Why should I juice my vegetables when I eat plenty of fresh salad and veggies every day as it is? I get this question from time to time and it’s a really good question. In fact when I first got into juicing it was one of the questions I had. Well it turns out there are a few very good reasons why its beneficial to juice vegetables.
- When you juice vegetables and salad greens the juicer does all the work of extracting the nutrients so your body doesn’t have to. It takes a considerable amount of energy for your body to break down food. When you juice your vegetables most of that work is done for you allowing your body to rest and still receive the nutrients only found in fresh veggies.
- By juicing vegetables you consume them raw and most vegetables deliver higher vitamin levels in their raw form. When you cook your veggies most of the natural enzymes are destroyed along with other vital nutrients.
- Most of us don’t get anywhere close to the recommended 5-9 servings of fresh fruits and vegetables per day ( Recommended Dietary Allowances). By making fruit and vegetable juice a regular part of our diet it is much easier to have a properly balanced diet.
- Kids like juice. It’s a lot easier to get your kids to drink a delicious glass of vegetable juice mixed with some apple juice for flavor, than it is to get them to eat steamed vegetables.
These are just a few of the many reasons that adding fresh organic fruit and vegetable juice to your diet is a great idea. Remember if you want to be able to juice salad greens and wheatgrass you will need a masticating juicer.