I started juicing raw vegetables and apples in 1996. It is very easy to do. All you need is a good juicer.
Much of the foods people eat, such as french fries, fried chicken, microwave popcorn, doughnuts, margarine, cookies and pastries contain an artery-clogging fat called Trans fat. This fat can lead to type two diabetes, high cholesterol and other health problems. If you desire to live a long, healthy, vibrant life, you have to take care of your body by giving it the proper nutrition. That is why I am such a strong advicate for Juicing.
The benefits of consuming these freshly made, health drinks are many. They aid in keeping organs such as heart, liver, and kidneys strong and healthy. They also help prevent colon cancer and keep your digestive system in tiptop shape. This is because they are a great supplier of protein, vitamins and minerals.
These drinks also boost the immune system and promote good-looking healthy skin.
Another health benefit to consuming these drinks is they help you lose weight and lower cholesterol naturally.
Nutritional Health Begins On The Inside
I am a firm believer that if you work on being healthy on the inside it will show-up on the outside.
Sometimes when I run into old friends they tell me that I look very healthy.
I believe the juices that I drink has a lot to do with this.
I know a woman who smoked for many years. When she finally quit smoking I noticed in a short period of time, the skin on her face look healthier. There was almost a glow to it.
Can you visualize what would happen if more and more people would work on being healthy from the inside out? I can!
Raw Vegetable juice Verses Cooked Vegetables
You might be saying to yourself I eat a lot of cooked vegetables with my meal why then should I consider juicing? Well allow me give you two reasons:
1.When you cook vegetables at temperatures above 114 degrees, heat destroys the enzymes. (Enzymes are naturally occurring chemical substances in the human body that help a chemical reaction take place). In other words enzymes are important because they aid in the digestion and absorption of food in your body.
Fruit and vegetable juice that are sold in a shop or supermarket must go through a pasteurizing process before they can be sold to you the customer. The reason for this pasteurizing process is to give these drinks shelf life. However during this process heat reaches about 120 degrees thus destroying the enzymes.
In contrast enzymes in raw vegetable or fruit drinks are live. So they are able to do the job they are intended to do.
2.When you juice, you separate the liquid from the fiber. Thus food value is available to the body in much larger amounts than if the piece of fruit or vegetable were eaten whole.
If you ate one raw carrot, your body would only be able to absorb about 1% of the available vitamin A (beta carotene). That is because most of the nutrients in a carrot are locked in its fiber. However if you separate the liquid from the fiber, your body would be able to assimilate 90% of the nutrients. Pretty amazing!
To me juicing is by far the best way to give your body the nutrients it needs for youthfulness and disease-free living.