‘Juicing’ is a process, where the juices from fresh vegetables and fruits are extracted, resulting in a liquid containing most of the antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals, naturally present in the whole vegetable/fruit.
The nutritious juices also contain soluble fibre, a pre-biotic which promotes growth of probiotics which helps balance our microbiome, necessary for our gut health, as the gut is a key player in hormone production and detoxification.
Freshly made juices from a variety of vegetables and fruits are easy to absorb, allowing us to get good quantity of diverse nutrients that we wouldn’t normally consume in such quantity, and provide us with rich nourishment - a very effective way to boost our system and help speed up recovery and healing when needed.
Juicing is generally used for two purposes: for detoxification as part of a cleansing regime, and as a boost of nutrients to a daily diet. However, it can also be used as part of a body hydrating strategy and targeted supplementation to individual needs by choosing fresh ingredients rich in vitamins or minerals beneficial for certain health conditions.
Juicing is also particularly effective for improving overall hormonal health, which contributes to the relief of stress and anxiety, and very beneficial during perimenopause and menopause.
RECIPE: Hydrating and alkalising super detoxifier
Fasting on this is a great way to give the digestive system a chance to rest, reduce inflammation, reduce mucus, improve cellular renewal & repair, adding to stellar skin integrity and super charged energy, focus and clarity.
You can re-use the pulp in stews, dehydrator or put in compost.
Clare Batchelor, Raw foods and Superfoods expert