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JUICING



Juicing vegetables is a great way of adding tons of nutritional value to your diet. For some, it is difficult to get all the nutrition that their bodies needs throughout their meals so juicing offers a great way to supplement your diet and gain optimal health.


Although I am pro-juicer that juices regularly, in my opinion juicing should primarily be done with vegetables that are low in sugar and juicing should not replace all the vegetables that you consume because you need fibre in your diet.


If you add fruit to your juices, I suggest you do not add more that you could eat for a snack. Eg. 1 apple or ½ cup of pineapple. Juicers remove the majority of the fibre and in my opinion, consuming large amounts of juiced sugary fruits (without fibre) can lead to rapid insulin spikes which is not to purpose of ‘’healthy’’ juicing. Now if you want a tasty juice, go for it but the calories and insulin spikes will add up…



THE BEST TYPES OF JUICERS:


I was introduced to the world of juicers while researching alternative cures for cancer and reading up on Dr. Gerson.


The types of juicers available on the market can be separated into three categories:

  1. The top of the line juicers would be those with two step processes that grind and then press. Such juicers can cost well above $600 but appear to offer the best results for nutrition.

  2. Masticating juicers and those that use very low speeds to grind, crush and press all at once. For those that cannot afford the high end grind and press juicers, these would offer the best nutritional value due to the low speeds being used. In terms of $ per value, this category of juicers have the most to offer.

  3. Traditional high speed centrifugal juicers are at the low end of the price range but also at the low end in regards to nutrient retention. The high speeds being used in these machines create an environment where certain enzymes can be destroyed. “When the grinding wheel rotates against a resistance with insufficient access of air, positive electricity is produced and induces negative electricity on the surrounding wall. The exchange of positive and negative ions kills the oxidizing enzymes and renders the juice deficient.” – Dr. Max Gerson, MDThese juicers also have difficulty in juicing nutrient rich vegetables and will typically yield much lower result (volume wise) than masticating juicers or presses.

  4. Liquefiers : These are great for smoothies and blending food but they do not allow you to extract the juice from nutrients. The volume content remains the same+ the water that you need to add. Which makes it difficult to supercharge your body with large amounts of fibrous veggies. If you have ever tried consuming 5 cups of kale in your blender, you know what I mean.


Juicing for detox

1 tsp. of Chlorella

¼ cup Lemons or limes,

½ grapefruit,

1/8 cup or raw turmeric root

½ cup Beets

½ cup Black berries

½ cup Broccoli

1 cup of Kale

Juicing for energy

Juicing for dessert

Juicing for anti-oxidants

Juicing for longevity

Juicing for anti-inflammation

Juicing for libido


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