The Benefits of Vegetable and Fruit Juicing

by JL Lewis on August 14, 2010

Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Juice Provides More Energy for Golf

Juicing Fruits and VeggiesIt is widely known that eating plenty of fruits and vegetables leads to a longer, healthier life with less illness and “dis-ease.” While eating whole fruits and vegetables certainly has its benefits, juicing fruits and vegetables provides a means by which to obtain a significant serving of fruits and vegetables in one meal. Juiced fruits and veggies offer a tremendous amount of enzymes, which are essential for the digestion and absorption of food, and are critical for most of the metabolic activities continuously taking place in the body. Enzymes are destroyed by heat and cooking. Consuming fresh juices allow for the enzymes to stay intact. Whole fruits and vegetables contain fiber, which is healthy as well, although it slows the process of absorbing nutrients into the body. Juicing removes the fiber in plants, and makes food easier to assimilate. In addition, fruits and vegetables are full of fresh water as are fruit and vegetable juices. Our bodies are made up of 80% water, so fluid is essential for our bodies to operate healthily and juicing provides an abundant amount of water.

Arnold Van Den Berg, founder and President of Century Management implemented a vegetable and fruit juicing program in his office about two and a half years ago. He supplies fresh organic vegetable and fruit juices for his office staff of forty people, and has seen anecdotal benefits such as lowered cholesterol, weight loss, reduction in allergies, and quicker recovery from colds. Arnold finds there are many benefits to juicing. There are three to five times more vegetables in one glass of juice than you would typically eat in a sitting. For example, there are eight carrots in an eight ounce glass of carrot juice. Additionally, juice goes into the blood stream in just 15 minutes and provides instant benefits, including more energy. Arnold says that drinking juice also gives the body a rest, since the juice is so easy to digest. Arnold has found that the body does not need as much food when drinking vegetable juice since the body is getting most of the nutrients it needs from the juice. Thus, drinking fresh squeezed juice can also assist in weight loss. It is also great for anyone going through surgery. Arnold highly recommends Dr. Walker’s book , Fresh Vegetable and Fruit Juices. In his book, Dr. Walker explains how juicing can be used to improve health and healing. Using his book as a reference guide, find the ailment or deficiency and drink the recommended juices that increase the nutrients that help with that particular deficiency. Instead of taking supplements for a deficiency you can just drink the appropriate juice.

Juicing can give the body an energy and endurance boost which can be just what is needed when playing a five-hour round of golf! The process of digestion is much easier with a juicing program than when eating heavy meals. This extra energy and stamina can help improve your scores and achieve your potential as a golfer.

“Juice Bars” are becoming common in several cities around the United States, serving yummy concoctions of fruit and vegetable juices as well as “shots” of nutrient-packed foods such as wheatgrass, ginger and aloe vera, among others. With a little bit of financial investment, time, and commitment, one can have their own juice bar at home. Whether you choose to buy juice at your local juice bar or create your own at home, incorporating consistent juicing  into your health and wellness program can improve every area of your life.

Are you interested in learning more about golf exercise, diet, and nutrition and how it can improve your golf game? Read other articles written by J.L. in the J.L. Lewis Team Articles section of JLLewisGolf.com.

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