Juicing Made Easy
Okay, I dreaded the thought of juicing, as I remember in the past when I juiced, the machines were expensive and cumbersome! NOT ANYMORE! Thank YOU technology and evolving products! The Breville BJE200XL Compact Juice Fountain 700-Watt Juice Extractor is my current juicing DREAM Machine! WHY!? It’s cheap, EASY TO CLEAN, and easy to use! A few parts to dismantle, rinse and VOILA, you are done cleaning.
We can consume fresh veggie/fruit juices by juicing at home (best deal), at a trendy juice bar, or freshly squeezed juice at the health markets. I do all three, but mostly at home. I juice about 3 times a week. Every time I have someone over and make them some juice, they come back for more within days!! ha!
A typical juicing for me is both GREENS and some fruit (apples and lemons which are more alkaline). Here is an example of my juice I did today: kale, parsley, celery, cucumber, lemon, apple, ginger root, turmeric root (these roots are great for anti-inflammatory qualities). The ingredients in the photo make four 8 oz. glasses.
If you want some juicing recipes, check out my 3 nutrition rich juice recipes.
I drink the juice immediately, the nutrients are best right after making.
Organic Juice Facts
95% of the vitamins and enzymes our bodies need are in the juice of raw fruits and vegetables. We would need to eat 11 apples, 2 pounds of carrots or 8 pounds of spinach to get the same amount of these nutrients in one 16 oz glass of juice. This highly concentrated juice loaded with vitamins, minerals, and enzymes rapidly enter the bloodstream absorbing all the benefits which also give your digestive organs much needed rest. Fresh juice has life and filled with living enzymes, essential minerals, antioxidants, and natural antibiotics, which are vital for optimal health. Bottled juices are pasteurized which means they are heated and processed which kill vitamins and minerals. Organic farming minimizes toxins with soil quality, uses protected water quality, and are chemical and pesticide free, the way to go! There are local organic farmers everywhere these days and most deliver to your home and/or have farms with stands to buy from. I go to South Coast Farms in San Juan. Best deal and freshest is to buy straight from farms or farmer markets.
Illness & Positive Benefits of Juicing
Research shows the properties of juicing does the following:
- facilitates weight loss
- increases energy
- strengthens your immune system
- strengthens your bones
- creates a glowing complexion
- may reduce chances of heart disease, cancer, and strokes which are the three leading causes of death