Sunday, 11 November 2012

The Many Different Methods that Juicing Can Improve Your Health

By Kiara Sallah

For decades, there have been books and other forms of publications about the health benefits of juicing. This then, obviously, isn't anything new where the public is concerned. What is important, though, is that there are some people who are still quite interested in it. You should also make note of the fact that juices have been around pretty much forever. It is important, however, to understand that juices and juicing aren't meant as replacements for real foods. Each activity is very different and there are specific and unique appealing things about them both. Juicing is definitely something you should do if it properly serves your purposes but you don't really need to do it, especially if you like to eat whole foods.

Perhaps the greatest dietary irony is that you are supposed to get a (really high) number of servings of fruits and veggies every day. There probably are not a lot of people who can actually accomplish that, however, because the number is so high. And this is another one of the appeals of juicing because you can come much closer to that ideal number. Don't forget, either, that it can cost quite a lot of money to actually eat all of those fruits and vegetables each day.

In the year 2012 with so many things as expensive as they are, there are lots of reasons for food costing more than it used to. Not only that but it's important to only eat organic so you won't have to worry about pesticides. In the end, eating truly healthy is incredibly expensive, so it is important to do what you can, take your vitamins and, after that, not worry about it so much.

We've discovered so much about nutrition over the last two decades or so. And researchers will not stop finding out valuable information about the foods we eat. Micronutrients and phytonutrients are in pretty much every veggie or fruit. These are different than regular minerals and vitamins. When you prepare juices from these foods, you'll be saving the nutritional value of the foods. You should also understand which enzymes are actually found in veggies and fruits. And if you can consume them whole, they will do you a lot more good. When compared to cooking, juicing is best because the high heat of cooking keeps the enzymes in veggies (and fruits on the rare occasions they are cooked) from performing properly after they've been eaten.

For decades people have had problems with the pesticides that are sprayed over our foods. Don't trust anybody who tells you that eating them is safe. Here are just a few of the things that you actually need to be careful about consuming because they are well known for chemical contaminants. It doesn't matter if you want to juice them, make sure that they are completely and truly washed.

Carrots, Celery, Lettuces, Greens (Collard and non), Cucumbers, etc. All of the vegetables grow in a specific pattern, and it shouldn't take you long to notice that. It's important to note, as well, that fruits and veggies grown in South America have a higher rate of pesticide residues than those that are grown on other continents.

If you juice you will have a much higher level of flexibility and efficiency in regards to the nutrients you need from fruits and vegetables. You can also engineer your juice to target different and specific needs. Some people like to give themselves an energy boost by juicing. When we talk about flexibility this is what we are talking about.

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