WHY JUICE IT? Benefits of Blending Your Fruits And Vegetables.

The need for fruits and vegetables cannot be over emphasized; Fruits and vegetables retain most of the vitamins, minerals and plant chemicals (phytonutrients) that would be found in the whole versions of other foods. These nutrients can help protect against cardiovascular diseases,cancer and various inflammatory diseases like rheumatoid, arthritis.Valuable compounds called flavonoids and anthocyanins are abundant in a variety of fruits and vegetables and they guard against oxidative cellular damage which comes from everyday cellular maintenance and is exacerbated by exposure to chemicals and pollution.

However most people or should I say Nigerians are not patient enough to enjoy their fruits and vegetables,  if you can imagine the struggle to imbibe the habit odfof having a balanced diet, then you can be certain that encouraging people to eat fruits and vegetables would indeed a great milestone to achieve. (Would be a great feat to conquer) because Nigerians are always on the go. This has been the major reason for the increase in blended fruits and vegetables popularly referred to as smoothie.

There are many health benefits of juicing and they include;

  1. Juicing offers life enhancing health benefits; it is a faster and a more efficient way of getting the immune system boosted with the natural nutrients that are found in fruits and vegetables.

  2. It provides a way to access digestive enzymes that are locked in the fibre of the whole fruits and vegetables.

  3. It is a fun way of increasing consumption of these important plant foods for improved health and wellness and reaching your weight loss goals.

  4. Juicing allows the presentation of the natural vitamins, minerals and enzymes of the raw produce.

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  5. It aids in the digestive process because it takes less energy to digest the produce as a liquid than as solid food which takes hours after consumption to deliver optimal nourishment to the body.

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Updated: August 4, 2018 — 6:23 pm

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