marți, 18 octombrie 2011

The Winter Wellness Diet - 15

Does anyone else remember Jack LaLane in the 80’s and 90’s blasting the airwaves
with his juicers and talking about how great it is for you health? Just because we don’t
see the infomercials anymore doesn’t mean that juicing isn’t good for us. In fact, juicing
is the old fad that can be the start of a new you.
Juicing is not rocket science. Basically, there are two types of machines: one that has a
high speed blade that shreds the fruit or vegetable into tiny particles and then “spins”
them around at a high speed to extract the juice. The other kind of juicers shred bigger
pieces from the food and then use a slower “press the juice out” type of method.
When it comes to buying a juicer I don’t think it’s a big deal which kind you go with.
There are many different price tiers from $40-$400. I don’t advocate anything in
particular. When it comes to getting healthy quicker and losing more weight, my
feelings are to spend more money on good food and whole food supplements. I
personally use an $80 juicer that I got for $35 on a heck of a deal from Marshall’s or
Kohl’s(I remember the price more so than where I bought it). It extracts a lot of juice, is
pretty easy to clean and I use it probably 5 times a week. One important thing to
consider when juicing food is that oxygen is the enemy. Vitamins are sensitive to air
and the juice loses some of its nutritional value when exposed to air after a few minutes,
so drinking the juice right away after you make it is important for maximum benefit.
So why juice? Juicing is so important with the WWD because it helps you get more
nutrients. If our goal is to get you more nutrients so your body can repair, detoxify and
drop fat then juicing is an integral part of the solution. Why not take vitamins then if the
goal is to get more nutrients? Like I said before, I do take a daily effervescent multivitamin,
BUT the goal is to get more nutrients. As previously revealed, we don’t know
how many nutrients are in plants that we don’t even know about. When it comes to
taking a vitamin made in a lab you are losing out on all those phytochemicals that are so
important to your health.
Try eating a pound of carrots, 6 stalks of celery, a cucumber and a whole grapefruit in
one sitting. Yea, it can be done but that is a tall task. In addition it will make you full for
quite a while and take a lot of time to eat that much. Lastly, if you made a meal out of
food like that, you would get tons of vitamins, minerals and other micro-nutrients but not
much in the form of protein or the essential fatty acids. That’s why juicing is essential to
this diet. You get more micro-nutrients while still having room in your stomach to get the
necessary macro-nutrients.
I specifically use this kind of juicing method for myself to stay healthy and have tons of
energy. If eating fresh, nutrient-dense food is good, eating fresh, nutrient-dense food
with the extra concentrated nutrient addition of juice is better! If you are reading this
book without the desire to lose weight, but simply to become healthier and reduce your
risk of cancer and disease, juicing is a powerful solution.
There’s another way of juicing to achieve fast and healthy weight loss. It is how I juice if
I am cleansing or detoxifying which is precisely what you can do when trying to lose
weight. Since you can consume many more nutrients in liquid form than eating them,
it’s a great opportunity to pump your body full of these cleansing, body repairing
wonders. Fresh juice along with a super shakes and super smoothies can get you
through most of your day without consuming many calories which will help you melt the
fat off your body, detoxify and stay healthy even when those around you get sick.
Essentially what juicing does is give you the water and nutrients while removing the bulk
matter which largely consists of fiber. Typically, the first objection to juicing is, “I
thought that fiber was good and necessary, so why juice and strip all that fiber away?
Simply put, the nutrients are more necessary than the fiber. You generally need fiber to
help push the bulk matter through, but with juicing you are ingesting liquid nutrition that
doesn’t really need digesting. Juicing is like taking the best the plant has to offer and
injecting it straight into your blood stream. This gives those valuable nutrients the best
chance to get to organs quickly where they can begin the repair process to set things
Additionally, you can juice parts of food that you wouldn’t typically eat. (11)For instance,
there are cancer fighting compounds that were recently discovered in the skin of
grapefruit. I don’t know anyone who eats the skins of grapefruit, oranges or other citrus
fruits. There are possible tens of thousands of compounds in edible foods that we
haven’t even discovered yet. Who knows what kind of nutritional bounty you’re
ingesting when you juice your favorite foods skin and all.
To summarize, juicing fruits and vegetables can provide you with valuable nutrients in
higher quantities than you would normally be able to consume. It will be one of the
most important elements of you losing weight faster and safer than with traditional diets.
Juicing will help you detoxify faster and build your strength for a life-long battle against
carcinogenic chemicals that exist in every part of the world we live in.

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