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Benefits of Juicing In the Winter

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winterjuicerecipesJuicing in the winter might be what you need to conquer this season. As winter lingers on, we can agree those ‘winter blues’ are indeed not just a silly saying. The weather gets colder, days are shorter and we naturally fall into comfort and hibernation. Winter tends to steal energy from us to keep warm and we long for nutrients to boost metabolism.

During this time it’s important to not strip your body from the nutrients it needs. Your liver will need support, extra nourishment, and internal warmth. Luckily, the benefits from juicing will do just that!

Some of the main benefits are:

Boosting your body's immune system

You’ll be ahead of the game when it comes to getting the seasonal cold. Prepare your body before it’s too late and you won’t have to worry about being bedside with a box of tissues!

Improving your mood

Having an unhealthy relationship with food can trigger low self-esteem and depression, especially during the winter months. Juicing helps clear out toxins and allows your body to restore and revitalize. Almost immediately, we feel better. 

Reducing inflammation

When you tame inflammation, you’re reducing headaches, rashes, congested sinuses, and chest along with bloating, cramps, and gas. When it’s time to repair your body, start being easy on your gut and detox your liver.

Increased energy

As juice is easily absorbed into the bloodstream, it creates clean, lasting energy. This energy is different from caffeine as you don’t experience drastic highs and lows. By consuming juice, you’re clearing out toxins and hydrating your body which assists in increased energy.

Keeping up with healthy habits

Consistent juicing will naturally shift your appetite and reduce those cravings you can’t seem to shake. It’s the start of creating a new routine and sticking to it.

Hydrating your skin

The juice acts as superior hydration full of vital nutrients that transform how you feel and look. It often results in glowing skin and bright eyes! Juicing will flush out excess oils and hydrate accordingly. What’s great about this is these effects will be long-lasting!


 Four Juices to Enjoy During Winter

Now that you know all the great benefits that come with winter juices, it’s time to introduce four of our favorite juices you can make this winter.

Carrot, Orange, Ginger Juice

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The perfect morning pick-me-up! Orange juice has over 120% of the daily DRI, so already this juice is a star. The rest of the nutrients come from the carrot and ginger. Carrot provides vitamin C and K while ginger reduces menstrual cramps, blood sugar, cholesterol and so much more.

Yields 4 servings.

  • 5 carrots
  • 3 oranges (peeled)
  • 1 lemon (peeled)
  • 1 inch ginger (peeled)

Beetroot, Carrot, Ginger Juice

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A juice of endless benefits! Combined, this juice helps detoxify the liver and kidneys, provides a great source of vitamin A and C, and cleanses the body by improving digestion and circulation.

Yields 4 servings.

  • 4 large beets
  • 5 large carrots
  • 2 green apples
  • 1 inch ginger
  • 1 lemon (peeled)

Beetroot and Pomegranate Juice

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A bold blend of goodness! Simple yet tasteful, this juice is full of vitamins and minerals, will help support a healthy blood flow, and will provide you with both soluble and insoluble fiber.

Yields 4 servings.

  • 4 large beets
  • 4 pomegranates
  • 1 lemon (peeled)
  • raw sugar/honey to taste

    Green Juice

    greenjuiceYou can’t go wrong with a green juice! They are rich in antioxidants, minerals, and phytonutrients. They focus on reducing inflammation and supporting healthy bacteria living in the digestive tract.

    Yields 4 servings.

    • 6 cups spinach
    • 1 large cucumber
    • 2 green apples
    • 2 pears
    • 1 lemon (peeled)

    While we love juicing, it’s important to continue enjoying regular meals and whole fruits and veggies!

    Juicing Tips

    When juicing, it’s best to consume juices on an empty stomach. Doing so will maximize the absorption and benefits. For fruit-based juices, it’s best to enjoy them during the day so your body has time to process high natural sugars. Vegetable-based juices are recommended in the afternoon and evenings as the minerals help rebuild the body and prepare it to rest. 

    As you start to prepare your winter juices, remember to consult your health care professional. Pregnant women or those breastfeeding should not partake. If you have an illness, be careful and be under the guidance of a physician or practitioner.

    We hope you enjoy your winter juices. For more tips and recipe inspiration, follow @kuvingsusa on Facebook and Instagram.