We belong in the generation that put much premium on physical appearance. In fact, mister google will give you thousand of results when you search for something related with beauty products such as top-of-the-line toner, night cream, day cream, moisturizer, facial serum and oil, and many more! I'm not saying that's a bad thing. Striving for a beautiful face and skin in totality is one of the many #lifegoals one must have been aiming for (including me and you of course).
But one emerging global trend is hitting the sack as of year 2013 and is not going elsewhere this year. 2016's big skin-care trend isn’t about what you slather on, it’s what you’re gulping as part of your beauty ritual. This is none other than (drum roll playing) Juicing!
Throughout the years, health practitioners have grated or grounded fresh herbs and soft fruits and pressed the juice along with the healing, active constituents from them. Dr. Max Gerson was the first to put forth the concept that diet could be used as cancer (and other disease) therapy, but it wasn't until the 1930s, when author and raw food proponent Dr. Norman Walker invented the first juicing machine, that juicing became widely available.
What makes juicing a hot trend then? Is it because your favorite blogger posted an Instagram-worthy picture of her smoothie on a mason jar with gorgeous flat lay of strawberries and almonds on the side? (Well, that could be.) However, out of the many possible reasons why, one thing is for sure, it makes you look and feel beautiful!
Why does it make you look and feel beautiful?
Aside from the obvious fact that you're drinking pure nutrition out of the juice from varieties of raw vegetables and fruits, it is medically and dermatologically acceptable to say that the juice produced is a natural source of vitamins and minerals which is actually good for your health!
Here's a short list of the fruits and veggies and their health benefits:
- Apples- are a good source of pectin, a soluble fiber.
- Beet greens- contain an abundance of chlorophyll, vitamin A and C.
- Broccoli- is a potent antioxidant which has been proven to protect against cancer.
- Carrots- are beta-carotene, vitamin A and phytochemicals.
- Celery- leaves have a high content of vitamin A. while the stems are an excellent source of vitamins B1, B2, B6 and C
- Cucumber- is a good source of vitamin A, C, and K.
- Cranberries- have a high vitamin C content, a good portion of fiber
- Mangoes- supplies 25 percent of the needed daily value of vitamin A.
- Oranges- are rich in vitamin C.
- Spinach is high in vitamin A and C
There are whole lot more juicing ingredients you can mix together that will give you unique and healthy experience in every sip. All you gotta do is be experimental and innovative! Plus a quality juicer is a sure must, too.With that being said, it is safe to conclude that we could look and feel beautiful on the outside when we are completely nourished from the inside. So, drink what makes you beautiful!