When it comes to a fruit and vegetable diet, there are many advantages of eating raw food as opposed to cooked; however, there are even more advantages to eating those foods juiced. The benefits cannot be ignored, and perhaps this is why juiced foods are making their way into popular fast-food restaurants. But, making them at home is just as easy and allows you to tweak the recipes to give you some unique benefits that your body requires.
Advantages Of Eating Raw Food For Health
When you juice for a fruit and vegetable diet, you are left with a liquid that contains minerals, vitamins and nutrients that are found in the whole food.
The benefit of drinking juice, as opposed to chewing food, is that the liquid doesn’t have to breakdown in your digestive system. Because of this, all of the nutrients in the juice are 100% bio-available, and go straight into your bloodstream and get carried into your body. If you eat solids foods, though, your digestive system needs to work harder to break down the food, and the nutrients are not bio-available to your body. The more bio-available the nutrientsare, the more you will receive into your body.
Therefore juicing is really good for people who have a sensitive digestive system or illness that causes their body to struggle when trying to digest foods. Juicing bypasses the digestive process and may be answer to a settled stomach and more nutrients ingested.
Even for people who do not have digestive issues, juicing gives their body a break from the digestive system and allows the body to work on other systems in the body for good health. Too often we overwork our digestive system.
But don’t wait too long to drink the juice though because with time the fresh juice oxidizes and then the nutrients get reduced.
What Type Of Juice Is Best?
You can juice all kinds of fruits and vegetable together to give you the nutrients you need. But you can also add certain foods to help alleviate personal issues that you are having. For instance, juicing ginger is recommended to help raise immunity, improve digestion, improve circulation, and aid with nausea.
Most people juice fruit and vegetables together, because the juice is absorbed so quickly into your body, fruit-only juice can cause your blood sugar to spike, which can lead to energy loss, mood swings, and other problems.
When you juice, you are missing out on the fiber that fruits and vegetables offer, and this may be a problem for someone who gets a lot of fiber from their fruits and vegetables. However, the trade off is that you are getting a lot more bio-available nutrients into your body that promote good health.
If you are really concerned about your fiber intake, then you can buy powdered fiber and mix it into your other foods to ensure you get a good amount of fiber in your day. Let the juice stay natural and fiber free to absorb into your body as quickly as possible.
For Weight Loss
Even though juicing should not be taken on as a weight loss diet mentality, replacing juiced foods with certain meals does help to shed unwanted pounds without much effort. Many people report losing an average of 1.5 pounds per week without even trying.
However, this requires eating a healthy and well-balanced diet when you are not juicing. This is why, for weight loss, many people recommend replacing the one meal that you always find yourself eating unhealthy with juiced foods. It allows you to remove the extra calories from your day while filling you up and allowing you to get over the craving for ‘bad’ foods.
In the end, the advantages of eating a fruit and vegetable diet are huge. They help you get all the nutrients that the food has to offer quickly and efficiently. They bypass the digestive system, which gives it a break and allows it to do other things that keep you health and strong. And, if you have a few extra pounds to lose, the replacing a meal with juice may be the easiest diet you have ever tried.