Just Juice It - The Importance of Juicing! - 2003
Would You Like To Experience Optimal, Vital Well-being?
Are you vexed by debility, sickness, and emaciation? Do you often feel stressed,
exhausted, and overworked? If so, your body is not operating at its peak
capacity; it needs to replenish its cells with the elements they lack.
And incidentally, there is no better way to obtain high-quality nutrients
than to drink fresh, raw juices. For imparting vitality and increasing
resistance to disease, they have no equal. Supplementing your diet with
raw fruit and vegetable juices is the quickest and most permanent way
to restore your body to vibrant health.
Our Dying Bodies
With every second that flies, our body slowly dies. Every minute
brings death to millions of cells; yet there is great news! The Master
Designer has placed a miraculously restorative power within us. Each dying
cell is replaced with a new one. Take the skin cells for example: about
every four weeks, our entire epidermal layer is completely replaced. In
approximately two months, virtually every cell in our heart muscles is
renewed, and in only 12 months, our entire bone structure is rebuilt!
One year from now, practically every cell in our body will have been replaced
with a new cell.
Importance Of A Popular Diet
None the less, these new cells are wholly dependent upon the
building materials which we give them, that is-the foods we eat, the air
we breathe, and the liquids we choose to drink. It can be compared to
the construction of a home, which can only be as strong as its building
materials. Anything less than the finest-quality building materials will
result in a feeble and frail structure. Comparatively, health problems
point to one inescapable conclusion: faulty selection and utilization
of foods. You can decide today what kind of body you will have in a year
from now. Will your new body be stronger or weaker? Will it be made up
of living foods, or will its building blocks be flesh meats, fast foods,
- A Personal Responsibility
Whether it results from carelessness or ignorance, an improper diet
is suicidal! At a young age, our bodies are generally capable of tolerating
much abuse without apparent resistance. However, as the years advance,
our dietary follies and other indiscretions will be met with a determined
effort to correct these conditions, often manifested as various forms
of diseases. Ray Lyman Wilbur, M.D., former president of Stanford
University for twenty-five years, said: "Most people have
but little idea how to care for their bodies.... From childhood
they never play fair with the finest machine on earth. ... many of
them care for their automobiles better than they do for themselves." More ominously, another famous physician stated: "We dig our
graves with our teeth."
Is Missing In Your Diet?
With our consumption of highly processed and overcooked foods, our bodies
are sadly lacking adequate nourishment. Fewer and fewer people are meeting
the national guidelines for nutrition, and in reference to this great
tragedy, it is necessary to ask the question: "Where can these
much-needed nutrients be obtained?"
The answer is simple - in raw fruits and vegetables. As long as we include
them in our diet, we need not worry about obtaining all the minerals and
vitamins which are required by our bodies. This leads to a most logical
Eat More Fruits And Vegetables!
Virtually every national health institute agrees that we should be eating
five to nine servings of fresh fruits and vegetables every day. But how
many of us comply with the recommended minimum? Often, our fast-paced life
styles get in the way of a proper, balanced diet. We have no time for breakfast,
so we settle for a cup of coffee; we have no time for lunch, so we settle
for some fast food; we are too tired to prepare dinner, so we let the microwave
do it for us.
provides a quick and easy way for me to increase my consumption of fruits
and vegetables," stated an obviously precocious 21 -year-old
Californian. Couple this with the greatly increased usability of nutrients,
and one has powerful means to assist the body in restoring health and
preventing future disease.
But besides convenience, why not eat more fruits and vegetables instead
of extracting the juice? The answer is very simple. Whole foods require
many hours of digestive process before their nutrients are finally available
to be used by cells and tissues. Many of these nutrients are locked in
the fibres which end up being expelled from the body.
to H. E. Kirschner, M.D., the power to break down the structure of raw
vegetables and assimilate the elements they contain, even in the healthiest
individuals, is somewhat fractional - decreasing further in the less healthy
individuals. However, in the form of juice, these elements are easily
Let us observe the following example: Suppose one were to eat a whole
carrot. During the long and tedious process of digestion and absorption,
the body would consume most of the nutrients found in that carrot. When
the carrot is juiced, however, its goodness is released from the fibres
and made available to the cells; thus many more nutrients can be obtained
by simply freeing up digestive energy.
important to notice that an adequate fibre intake is an essential part of
every health-building program. And since some fibre is lost through juicing,
there is still a need to eat an abundance of raw fruits and vegetables.
Purchase fresh, superb-quality produce. Organic fruits
and vegetables are ideal; however, if your selection is limited,
purchase what you can.
- Acquire an effectual low rpm 'cold press juicer.'
There are various methods of extraction - centrifugation, mastication,
and trituration - each producing a vastly different quality
Low speed masticating 'cold press juicers' operating
between 50 to 200 rpm is believed to preserve the highest amount of nutrients, with most pesticides and chemicals being separated from
the juice and go out with the pulp.
High speed centrifugal juicers operating at 1,000
to 30,000 rpm, although some people think this is too fast.
- Whichever method you choose, the main rule to remember is to "Just Juice It!"
Some raw, fresh juice is always better than none.
possible drink your juice no later than 10-15 minutes after
extraction, as juice tends to oxidize very quickly with centrifugal
and high rpm juicers, which results in you losing most of the nutrients
in just a short time. The above mentioned juicers preserve maximum
nutrients via a low rpm masticating method, and the resulting juice
can be stored for periods of time, if necessary.
your juice! It is better absorbed when mixed with the saliva. Never
gulp it down.
Juicing is not a burden. Shun all negative thoughts about exerting
the effort, and think about what a wonderful favour you are doing
- Fresh juices should not be substituted by bottled juices. These juices
have been cooked, processed, canned, and / or pasteurised, and consequently,
all / most of their nutrients, enzymes, and vitamins have been lost.
These "dead" juices have little to no live
nutrition to impart to your starving cells.
- Juices work best when taken on an empty stomach either 20-30 minutes
before a meal or in the place of a meal. In the absence of food, the
body can immediately assimilate the juice and effectively absorb its
nutrients. When taken prior to meals, juices tend to serve as a wonderful
digestive aid - providing the body with enzymes that assist digestion.