Juicing makes your body absorb larger amounts of nutrients faster. It's because the process of digesting solid food is bypassed by your system.
Adherents of the ancient Indian healing system Ayurveda believe that if you drink fruit or vegetable extract, your organs and body tissues will greatly benefit.
In today's world, people like you and me are perennially exposed to foods such as, fried chicken, french fries, hamburgers, pastries and pizza, among others. These foods contain trans fat, which is bad news for you, because it clogs your arteries and it can lead to diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
You may be having veggies in your diet regularly and you figure you don't need to drink any of its liquid version since you're already getting your nutrients from your recipe of red cabbage in cider vinegar anyway.
But guess what, enzymes play a vital role in every chemical action in your body. When you cook your carrot, cabbage or your spinach, the enzymes get destroyed by the heat.
Whereas, if you take it raw and in liquid form, the proteolytic enzymes and phytonutrients stay intact. It is why you absorb concentrated amounts of these nutrients into your system when you drink the extract instead.
Phytonutrients are essential nutrients derived from plants. They are scientifically confirmed as important to your health because they contain immune-enhancing properties.
When you eat some raw carrot or cucumber, your system only absorbs approximately less than 5% of the beta carotene, flavonoids, and other phytonutrients because these are locked in its fiber.
On the other hand, by transforming it into liquid form, your system will now be able to use more or less 90% of the nutrients.
Juicing For Health - The food that you allow to enter into your body, will determine the health of every cell and organ in your body. Allowing the proper foods to dominate your diet can help the body in its efforts to build muscle, lose unwanted pounds, heal itself, and in some cases, particular foods can strengthen the immune system and lessen the risks of serious illness (opens new window)