Juicing Benefits

3 Amazing  Ways Juicing Vegetables & Fruits Benefits Your Health and Longevity

The benefits of juice detoxing are wide-ranging and many. Here are some of the specific benefits you can expect even after spending only 3 days on a juicing  detoxification and cleansing program.

  1. Rests Your Distrongstive System

Many of us are familiar with the discomfort of indigestion. Sometimes, it’s simply a case of overindulgence or that extra spicy sauce you love so much, but for many people, it is a chronic condition.

Acid reflux, GERDS, dyspepsia, ulcers, gallbladder disease, and abdominal pain are all symptoms of a much bigger underlying problem related to your gastrointestinal tract (GI) and digestive system. And just to put things into perspective, your digestive system is the one that nourishes and supports all of your other 9 body systems.  It all depends on your food choices. For some people, consuming raw vegetables is difficult as it upsets their GI tract due to chronic symptoms, usually stemming from less-than-great food choices over the years. Vegetables tend to be high in fiber, both soluble and insoluble, and while soluble can be soothing for the gut, the insoluble fiber can be problematic, especially if your GI tract is not in optimum working condition.

A huge advantage of fresh juice is that it doesn’t require digestion. The juicer machine does all the ‘heavy’ work of breaking down the fibers in the plants to give you all dense nutrients in the fresh juice, which enters your system rapidly, allowing for a quicker and more direct access for uptake into your body, and bypassing any blockages or jams in your digestive system.  The result?  Your body gets the benefits of raw vegetables and fruits without gas, bloating, or indigestion.


  1. Weight Loss:

Boosting your consumption of alkaline-producing raw vegetables will naturally help you shed weight.  By the end of my first juicing detox program I did, (which actually lasted 7 days), I  lost 5 pounds, my skin glowed, my mind was clearer and sharper, and I had more energy than I knew what to do with.

Other people have reported losing more than this (mainly during a week-long juicing detox), while others have reported losing less. It all depends on your unique biochemistry and metabolism, what if any symptoms or health issues you may be working with, your age, medication history, how toxic your body is, and various other factors that may come into play.   One thing is certain, toxins are stored in fat cells and juicing is a most effective and nutrient-dense way to get rid of both unwanted weight and stored  toxins.

If one of your main goals is to lose weight be sure to choose less fruits and more  vegetables because fruits are  higher in sugar. Biochemically speaking, sugar spikes insulin (a fat storing hormone) and can slow down your weight loss goals. It’s still okay to add some sweetness, such as some apple or pear especially in the morning when you need that immediate boost of energy to get you going, but stick with vegetables for the most part for optimum and quicker results.



Weight Loss Tip:  Keep in mind that vegetables are very low in calories, whereas fruits can be quite a bit higher, due to their sugar content. If your goal is to lose weight then stick to mostly vegetables and the lower-in-calorie fruits, like berries, melons, tomatoes, lemons, and limes. Keep an eye on how much fruit you’re juicing on a daily basis so you can make sure not to exceed your calorie limit.



  1. It Lowers High LDL Cholesterol

LDL (low-density lipoprotein) is the cholesterol we want to get rid of because too much of it clogs up the blood vessels and arteries that can lead to cardiovascular issues. HDL (high-density lipoprotein) cholesterol is the good cholesterol, which picks up bad LDL cholesterol from the blood vessel and takes it to the liver where it is processed and disposed out of our system.

Almost all vegetables and fruits will help lower LDL cholesterol levels because they contain antioxidants that protect the circulating cholesterol from oxidizing, which is when it becomes particularly harmful. Plants also contain phytosterols that bind with cholesterol within the intestines and reduce the absorption of LDL cholesterol thereby having a cardiovascular protective effect.


Hi! I'm Deirdre Rawlings, a personal Certified Health Coach, Holistic Nutritionist, Master Herbalist, Naturopathic doctor, Sports Nutritionist, Speaker, Author, and a trained Plant-based Chef. I practice a holistic approach to health and nutrition to help you to uncover the root cause for symptoms and disease so you can live a life that restores and supports your wellness, growth, and highest self. Read More . . .

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