Cold-Pressed Juicing is gaining main stream popularity, after years of dedication from lean-green health enthusiasts. If you want more energy, a stronger immune system and to decrease your fat, then cold-pressed juices are one of the best—and most convenient!—options available.
Here’s why. Fresh fruits and veggies have living enzymes, as well as more minerals and vitamins, in them than those that have been heated for pasteurization; giving your body more of what it needs to be healthy.
Leaky Gut Fix
Another great reason is that the Standard American Diet (accurately, if not humorously, referred to as SAD) contains an inordinate amount of toxins. Along with the saturated fats, sugars and additives used in the processed food that comprises the average meal, there are also toxins such as pesticides and growth hormones used to economically produce our food, as well as chemicals that are intended to intensify its flavor.
These ingredients do more than fill stomachs. Science is now validating that they make bodies fat and sluggish, and can create a condition known as “leaky gut.” Leaky gut occurs when the balance of good and bad bacteria is affected by the SAD diet or prescription medicines, and may even cause there to be microscopic holes in the intestinal wall.
Feel Better with Better Nutrition
Cold-press juicing provides the phytonutrients that bodies use to restore, replenish and repair itself. Phytonutrients are simply the nutrition that only plants can provide—how often did you hear, “Eat your vegetables, they’re good for you!”? It’s true. They are good for you. How good is somewhat startling.
Cold-pressed juicing gets the nutrition out of the vegetables and fruits and directly into your body; nutrition that is used to repair your cells and build new ones. Your body completely replaces its cells every seven years—it’s important to give it the building blocks it needs to support health, fight disease and allow you to age at a normal rate. The average diet has cells starved for true nutrition, unable to ward off disease and infection, and aging more rapidly.
Have you been thinking about doing a “detox?” The purpose of your liver is to detoxify your body. So what happens when your liver is overloaded from the SAD amounts of processed food consumed from the rush of a busy life? Your liver will struggle to help you process the toxins. It will also make it more difficult to provide the bile necessary to break down the fibers and fat you consume. Often times, the result is excess weight, and eventually, a “fatty liver.”
Consumed every few days, or even during a juice fast, cold-pressed juices can give your liver the nutrients—and the rest from processing fibers and fat—that it needs to repair itself. Fiber, of course, is an important part of a balanced diet, but giving your liver what it needs to repair itself has become necessary with today’s diet, too.
While there’s no way all the benefits of cold-pressed juices can be covered in 350 words, you may discover that adding regular meals of cold-pressed juices makes it easier to retrain your brain’s habit of turning to comfort food, or relying on sugar for a quick energy fix.
One More Tip
Here’s a pro tip on getting the most out of your cold-pressed juice. Gently “chew” your cold-pressed juice as you consume it. This will help activate your body’s digestive enzymes, and allow for the maximum amount of nutrition to be absorbed by your body.