The wonderful benefits of juicing reach far beyond what I could even tell you in a simple post. So I will do my best to keep this precise yet convince you that juicing is a must.
All disease occurs at the cellular level in our bodies. It is a must to get nutrients into the cells to keep cellular function occurring optimally and to heal the body from disease. Juicing is so powerful because the separation from solids and liquids has already taken place and the nutrients from the liquid go directly to the cell. The solid, which is the pulp from your juice contains the fiber which contains little to no nutrients. Raw, freshly pressed juices contain HUGE amounts of vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients. About a pound of vegetables will make 8oz of juice. Most of us could not imagine eating a pound of raw carrots! Your body would also have to expel a lot of digestive energy in the process of breaking down the foods. A small glass of refreshing juice on the other hand? Very doable and quite enjoyable.
In raw, freshly pressed juices all of the enzymes are intact and living providing your body with the powerhouse it needs to digest easily and quickly. Enzymes give you greater energy and health in the long run and are only active in raw foods because they are easily destroyed by heat. The easily assimilated nutrients in fresh juice quench the free radicals we encounter everyday from polluted air, second hand smoke, ultraviolet light, medications, microwaves, our water, the list goes on and on! For centuries juices have been used therapeutically in healing and preventing disease. My mom and I experienced this ourselves, you can read more in My Story.
Juicing is an extraordinary way to a large amount of nutrients in a such a small quantity of food to consume. There's really nothing like it. You can boost your immune system, decrease inflammation, cleanse your liver and increase digestion all in one glass of fresh vegetable juice! Make your next investment a juicer and you won't be sorry.
-Always buy organic vegetables! You don't want to be drinking toxic chemicals in your juice.
-Use carrots, celery or cucumbers as your base adding in beets, romaine lettuce, kale, parsley, cilantro, ginger or garlic. You can get very creative and experiment as your taste buds grow to love vegetable juice.
-Rinse your vegetables thoroughly before juicing.
-Use a masticating juicer like the Champion, Green Star or Omega Juicers. Do not use a centrifugal juicer like the Jack Lalanne Juicer. Masticating juicers are more efficient and retain more of the nutrients and enzymes.
-Drink 6-8oz at one time. Best 1/2 hour before a meal or 1-2 hours after a meal. Up to 8 glasses day can be consumed if healing from disease.