TO JUICE OR NOT TO JUICE…

Juicing for your health: Fact or Fad?

Who hasn’t seen the countless infomercials for Jack LaLanne’s Power Juicer or the Juiceman Juicer over the years? We have all heard the hype about how great and nutritious it is to drink freshly juiced fruits and vegetables. There have been numerous testimonies on the healing powers of  juice.

So what’s the verdict? FACT!!

That’s right people, this isn’t just a fad. There is empirical and medical evidence that validates how beneficial it is to drink freshly juiced produce. The Nutrition Journal is one resource that has multiple scientific studies on the importance of drinking 100% fruit and vegetable juice (see links below). Furthermore, the USDA, CDC, and American Cancer Society all recommend we get 5 or more servings of fruits and veggies a day. What better way to meet that requirement than to juice and drink some of your daily servings. 🙂

What’s in fresh juice that makes it so great? Live enzymes and easily absorbed vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids, complex carbs, and protein (yes, PROTEIN). For optimal absorption, consume fresh juice soon after juicing and on an empty stomach or 2-3 hrs after eating a meal.

Why consume on an empty stomach? Food present in the stomach can block the juice from having proper absorption by the digestive tract. Thus, limiting the amount of vital nutrients we can receive from the juice. In layman’s terms, you get more bang for your buck if you drink when your stomach is clear because there is no food present to run an interference against scoring your nutrient touch down.

Bottom-line, juicing is the easiest and tastiest way to supplement. People who juice regularly can slow down signs of aging, maintain higher energy levels, limit the effects of various diseases, prevent and reverse cancer, lose weight, and enjoy a plethora of other benefits. If we tried to eat the amount of fruits and veggies needed to produce the same beneficial effects, we’d spend all of our days chewing instead of doing more important tasks like living a life.

So do yourself a favor…get a juicer and start juicing today!

Vitamin Ray’s Favorite Go-To Morning Juice for Longevity:

2 small organic green apples (no stems and cored)

3 medium- large organic carrot sticks (remove leafy tops)

Juice up and enjoy!

 

Side Note: There are several types of juicers on the market. Check out the buying guide websites to see which is right for you. I have a Jack LaLanne’s Power Juicer Express. I bought it because it has a reasonable price, a lower RPM of 3600**, a large spout so you don’t have to chop your veggies and fruit before juicing, and it is dishwasher friendly.

**Lower RPM means your juicer will create less heat while it’s juicing. You want less heat so you can minimize destroying the live enzymes in the fruit. Plus, a lower RPM makes for a quieter juicer.

Buying Guides for Juicers:

Nutrition Journal Juicing Study:

News Article On Juicing:

Yummy Juicing Recipes:

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9 thoughts on “TO JUICE OR NOT TO JUICE…

  1. Excellent information. I have always wanted to buy a juicer but never really knew if it was “worth my while” or not. After reading this article, I think it is and thank you for the suggestions on which juicers to buy. I know I need to increase my daily intake of fruits and vegetables and this would be an easy way to do so. Thank you again for the excellent pieces of information. Please keep the information coming.

  2. Piercen’s dad got a juicer for his birthday, and we tried it out over Christmas. The juice was absolutely fantastic–I could feel the vitamins and minerals flowing into my system!

  3. Can you buy me a juicer lil sis? Nah on a real note, my hairdresser was just telling me how good she feels since she starting juicing. She does greens (ie. kale, spinach) and fruit. She challenged me to try it. So because Vitamin Ray states its good for you, I just may give it a try.

    • Hmm…I might let you make this purchase on your own. I think you’ll make a greater effort to use it more if it comes from your own pocket. But, it’s definitely a great investment! And you’ll feel amazing 🙂

  4. I’ve never really thought about juicing, this gives me plenty to consider. I think it’s something I would love to do on a daily basis.

  5. I’m really impressed along with your writing abilities as neatly as with the layout for your blog. Is that this a paid subject or did you modify it yourself? Anyway keep up the nice high quality writing, it is rare to look a nice blog like this one these days..

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