It is wonderful. We all know that we should eat at least 3-5 servings of fruits and vegetables a day (that’s 3-5 of each, not a total of 3-5), but it is rather difficult to get these all in. Juicing extracts the juice from fresh fruits and vegetables leaving the vitamins, minerals and phytochemicals found in the whole fruit.
An easy and delicious juice combines:
- 1/2 a beet
- red pepper
- 1/2 a package of spinach
There is no concrete evidence that juicing is actually better than eating raw whole fruits and vegetables, but some believe say that we can better absorb the nutrients from juice. Because juicing allows us to get in all our servings of fruits and vegetables, it can boost our immune system, help remove toxins from our body, reduce our risk of cancer, aid digestion, and help us lose weight!
The only thing lacking from juice is the fiber as the pulp is separated from the juice. But the pulp can be used . Today I juiced the fruits first, and discarded the fruit pulp, then I juiced the vegetables. I mixed the vegetable pulp with a can of mashed black beans and about a tablespoon of olive oil. I mixed it all together, made 4 patties, rolled them in bread crumbs and sautéed them in olive oil for delicious high protein, high fiber veggie burgers!