“Fresh pressed juice is like drinking a natural vitamin filled with living enzymes, essential minerals, antioxidants, and natural antibiotics, which are vital for optimal health” Roughly 95% of the vitamins and enzymes our bodies need are found in the juice of raw fruits and vegetables, it’s no wonder the juicing craze has become so popular over the past several years. If done properly, juicing can be extremely beneficial to your cells, skin, hair, body and overall levels of health. Juicing Benefits: -1: Juicing provides our bodies with a quick and efficient way to receive immune boosting benefits and life supporting nutrients. Some of the main benefits of juicing include increased energy levels, strengthened immunity, stronger bones, improving skin health, reducing toxic load, reducing inflammation, resetting leptin and insulin levels, and balancing hormones…to name a few. Green juices can provide our bodies with a highly concentrated source of vitamins, minerals and enzymes, entering the bloodstream almost immediately and giving your digestive organs some much needed rest. -2: Juicing helps your body absorb the nutrients found in vegetables. Most people have impaired GI function and poor gut health, leading to improper digestion and nutrient deficiencies; decreased digestion equals decreased absorption, and lets not forget, you are what you absorb. Juicing essentially pre-digests the nutrients, allowing them to pass directly into the blood stream allowing you to receive the full health benefits. Within minutes these nutrients are feeding the cells and restoring and healing the body. -3: Juicing not only increases the quantity of vegetables in your diet, but can also help increase your variety of vegetables. Eating the same foods every day and having no type of food rotation regimen can actually increase your chance of developing an allergy to a certain food. You can easily develop a food intolerance to something that has been a staple for your diet in years. Avoid this by introducing new healing and nourishing vegetables into your system on a regular basis with juicing. -4: Juicing can introduce you to new foods you might have not incorporated into your diet otherwise. Try juicing some veggies that maybe you wouldn’t consider eating on a regular basis. If you are still turned off by the taste of some of the more popular greens (cucumber, fennel, celery, romaine, endive, escarole, spinach, cabbage, parsley, cilantro, kale, collard greens, dandelion greens) try adding some apple, lemon or pineapple to your mixture to essentially cover up the taste of the veggies you might not be too keen on ingesting. -5:Juicing can hell you save money on supplements… because a synthetic man-made vitamin from some lab just isn’t the same as the real thing. Natural, real whole foods provide the enzyme, minerals and vitamins your body needs heal and replenish itself with, while also being more easily and completely absorbed by the body. Juicing for the right reasons: It is important to remember that juices themselves don’t heal the body, but rather they provide the body with the building blocks and material necessary for healing itself. Juicing should never be used as a quick fix, a method for extreme dieting, or an excuse to starve ourselves. Juicing should be incorporated into an already healthy lifestyle to help cleanse and detox your organs, cells and glands. Juicing, in addition to eating whole real foods, exercising and practicing stress management, can be a great addition to your health arsenal when it comes to to obtaining optimal levels of wellness and health!