Juicing for Better Health

“Sometimes you have to choose health, life and love over and over again until your being is ready to accept the new version of you”- Yung Pueblo

by Kathleen Richardson

True health must be cultivated, nurtured, and sustained over time. It cannot be achieved with a magic pill, a fad diet or a lose weight quick scheme. It is going to be daily habits completed consistently that will yield the greatest reward. The secret to success is always going to be in your daily routine.

 A 2010 report from the National Cancer Institute on the status of the American diet found that three out of four Americans don’t eat a single piece of fruit in a given day, and nearly nine out of ten don’t reach the minimum recommended daily intake of vegetables. On a weekly basis, 96 percent of Americans don’t reach the minimum for greens or beans (three servings a week for adults), and 98 percent don’t reach the minimum for orange vegetables (two servings a week).     

As a result, most Americans are being deprived of the vital nutrients, minerals, and vitamins essential to building and maintaining health. 

A daily habit that can address this issue is juicing. Juicing is the process of extracting juice from fruits and vegetables. Juicing can be done by hand with a press or with a juicer.  Drinking fresh juice daily will ensure that you meet and even exceed the recommended daily intake of fruits and vegetables.

For those who may not enjoy eating fresh fruits and vegetables, juicing can be a fun and easy way to have a healthier diet. Drinking fresh juice will cleanse and eliminate toxins that have been stored in the body’s tissues and cells. Juicing is a great way to easily saturate the cells with the vital elements needed to repair, restore, and regenerate the body.

For those with busy schedules and who never seem to have the time to stop and eat, juicing is a great alternative, and it is a great way to get more fruit and vegetables into your children’s diet.

The one downside to juicing is that much of the fiber content is lost with juicing.

Three easy juice recipes

•3 apples, 3 grapefruits, 3 oranges, ½ inch ginger

•3 cups strawberries, 3 cups of blueberries, 1 apple, ½ lime

•2 cups kale, 2 cups spinach, 1 cucumber, ½ inch ginger

Eating more food from the earth, and less from a box will bring health and healing to the body and juicing is a great way to achieve better health