Between 1.5 to 2 cups a day — that’s how much fruit you should be including in your diet, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. If you’re not fond of eating fruit, you’re likely having trouble meeting this recommendation. Juicing fruit has become a convenient alternative for some, allowing you to quickly drink the needed daily requirements. Although there are definite benefits to juicing, you are missing out on certain nutritional elements when you don’t consume whole fruits.
Ease and Convenience
Making your own juice makes getting in the recommended servings of fruit easier and convenient. You can make a batch in the morning, and take it on the go. It’s also a good choice if you don’t enjoy eating whole fruit. Because you can blend a variety of fruits together, you can come up with new flavor combinations, which provides variety. You can also combine fruits and veggies together, further helping you to meet the recommended daily servings of these two food groups, which total five to nine per day. One benefit to juicing is the sweet fruit juice can mask some of the flavor of the raw veggies, helping picky eaters to tolerate the juice.