What are the benefits of juicing?
It’s difficult to get enough fruits and vegetables in our diets. While juice doesn’t replace fruits and vegetables, it's a quick, easy, and delicious way to supplement your diet. Here are some ways juicing can benefit you.
In our 2013 lab study, green juice contained higher amounts of polyphenols, flavonoids, and protease enzymes than a green smoothie with the same ingredients. This is because plant cell walls are thoroughly crushed by the juicer’s screw, releasing their nutrient-filled liquid.
In the case of protease, an enzyme that aids digestion by breaking down proteins, the air generated by blenders oxidizes and destroys enzymes like protease. Kuvings slow juicers do not whip air into ingredients.
EASIER TO CONSUME MORE
There is a limitation to how much raw produce you can eat at once. For example, if you tried eating a pound of kale, the insoluble fiber would fill your stomach quickly. It also wouldn’t taste very good! Juicing ingredients can be a much more efficient way to ingest ingredients that are otherwise difficult to consume.
DIVERSIFIES YOUR DIET
When was the last time you enjoyed a serving of raw beets? How about raw turmeric or ginger? Wheatgrass? There are so many nutrient rich foods and superfoods that are difficult to ingest in their whole form. Juicing these ingredients allows for an easier and more palatable way to get their benefits.
Even those who find it difficult to stomach a simple salad can benefit from getting their vegetables in juice form.
“So far, this has been life-changing. I am eating vegetables that I never did and you don’t waste a thing.” - Juan A.
When raw fruit and vegetables are consumed in liquid form, your body can absorb their nutrients easier and faster than whole ingredients. This is because there are no solids to interfere with absorption.
Because juice is so easy for your body to absorb, it can be converted into energy immediately. If you’re on the go or need a pick-me-up, juicing is a much healthier alternative to caffeine.