In this case it is actually, DRINK. Fresh fruit and vegetable juices are one of the best things that you can put into your body. Fresh juices are a wonderful source of vitamins, minerals, live enzymes and phytochemicals. By juicing rather than eating you are giving your body all the life giving benefits of the plant without having to work so hard at digesting. Therefore, the results of juicing are felt almost immediately. It’s a great way to get an early morning burst of energy and a great way to incorporate more fruits and vegetables into your diet. You might not be able to eat 6 carrots, an apple, a beet and some ginger for breakfast, but you can easily juice them. Already, you have knocked off the equivalent of 4 servings of fruits and vegetables in one easy to drink delicious glass. So why not just grab one of those new “all natural” juices in the easy travel plastic containers off the shelf? The major reason is that these juices are all pasteurized. While pasteurization may kill unwanted potential bacteria, it also kills everything else along with it. You are left with none of the vitamins minerals and enzymes that naturally occur in fruits and vegetables; you are left with sugar water. Do yourself and your body a favor invest in a juicer. Start incorporating just one juice a day. You will look better, feel better, and have more energy almost immediately. Happy juicing!
Red Sky at Night
- 6 carrots
- 1 apple
- ½ beet
- 1 inch knob of ginger
Juice together and drink immediately. If ginger is not your thing you can omit it. Yum!
Ted’s Green Juice
- 3 large leaves of Swiss chard or Spinach or Kale
- 1 cucumber
- ¼ lemon
- A handful of parsley
- 1 apple (quartered, seeds removed)
Juice together, and then drink immediately.
Amazon.com for a great selection of juicers at prices for every budget.