Rather than trying to choke down 5-8 servings of fruits and vegetables every day, there’s an easier way to get your fill of nutrients: juicing.
The practice of juicing has been gaining popularity, branching out from the health-food crowds and into the mainstream.
The results were nothing if not compelling, and the juice movement has been picking up momentum ever since.
Requiring a juicer, this process squeezes the best stuff out of the vegetables and fruit that it receives, separating the juice from the pulp (which is expelled into an attached compartment). This method allows its user to drink all of the vitamins down without having to chew pounds and pounds of fresh produce.
The health benefits to getting more fruits and veggies are monumental, whether through juicing or simply eating them whole; but the advantage to juicing is that five servings (or more) can be whittled down into one glass.
Metro Detroit seems to be joining the craze, according to this Detroit Free Press article. With loads of fresh juice bars around the area, many people are getting their juicy intake at restaurants and cafes rather than dealing with the trouble of prepping and cleaning the juice at home.
The article reports that juicing is becoming a $5 billion industry, with no signs of slowing down. “From November 2011 to November 2012, sales of home juice extractors increased 71%, according to the NPD Group,” says the piece.
A good thing, considering how few fruits and vegetables people in the U.S. consume.
And while at-home juicing may not be for everyone, there are plenty of juice bars around Metro Detroit to fill that gap.
This is one bandwagon worth jumping on.