Joe Cross was 100 pounds overweight, diabetic, on many different medications and had two autoimmune diseases. In order to find a better way to live and reduce his weight and pain he began juicing. He documents his journey in the movie “Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead” which was released in 2010. He is now in good health, free from medication and diabetes and his symptoms from his autoimmune disease have cleared. So what is juicing?
What is Juicing?
Juicing is gaining dietary supplement from natural foods by processing them in a blender. There are two main types of juices: vegetable based and fruit based. With vegetable based juices there are blends of cucumbers, greens, kale, chard, dandelions, romaine, avocado (although this is a fruit it can be used in both types of blends), and parsley. Fruit based blends are according to your taste and also how your body digests different fruits: strawberries, blueberries, bananas, peaches, grapes, raspberries, and blackberries just to name a few. By creating juice blends of vegetable and fruits, it allows the body to receive the healthy vitamins and nutrients more quickly because it is easier for the body to absorb in the intestines through blended mixes. There are also high levels of antioxidants in fruits and vegetables that help our bodies fight cancer.
Is Juicing a diet?
Juicing, although it can lead to weight loss naturally, is not a diet as is traditionally defined. Juicing is a lifestyle for many people who opt to eat whole organic foods. Juicing can be combined with a person’s nutritional diet, and it is a good idea to meet with a nutritionist a couple of times in the beginning to make sure you are creating blends that cover all the nutrients your body needs to function healthfully.
Who can Juice?
Juicing is easily accessible to all people. Stephanie Pederson, a licensed nutritionist, owns her business called High Impact Health out of New York. She sees many clients who are new to juicing and recommends starting slowly and creating easy mixtures that are not daunting. It is fairly easy to begin a juicing program by using a conventional blender so as not to have to invest a great deal of money into high priced juice blenders until a person feels more comfortable with this method of food preparation. The “Juice Lady,” Cherie Calbom, has a book that has easy to make recipes that can be created in a conventional blender. Her book is “Living Food’s Revolution.”
How does Juicing help?
Juicing allows us to gain all of the proper vitamins, minerals and nutrients our bodies need to function healthfully. It can assist with weight loss naturally and decrease blood sugar challenges people may have. By having all of our nutrients, we feel more energized to be able to accomplish more in our day. Dr. Fuhrman, a board-certified family physician and nutritional researcher, has published many detailed books about the benefits of juicing. For more information you can check out his best-selling book, “Eat to Live” at his website www.drfuhrman.com.