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Juicing
Easily boost your bodies nutrient stores to support a healthy life

Squeezing the Juice

Organic vegetables and fruits is the key to giving you a radiant, energetic life, and truly optimal health. Virtually every health authority recommends that we get 6-8 servings of vegetables and fruits per day. Juicing is an easy way to guarantee that you will reach your daily target.

While you can certainly juice fruits, if you are overweight, have high blood pressure, candida, diabetes it is best to limit using fruits until you normalize these conditions.

The exception would be lemons and limes which have virtually none of the offending sugar, fructose, that causes most of the metabolic complications. Additionally lemons or limes are amazing at eliminating the bitter taste of the dark deep leafy green vegetables that provide most of the benefits of juicing.

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Squeezing the Juice

There are three main reasons why you will want to consider incorporating vegetable juicing into your optimal health program:

  1. Juicing helps you absorb all the nutrients from the vegetables. Juicing will help to “pre-digest” the vegetables so you will receive most of the nutrition, rather than having it go down the toilet.
  2. Juicing allows you to consume an optimal amount of vegetables in an efficient manner.
  3. You can juice a wide variety of vegetables that you may not normally enjoy eating whole.

Use pesticide free veggies

It is wise to choose organic whenever possible. However, some vegetables are worse than others. Below are the vegetables that are the most pesticide loaded ones. It would be wise to only purchase these vegetables if they are organically grown. The worst ones are listed first.

  • Celery
  • Spinach
  • Kale
  • Collard Greens
  • Lettuce
  • Carrots
  • Cucumber (not as bad if you peel the skin)
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Simple Juicing Steps

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Make your juice taste great

If you would like to make your juice taste a bit more palatable, especially in the beginning, you can add these elements:

  • Lemons and Limes: You can also add a quarter to half a lemon a lime (leaving much of the white rind on).
  • Cranberries: You can also add some cranberries if you enjoy them. Researchers have discovered that cranberries have five times the antioxidant content of broccoli, which means they may protect against cancer, stroke and heart disease. In addition, they are chock-full of phytonutrients, and can help women avoid urinary tract infections. Limit the cranberries to about 4 ounces per pint of juice.
  • Fresh ginger: This is an excellent addition if you can tolerate it. It gives your juice a little “kick”! And, as an added boon, researchers have found that ginger can have dramatic effects on cardiovascular health, including preventing atherosclerosis, lowering cholesterol levels, and preventing the oxidation of low density lipoprotein (LDL).
  • Green Apple: Will sweeten the juice but still has a low sugar content.

“Let your food be your medicine
and your medicine be your food.”

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Drink your vegetable juice right away, or store it very carefully.

Juicing is a time-consuming process, so you’ll probably be thinking to yourself, “I wonder if I can juice first thing in the morning, and then drink it later?” This is not a good idea. Vegetable juice is HIGHLY perishable so it’s best to drink all of your juice immediately.

However, if you’re careful, you can store it for up to 24 hours with only moderate nutritional decline. This is really helpful if you are bringing your juice to work with you so you can consume it during the day.

How to store your juice:

  • Put your juice in a glass jar with an airtight lid and fill it to the very top. There should be a minimum amount of air in the jar as the oxygen in air (air is about 20 percent oxygen) will “oxidize” and damage the juice.
  • Purchase a food vacuum pump like Food Saver with a Ball jar attachment. You can pour your juice into a pint jar and put the lid on and use the Food Saver to suck out the air in the jar to vacuum pack it. This will remove most of the oxygen that will damage the juice.
  • Immediately store it in the fridge and consume it when you are ready. It is best to drink it as soon as possible and in any case within 24 hours of juicing