Juicing can be fun, and certainly a little messy, and time consuming. It is extremely good for your skin, organs, and body.
Here is how it works:
When certain fruits and vegetables are made into juices, the vitamins, minerals, enzymes, and antioxidants found in fruits and vegetables are concentrated. Juices quickly support and regenerate tissue because of this concentration.
To avoid unnecessary loss of minerals, vitamins, and enzymes, it is vital to extract juices and to use them quickly.
Always use fresh, organic fruits and vegetables. Juices can be made from single fruits and vegetables or combinations. Never mix fruit and vegetable juice together. Mixing them together impairs digestion and assimilation, resulting in gas and only a partial assimilation of nutrients.
Try to savor each mouthful of the juice. This not only enhances your enjoyment of the juice, but also allows your saliva to begin the digestive process that usually occurs during chewing.
Do not heat the juice at all, as this will also destroy nutrients. Remember that juicing removes much of the fiber from fruits and vegetables and should not, therefore, replace your usual fruit and vegetable quota.
Juices can be used therapeutically to support and balance a stressed body system and as a valuable addition to the everyday diet.
Try using organic fruits and vegetables that are in season as this is when their vitamins and mineral content are high. One of the vital pieces of equipment is a juice extractor. Your health is worth the investment.
Here is a few examples of different fruits and vegetables and their healing properties.
Apple–general cleanser, immune booster, and stimulates digestion
Apricot–Blood builder, gentle laxative, and skin tonic
Grape- Energy booster, blood tonic and respiratory tonic
Lemon (always diluted)– Gout, arthritis, laxative, and sore throats
Pear–mild laxative and skin tonic
Beets– Kidney problems, and nerve tonic
Cabbage– Obesity, ulcers and mild laxative
Carrot– respiratory tract infections
Cucumber– diarrhea, equalizes blood pressure, split nails, and hair loss
Celery- arthritic disorders, blood builder, and diuretic
The Benefits of Juicing:
It gives your digestion a break, increases your energy, detoxes your body, helps you stay hydrated, you sleep better, promotes glowing skin, decreases inflammation and helps maintain an alkaline PH balance.
Here are vegetables and fruits that should not be juiced.
Broccoli, cauliflower and cabbage are a member of the cruciferous vegetables and can be difficult to digest. It could cause severe bloating and gastrointestinal problems because of its high content of vitamin C.
Avocados don’t contain juice; therefore, they are better off used in ice cream or a blender drink.
Kale has a high amount in oxalates and should also not be used in juicing, because of this they can also cause kidney stones. Pears contain sorbitol, which is a non-digestible form of sugar. It can cause quick bowl movements. (I listed this above just for this reason).
Remember that fruits contain lots of sugar and can cause spikes in your blood sugar. I recommend that you juice more vegetables than fruits.
Enjoy, cheers to good health. Make a memory every day and don’t apologize for who you are……Rebecca