Juicing has been popular to one extreme or another for several years, decades even. But unlike “diets” and other gimmicks out there, this isn’t some fad of questionable value—juicing has many benefits that are easily reaped with a little time and dedication.
Because there are so many reasons to juice, many individuals don’t hesitate to juice every single day. Because of the phenomena, bloggers are taking up the cause en masse. You don’t have to look far to find a friendly blogger with some real-life advice, experience, and great juicing recipes.
Here is a mini collection of some of the best reasons for juicing from the juicers of the blogosphere:
1. Better Digestion
“Juicing helps you absorb all the nutrients from the vegetables. This is important because most of us have impaired digestion as a result of making less-than-optimal food choices over many years.” – Dr. Mercola.
2. A Virtual Fruit and Veggie Buffet
“You can pick and juice the veggies and fruits of your choice according to what you perceive as most beneficial.”—PF Louis.
“Not only does green juice detox our blood stream and balance our pH levels, it also helps to detox our organs. Juicing with green veggies and items such as ginger and lemon can help to clarify and improve the function of the liver, kidneys, intestines, and even the skin.” – Chic Vegan.
4. Increased Energy
“We eat and drink because we’re trying to replenish energy, not spend it…Enter juicing. One of my favorite things about it is that you are doing the body’s digestive work for it. No more feeling sleepy after a meal. Now you get a burst of energy and your body will thank you for it.” – Real Foods Witch.
5. Waste Not, Want Not
“Juicing is a great way to use of surplus vegetables from your garden or your CSA — especially the ones you don’t know what to do with. Combined with sweet vegetables, leafy greens may be used to make slightly bitter tasting juices more acceptable.” – Real Food Forager.
6. Be a Nice Juicer
“When you’re feeling great (and juicing will make you feel awesome), you’ll naturally handle your relationships better. You’ll find it easier to be loving and you’ll have the energy to be a fun person.” – Mind Body Green.
7. Get all the Good Stuff
“Squeeze out every drop of goodness from your foods. You might as well get the most from the foods you buy. When you squeeze out the juice of the fruit or vegetable, you receive a concentration of minerals, vitamins and enzymes that might not otherwise be available in whole foods.” – Urban Remedy.
There are countless reasons you should add juicing to your dietary routine. If you are a juicer, tell us why you love juicing below!