The health value of juicing fresh fruits and vegetables has been known for decades. The fact is, to have LIFE and vitality, one must eat living foods.
The History of Juicing
Throughout the ages, herbalists and health practitioners have grated and squeezed out the healing juice from herbs and produce. Dr. Max Gerson was one of the first to declare that diet could be used as therapy, but it wasn’t until the 1930s, when Dr. Norman Walker invented the first juicing machine, that juicing became so popular. It was called the Norwalk. Now, there are books in abundance about the miraculous healing power of fresh juice from fruits and vegetables.
Dr. Walker was a raw food proponent and practiced what he preached. He wrote 12 books, including Become Younger and Raw Vegetable Juices, and Vibrant Health. He lived until 108 and is said to have been actively working in his garden while in his 90’s and 100’s.
The Health Benefits of Juicing
There are many benefits of juicing, so I will highlight some of the main ones. By removing the fiber, a lot of nutrition is extracted into the juice which then is very easy to digest and absorb. Freshly prepared juice is concentrated nutrition. Drinking one glass of vegetable juice, could contain the nutrition of several pounds of produce. here are some more known Health benefits:
- It feeds good bacteria in the gut.
- It feeds good bacteria to the gut
- It helps fight cancer
- It helps lower high cholesterol
- It helps detoxify our bodies
- It helps lower blood sugar levels
- It helps our skin
- It Improves Athletic Performance
The Cost of Juicing
My husband and I have juiced off and on. Once, for around two months, we drank one small glass of fresh carrot and apple juice. It cost us nearly $100 a month, and that was when produce was half the cost of what it is now. The cost of Juicing is the main hindrance to participating in this wonderful health practise. Unless one has a big garden of their own it really could cost a family of 4 around $500-$1000 a month.
A Better Way
Then I found Juice+. The company did the work, and we get the benefit of the fresh produce, ripened on the vine, picked and juice immediately, then dried on low heat to retain all its vital nutrients. No mess, less cost, simple, yet effective. The cost per day is around $1.50-$2.60.
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