The Joys Of Juicing For Health Benefits

By Kate Shapland

It’s become a popular way to incorporate more fruits and vegetables into your diet. And not only is juicing an easy and convenient way to consume the right nutrients daily (and often in one serving), but you can also ‘target juice’ to deliver specific benefits like a deep cleanse or energy boost. So let’s talk healthy juice recipes, the benefits of juicing, and the benefits of a juice cleanse! 

Healthy Juice Recipes

Juicing is a great way to experiment with different flavours and ingredients. Some popular ingredients for healthy juices include: 

Leafy greens such as spinach, kale, and collard greens 

Fruits like apples, berries, lemons and oranges 

Vegetables such as carrots, beetroot, fennel and cucumber 

Herbs such as mint and parsley 

Here are a few recipes to get you started: 

Green Juice: Blend 1 cup of spinach, 1/2 cucumber, 1/2 lemon, 1 apple and 1 inch of ginger for a delicious and nutritious energy and immune -boosting green juice. 

Carrot-Orange Juice: Blend 3 large carrots, 1 orange, 1 inch of ginger, and 1/2 lemon for a vitamin-rich (A, B, E and K) sweet and tangy juice which is also high in magnesium, potassium and calcium.   

Beet Juice: Blend 2 medium beetroots, 2 apples, 1 inch of ginger, and 1/2 lemon for a nutritious and flavourful juice full of capillary strengthening antioxidants – that’s great for the circulation! 

Benefits of Juicing

Juicing has numerous health benefits, including: 

Increased nutrient intake: it allows you to eat a high quantity of nutrients in one serving, making it easier to meet your daily recommended intake of fruits and vegetables. 

Improved digestion: it can help improve digestion by providing easily digestible nutrients and reducing the workload on the digestive system. 

Boosted immune system: many fruits and vegetables used in juicing contain high levels of vitamins and antioxidants, which can help boost the immune system. 

Cleansing and detoxifying: it can also help cleanse and detoxify the body by removing toxins and waste. 

Benefits of a Juice Cleanse

A juice cleanse involves consuming only juice for a set period of time, typically one to three days. The benefits of a juice cleanse include: 

Resetting the body: a juice cleanse can help reset the body by removing toxins and waste, leading to improved digestion and overall health. 

Increased energy levels: consuming only juice for a short period of time can increase energy levels by reducing the workload on the digestive system and providing easily digestible nutrients. 

Weight loss: a juice cleanse can also lead to weight loss by reducing calorie intake and promoting healthy habits. 

So juicing is a great way to incorporate more fruits and vegetables into your diet and reap the numerous health benefits. Try including a healthy juice in your daily routine to keep your system cleansed and functioning well.