When done properly, juicing can provide several important nutritional benefits. Experts universally recommend that our diet should include six to eight servings of fruits and vegetables every day. Some of us try to eat that much, but most of us don’t often succeed. And, except for a morning glass of juice and a banana, apple or some other type of fruit we snack on during the day, most of the produce we do consume has been cooked. The heat used during cooking can damage or destroy several of the most important nutrients in produce.
Juicing makes it much easier to consume the recommended amounts of fruits and vegetables. And, because the produce is juiced while it’s still raw, juicing also prevents the loss of nutrients that can arise from cooking or heating the food.
Very few of us actually manage to fit the targeted six to eight servings of fruits and vegetables into our meals every day. Juicing daily virtually guarantees success in reaching that goal because it’s so easy to drink two or three glasses of freshly prepared juice.
Juicing facilitates a more varied, interesting, nutritionally balanced diet. Many of us tend to eat only a few different fruits and veggies. For example, a lot of people don’t branch out much farther than peas, green beans, lettuce and carrots as far as vegetables are concerned. They just don’t enjoy eating any others. Juicing lets you enjoy a wide variety of veggies even though you don’t like eating those same vegetables whole. Juicing a lot of different vegetables keeps you from becoming bored with the same old foods, and it gives you a more comprehensive, balanced blend of essential nutrients too.