The department of health says that after giving up smoking, the best investment you can make to your health is eat five portions of fruit and vegetables per day. personally i think we should be eating 7-10 portions of fruit and vegetables daily, with at least 5 of those coming from green leafy vegetables.
The world health organisation recommends 400g of fruit and veg per day to lower the risk of heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and certain cancers. Truth be told the majority of us will actually only eat 3 portions a day and 1/5 of the population barley eats any.
Just five weekly servings of red fruit and veg can lower your lung cancer risk by a quarter
It is common knowledge that vegetables are most nutritious when eaten raw but our high-paced, busy lifestyles, make it difficult to eat enough raw fruits and veggies every single day to nourish our bodies appropriately, and munching down a plate of raw broccoli after a busy day at work almost seems like a chore!
However there is another way. Anybody can find the time to have a drink and thats why juicing your vegetables is such a great choice that is growing in popularity across the globe. In one drink you can find 3 to 4 of your five a day servings of fresh fruits and vegetables!
Not only that, raw juice is jam-packed with the nutrients our bodies need to function at it’s highest level and ward off disease. I would say its my own personal “health insurance.” Since i started taking juicing seriously, i have hardly been ill at all, even with two young children who pick up every bug known to man, daily it seems!
Like me, many of my clients have incorporated vegetables into their juices that they would never have eaten or tried otherwise. I mean this is genuinely why I got into juicing in the first place, because i hated vegetables, even though i knew many of the health benefits they provide. Also, you may not like a fruit or vegetable on it’s own, but when combined with other fruits and veggies in a juice recipe, you find out it tastes fantastic! kale, beetroot, or avocado for example.
The power of juices comes from the enzymes in live food. Enzymes are so very important for our body to function. They don’t directly provide energy but they help to produce it. They also assist in the digestive process. When you cook your food, all those good enzymes are lost and it is much more stressful on the body to manufacture its own. Most enzymes needed by the body come from food sources. (Please note that all commercial bottled juices do not have any active enzymes anymore as the product has been pasteurised).
By drinking your vegetables your body will actually absorb more vitamins. Carrot juice for example will provide you with 90% more bet-carotene than if you were to eat a raw carrot, juicing simply helps you to get optimum nutrition from your diet
health benefits you will receive by adding juice into your daily habits
Boost in your Immunity
Help with Chronic Illnesses
Balance Skin Conditions
Healthier Hair & Nails
Increase in Energy
Decreased Need for Medication
Mental, Emotional & Spiritual Health
Improved Bone & Joint Function
Begin drinking fresh, raw juice on a consistent, regular basis, and you can’t help but notice the burst of energy and greater health for a happier longer life!
mattsupps makes it easy to get your daily juice because they are jam packed with fruits, vegetables and superfoods that nourish your body from the inside out. Simply add to water, nut milk, coconut water, juices and smoothies for a powerful nutritional hit on the go!
One mattsupps greens drink is equivalent in nutrition to 5 portions of vegetables and our berries formula is rich in super powerful antioxidants which protect our bodies against the damaging effects of free radicals. These unstable oxygen molecules can attack healthy cells and transform our DNA, which can lead to the development of cancers.
We have also recently added our juice boxes to our offering, which offers a delicious and convenient way to follow one of our cleanse programmes. Our boxes can be consumed as a juice fast day or over 3 days as part of your healthy eating maintenance plan. We offer 4 different boxes:
and “be you” which is a select your own option, and be maintained which is a box of 6 330ml juices to take daily alongside a healthy eating plan. With nutmilks and more super supps on their way be sure to keep up to date with all things mattsupps, by signing up to our newsletter.