Did you know that 95% of the vitamins that our bodies need can be found in the juice of raw fruits and veggies? We’re all for healthy eating. In fact, per Canada’s Dietary Guidelines, you should be consuming between 5-13 servings of fruits and veggies each day. And while we’re all for doing what the doctor says, even the most ardent health connoisseur has trouble getting their daily dose.
At Grown Here Farms, we’re passionate about providing our community with local, organic, good-for-you produce. We know it makes a difference in our body, but also for our planet. Which is why we advocate for organic juicing – it’s healthier for you, it’s better for your body, and it helps you reduce your impact on the environment when you choose local, organic food.
Scroll on for a full breakdown on just how juicing benefits you and that beautiful, hardworking body of yours.
Juicing, when done correctly, is a convenient way to not only get you all your fruits and veggies in, it has incredible health benefits. Freshly pressed juices are packed full of the good-for-you stuff; we’re talking vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that help prevent disease.
Whole fruits come with insoluble fibre that aids in your body’s digestion. When you juice, you remove the insoluble fibre, which increases the absorption of all the important nutrients and provide a faster way for your body to intake all the good stuff. Fresh juices also come packed with soluble fibre, which helps lower cholesterol. It’s a good idea to combine a juice with whole fruits to get the best combination of both.
You know how you feel so crummy after eating a whole bunch of junk food? It’s because your body uses energy to convert the foods we eat into liquids to be absorbed (and when you’re eating junk, your body has to work even more hard to break down non-natural ingredients, hence why you feel so tired after). When you juice, your body exe
Juicing also lets you try new fruits and veggies! When we go out to the market, we typically tend to buy what we know we like and don’t stray beyond what we don’t know, which means we end up eating just a handful of all the wonderful options there are out there. While there’s nothing wrong with playing it safe, juicing lets you explore other wonderful (and often more nutritious) types of fruits and veggies since they’re all getting mixed together. Get adventurous next time you shop the produce aisle!
Juicing is also a great way to reduce waste and help the environment. If you have a questionable looking carrot and you aren’t sure if you want to include it in solid form for dinner, toss it in your juicer instead of in the garbage. Not to mention it’s easy on the wallet!