The topic of juicing can be controversial, depending on what you’re reading or watching. I, for one, do not support juice cleanses or fasts – our bodies are made to run on whole foods, preferably those with high nutritional values. With that said, I think that juicing can be a healthy addition to your normal diet. I always eat breakfast, lunch, and dinner – skipping meals is so unhealthy. I still follow the Tone It Up plan, though rather loosely at times.
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- Your skin will glow
- You will have more energy
- You may see a decrease in allergies
- You may lose weight – although this should not be your primary reason for juicing!
- Your mind will be clearer
- Reduce the risk of illness and disease (Go watch Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead…NOW. I don’t recommend a juice-only diet like he does, but the point is, a healthier lifestyle incorporating juicing can dramatically improve health.)
Why does juicing have all of the above benefits (and then some)? As you know, fruits and vegetables contain an abundance of antioxidants, which play a major role in regulating our organ systems. When you juice fruits and veggies, you are extracting some of the most concentrated vitamins and minerals. Essentially, it’s like making a huge salad and then putting everything in a juicer and drinking your salad! That may not sound too appetizing, but trust me, if you incorporate the right blend of fruits and veggies – it tastes amazing!
Granny Smith Apples, 2