The Facts About Juicing

What is juicing?

Juicing is a method of extracting the juice from fruits and vegetables by removing the pulp (fiber part) and leaving all of the micronutrients from the produce to be consumed as juice. Once the juice is consumed it bypasses the traditional digestive route (required for digesting fiber) and is instead released into the bloodstream, organs, and tissues at a more rapid rate. By eliminating the need for any work output from the digestive tract, the juice can begin flooding your body with nutrients in as little as 15 minutes.

Is juicing good for you?

Juicing has become popularized in recent years as a way to boost your immune system and lose weight. These two elements of juicing are a byproduct of juicing; but, for most of us, juicing is a way to get your daily recommended amount of fruits and vegetables. It is only when you use juicing as a “fast” or “cleanse” that you see a larger impact on the proposed weight loss and immune boost.

Juicing has been used as a way to cleanse your digestive system as it floods your body with much needed vitamins, nutrients, enzymes and antioxidants without the need to breakdown the fiber in the whole fruit or vegetable. It also flushes your body of bad bacteria and radicals. In essence, juicing it is a restart button for your entire body as well as your metabolism when used as a cleanse.

Juicing has many health benefits, but it is not an end-all-be-all of “dieting.” It isn’t easy and requires some prep work and can sometimes be confusing due to the numerous choices. It’s important to note that juicing is not for everyone.

If you are interested in juicing or want to learn more about how to be a healthier you, be sure to ask our Front Door Fitness nutrition experts for more details on this process and if it’s the best option for you!