We’ve all seen the infomercials about elaborate and expensive juicing equipment, on television, which make a lot of people just want to change the channel. The good news is that you don’t really need an elaborate and extremely expensive juicing machine. The even better news is that juicing actually does have many health benefits and you can do it without spending exorbitant amounts of money on juicing machines.
Many people who have introduced juicing into their healthy lifestyles report feeling more energetic, gorgeous skin and even weight loss, among the many results they have seen.
According to Dr. Joseph M. Mercola, an alternative physician and health expert, jucing gives you “a radiant, energetic life, and truly optimal health.”
There are three main reasons why you will want to consider incorporating vegetable juicing into your optimal health program:
- Juicing helps you absorb all the nutrients from the vegetables. This is important because most of us have impaired digestion as a result of making less-than-optimal food choices over many years. This limits your body’s ability to absorb all the nutrients from the vegetables. Juicing will help to “pre-digest” them for you, so you will receive most of the nutrition, rather than having it go down the toilet.
- Juicing allows you to consume an optimal amount of vegetables in an efficient manner. If you are a carb type, you should eat one pound of raw vegetables per 50 pounds of body weight per day. Some people may find eating that many vegetables difficult, but it can be easily accomplished with a quick glass of vegetable juice.
- You can add a wider variety of vegetables in your diet. Many people eat the same vegetable salads every day. This violates the principle of regular food rotation and increases your chance of developing an allergy to a certain food. But with juicing, you can juice a wide variety of vegetables that you may not normally enjoy eating whole.
If you are new to juicing, Dr. Mercola recommends a mid-priced juicer. The cheap centrifugal juicers break easily, produce low quality juice, and are very loud, which may contribute to hearing loss. They also don’t last very long.