Juicing is all the rage and while I don’t exactly promote juice cleanses, I do feel making your own juice is healthy and beneficial. After seeing this info graph, you will see why, but pulled a few facts from this graph:
- Only 15% of Americans actually eat the daily recommended amount of fruits and vegetables everyday.
- ONE cup of homemade juice contain at least 60% less of sodium compared to an equivalent store bought brand.
- In just over two months, you can save 71% in making a juice at home compared to buying one at the store
I have never been a fan of letting kids have store bought juice, honestly it is like letting them drink sugar water and seeing the sodium content, you are setting up them up for health problems later in life…you can see my post on Chicago Parent on Why Your Kids Don’t Need Juice, that is how strongly I feel about it. The only juice I really like to buy is the Mariano’s Orange or Orange and Carrot Juice. It is made fresh and it separates…means you have to shake it up to blend it, which most juice companies add “stuff” for this to happen. In July of 2013, the FDA has an limit to the amount of arsenic they are allowing in apple juice…not exactly what I want to be giving to my kids these days.
Are you concerned about cost? Don’t worry, this info graph really breaks it down and how much money you can save in the long run with the upfront cost of a high quality juicer.
What do you think? Do you think juicing is all the rage or will you reconsider not buying juice for your family?
The Benefits of Home Juicing Infographic by Macy’s.
This post is sponsored by Macy’s. I was invited to this opportunity by Blue Polo Interactive and received a Macy’s gift card for my time. All opinions expressed in this post are my own.