There are 3 reason why juice is good for your Health
1. To get more raw into your body
The recommended daily intake of raw fruits and veggies is 8-10 portions and let’s be honest, how many of us eat a lot of raw veggies, especially broccoli.
We all love our food cooked and so do I but the truth is we are the only animal that cooks and packages our food. If we only eat cooked and packaged foods we might be missing many valuable nutrients and enzymes that are destroyed in the cooking process.
Water-soluble nutrients like vitamin C and vitamin B and a group of nutrients called polyphenolics seem to be the most vulnerable to degradation in processing and cooking. Canned peas and carrots for example lose 85 to 95 percent of their natural Vitamin C.
Processing and cooking completely destroy enzymes in food. In fact, any sustained heat of approximately 48-54 C destroys virtually all enzymes. Why are enzymes important? Because enzyme rich foods actually “predigested” in your stomach through the action of their own enzymes in the food in a process called autolytic digestion.
Before stomach acid enters the process, you can actually break down as much as 75% of your meal with the enzymes from raw food. It takes the stress off the pancreas (and the entire body) by providing the enzymes required for digestion. It is one of the primary advantages of juicing with a cold press juicer as the enzymes are still in the juice!!!
2. It’s only the juice that feeds us
We are a juicer!!!
When we eat an apple we masticate (squeeze and press) the flesh with our teeth which starts to extract the juice. Then we swallow the juice and the chewed up apple into the stomach (the bowl of the juicer) and continue to churn, squeeze and digest the apple extracting all the juice.
It’s only the juice that enters the blood stream!!!
The indigestible cellulose fibre, who’s job is to hold the juice to feed us, is eliminated out the back door (just like the pulp jug of the juicer). Think about how hard is a carrot, yet it is 87% juice. The juice is trapped in the cellulose fibre and is extract only when we chew it up or juice it.
3. Toxicity and Deficiency
Our modern day diet and lifestyle have created a double edged sword where we have become both deficient in raw enzymes and nutrients and toxic from all the chemicals and additives we take in on a daily basis.
As you will see in the gold fish bowl analogy below the obvious solution is to clean up our environment. Reduce the amount of toxic substances you are putting into the system and replace the deficiencies by drinking more freshly juiced fruits and veggies.
Juice is Pure Plant Power
There is pure raw power in freshly extracted natural juice.
Each glass is more than just a “nice drink”. You have produced something special that only nature is capable of creating.
Our medical sciences can isolate and name some components, and I mean only some, of the thousands of vitamins, minerals and nutrients contained within nature’s juices, but there is NO way they can manufacture anything that comes close to a raw natural cold pressed juice.
Nature truly has created the “X” factor! Let take a look at what’s inside a Raw Juice:
- 100’s of vitamins
- many minerals
- natural sugars
- natural fats
- amino acids
- organic water
- soluble fibres
- and pure plant proteins
We all know that fruits and vegetables are essential to life. But, let’s explore this a bit further…
In order for plants to grow and to protect themselves (make themselves resilient to the elements of nature) they produce natural chemicals called “phytochemicals” or phytonutrients. Just as these natural chemicals support the plants throughout their life-cycle, when we take them into our body through drinking undiluted, raw fruit and vegetable juices – and guess what, they also support us!
And, science tells us that phytochemicals (or phytonutrients) have powerful antioxidant effects that help us to live longer and healthier thanks to their anti-aging effect and protection from lifestyle diseases.
So, I highly recommend you increase your uptake of fresh, cold pressed juice and reduce the amount of fast food, meat and dairy that you have and watch your health change for the better.