#MondaysWithMelissa - On Juicing

This week's question came from Tareen on Twitter.  Tareen wanted to know a little bit about juicing (all I could fit into a 2 min video, anyway)  So here's the video. 

 

A few juicing fun facts from Healthy-Juicing:

Health Benefits Of Juicing:



Digestion. Very little digestive energy is needed to process fresh fruit and vegetable juice – it’s practically already digested. All that’s left for you is to drink it!

Energy. With very little energy needed for digestion, guess what happens to your energy. It EXPLODES. Are you sick of being tired all the time? Are you frustrated by the fact that you always need to sleep? Try juicing. It will make you more energetic than a 3 year old toddler on Red Bull.

  1. Nutrients. Everyone has always told you to eat your veggies, right? And your fruits? Of course. Why? Because of the stupendous amounts of vitamins and minerals that they contain. How long does it take you to eat a carrot? Not long, but probably a few minutes at least. Now imagine making carrot juice. You could consume 5 carrots worth of vitamins and minerals in 30 seconds flat. Juicing is FAST. And effective.
  2. Chlorophyll. While this only really applies to green juice, you can call it one of the health benefits of juicing all the same. Green juice is absolutely packed with chlorophyll. Chlorophyll is a nutrient found in plants and is a powerful detoxifier. It strengthens the body, cleanses the liver, purifies and rebuilds blood cells, removes mold, kill parasites and eliminates myco and exotoxins from the body.
  3. Cancer. One of the most famous health benefits of juicing is it’s powerful ability to prevent and cure cancer. Of course, it’s no miracle solution. If you’ve got cancer, don’t skip your appointments with the doctor just because you’re drinking green juice. That would be silly. However, use fresh juice as another technique. Think of it as increasing the chances of you beating cancer, or lowering your overall risk of contracting it. This is due to the immense amounts of antioxidants found in raw fruits and vegetables. You won’t find these nutrients in many things except plants. Think wisely about this. If you want to avoid cancer, start consuming more fruits and vegetables.
  4. Liver Cleansing. Sick of hangovers? Do you drink too much alcohol? Worried about your liver? Never fear, fresh juice is here. With juicing, you can do a natural liver cleanse. Most people don’t understand how important the liver is. It is responsible for cleaning the blood and eliminating toxins from the body. With this in mind, imagine what happens if the liver stops working. Your energy disappears and you get sick more often. Toxins build up in your body and your blood stream and you destroy yourself. So imagine what will happen when you supply your body with fresh juice. You’ll dramatically improve your liver and all sorts of things will improve as a result.
  5. Hair. Worried about going bald? Is your hair falling out? Is your hair weak and brittle? With juicing, the nutrients will improve the quality of your hair. It will become stronger and healthier. You might even end up with hair like the models in hair shampoo ads!
  6. Bones. Want strong bones? Drink fresh juice. Numerous studies have found the one of the health benefits of juicing is that your bones get stronger. This depends upon what you’re juicing, but still, it’s an awesome benefit.
  7. Stop Ageing. Forget about expensive creams and junk from the chemist. Use nature’s solution to stop ageing. Eliminate wrinkles by drinking fresh juice. You can even apply juice to your skin and get awesome benefits. For this benefit of juicing, use lemon on your skin on a regular basis.
  8. Feel Great. I hate waking up and feeling like crap. I hate being in a bad mood. But you know what? Since I began juicing, I feel a hell of a lot better. Our moods tend to depend more on what we eat and drink than we are aware of. When you juice on a regular basis, you’ll find yourself feeling awesome all the time. Almost. This will transform your life.
  9. Depression. Like I said, you’ll feel great. Often (but not always) the cause of depression is diet. Eat a better diet and you cure depression.
  10. Weight Loss. Ahhh. This is one of the most popular health benefits of juicing. Everyone wants to lose weight. Everyone wants to be sexy. With juicing, you can. However, it’s only part of the solution. If you really want to be healthy, you’re going to have to make a bunch of other changes. When was the last time you got all sweaty after exercising?
  11. Heart Health. Too many people are dying from heart attacks. Once again, the problem is often diet. If you eat crap food, you’ll feel like crap. So will your heart. Then it will have a heart attack. If you want to avoid this, change your diet. The health benefits of juicing can help you to do this.
  12. The hundreds of health benefits of juicing that would make this page as long as a book… you get the idea

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