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.
There are three main reasons why you will want to consider incorporating vegetable juicing into your optimal health program:
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. It would be wise to only purchase these vegetables if they are organically grown. The worst ones are listed first.
If you are new to juicing, I recommend starting out with these vegetables as they are the easiest to digest and tolerate:
If you would like to make your juice taste a bit more palatable, especially in the beginning, you can add these elements:
“Let your food be your medicine
and your medicine be your food.”
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: