Benefits of Juices for Seniors

Posted by Manya . . August 3, 2017 -
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Khush raho, juice piyo… excuse my bad attempt at rhyming but it is a fact that juices can help you stay healthier and, therefore, happier. In our busy lives, where we are barely able to fulfil our daily requirements of fruits and vegetables, of vitamins and minerals; juicing can be made an absolute necessity and priority.

Here are some reasons why juicing is important for our health:

  • The primary benefit of having juices is that it concentrates the nutritional elements in fruits and vegetables so they can be easily absorbed and digested. The result of this maximum and efficient nutrient absorption is increased energy and vitality.
  • Extracting fresh juice from raw fruits and vegetables and drinking it right away, allows many of the vital nutrients and enzymes, which act as catalysts in every bodily function, to remain intact.
  • Having fruits and vegetables in juice form is richer and more nutritious than in their original form. Combining different fruits and vegetables makes the process even healthier and more efficient.
  • Digestion slows down with age. Juices, by delivering concentrated doses of nutrients, helps maintain good digestion by providing seniors with a steady stream of soluble fibre. Soluble fiber,found in the body of the fruits, aids digestion and helps regulate blood sugar and cholesterol. Better digestion, in turn, means that elderly people can absorb more of the vitamins and minerals they require to stay fit and active.
  • Freshly extracted fruit and vegetable juice also provides another, major key nutrient: water. This helps escape problems related to dehydration.

Vitamins and Minerals Necessary With Age

Green, leafy vegetables are the best vitamin sources for elderly people. Look out for juicing recipes which contain high concentrations of vitamins K, B, and B9, also known as folic acid.

Vitamin K prevents blood clots, Alzheimer’s disease and strengthens bones. Vitamin B and B 9 promotes red blood cell production and provides more energy as well as combats fatigue.

However, often these vegetables don’t taste so great in juice form. Mixing them with a fruit is always better. There are great recipes for juicing with fruits and veggies. Lemons and apples, for instance, pair well with spinach. Adding one or two tablespoons to a green juice mix will make it tasty and healthy.

 Along with the vitamins mentioned above, our bodies also need iron and calcium. Dark leafy vegetables play an important role in your daily iron intake too. With age, the body’s ability to absorb iron decreases. Iron deficiencies lead to anemia and fatigue. Juice recipes with kale, chard, spinach, and arugula will help keep iron levels strong. The calcium content of bones also decreases with age, which makes them brittle, a condition known as osteoporosis. Beside milk, fruits are an excellent way to keep the calcium intake up. Juice made from figs, rhubarb, oranges, prunes and kiwis are great low-fat calcium sources that can help replenish the body’s bone structure.

I hope this write up motivates you to include juices in your daily diet and stay healthy! Please share your thoughts as well as experience on this as a comment here or reach out to us over the phone or email at +919900050893 & jiyodilse@samsaraliving.com. You can also join our exclusive members only community for seniors here – www.facebook.com/groups/SamsaraLivingCommunity

So, indulge the inner cook in you and try out various juice recipes today. Drink and be Merry!

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Manya . August 3, 2017

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