How To Juice
Did you know that women and men ages 19-30 should be eating 2 cups of fruit and 2 ½ cups of vegetables EVERY day, according to choosemyplate.gov. You may be thinking, how is it possible to consume this many fruits and vegetables daily?
Hi, my name is Angela and today, I would like to discuss Juicing with you. I will discuss the following three points: One, What juicing is, Two, a brief history of juicing and Three, how to juice.
These three points are essential to develop a clear understanding of the concept of what Juicing is, why it is helpful and how it is done. I feel I am credible to speak on this topic because I juice all the time and I love it and want everyone else to love it too!
1. To begin, First I will explain what juicing is.
Juicing is when the juice from a fruit or vegetable is extracted from the food and is made into a drinkable juice. You can add any kind of fruits and vegetables you want. Because the juice has so many flavors in it, you can add the fruits and vegetables that your body needs such as beets, ginger and kale, without ever tasting them.
According to the Positive Pear.com, Organic Juicing can provide the most amazing healing benefits while cleansing the body of free radicals and toxins, and offering anti-inflammatory benefits, which, can prevent or get rid of any diseases or illnesses.
It becomes difficult in our busy lives to find time to eat all of these fruits and vegetables that we need, therefore Juicing is a wonderful solution. You are able to consume up to 4 or five servings of fruits and vegetables all with one glass of juice.
The Juice is automatically released into the body. There is no digestive process and the juice is 100% nutrients, all of the vitamins are dispersed into your blood stream while you are drinking the juice, creating instant natural energy.
Because the digestive system does not have to break down your food, your digestive system is able to rest and rebuild itself using the many vitamins from the juice. Through this process the impurities in your body are able to be detoxed out.
There are also certain fruits and vegetables that can help specific illnesses. For example, according to know-your-gut.com, pomegranate has more anti-oxidants than both green tea and red wine, it has the ability to suppress the growth of prostate cancer and should be drank when battling or preventing cancer.
2. The History of Juicing
According to members.com, the first Juicer was made in 1930 by Dr. Norman Walker, called the Walker Juicer. For more than seventy years Dr. Walker studied living foods and developed a philosophy whereby the best way to nutritional health was with a diet of predominately raw foods and juices. Dr. Walker lived up to 118 years old by drinking raw vegetable juice.
The next juicer was made in 1954, called the Champion Juicer which was able to juice any type of fruit or vegetable just like the ones today. The problem was, the juicer operated too fast and began to heat the vegetables which took away the nutrients.
In 1993, the problem was solved. The Green Power Juicer was made by a Korean inventor, Mr. Kim. This juicer had two gears and did not heat the juice up. Mr. Kim’s juicer won the grand prize in the ninth annual International Invention Exposition.
From then on, juicers have continued to become more popular over the years among health enthusiasts and many others.
3. Lastly, I will now explain, How to Juice.
You choose the vegetables or fruits that you want to juice with.
This is done by either:
- Choosing fruits and vegetables that you like
- Choosing F&V that you never eat and would like to incorporate into your body without tasting it
- Choosing F &V that you KNOW your body needs ex. Beets, ginger, spinach, kale, broccoli
You can literally juice any type of fruit or vegetable, except the soft ones like banana or avocados etc. All F&V may not taste amazing in a juicer but you can always balance taste by adding an orange or an apple.
Fruits to Juice
- cranberriesand much more
Vegetables to Juice
- Lettuce-kale, swiss chard, spinach, parsley, wheatgrass (Clump up into a ball and place into juicer with a fruit that contains a lot of juice to flush all lettuce juice through juicer. I use apples or oranges.
- Sweet potatoes
And much more !
You can look online at recipes which are great. Sometimes it is difficult to follow recipes so you can make your own or always substitute items in a recipe. There are specific cleansing juice recipes with are great!!
- Once the V&F are chosen, you wash them off REALLY well.
- Then you cut them up into pieces that will fit into the juicer.
- Once all of the contents are ready to go, you turn it on and begin
- Place each piece into the juice
- The juicer with shoot into a container (depending on what your juicer looks like) and the juice will come out into a cup.
- Stir it and Drink up fast!
- The longer you let the juice sit, the quicker it becomes sugar.
I have discussed three main points concerning juicing. Not only have we learned about what juicing is, and the history of juicing we have also learned how to juice on our own.
A true story that I want to share with you all is from a blog post on Know your gut.com. A woman named Golina Kotlyar explained that she was in the hospital dying of Ulcer-active Colitis and the doctor’s only solution was to remove her colon. She refused this treatment and removed herself from the hospital. She saw an alternative doctor and was told to go on a three week juicing cleanse. As a result of juicing, her disease disappeared, along with all of her pain and she was able to live a normal life again.
This is just one of the many true stories of people’s lives that were saved from juicing. You can be next if you allow yourself to try one of the most amazing secrets to weight loss and health! 🙂
Some websites to check out!