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5 health benefits of juicing raw fruits and vegetables



If you're anything like me and have been looking for ways to improve your health and well-being then prepared to be blown away by these amazing benefits of juicing your raw fruits and vegetables.


Juicing simply means extracting the juice from fruits and vegetables either with a juicer or a really good blender, sieve and a milk bag. The liquid that comes out is so rich and has a number of nutrients your body needs to function well . Incorporating this into your daily routine will reflect in the way you feel and in no time, you'll begin to see the difference in your overall health and well-being .


You'll need;


Juicer



To start your juicing journey, you'll need a juicer. The juicer perfectly separates juice and pulp, extracts the high-purity juice and preserves the rich nutrients in your fruits and vegetables.


Blender


If you are not ready to invest in a juicer just yet, try using your blender and a nut milk bag to sieve out the juice after blending.



As you can imagine, there are various types of juicers some of which are high end and some reasonably priced. It's worth considering your family needs and how you plan to balance whole foods and juicing. This may help you decide of what to look out for when investing in a juicer. I personally wasn't looking to replace juicing with my food so I was out for a basic but functional type and what I really like about this juicer is the two-speed regulation for different fruits and vegetables and it's got the 'Hard' function for when you're not sure if the food is hard or soft. It's super easy to put together and very convenient to clean.


5 benefits of juicing

  1. It is one of the best ways to boost your immune system which helps your body fight infections.

  2. It helps reduce high blood pressure and high cholesterol.

  3. It can help to increase your energy levels. We all need a little boost to get through the day.

  4. It helps to detox and cleanse your body from unwanted toxins

  5. It's helps to reduce bloating and is also a great way to reduce your weight.



Recipe 1- Lemon x Orange x Apple x Ginger

I read online the other day that this juice is rich in vitamin c and can help to boost your immunity. I love my lemons and so naturally I'm always interested in any smoothie or juice recipes that i can add it to.


Ingredients;

2x peeled oranges

1/4 peeled lemon

1 medium apple

1/2 fresh ginger



Recipe 2- Kale x Orange x Banana x Strawberry

I have to be honest with you, I eat my kale but not in the healthiest ways because when I make my traditional soup with kale, it has quite a bit of oils, though very yummy, not the healthiest and so I try to make some kale smoothies every now and then. Try this juice if you want to your vegetables but in a sweet drink. You'll need;


Ingredients;

1 x peeled orange

1 x cup of strawberries

2 x kale leaves

3 x carrots

1 x ripe banana


Did you know? Bananas are low in calorie and high in fiber which make them a more filling snack than other process sugary foods.



Nutritional fun facts

  • Red bell peppers are simply green bell peppers that have been left on the vine to continue to ripen. They were named by Spanish explorers searching for peppercorn plants to produce black pepper have and have more than twice the vitamin C of a green pepper.


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  • Brazil is the world leader in orange production and the best way to store them is loose rather than in a plastic bag, because they can easily develop mold if exposed to moisture.-'Justfunfacts.com

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  • Peppers are actually fruits because they are produced from a flowering plant and contains seeds- most people think of them as vegetables- 'dpi.wi.gov


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I hope you find these healthy tips useful for you this week and if you do get juicing with these or any other recipes, please tag me @dolasjournal I'd love to share.





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