Because it's AWESOME!!! So I'm going to select a few of my favourite reasons... When I first learned of my health "hiccup", at the time I had only heard of juicing. I was already on a wellness journey and juicing was something that kept coming up... so my hubby went out and got me my first juicer. I had no clue what to do... I found a couple recipes, started to experiment and fell in LOVE...
Did you know that the beautiful green coloured "chlorophyll" is only found in plants? It has a unique structure that allows it to enhance the body's ability to produce hemoglobin which in turn enhances the delivery of oxygen to cells..
Lets talk about detoxification! We all know how many toxins are just floating around everywhere, so flooding our body temples with nutrients that are found in fruits and veggies stimulates the liver's detoxifying pathways to enhance the body's ability to remove those toxins.
It is alkalizing! Bamo! Alkalizing foods are important for us, the majority of people are acidic from things such stress, caffeine, sugar, meat, alcohol and poor food choices. It's important to keep our PH levels alkalized and stay at a 7.5PH or higher. Plant based foods are alkaline. You can get test strips from your local health food store to check your own PH and stay on track!
What goddess doesn't want to look beautiful? I'm guessing we all do! Vitamin C is a precursor to collagen, a skin protein responsible for preventing premature wrinkles. Hey - why not? Best part is fruits and veggies are high in vitamin C!
Juicing can also refresh our minds and cleanse our taste bud palates. All that beautiful living food gives power and vitality to our cells. It hydrates us much quicker than water, and by removing the fiber, you can absorb all those nutrients within about 20 minutes. You get a mega dose of enzymes, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, some of which would get trapped in the fiber and exit out, well you know where that goes! LOL!
Intrigued? Let's face it, you are probably not going to love your first few juices depending on your current diet and taste bud preferences. So if you don't love it at first, give yourself a chance to adapt and see how your goddess temple feels before you throw in the towel. Give this a try...
1 Green Apple, 2 Carrots, 4 Celery Sticks, Handful of Spinach, 1 Peeled Lemon, 1 inch Piece of Ginger (optional)
Cheers to your health! Enjoy!
Let me know if you give it a try and what you think, what's your favourite juice?