Juicing has been the topic of conversation regarding weight loss for some time, but aside from all the fad posts about juicing, is it really worth it? If done correctly, juicing has its benefits in terms of your fruits and veggies intake, but as a dietary option, you’re out of luck. Let’s look at the obviously positive aspects of juicing though. Juicing is good for the individual that either has a horrible time remembering to eat their fruits and veggies, or for those who simply hate the stuff. As we all know, fruits and vegetables have essential nutrients for our body, so its imperative that we eat them. What juicing does is that it gets all these fruits and vegetables and puts your daily servings in one whole glass, convenient right? Here’s the thing though, straining out the juices from these two food categories also effectively removes other minerals and vitamins that are also essential for our bodies and stuff like fiber, which is found in the pulp of fruits, is also taken away when juicing. So you’ll still want to consume some physical form of your fruits and veggies aside from the juicing to get the most of what you what. Another setback is the idea of juicing to watch your weight. If you are supplementing your current diet with juicing, you have to consider what’s being put into your juice concoction. If you’re splurging and tossing all the delicious fruits you want and omitting many of the essential vegetables, you’re racking up calories and reducing the nutrients you need. The most effective juice mix should be primarily vegetable based with one or two fruits of your choice as a flavor additive. One thing though, you CANNOT replace eating with JUST juicing; it’s a horrible idea. You need the stuff other foods give you that juicing just can’t supplement essential stuff that meats and other healthy foods can give you. In conclusion, your best bet is to look at juicing as a supplement to your diet, just not your diet alone.