Juicing helps you absorb all the nutrients from the fruits and vegetables. This is one of my main reasons for juicing. You’ll be able to absorb more nutrients from your fruits and vegetables than if you were eating them.
Juicing breaks down the fruits and vegetables, removes the fiber, thus making it easier for your body to absorb more nutrients.
This is important because many of us have an impaired digestive system as a result of making poor food choices over the years. This limits your body’s ability to absorb all the nutrients from fruits and vegetables.
Juicers break down the fiber’s cell wall and release the nutrients, allowing your body to absorb more nutrients found in fresh fruits and vegetables. Juicers expel the indigestible fiber.
This isn’t to say that you should gulp your juice down. No, slowly drink your juice, almost chewing it and allow your saliva time to start the digestive process. Sipping or chewing your juice also sends a message to your brain that you’re eating, filling yourself.
Besides vitamins and minerals, fresh juice contains enzymes. Live enzymes! This is good for your body and it’s important to drink your fresh juice as soon as you can. Otherwise you’ll loose some of the living enzymes. I recommend drinking fresh juice within 20 minutes of juicing. Of course, if you’re like me, you’re going to make some extra for later. So store your juice in tightly sealed containers and keep it refrigerated.
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