Healthy diets and trends come and go. It can be hard to keep up, to know what is actually healthy and what can lead to actual results. Lately, juicing has been on the rise. From television shows to advertisements, it seems like everyone is in on the trend. Is it something worth looking in to? In this case, the answer is yes!
What is Juicing?
Juicing refers to the practice of extracting the juice out of whole fruits and vegetables and using it to supplement a healthy diet. It’s important to note that it is not a diet plan, or a meal replacement; it’s a way to increase the vitamins and minerals you are exposed to on a daily basis.
Unlike juices that can be purchased in the store, juicers that can be purchased and used at home separate the juice of a fruit or vegetable from all parts, including the skin and pulp; this increases nutritional value. The pulp that remains can be used in baking and cooking, so no parts are wasted.
The practice is especially helpful for individuals who have a hard time enjoying fruits and vegetables, or who avoid them altogether.
Benefits of Juicing
Juicing provides essential vitamins and minerals that can help in detoxifying the body, aiding weight loss and increasing overall health and wellness. It’s also a way to help cleanse the body of toxins, providing additional benefits. Antioxidant intake is also increased through the practice. To put it simply: juicing promotes good health in a way that is simple and economical.
If you’re interested in juicing, keep the following ideas in mind:
- Clean your juicer and all fruits and vegetable prior to use.
- Use organic produce when possible.
- Use fresh fruits and vegetables – the closer to the vine, the more nutrients are present.
- Store unused juice in the refrigerator in an airtight container.
If you’re looking for a way to increase health benefits, juicing may be an important practice to consider. Talk to Dr. Scott LeVan with LeVan Chiropractic today to learn more.