alone! Add it in as a morning energy boost (it’s way more effective than caffeine!) or as an alternative to the afternoon slump vending machine visit.
Here at Kombu Kitchen we concoct delicious freshly pressed juices each and every week. They are available as part of our 3, 5, 7 or 10 Day Restore Me Cleanses or can be added on to any weekly meal delivery plan. Let us know if you would like to try them out with your next order!
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