Your Questions About Juicing, Answered!

Did you know that 95 percent of the vitamins and enzymes our bodies need are found in juice and raw fruits and vegetables? For this reason, many people have turned to a new diet plan referred to as "juicing".

Juicing is a detox diet that can last from a few days to several weeks. During the detox, you consume only fruit and vegetable liquids. Many people believe juicing detoxes improve health, mood and appearance. 

Here are some commonly asked questions:

Why is juicing better than eating whole fruits?

The equivalent nutrients to one 16 oz. juice would be the same as eating 2 lbs. of carrots, 10 to 12 apples, or 8 lbs. of spinach. When you drink juice you are putting highly concentrated vitamins, minerals and enzymes into your bloodstream, which, in return, gives your digestive organs a rest.

When is the best time to juice?

The best time to juice is on an empty stomach or at least an hour before eating a meal. That way you maximize on the amount of nutrients absorbed into the body. Juice can be stored in a sealed container in the fridge for up to three days without going bad.

Does juicing help your immune system?

Juicing helps facilitate weight loss, increase energy levels, strengthen immunity and give your skin a glowing complexion. Additionally, research has proven that juicing reduces chances of heart disease, cancer and strokes, which are the three leading causes of death in the United States. 

On top of all of the benefits, juices can taste pretty great. Nothing better than a treat that's tasty AND healthy! Find a local juice bar near you this weekend and try one out. You won't be disappointed, and you'll reap some major benefits!

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