Monthly Archives: December 2013

WHY JUICE?

Juicing plays a major role in ensuring a healthy diet by making it easier to consume the recommended five to eight daily servings of fruits and vegetables. One large glass of pure, raw, fresh juice per day will help improve the immune system, increase energy, clear skin and lower the risk of disease. For maximum benefit, it is wise to consume a wide variety of juices from different types of organic herbs, fruits and vegetables. Be sure to incorporate juices into a well-balanced, high-fiber, whole food diet. Extracted juices should not completely replace whole fruits and vegetables since their fiber is important for eliminating toxins.

  • Juicing allows us to take in a large serving of vegetables and fruits at one time and can be the key to giving you a radiant, energetic life and truly optimal health. Some people may find eating that many vegetables difficult, but it can be easily accomplished with a quick glass of vegetable juice.
  • Juicing is an easy way to absorb all the nutrients from the vegetables. This is important because most of us have impaired digestion as a result of making less-than-optimal food choices over many years. This limits your body’s ability to absorb all the nutrients in an optimal way. Juices go straight to your blood stream which in turn carries all the nutrients to where they are needed the most by the body without further delay as in digestion.
  • Juicing can help you add a wider variety of vegetables in your diet. Many people eat the same vegetable salads every day. This goes against the principle of regular food rotation and increases your chance of developing an allergy to a certain food. But with juicing, you can juice a wide variety of vegetables that you may not normally enjoy eating whole.
  • Juicing is also an incredibly effective way to cleanse the body, especially green juices! Green juices contain high levels of chlorophyll a powerful phytonutrient which attaches to toxins and heavy metals and helps remove them from your body.

Some simple Green juice recipes include: Green_Celery_Juice

  • Celery, lemon and apple
  • Celery, cucumber, lemon and apple (or pear)
  • Celery, cucumber, kale, lemon and apple (or pear)
  • Celery, cucumber, lemon, parsley and apple (or pear)
  • Celery, cucumber, lemon, fennel, parsley and apple (or pear)

     

Remember keep the focus on getting as much greens as possible. Having sweeter fruit juices is ok but just not in excessive amounts

  •  I. Pat Crocker, Jason Vale, Hungry for Change