Fit Tip Daily

December 30, 2007

The Benefits Of Juicing And The Raw Foods Diet

      We have all seen the many juicing machines in departments stores.  Many people pass them by because they aren’t willing to take the time to make their own juice.  However, juicing your own fruits and vegetables can have various positive effects on your health.  It could even prevent you from getting the many diseases that plague society!   If the celebrities do it to stay Young and fit then you know it works!

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Benefits Of Juicing:

Massive Amounts of Nutrients
Juicing is a way to take in massive amounts of nutrients – far more than if we simply ate these foods. How long would it take to eat a bag of apples? Juicing them would produce 3 or 4 drinks and take only minutes to consume.

Rapid Assimilation of Nutrients
The juicing process breaks down the fruit and vegetables into an easily digestible state. Your system can assimilate the nutrients far more quickly than when consuming solid food and requires little energy to process them. Because of this highly digestible state, our bodies can also utilise more of the nutrients present.

Increased Metabolic Rate
Enzymes are contained in raw foods, and are responsible for the digestion and absorption of food into your body. They convert foods into body tissues and are an important producer of energy levels. Without enzymes, our metabolism cannot function at its maximum rate.

Protection against Disease
Plant chemicals, known as phytochemicals are at the cutting edge of nutritional research because they hold the key to prventing some of our most deadly diseases, such as cancer and heart disease, as well as some of our most common, such as asthma, arthritis and allergies.

The problem with phytochemicals is that most of us cannot eat enough to reap the benefits they offer. However, juicing is a way to overcome this problem. Massive amounts of fruit and vegetables can be reduced to a few glasses and are easily consumed.

Greatly Improved Immune System
Fewer Coughs and Colds. A healthy body can fight germs and viruses.

Healing
Juicing aids recovery and helps build up the nutrients lost during an illness. Certain fruits and vegetables, or combinations of these, have been found to be beneficial for particular conditions eg a combination of carrots, beetroot and cucumber is very helpful for arthritis, digestion and colds. More and more research is being conducted into healing foods, which has a long pre-medical history of helping people with what ails them.

Helps Depression
Feeling depressed is not just a psychological condition. Very often that sense of purposelessness, emptiness, feelings of worthlessness and guilt, come from a bio-chemical imbalance in the body. A deficiency in magnesium, potassium, iron, calcium or folic acid can contribute to depression. Juicing can provide the necessary nutrients.

Anti-Ageing
Fruit and vegetables contain antioxidants – nature’s secret weapon against ageing. They combat the free radicals and the damage they cause when they attack cells. Free radical damage contributes to wrinkles, sagging skin, loss of muscle tone, age spots and the onset of age-related diseases.

Low Cost, Easy and Versatile
Fruit and vegetables are readily available and are cheap if you buy in season. With the number of different flavour combinations that can be concocted, the taste can vary each time, defeating boredom. Save money by not buying any special products either.

More Effective Than Drugs
No special products necessary, just natural fruits and vegetables, and no unwanted or dangerous side effects from drugs (credit).

 

   If you can avoid disease, have less colds, feel better on a daily basis and have endless amounts of energy; why wouldn’t you juice?  Many celebrities have turned to the “Raw Foods” diet to keep them young and healthy for life.  “Hollywood celebrities such as Alicia Silverstone, Lisa Bonnet, Woody Harrelson and Danny Glover love it! Supermodel Carol Alt, fashion designer Donna Karen, musicians Sting and Cher, and a host of others have discovered it (credit)!

Happy New Year!

Adria Ali

 

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1 Comment »

  1. Now this is great. I never thought about juicing fruits and vegetables, eventhough I’ve seen many commercials about it, but thought just another gimmick to get your money. But since you gave the benefits of juicing, especially for health reasons, it’s worth trying. Thanks,once again Adria.

    Comment by Brenda — December 31, 2007 @ 4:33 am


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