Juicing for Health: How Fresh Juice Gives Glowing Skin
We all put on masks. And metaphorically, juicing will not make that mask unnecessary.
But, do you ever feel like you have to cover your face? Is it because of the condition of your skin?
Then maybe juicing for your skin health is a good option.
Here’s the thing: your skin is an organ, not just a covering. It’s inherently part of the whole system of your body. The average person’s skin, if stretched out, measures about 22 square feet. It’s also the heaviest organ in your body at 20 pounds.
Just covering it up when it looks bad is a pattern of denial. I’m not saying makeup is a bad thing. But you have the potential to actually fix any dry, itchy, wrinkly skin you’ve been worried about.
So, let’s jump about why juicing is good for your health and your skin.
1. Juicing For Health Because Your Liver
Livers aren’t just a thing you used to eat when you went to KFC. They’re this amazing organ that does incredible things for your body and your skin.
It’s where a ton of the metabolic processes happen in your body. Metabolic meaning breaks down substances for your body to either eliminate or use. The eliminate function is typically used for toxins. Things that you have too much of or don’t need in your body.
Think about it this way. If you’re overworking your liver with too much fat, can it break down the necessary chemicals for the rest of your body?
The answer is, not as easily. This is why it’s highly important you monitor what you put into your body.
But it’s also important to realize that a healthy liver doesn’t just improve inner health, it improves you outer health as well. It eliminates toxins that affect your skin.
If you have constant acne, eczema, premature aging, liver spots, itchy rashes, etc. You may want to look at how your diet affects your liver.
One of the awesome things about juicing for your health is that it detoxes your body as well. Your liver needs antioxidants to help it function correctly. And guess where a massive amount of antioxidants can be found? In fruits and vegetables!
Getting the most antioxidants out of your fruits and vegetables requires you to eat them raw. And the best way to eat your raw veggies and fruits is through juice.
2. Why Can’t I Just Drink Bottled Juice?
If you go to any old grocery store, you are going to see they have a juice aisle. If you go to the juice aisle, you are going to see rows upon rows of colorful bottles. All of them say, “drink me.” But, like Alice in Wonderland, you have no idea by just it’s outward appearing what it will do to you.
I can tell you that it may or may not do bad things. But it’s not going to benefit you like real, homemade juice.
Commercial juices, especially the ones that boast “100% juice!” just don’t have the things you need to help your skin.
If you’re juicing for your health, homemade juice has things commercial juice just doesn’t.
The fiber in homemade juice is something you really do need. It’s called soluble fiber. It’s the fiber that reduces your cholesterol levels. Those pesky LDLs your doctor keeps talking about aren’t good for your liver either, and thus aren’t good for your skin.
Remember what we said about your living having to break down fat? Yeah, those juices from the bottle aren’t going to help you with that one.
High Fructose Corn Syrup
Here’s another thing you should know about bottled juices. They can lie. The only place the bottling company has to be honest, is with the nutritional facts on the back of the bottle. It may boldly state 100% juice on the front, but on the back, you’ll find that there are a dozen other things in there. Including, but not limited to high fructose corn syrup.
But corn syrup comes from corn, right? So it can’t be all that bad!
High fructose corn syrup is a derivative of corn. It’s actually really bad for you. And, it’s in things you may not realize. Check your ketchup bottle, for example. This is why I get the truly all natural ketchup. It tastes better anyway.
But high fructose corn syrup is a whopping 55% fructose. This stuff gets directly metabolized into fat. It’s a dangerous carbohydrate for you. If you drink this stuff, you will build up fat in your liver. And your liver will soon look like an alcoholic’s liver.
So, drink real, homemade juice. Not that commercial stuff you find by the gallon at the store.
3. What Juices Are Good For My Skin?
This colorful root isn’t just for that rascally rabbit who keeps eating your kale plants. It’s amazing for your skin too.
Collagen. You want nice skin that doesn’t wrinkle and age and stretch, right? Well, you’re going to need some collagen. And collagen comes from Vitamin C. Carrots, this is a lot of C words, have vitamin C! So, juice them carrots!
Another part of your body you want to keep healthy: Your colon. If your colon is backed up, it can’t absorb the proper nutrients your liver needs to take care of your skin. See, everything is connected!
So, Kale, that super popular food, has incredible fiber. Fiber will keep you colon clean! Plus, kale has loads of vitamins and antioxidants that help your skin glow like the noon-day-sun.
Just Beet It
Ok, sorry for the bad pun. But beets are another liver cleanser you need in your juice right now. These beautiful roots are full of iron, potassium, niacin, copper, and vitamin C.
But be careful with beets. Eating too many of them could cause kidney stones. Just stick to half a beet at a time.
Conclusion: Juicing For Your Health
Other fruits and veggies good for your skin include parsley, lemon, ginger, and watercress. Mix and match every day. Your skin will thank you for it.
What other juices would you drink for your skin health? Let me know in the comments below. And, as always, make some juice!