Fruits and vegetables are good for your health. Some of them even reduce your risk of chronic diseases, such as heart disease and cancer.
Juicing is often associated with “detoxing” or “cleansing,” whether for weight loss or wellness. According to the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, fruits and vegetables are associated with a reduced risk of many chronic diseases, including heart disease and certain types of cancers. However, few Americans meet the daily recommended fruit and vegetable intake.
So what does juicing means?
The term “juicing” refers to juice extraction from fruits and vegetables. It usually strips away most of the solid matter, including the seeds and pulp, from whole fruits and vegetables. The resulting liquid contains most of the vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants naturally present in the whole fruit or vegetable. But not all juices are created equal, and many are not 100 percent juice. Some are thinned or filtered, while juice “cocktails” or juice blends may contain one or more juices, with much of the sugar coming from added sugars.
If you struggle to eat enough fruits and vegetables each day, juicing is a convenient way to get a wide range of important nutrients.
Suggested daily fruit intake is 1 1/2 cups for women, 2 for men. For vegetables it’s 2 to 2 1/2 cups for women and 2 1/2 to 3 cups for men.
We would like to share some great juicing recipes you can try at home. Check out the link below and enjoy!