We Love Juicing: Three Little Reasons Why

Here at Little Soap Company HQ we’re huge fans of juicing and have been making our own for years now. There’s nothing quite like a fresh, nutritious glass of greens to start your day the right way! With this in mind, today we’re celebrating the fact that we truly love juicing… and here are three little reasons why.

We Love Juicing: Three Little Reasons Why_LittleSoapCompany.co.ukThere’s a juice for every occasion

Depending on the state of your body and the nutrients it’s calling out for, there really is a juice for every occasion! There are juices to detoxify, juices to reduce inflammation in the body, juices to heal the digestive system and juices for weight loss. And the best thing? It’s up to you what you put in there. Here are three of our favourite juices, each targeting a different problem area in the body:

Pineapple Powerhouse

This juice is amazing for reducing bloat; the combination of pineapple and fennel mixed with ginger is really quite the magic potion. You need:

  • half a pineapple
  • half a fennel bulb
  • two stalks of celery
  • a four inch piece of fresh ginger

Beetroot Banger

This juice is fantastic for improving memory and helping balance out hormones too. You need:

  • one quarter of a pineapple
  • two beetroots
  • two stalks of celery
  • one teaspoon rosemary leaves
  • one teaspoon thyme leaves
  • six sage leaves

Green Goddess

There are some who say that a juice isn’t a juice if it isn’t green… we say go for all the colours! but we do LOVE a green juice and all that it does for the mind and body – this one is a true favourite:

  • one generous handful of kale leaves
  • one handful of spinach
  • two stalks of celery
  • a small handful of parsley
  • one apple
  • half a pear
  • eight raspberries
  • the juice of 1 lime

Juicing helps to detox the body

We all need a little clear out every now and then and the purpose of a detox is to help the body rid itself of various toxins and other nasties that build up over time. Juicing is a fantastic way to kick start a detox program because just one glass can incorporate a huge range of nutrients that your body is just crying out for. Combined with health solid food (yes, you can eat food on a juice detox!) you have a recipe for cleansing success!

A great way to introduce juicing as part of your detox is by replacing the first meal of the day with a juice packed full of goodness. Try drinking a different colour juice each morning so that your body reaps the benefit of a wider range of fruit and vegetables.

Juicing improves your emotional wellbeing

It’s not all about glowing skin and a trim waist line. Juicing has SO MANY more benefits and this is why it really is a way of life for many. When you fill your body with concentrated nutrients this powerful your whole mind, body and soul will benefit. Not only will your body thank you by performing better, sleeping better and responding to stress better, but your mind will reap the benefits as a result of your body functioning better. A clear thought process and reduced stress levels are just the tip of the iceberg!

To begin with, a juice detox can help to re-set a negative mind-set and help you to retrain your thoughts towards your own wellbeing. As you begin to revise the power of juicing you may then want to incorporate it into your every day life and that’s where the magic happens. By connecting your mind to your body and by caring what goes inside, you’re allowing yourself to accept that you’re worth it. You’re amazing. You’re healthy, fulfilled and connected. And we all know that self-care, in whatever form it takes, is the key to improving emotional wellbeing.  Yes, juicing is just a part of that but a pretty delicious part if you ask us! And by focusing energies on creating and consuming delicious and nutritious juices you’re more likely to reach for healthier options for other meals too.