It is well-known that eating raw vegetables and fruits is very beneficial to your health.

These super foods contain vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, enzymes, and other phytonutrients that help to prevent and reverse various diseases, especially heart disease, cancer,  Type 2 diabetes, and obesity.

Raw juicing and smoothies are two excellent ways to obtain these powerful phytonutrients on a consistent basis.

Health benefits of raw juicing include the following:

Raw juices provide enzymes needed for digestion. Juicing is easy on your digestive tract because your body doesn’t have to use a lot of energy to digest raw juiced fruits and veggies, so it can more easily absorb the vitamins, minerals, nutrients, and antioxidants you get by drinking the fresh juice. The enzymes in fresh raw foods increases metabolism, so you will feel energized. Also, when your metabolism is higher, it’s easier to drop those unwanted pounds.

Raw juicing provides phytonutrients. Phytonutrients are plant chemicals that prevent and reverse diseases such as heart disease and Type 2 diabetes. The lycopene found in tomatoes, the chlorophyll found in vegetables, and the flavanoids found in fruits are all phytonutrients.

Phytonutrients are beneficial because they have antioxidant properties that protect your cells against the damages of oxidation, which reduce your cancer risks. Phytonutrients also stimulate enzyme activity. Enzyme-stimulating phytonutrients block estrogen to some extent, reducing breast cancer risks for some. Phytonutrients such as chlorophyll in green vegetables help to cleanse and detox your cells so that your cells can function better.

Other phytonutrients, like isoflavones, found in soy products, actually imitate some estrogens and can help ease osteoporosis and menopause symptoms. Still other phytonutrients have antibacterial effects. You would have to consume a large quantity of fruits and vegetables to get sufficient benefit from phytonutrients, but you can  get a sufficient amount through raw juicing.

Vegetables and fruits provide needed water for hydration.Water is essential to maintaining good health, but few of us drink enough of it. Juicing fresh fruits and vegetables can provide your body with the water it needs. Since more than 67% of your body cells are made of water, and your brain cells can contain as much as 80 percent, it is key to your health to drink water (or drink raw juices that contain water).

Juicing increases phytonutrient assimilation into your cells.When indigestible fiber is removed from fruits and vegetables, your  body can absorb more nutrients. If you eat a raw carrot, you absorb only about one percent of the beta-carotene, but when you juice the carrot and remove the fiber, your body can absorb almost 100 percent of the beta-carotene.

Juicing puts nutrients into the bloodstream quickly. Scientist says that when you drink juice, the nutrients enter your bloodstream within 30 minutes, so you get the healthy benefits from your fresh fruits and vegetables almost immediately.

Patients suffering from degenerative diseases such as Type 2 diabetes almost always have difficulty properly digesting and absorbing food. This can be a result of toxicity, malfunction of the digestive system, a decrease in stomach acid production, or a variety of other causes. This digestive weakness is the same reason that many patients have difficulty digesting and absorbing vitamin and mineral supplements in pill or capsule form.

Raw juicing  dramatically helps your body increase the absorption of nutrients in order to effect healing, and produce the remissions and cures for diseases and ailments such as heart disease, high blood pressure, chronic fatigue, obesity, and Type 2 diabetes..

Juicing allows your digestive system to rest. If you feel sluggish and tired after you eat, you’ll love juicing. With juicing, your body doesn’t have to focus its energies on digesting, so it focuses its energies upon eliminating toxins through your liver and on repairing anything in your body in need of repair. Your intestines, pancreas, gallbladder and liver are not required to overwork, so you don’t burn as much energy. This is very beneficial when your cells are fighting a disease such as diabetes.

Green juices contain detoxifying chlorophyll. Chlorophyll helps strengthen your body through cellular cleansing. It assists the liver with detoxifying, it rebuilds blood cells, removes parasites and exotoxins, eliminates mold, and assists your body in preventing and  eliminating cancer cells. It also assists your body by helping to stabilize your blood glucose and better regulate your diabetes.

Juicing helps alkalize your body. Illness thrives in a body that is overly acidic. When your body’s alkaline balance is maintained, your risks for developing disease lessens.

Juicing offers a powerhouse of nutrients. The nutrients in raw fruit and vegetable juices include vitamins, minerals, trace elements, enzymes, and other nutrients essential to healing and cell regeneration.

Juicing restores mineral and biochemical balance. Raw fruits and vegetables contain organic minerals like calcium, silicon, and potassium that help your tissues and cells maintain their mineral and biochemical balance, which aids in disease prevention and premature aging.

These are just a few of the many health benefits of raw juicing. You’ll look and feel more vivacious, younger, and healthier, because your body will actually be healthier. The high concentration of nutrients you can get through juicing can help heal many illnesses and diseases, lower your risks for others, and even prevent others.

One thing to remember about juicing is that juicing with too many fruits is not as beneficial as juicing with vegetables, especially if you're fighting a disease such as Type 2 diabetes, cancer or heart disease.

No comments: