There's a reason why millions of people around the world start their day with a refreshing glass of juice! No, we’re not talking about the store-bought cartons of juice filled with preservatives and sugar, we mean the raw, unprocessed, unpasteurized juice from cold pressed organic fruits and vegetables.
Nothing compares, and if you’re looking to live a healthier lifestyle, juicing is an easy, fun way to kickstart those habits. So, here are several reasons why you should start juicing right now in the New Year!
- Aids digestion
Do you feel heavy or bloated after a full meal? Most people suffer from poor digestion and when drinking fresh fruit and vegetables in liquid form, it requires less energy to process the ingredients. As a result, consuming a combination of different organic produce will also give you a much needed energy boost for the day.
- Helps you lose weight
Many overweight people want to start juicing for this reason; however, it is important to note that you cannot juice your way out of a bad diet, unless you make other changes in regards to what foods you eat. For example, if someone tries to lose weight simply by replacing meals with juice (which is often referred to as a juice cleanse), they will not be successful in the long term.
However, if you juice as part of a balanced diet that includes whole foods, you will definitely see results – especially if your juicing recipes include ingredients like cucumbers, celery and spinach which are low in calories but high in nutrients.
- A convenient way to eat your 5 a day
This reason is especially relevant for people who are busy with work or have children. Juicing is a simple method of getting your recommended five servings of fruit and vegetables per day; something that can be difficult to do when you're short on time - just grab a bottle to go! Plus, kids love juice and it's an easy, creative way to sneak in a variety of fruit and vegetables into their diets.
- It tastes good!
Fruit juice is delicious, refreshing and can be sweet enough that it makes for a great substitute for sugary drinks like soda. When you're juicing at home, you have control over what ingredients go in your juice – which means that you can experiment with different recipes until you find something that’s absolutely delicious to drink. You can also adjust the sweetness by adding more or less fruit to the recipe – so if citrus fruits are not your favourite flavours, try using them as part of a juice-based smoothie!
- Prevent diseases
Many experts believe that juicing can help to prevent diseases like cancer and heart disease by providing our bodies with antioxidants and phytonutrients. These nutrients are essential for keeping our cells healthy and functioning properly, and can help to fight off free radicals – which are harmful molecules that can damage our DNA and increase our risk of developing cancer.
It’s important to give your body a well-deserved break from processed foods and drinks, as well as caffeine and alcohol. A juice cleanse can help to get rid of toxins that have built up in our bodies over time, leading to improved energy levels, better skin and even weight loss. There are many different types of juice cleanses available, so it's important to do your research before starting one - some are more intense than others!
Finally, juicing is a very affordable way to get the nutrients your body needs. Unlike supplements, you're getting all of the goodness from fresh fruits and vegetables - vitamins, minerals, fiber and other beneficial plant compounds. In fact, juicing creates no waste either which is another great reason to start today!
There you have it – 7 reasons why you should start juicing right now!
Luckily, The Garden Eatery offers a wide range of delicious, made to order cold pressed juices to reset your body with FREE next day delivery in Cheshire, Manchester and throughout the UK. We also offer wellness shots and tonics for a little extra boost of energy to your day including beetroot, garlic and ginger shots.
What are you waiting for? Get started on your juicing journey today!