Friday, March 21, 2014

To Juice or not to Juice? Gweneth Paltrow's favorite Green Juice

To juice or not to juice, that is the question?

I am not referring to the Nutri-Bullet kind of juicing. I am talking about masticating juicing, that simulates our digestive process. I am talking about squeezing the juice out of organic produce and separating the pulp from the juice. The only thing you consume is the juice...that kind of juicing.

Here are the benefits:

  1. Juice give the body a rest from digestion. When we eat and metabolize our food, it causes free radicals to form. Our body must use its enzymes to work to digest our food instead of repairing our cells and DNA. With juicing, there is no digestion required. The raw juices are fully absorbed within 20 minutes and we bring vitamins, minerals, enzymes and amino acids into our body.
  2. Fresh juice is a live liquid vitamin supplement. The juice of organic fruits and vegetables is the richest whole food source of oxygen, enzymes, vitamins and minerals.
  3. Nutrients in live raw  juice assist the body with electrical conductivity and contain the building blocks for tissue healing and repair.
  4. If you buy a green juice, be careful. Most juice is pasteurized, which means it is heated and no longer raw. This means the microbes (bad for you) and the enzymes (good for you) are both killed. When you buy green juices make sure they are high pressure processed (HPP), or make your own green juices. Here are two brands to look for at Whole Foods Market that are HPP : Blue Print and Suja.
  5. Fresh raw juice gives us abundant energy, gives us fast recovery from illness and slows the aging process.
If you are serious about learning more about juicing and the benefits, Wheatgrass and Sprouts is a great place to start. They offer a variety of classes on juicing and sprouting. Wheatgrass and Sprouts is also hosting a great event this May 17th titled: The Power of Live Food to Heal Disease and Conquer Aging. Brian Clement from the Hippocrates Institute will be the featured speaker.  Please visit their homepage at: to find out more and purchase tickets to this event.

To Your Best Health,

Denise Lovat
Ceritified Holistic Health Coach, AADP

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1 comment:

  1. In my opinion, the only pros of juicing is better taste, less bloating, and giving digestive system a rest, faster energy, and getting more volume in. When blending there must be some nutrients left in the pulp, no matter what the advocates of "juicing experts say" not to mention the value of the fiber. QUESTION. If you take one Kilogram of vegetables, it should produce close to one liter of juice, with some pulp left over. If you add one Kilogram of ice/water, there would be the same, or more nutrients in it, and more fibre. Do you know if there have been any studies have been done re nutrient values of raw, blended or juicing? Also nutrient values of organic vs imported from Mexico, Peru, etc, and local produce, and frozen?
    John Winkels, Toronto, Canada