Many of us need to increase our daily intake of fruit and vegetables. We are the champions of the world when it comes to getting enough carbs, protein, and fat, but we’re sorely lacking when it comes to getting more micronutrients.
While the Centers For Disease Control recommend adults consume about 1 ½ to 2 cups of fruit and 2 to 3 cups of vegetables daily, an analysis of American diets between 2007 and 2010 found that 50% of the population ate less than 1 cup of fruit and less than 1 ½ cups of vegetables.
An astounding 76% of people did not eat nearly enough fruit, and 87% did not eat enough vegetables.
Many people simply don’t like eating vegetables. Broccoli is tough, cabbage is chewy, and carrots can break your teeth if they haven’t been boiled long enough and let’s not get started on that stringy asparagus!
However, fruit and vegetables are where essential micronutrients are to be found and juicing is a great way to easily pack more of them into a well-balanced and healthy diet.
Join the juicing revolution and for good reason, it is healthy, convenient and allows you to get key vitamins and minerals from plant foods that may be missing from your diet.