The origins of juicing for health purposes can be traced back to Ayurvedic practices in ancient India which means juicing is a nearly 5000 year old tradition. Throughout the years people have discovered that the juice of specific fruits and vegetables can help improve body functions and eliminate symptoms of disease, sometimes eliminating the disease itself. Juicing can be especially helpful for chronic conditions, allergies, and impaired digestion, because the cause of these conditions can often be traced back to toxins in the diet.
Juice refers to the water and nutrients that have been separated from the indigestible fiber. It is a much more concentrated form since several fruits or vegetables are used to yield one glass of juice. When the nutrients are released from the juicing process they are more readily absorbed and assimilated by the body. You could receive the benefits in as little as 15 minutes.
Typically it is hard for the average person to consume the daily requirements of fruits and vegetables. Drinking fresh juices is and excellent way to incorporate them into the diet. One eight ounce glass of juice equals about one-third of your daily needs. Juicing also makes it easier to consume a variety of fruits and veggies so that you can benefit from all the various vitamins and nutrients contained in them.
You may also notice some of these improvements when you drink juice on a regular basis:
- improved immunity
- clearing of the digestive tract
- strengthened bones
- increased energy
- clearer skin
- balanced moods