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Get the Benefits of Juicing

Updated on June 19, 2013

We don’t buy powdered juice anymore. We have also managed to stay away from pre-packed concentrated ones. We still drink lots of juice, though.

We make our own juice now, from fresh vegetables and fruits.

Juicing offers a lot of benefits. If you want low-calorie drinks, packed with potent antioxidants, vitamins and minerals, without the need to add sugar, I suggest you make juicing a habit.

Getting the benefits from juicing

-To get the benefits of juicing, you need to invest on a decent juicer. I’m using an Electrolux brand at home. We have been using it for 2 years. It has returned so much to me and my family.

The benefits of juicing include:

  • Weight loss and weight management
  • Detox
  • Slows down the effects of aging
  • Promotes healthy glowing skin
  • Energy booster
  • Provides stronger immune system
  • Supports digestive health
  • Helps treat chronic ailments such as headaches or stomach pains

If you don’t have a juicer yet, you can still make fresh juices. Most citrus fruits can be easily juiced. I’m sure you have tried lemonade or calamansi juice.

Others however, get the benefits of juicing by using a blender and a strainer. This is very tedious and could waste a lot of essential nutrients from the vegetables and fruits. If you want to enjoy the health benefits of juicing, I still suggest to buy yourself a handy juicer.

-Fruits and vegetables usually have very thin layers of skin to protect them. Make sure to wash them thoroughly before juicing. You don’t want to ingest pesticides or any foreign chemicals in your drinks. Organic fruits and vegetables are preferred for juicing.

-Drink your freshly made juices immediately. Avoid storing them too long in the fridge. If you are to store it for later, make sure you put it in an air-tight container to reduce the oxidation process. The longer you store it, the lesser nutrients you’ll get.

What vegetables and fruits are good for juicing?

Here are some of the juicing recipes that I do at home.

  • Carrots, apples and a bit of beet
  • Carrots, pears, apples and some beet
  • Carrot, apples and pears
  • Carrots, apples, lime and celery
  • Tomatoes, apples, celery
  • Carrots and oranges
  • Oranges and beets

As far as juices are concerned, juicing your own drinks are the healthiest kinds.

No matter how healthy they are though, they are not substitutes for a full meal. We still need proteins and carbohydrates in our diets. More so, it’s important we continue to eat vegetables and fruits in their solid state.

Every time fruits and vegetables are being processed, their nutrients slowly diminish. What vitamins or phyto-nutrients you may have lost during juicing, you can always get from cooked or raw vegetables and fruits.

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      beingwell 5 years ago from Bangkok

      Sure thing, anglnwu!

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      beingwell 5 years ago from Bangkok

      Thanks Susie! Love the comments.

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      anglnwu 5 years ago

      Thanks for the ideas. Juicing is a great way to get nutrients in a concentrated form.

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      SusieQ42 5 years ago

      Great hub, very useful! I love fruit and juice! Thanks for sharing, voted up.

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      beingwell 5 years ago from Bangkok

      That's too bad, sam. Fruits are very affordable here in I'm enjoying them very much.

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      samfox1212 5 years ago

      I love all kinds of natural fruit juice but, fruits are becoming more and, more expensive in the stores which kinda stops me from juicing.

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      beingwell 5 years ago from Bangkok

      Actually, it becomes cheaper if you often buy carrot juice or vegetable juices from the grocers.