More and More Women Are Juicing - More Than Men!
Juicing is on the rise. More and more people are juicing for a multitude of reasons including: weight loss, detox, disease/illness, etc. As a matter of fact, a higher percentage of women are juicing than men. So in honor of women, here are 5 major benefits of juicing for women. Enjoy!
It's no secret that women need more calcium than men. Calcium is very important to keep your bones strong and healthy.
Calcium is also important for regulating blood pressure, reducing symptoms of PMS, and helping to maintain a healthy weight. Good vegetable and fruit sources of calcium include kale, turnip greens, bok choy, orange, arugula, broccoli raab, mustard greens, and okra.
Women need more iron than men because of the menstrual cycle.
When women bleed, they lose
necessary iron in their bodies. Iron is important for the transport and storage of oxygen in the blood. It's also important for energy and cell respiration, and it boosts the immune system. Good fruit and vegetable sources of iron include spinach, beets and beet greens, asparagus, Swiss chard, and turnip greens.
Juicing is good for your skin! It's known that women usually focus more on skincare than men. No offense guys! Juicing is great for many things, and a huge benefit of doing a juice cleanse is your skin will be clearer, smoother, and glowing. Who wouldn't like that? For the top 5 fruit and veggie juices that are good for your skin go here.
Juicing is a good way to ease the symptoms of PMS and balance out female hormones.
Progesterone and estrogen are the 2 main hormones that are secreted from the ovaries. When progesterone is low, or the hormones are out of balance PMS symptoms can feel more intense. The nutrients in juice can help ease the symptoms of PMS and help balance out those hormones. I can personally say the first time I did a juice cleanse for 30 days I felt no PMS symptoms or pain.
It was amazing!!
5. Weight Loss
Although men are into weight loss, you usually hear more about women's weight loss stories. Betty lost 10 pounds cutting out gluten, Sally lost 30 on a juice cleanse, etc, etc. They even like to include before and after pictures. As a woman myself, I am inspired by other women's stories, and so are others. Juice cleansing is one of the healthiest ways to lose weight, if done the right way. If you want to lose weight, get healthier and detox, try a juice cleanse.
These, along with many other benefits, are reasons why so many women are adding juicing to their diet or doing juice cleanses. I hope these 5 benefits can give you more incentive to starting your juicing journey today. Happy Juicing!