So many of us get on the juicing bandwagon thinking that it will make up for the fruits and vegetables we do not have the time to consume. While this is partly true, there are conditions applied to this theory. You see, most packaged juices are filled with copious amounts of added sugars, flavours and artificial colours. As a result, the actual nutrient value of the fruits and vegetables is completely diminished and all you are left with is a delicious beverage with little to no nutritional value. However, if you do prefer consuming fruits and vegetables in juice form, you should opt for cold extracted juices.
So, what’s the deal with cold extracted juices?
Cold extraction is a unique process through which one can get the actual, complete value of produce, as if it were just plucked freshly from the farm. Fruits and vegetables are bottled in such conditions that the actual sweetness and taste along with all the nutrients of the produce, stays intact, as if you were drinking the produce. There are no added flavours, artificial sweeteners or colours added to enhance the taste, so the nutritional value of the produce is not compromised.
Why should I switch to cold-extracted juices?
The nutrients stay intact: When your doctor or nutritionist tells you that eating a fruit raw as opposed to juicing it is more beneficial; they are addressing the fact that juices created with artificial flavours do not good, but rather possible harm to your body. Packaged juices have a highly liquid consistency because it is prepared by removing the fibre, which is essentially the heart and soul of farm-fresh produce. These juices also come with long shelf-lives of 9-12 months, thanks to the artificial additives, which further reduce the nutrient value.
It protects your body from ailments: As we all know, artificial flavouring and sugars contribute to weight-gain, especially around the belly. Cold extracted beverages, whether they are fruit and vegetable juices, nut-milks or nectars are bottled in such a way that the fibrous nutrients of the produce are preserved. Moreover, the fibre content in the produce plays an important role in preventing you from contracting coronary and cardiovascular diseases, hypertension and diabetes. As such, you can avail the actual benefits of the produce.
You get a shot at maintaining a healthy lifestyle: Not everyone has the time to go to the gym and exercise. Besides, with the kind of high-stress lifestyle we lead, we also end up indulging in unhealthy eating habits. We skip breakfast, don’t drink enough water, have meals at erratic hours and even abuse our bodies with junk food. But with cold-extracted juices, you get a shot at a do-over with your body. You can put an end to all your unhealthy eating habits simply by introducing these, naturally healthy drinks in your daily diet. Since special care is taken to ensure that the nutrient value of the produce is not lost, you can rest assured that the juice you are consuming is as nutritious as it can get.