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The holidays can be rough on your body and your digestion. With holiday parties and family get-togethers filling your calendar, there’s a good chance you aren’t exactly following a particularly nutritious diet. If you’ve also been skipping the gym more than a few times, you might not be feeling your best. With so much on your mind, and so many events you’re running back and forth to, you may even be forgetting to eat entirely. Are you feeling bloated, puffy, or tired? If you want to reset your body and get back on track, you might want to consider juicing during the holidays.

Stay Hydrated

Juicing is a great way to help you stay hydrated through the holidays. Especially when it is dry and cold out, you can become dehydrated. Fruits and vegetables have a high water content, while other ingredients like spinach will keep your skin feeling moisturized. If you’re eating more food than normal, especially foods high in fat, calories, and sugar, juicing to stay hydrated will help you get your body and digestion back on track. 

Boost Vitamins and Nutrients

Chances are that the holiday parties you’re attending aren’t offering particularly healthy options. Most holidays foods are decadent and delicious, but they don’t necessarily give you the boost of nutrients you need to help you function at your best. Juicing will give you that vitamin and nutrient boost that you need. Juicing removes most of the fiber from fruits and vegetables, which means you’ll easily be able to absorb the nutrients. Grab a juice before a holiday get-together, or use it as a midday pick-me-up.

Boost Your Immune System

The holidays fall right at the start of cold and flu season. If you aren’t following a healthy diet and you’re running yourself thin shopping and attending holiday parties and events, you may be more prone to getting sick. Juicing can help you boost your immunity. Kale juice in particular can be beneficial because it’s a great source of calcium, iron, potassium, manganese, and vitamins B1, B2, C, E, and K. Kale also contains carotenoid and flavonoid antioxidants which can give your immune system a much-needed boost.