What is Juicing?
Juicing is a process where juice is extracted from fruits or vegetables generally for the purpose of consumption. The pulp from the produce can then be used in baking, cooking, or creating a compost. Over the last 5-10 years juicing has become more popular, but before you think it’s just another fade, let’s talk about what juicing does, why you should do it, and what you need in order to start juicing.
Why Should I Start Juicing?
Jason Vale put it best when he said, “Juicing is a 15min express to health, the ultimate fast food.” And that’s true! It’s takes less than 15 minutes for the nutrients in your cup to be absorbed and put to use in your body. It’s also the fastest and most potent way to heal from auto-immune disease, gastrointestinal disease, chronic migraines, sugar addiction, and a host of other chronic illnesses literally too long to list. Juicing also is one of the best methods to natural weight loss, without substituting anything, or going hungry.
We have been told that “our brains don’t know when they are full” and so we just keep eating and eating. The cure is to staple your stomach or put you on drugs. Society tells you that you are broken. But what they fail to tell you is the drugs in the American food supply create addicts out of us. It’s the not the food, it’s what’s been done to it. It’s not us who are broken, it’s what the chemicals have done. Don’t believe us? Read just these 2 examples:
“ Have you ever tried to surreptitiously make yourself a microwave popcorn at work and found it is impossible to disguise? Microwave popcorn sends off an immediate olfactory alarm to everyone on your floor and probably the floors above and below you. Not only do they know you are not working but snacking they want some microwave popcorn too.
The irresistible smell is from the butter flavoring chemicals like diacetyl and Pentanedione which are dissipated into the air by the heating process. And, not surprisingly, there are questions about their safety. While lawsuits have been brought and won by workers in microwave popcorn manufacturing plants who developed "popcorn lung" from working around diacetyl, consumers are also apparently at risk. Two years ago, Wayne Watson was awarded $7 million when he sued the manufacturer and retailers of microwave buttered popcorn that caused him to develop "popcorn lung" after eating two bags daily for 10 years. The potentially fatal respiratory disease is usually a condition called constrictive bronchiolitis obliterans in which the smallest airways of the lung become scarred and constricted, blocking off movement of air.
Since diacetyl concerns have been raised, many manufacturers have dropped the ingredient. Some still use the potentially harmful slippery nonstick surface coating PFOA on the popcorn bags, however--another reason to "resist" microwave popcorn and make your own. Especially if you are eating it twice a day like Watson.” See Footnote for full article.1
Salty, Roasted Snacks
“Like sugar, people can become addicted to salt and the only way to "kick," say experts, is to go cold turkey and let your taste buds return to normal. But there is another reason that salty snacks like potato chips, French fries, toasted crisp breads and even non-salty roasted breakfast cereals can be irresistible. These foods have undergone the "Maillard reaction," explains New York University food expert Marion Nestle which "causes baked, fried, and toasted foods to turn attractively brown and taste yummy." Cooking carbohydrate-rich foods at temperatures high enough to produce a yellow or brown surface usually means that acrylamide has formed. And, you guessed it, acrylamide is a cancer-causing and potentially dangerous chemical. Once again, the chemicals that make food irresistible are the ones we should resist. The state of California actually sued potato chip makers for failing to warn California consumers about the health risks of acrylamide in 2005.
There is something else that makes us crave salty snacks, They are designed to have "vanishing caloric density" or the ability to melt in the mouth, writes Michael Moss. “If something melts down quickly, your brain thinks that there’s no calories in it . . . you can just keep eating it forever," food scientist Steven Witherly tells him during an interview for his book.
Potato chips have another hook, say food experts. Their coating of salt, fat and sugar found in the starch of the potato itself reward the brain in a triple punch. The starch is actually absorbed more quickly than sugar, which causes glucose levels in the blood to spike and the body to yell "more!" A New England Journal of Medicine study of 120,877 women and men found the most weight-inducing food they ate was potato chips.” See footnotes for full article2
Rid Your Body of Toxins
Often times, when we speak of toxins inside your body, we are referring to the toxins that you put in your body through consumption or environmental means. The two previous examples are just a very small piece of an ever larger moving puzzle.
Now imagine that 70% of your diet is processed food (not fresh fruits and veggies), and 90% of that is probably laden with toxins. These toxins are in small quantities no doubt, but with repeated daily consumption, the American public is slowly killing itself by what it eats. The Monsanto propaganda that they would “feed the world” has done nothing but the opposite. Cancer rates are skyrocketing, and those affected are younger and younger with each generation. Areas that used Monsanto products are now turned to dust, left in ruin, with nothing but dry cracked grounds. These toxins affect our nervous system, our immune system, and neurological system. Juicing helps to flush these out of your system by creating an oxygen rich environment; and the toxins and bacteria can no longer thrive in that environment. Plus, with a healthy diet, including eating beans more often, these bacteria and toxins will adhere to the nutrients and are flushed out of the body instead of adhering to the intestinal/colon walls.
What You Need In Order to Start Juicing
There is definitely an expense to juicing, from the initial purchase of the juicer to the produce you put in it. But this cost is minuscule compared to the cost of co-pays, prescriptions and drug care. Trust us.
The typical juicer costs between $100-300, with the biggest names and best brands going for over $500. If you are a Member, you can checkout our Resource List for juicers Eat2Live2Love recommends. We do not recommend buying a Ninja, or Jason Vale Juicer, as both are over priced and aren’t worth the effort.
Everyone’s needs are different. Some juice for health & energy, some for weight loss, some for disease treatment- so the recipes you select are completely up to you and can cost you an average of $3-5 dollars a day depending on what you juice and how often. Members can visit the Recipes section to find the perfect juice recipes for them, or can ask their MyCoach for recipe recommendations.
Results Won’t Vary
Everyone sees life changing results. Juicing doesn’t just work for “some” people and not for others. We are all human, and require the same basic fundamental nutrient rich diet. We all require oxygen in our blood, and everyone deserves to be free of their suffering. If you begin juicing, with the support of your MyCoach, we guarantee you will have success; unless you’re an alien, in which case, we can’t help you. So juice it up and watch the results in as early as a week! For more help on what to do next, Become a Member or contact your MyCoach- your success is ours. Below is a video by Dr. Mercola, check it out!