I recently purchased a compact juicer, and I’ve picked up a ton of great fruit and vegetable juice combinations from the net since then. The benefits of a raw diet are pretty well known, and juicing is just one way to try it out for yourself. In case you’re curious, I’ve also experienced a few more positives that might make sense for anyone with a busy lifestyle:
Juicing doesn’t require cooking.
Depending on which ingredients you use, juicing really just requires only washing your raw ingredients; and, in some cases, taking the skin off of it (like with citrus). If you use it as a meal replacement, you’ll want to remember to have some type of protein source with it to help you feel fuller longer.
If you’re like me, you’ll end up spending a lot more time choosing ingredients than you will actually juicing them. Dropping them through the juicer takes, literally, seconds. So, if you need a fast dinner, breakfast or lunch, you might want to give it a try.
It’s easy to clean up.
I’m sure different juicer models will vary in terms of how easy they are to put together and take apart for cleaning. But, the one I use is really easy to clean. After pouring the juice out of the container, it’s just a matter of dumping the peels into the trash. Then, I either wash the plastic pieces and metal center filter piece in the sink, or I rinse and place them in the dishwasher. The center filter piece will need a little scrubbing, but you would spend longer brushing your teeth than it takes to clean it off.
No matter what time of day you juice, it’s a great way to add nutrients into your diet from vegetables you might not otherwise eat as frequently. For me, juicing kale is a lot easier than cooking it, so it means I have more of the dark leafy green in my diet through the week.