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2 November, 2013

why juice?

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I may sound crazy for having started a strange habit such as juicing.  I have read a lot about how important it is to eat raw foods. Experts say that ideally 50% of our daily food intake should be in raw form.

I am not a fan of juicing fruits. They are delicious in their whole form. But consuming greens is best done by juicing. I do not replace a meal with a glass of green juice; that is what is done in juice fasting- a way to lose weight. My idea is just to take it as a supplement.

Apparently, consuming green juice makes our body alkaline and most chronic conditions thrive in acidic conditions. Foods such as animal protein (including milk) make our body acidic. Most plant products are alkaline, including even lime juice. This is surprising, right? But, I believe the metabolites are what matter, in deciding the pH of the body, not the acidity of the starting material as we consume it.

Green juice contains loads of chlorophyll, which has anti-inflammatory, anti- cancer, cholesterol-reducing, blood sugar regulating properties (source: greenjuiceaday.com)

Let me be honest; I do not juice everyday, although I would like to. I do buy a lot of greens to stock in my fridge every week.  I juice about every other day, and started about 6 months ago.  I can attest to the fact that it increases energy levels. The time I can find to make juice is in the evening, and it gives a great boost to my energy levels and an overall good feeling.

How long does it take to make 8 oz of green juice? Once you are familiar with the routine, it will take no more than 20 minutes from the time the greens are taken out for washing to when the juicer is back in the shelf after washing the juicer parts.




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