Juicing is a very popular way right now for people to get a lot of the important vitamins and nutrients that are found in fruit and vegetables, without actually having to eat a great deal of them in their diets. It’s hard to argue against the benefits of eating your vegetables. But drinking your vegetables is another story. Is juicing the antidote to bad health, as its proponents claim, or just another fad diet? Here’s what you need to know.
One of the most powerful healing systems in the world is the green juice fast. Vegetable juices and green juices are now one of the most commonly known ways to prevent and reverse disease. Green juice is much more intense than fruit juices. In a lot of ways it is much more concentrated, and acts much more like a drug in your system.
Oxalic acid is present in spinach, beets, and rhubarb. Juicing these in high amounts can result in an overdose of oxalic acid. You want to start with a small amount and work up to more over time.
Celery juice is very benign. It is mostly water, so it is a good juice to use as a base and then you can add other stronger juices in smaller quantities. Cucumber juice is also a good base and can dilute strong vegetable juices nicely. I often use celery, cucumber and carrots as the base for green juice.
Diabetics and with Yeast Infection Problem.
Drinking fruit juice causes a rapid rise in blood sugar. In a healthy person, drinking fresh fruit juices usually does not pose a problem since the sugars in fruits are easily assimilated and digested.
However, if you have low blood sugar level (hypoglycemia) or are diabetic do not juice fruits without consulting your doctor. There is a risk you could have a blood sugar crisis or even fall into a coma and die.
Not all juices are created equal.
You can get your green juice at a juice bar, health food store or through a delivery service, but be wary of bottled and pasteurized juices. And read the labels carefully: Too much fruit or fruit concentrate can increase the sugar level, and heating and processing can lessen nutritional value.
Still , eat Veggies.
Don’t assume that drinking your vegetables is the same as eating them. Yes, as in the case with fructose you will be concentrating vitamins and minerals from your vegetables, but you will also be losing a lot of fiber that slows digestion and helps you feel full. The rate you digest food and your satisfaction after eating are just as important to your overall health as the nutrients you consume. So while juicing can add to your overall nutrient intake, it cannot replace your daily vegetable consumption.
These are just a few principles or guidelines to help you toward having a safe juicing experience. Remember, juicing fruits and vegetables is about changing your lifestyle in a very easy and tasty way to improve your health, prevent disease, heal degenerative health conditions and live a longer, happier, healthier and more fulfilling life.