destroys many of the benefits of food.
“Nutrients like vitamins, minerals,
valuable trace minerals, and amino acids are
depleted, destroyed, and altered through
cooking. The degree of depletion, destruction,
and alteration is simply a matter of
temperature, cooking method, and time.
Up to 50% of the protein is coagulated.”
has the largest health newsletter in the world.
“I am firmly convinced that juicing is one of
the key factors to giving you a radiant,
energetic life, and truly optimal health. I simply do
not know of any other single nutritional
intervention that has a more profound influence
on health than eating and/or juicing fresh,
Why Should You Consider Juicing for Health?
Juicing can be quick
It doesn't take as long for juicing raw foods as
you might think. I can make a quart of juice,
including clean up, in about 30 minutes. When I
juice, I immediately drink a glass, then store
some in the refrigerator for later. I store my
juice in 7 ounce Ball jars, filling them all the
way to the top to keep the juice from oxidizing.
Juicing can make veggies taste better
You can juice a variety of fruits and vegetables
that you otherwise wouldn't eat. For instance,
ever since I was a small boy, I could not stand
asparagus. My parents always made us eat at
least a small bite, and it was pure torture.
Even today the thought of eating slimy creamed
asparagus makes me want to gag.
But guess what? Every day we put asparagus in
our juice, and I can’t tell it’s there.
Asparagus is like a super food, and now I have
found a way to "eat" it!
We also do raw juicing of tomatoes (which I
don’t usually eat), plus collard greens, ginger
root, beet greens, pumpkin leaves, kale, sweet
potato leaves, parsley, and numerous other
things that normally just aren’t very appealing
to me. But juicing raw foods like these makes it
super easy to benefit from them!
Juicing helps digestion
When we eat, we are advised to "chew each bite
30 times". This adds saliva to our food, (a good
thing). But chewing also breaks our food down so
our body can digest it. Now just imagine
chewing every bite 200 times! This is
what juicing raw foods does for you. It breaks
your vegetables down into tiny, easy to digest
bites. It is estimated that we start to
assimilate vegetable juice into our system in as
little as 20 minutes!
Don't throw those scraps away, juice them
You can juice stems, leaves and seeds that
normally would be thrown away. Because of this,
I am always looking for items in my
organic vegetable garden to juice.
To know if a leaf or fruit can be juiced, I
first do an internet search like “juicing sweet
potato leaves”, to see if it is something that
is safe and beneficial to juice.
Juicing my own cantaloupe, watermelon, pumpkin
and sweet potato leaves, parsley, zucchini,
french green beans, cucumbers and tomatoes cuts
way down on the produce I need to buy for
Here is a list of good items to juice.
The best source for good vegetables
Items in my personal garden have the
incredible advantage of being fertilized
with sea minerals. Fertilizing foods with
sea minerals takes juicing vegetables to a
whole new level of nutrition. By the way, you
will always want to juice organic vegetables to