Do you find yourself struggling to consume enough vegetables on a daily basis? If so, you’re not alone. The CDC reported that only one in ten adults ate a healthy amount of vegetables. Even for a country covered in fast-food joints, that’s a drastically low number.
So how is it that we aren’t getting enough vegetables? What is so burdensome about eating veggies?
We all know how important they are to our diet. Even our parents first foisted veggies on us as kids to little effect. We have our dietitians telling us the same thing, with the same poor results based on the CDC findings.
Diets reveal that changing our hard-wired eating habits can be tough. When we’ve grown up in a culture that doesn't eat enough vegetables, changing our ways to include more veggies can be difficult.
That’s why juicing can be an effective solution. Juicing can help us get the nutrients we’re desperately missing out on while getting our bodies accustomed to a new dietary world. Most importantly, juicing introduces us to the life-changing flavors of vegetables you can only appreciate when in just one bottle.
Why Is Juicing important?
Juicing makes it easier for people to eat more vegetables. How? Consider how much celery goes into just a cup of celery juice. It takes a whole bunch of celery for even that modest amount.
Basically, one serving can give you more celery than many people would eat in a month or more. Especially when you’re not getting enough vegetables in the first place, vegetable juice gives you a simple way to pack down vast amounts of fruits and veggies into an easily consumable form.
One bottle of juice can have an entire fridge’s worth of vegetables, with all the nutrients you need to be condensed into every sip.
And the best part? Vegetables taste so much better when they're juiced. Here’s a list of vegetables that make for great juice recipes. You’ll be happy to include more veggies in your diet when you take a sip for yourself.
If you haven’t tried celery juice, then you’re missing out. When you juice celery, you extract its sweet, earthy taste, loads of key nutrients, and extremely low-calorie intake.
Celery is famous for its low-calorie profile, which has made it a staple in weight loss regimens. But there’s plenty to gain from celery and even more from consuming the juice.
This hydrating veggie has tons of antioxidants like flavonoids, beta carotene, and vitamin C. The compounds in celery juice can help your body detox and fight redness and swelling. It’s more than just a low-cal means of weight loss. Celery juice is a good source of nutrients that contribute to wellness.
See for yourself how delicious celery juice can be, especially when mixed with lemon juice and other essential spices in our Celery Kick Cold Pressed Celery Juice.
Ginger root is amongst some of the oldest medicinal substances known to civilization. Countless societies have used ginger to help aid in a wide range of health issues. It just so happens that it packs a zesty punch when juiced.
Ginger is well-known to lessen the symptoms of nausea and curb our upset stomachs. It’s also been known to help reduce feelings of bloating or constipation. There’s even some promising research looking into ginger’s anti-inflammatory properties.
Ginger juice is a go-to for a well-rounded wellness package. Its unique taste makes it a common feature in many different juice mixtures. We’ve got ginger juice in a few of our favorite selections, like our Sunny Citrus Carrot Cold Pressed Juice.
Technically a “fruit,” cucumber is considered a vegetable in the culinary world. They’re related to melons, explaining their often sweet tones. And they make for a tasty, healthy juice that’s perfect for pairing up with other flavors.
Like celery, cucumbers are relatively low-calorie. They’re also 95% water, making them another mainstay in weight loss regimens by helping us quench our thirst and feel sated. Cucumber juice is a great way to get hydrated given their high water content.
To help stay hydrated, cucumber is a good source of potassium and magnesium, electrolytes that help your body retain fluids. Among many other nutrients, cucumbers also contain vitamin K, which can help promote bone health.
Cucumbers' cool, sweet flavor makes it a great addition to a well-balanced juice. We’ve included it in our Greens Cold Pressed juice.
Carrots are one of the more popular vegetables. Carrots are often roasted, sautéd, or just eaten raw. But you haven’t lived until you’ve tried carrot juice. Carrot is silky, sweet, and packed with some excellent nutrients.
Carrots are plentiful resources for all sorts of vitamins and minerals. They have tons of vitamin C, which could make carrot juice a great way to boost your immune system.
What carrots are most famous for are the benefits they can bring to our eyes and eyesight. The beta-carotene rich in carrots helps your body create more vitamin A, which is crucial for your vision. Beta-carotene also helps ensure your long-term eye health, with promising evidence that they help reduce our risk of developing cataracts.
Some carrots have lutein, a compound that has been shown to prevent age-related macular degeneration. Carrots are great for your eyes and your taste buds alike.
Carrot is a star player in our vitamin C enriched Sunny Citrus Carrot Ginger Juice.
Nothing is quite as refreshing as a cool blast of mint on the tongue. This flavorful herb packs quite a punch making it a great supplement to a juice’s flavor profile. It also has some great nutritional benefits as well.
Like ginger, mint has been used to help with indigestion. There’s been compelling evidence that mint may help loosen the muscles in our digestive tract, alleviating the symptoms of digestion disorders, like IBS.
We often consume it in small amounts, but mint makes a strong presence in our food and drinks. It’s the perfect way to give added dimensions to sweet, tangy flavors, like in our Pineapple Mint Cold Pressed Juice.
Beet juice is an absolute all-star juice. Its rich, earthy flavor makes for a soothing, restorative juice. In addition to the flavor, beets have an impressive range of nutritional benefits that have many dietitians excited about the wellness potential found in beetroot.
Beetroot is unique amongst other vegetables, most notably because of its ruby-red color. Most vegetables tend to be on the greener side of the color spectrum, but what sets beets apart from other vegetables color-wise reveals their secret nutritional power.
Betalains are a critical component of what makes beets so special, from their red color to their abundance of health benefits.
Betalains contain tons of antioxidants and have anti-inflammatory properties that may help reduce our risk of developing heart disease or high blood pressure from chronic inflammation. Plus, beets have nitrites, which may also play a key role in keeping healthy blood pressure levels.
Beet juice is the star of one of our most flavorful juices, Raw Red Beet Ginger Juice.
When it comes to leafy green vegetables, you can’t get better than kale. Leafy greens are usually the kinds of vegetables that we fail to include in our diet. If you struggle to get leafy greens like kale into your diet, then just wait until you see how it tastes in a juice blend.
Kale is a fantastic source of calcium, a unique feature compared to most plants. It also has loads of vitamin C and vitamin E, which could make kale juice a great way to give your immune system a boost.
Its benefits for your heart are another powerful feature that makes kale a great addition to your diet. Kale is a good source of potassium, a mineral often associated with healthy blood pressure levels.
You can get a taste of kale for yourself in our Greens Cold Pressed Juice.
Delivers on Nutrients and Flavor
Do you feel like you aren’t getting the right amount of veggies in your diet? Juicing provides a streamlined means to get you the nutrients you need from vegetables and taste great.
And when it comes to getting the most out of your juice, nutrients, and flavor, cold pressing is the cutting-edge method that gives you the best juice.
Unlike conventional masticating juicers, which grind juices up, cold-pressing uses a hydraulic press that ensures that every ounce of liquid is extracted from the fruits and veggies going into your juice.
Because cold pressing doesn’t use oxygen or heat to extract juice, the nutritional content of the fruits and vegetables juiced remains virtually the same. That way, you’re getting the absolute most with every sip.
At PUR Cold-Pressed, We Believe Juicing Opens a New Path to Long-Term Wellness
We believe that helping your body detoxify and supplying yourself with the nutrients you need makes cold-pressed juice a transformative way to overall wellness.
Whether it’s including individual juices packed with healthy fruits and vegetables into your diet, or a cleanse to reset your body and get you back on track towards a healthier lifestyle, PUR is here to equip you with the nutritional content you need to live your best life.