1. ItĂ˘â‚¬â„˘s really hard to get the amount of vegetables required by most experts (6-8 servings) in a typical day. I donĂ˘â‚¬â„˘t know about you, but when I wake up, I donĂ˘â‚¬â„˘t crave a big bowl of collard greens or broccoli. ItĂ˘â‚¬â„˘s rare to see Americans eating vegetables for breakfast, and at lunch it could be as small as a piece of lettuce and tomato on a sandwich, leaving very little room in the day to get that 6-8 servings. It takes a few pounds of vegetables to get a 12-ounce glass of juice Ă˘â‚¬â€ś which gives you the whole dayĂ˘â‚¬â„˘s worth of servings in one glass. Additionally, juicing allows you to get a wide variety of vegetables you would probably not otherwise consume in your diet, giving your body the variety of vitamins and minerals it needs to repair damaged cells, prevent disease, and keep you looking and feeling younger.
2. Drinking juice gives you a ton of energy. When juice is separated from the fiber of fruits and vegetables, it is easier for your body to absorb all the nutrients, giving you an instant boost of energy. Consuming the abundance of live enzymes, vitamins and minerals in juice is like drinking a natural version Red Bull. ThereĂ˘â‚¬â„˘s nothing wrong with a little organic coffee, but my daily habit was eliminated after I started having fresh juice daily. I simply didnĂ˘â‚¬â„˘t need it anymore to feel awake and alive.
3. Our soil is depleted. Due to the use of pesticides, genetically modified seeds, and conventional farming practices, several vitamins and minerals have become depleted from our soil. Eating a piece of broccoli now vs. 20 years ago does not yield the same amount of nutrition. ItĂ˘â‚¬â„˘s crucial that we try to overcompensate this fact by consuming as many whole plant foods as possible. Juicing allows you to get the extra boost you need much more efficiently than trying to chew vegetables all day. When I started drinking carrot juice, my eye lashes immediately started to grow longer within just a couple of weeks. Feeling the extra energy boost is one thing, but seeing the results in the mirror can be quite dramatic and make you a firm believer of the powers of drinking juice.