8 Reasons to Start Juicing

I am a little obsessed with juicing. I don’t always do it, and sometimes it will just be one for breakfast or an addition to lunch or dinner. It is a quick and easy way to get a lot of natural fruit and veg goodness into your body. Plus it saves on the cost of having to buy cold pressed juices. I have always felt like I have a lot more energy when I juice.

I know ‘juice cleanses’ can get a lot of stick for not actually being very good for you and that it is just temporary. If you are embarking on a juice cleanse or similar healthy or detox plan this January, I want to let you know that juice cleanses are good for you. The feelings of having a lot of energy and generally feeling well will of course fade if you then start fuelling your body with unnatural junk. So don’t blame the juice cleanse!

They aren’t for everyone as certain health problems or illnesses need you to eat specific things. If you are up for trying it and are in general good health, there are lots of reasons why you should.

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  • It rests the stomach
    •  Juices require less of the stomach’s digestive processing (churning, acid etc). Remember to gently chew the juices to add oral enzymes to further ease digestion.
  • Rest and repair the gut
    • Toxic foods, taking medications, and even things like stress can harm the intestine’s functioning. Consuming a rainbow plant-based juice diet allows food to be easily digested. The nutrient-dense food helps to repair the gut itself too.
  • Lose weight
    • As you are feeling better and having more energy, you also naturally lose weight. Some of this is water bloat, but also some is fat. A juice cleanse should be a minimum of three days and is a great way to jump start a diet.
  • Eliminate harmful foods
    • a juice cleanse eliminates dairy, wheat, gluten and things like coffee and alcohol too. These are all full of toxins and it good to give your body a break from them.

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  • Reduce your appetite
    • Juicing doesn’t shrink the stomach, even though a lot of people think it does. it will just feel like your stomach has shrunk. Juicing eliminates the habit of comfort eating, and makes you feel satiated with less food than usual.
  •  Fills our body with super nutrition
    • Being on an all fruit and veg diet gives us not only the vitamins and minerals but the all-important nutrients that help our bodies to clean-up and heal. Juices are raw foods so they retain nutrients that would be otherwise be destroyed by cooking.
  • Improve energy
    • After the first day’s adjustment period (mostly missing actually chewing anything), most people begin to feel much more energy and clarity (by consuming only fresh juices).
  • Rehydrate the body
    • Drinking sufficient fluids (around 8 glasses a day) makes the body function more efficiently which increases energy. This aids proper elimination of toxins.

So there you have it, there is no reason to not give juicing a try. Have you ever tried a cleanse before?

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15 Comments

  1. 16th January 2016 / 5:10 pm

    This does sound really good. I had a rubbish juicer and had to get rid of it. I would love a proper juicer and then I am sure I would drink more juice. Maybe I’ll ask for one next Christmas and do the cleanse in January. But I still can’t get my head round drinking vegetables. Hugs Lucy xxxx
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    • 17th January 2016 / 8:13 pm

      ha yes I know what you mean. I think spinach is a good one to add as it doesn’t really taste of anything x
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  2. 16th January 2016 / 8:12 pm

    I really like my smoothies but juicing is definitely something I want to try. Might have to treat myself to a juicer. Do you have any recommendations? X
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  3. 17th January 2016 / 6:05 pm

    I’ve had a few juices before but have never really tried a juice cleanse or anything. I have a weird thing about the texture of it – I’m the same with soup and smoothies too! #KCACOLS
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    • 17th January 2016 / 8:17 pm

      store bought is good, just look for cold pressed rather than pasteurised – means all the goo ness is still there. And yes, I know what you mean it is a little odd but you can’t really taste it when there is some fruit in too x
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  4. 17th January 2016 / 9:08 pm

    i’ve never tried a juice cleanse but I feel like I definitely need one after the festive season! I didn’t realise they had this many benefits! they get a bit of a bad wrap! #KCACOLS
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  5. 18th January 2016 / 7:40 am

    I did a juice plus diet which is a shake twice a day then once a day. It was hard and I felt hungry ALL the time. I love the idea of the fruit ones though and I may do a cleanse at some point.
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  6. 18th January 2016 / 10:02 am

    My Husband has just started having juices, I am always out the door to work so don’t get chance but I think I will at weekends xx
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  7. 23rd January 2016 / 4:19 pm

    I agree with you, we should try to drink more juices every day as it is great for your body. I have been drinking lately strawberry, banana and orange together which is really nice with no sugar. It tastes amazing and fills you a lot. And the most important part is that it is natural. Thanks so much for sharing this at #KCACOLS. I would love to see you again on Sunday! :-) x
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