Hello all…I hope you had a top notch weekend:)) There is a little something I wanted to confess to all of you: I finally caved into the wonderful world of juicing and I’m not looking back! The whole transition wasn’t anywhere close to an overnight process because for the past year of hearing about it, I didn’t even want to bother. My thinking was that I was getting enough fruits and vegetables as it is, so why would I need to mash them up in a juicer; plus, I was a bigger fan of eating them in their natural state.
So, after almost a year of reading about juicing, and the different juicers that are becoming more popular by the day, I finally wanted to jump on the bandwagon. The major problem I encountered was which juicer should I buy because they all proclaimed to be, and I quote, “the best product you’ll ever purchase.” Now, I know that maneuver is company marketing tactics 101, but I still didn’t know where to throw my money. The other negative—along with my wallet and savings account taking a hit—is that all the juicers seemed wayyyyyy too expensive, to just ultimately chop up some produce, and nothing more.
Another couple months passed by and the juicing experiment was almost non-existent at this point. My luck would change because the holiday season came around and I had gotten a Jack LaLanne’s Power Jucier as a gift—best gift ever I might add. Initially, I was a little intimidated by not only the size of the thing, but also the fact it had a number of parts to it; in my head, that meant massive cleanups and I was feeling I would be too lazy to do that day in and day out. I had gotten to the point that I was actually contemplating returning the thing, but I had to at least try it out once. It’s a good thing that I did because I now use it every single day of the week, and don’t plan on stopping
Before I get into the many wonders of juicing, how have your experiences been with juicing, or the different juicers that are out there?? Also, I plan on reviewing a couple of the “hot” juicers that are on the market for my next post, so stick around…
Here are some reasons why you might want to start juicing on a regular basis:
- A recent study, which evaluated surveys of 500 people on a living foods diet, showed amazing health benefits from choosing raw foods. (Freshly made juice is the supreme raw food). The study showed that more than 80 percent of the people surveyed lost weight. But that was only the beginning of their transformation. These people reported marked improvements in immunity, digestion, allergies, women’s issues, and chronic illness. They enjoyed better sleep and the need for less of it.
- They also described improvement in many skin conditions such as eczema, skin eruptions, dryness, oiliness and susceptibility to sunburns. Their hair grew thicker, stronger and more lustrous, with decreased thinness, weakness, oiliness, dryness, dullness and dandruff. Nail strength improved. Body odor decreased sharply while eyesight and sense of smell improved. There was a marked increase in energy, and a significant decrease in addictions and use of medications. Results also showed a substantial decrease in allergies. And, the vast majority of respondents (87.5 percent) reported better mental, emotional, and spiritual health.1
- People often report that when they change their diet to include plenty of live juices, their body undergoes a transformation similar to a caterpillar becoming a butterfly. They start feeling better, lighter, and more energized as time goes on. Sleep improves. Energy kicks up a notch, and mood improves. The mind becomes more alert and creative, while disorganizing brain fog fades away because all the nutrients in fresh juice help the mind and body revive.
**All references came from, http://kriscarr.com/blog/the-benefits-of-juicing/
Guest blogger, Cherie Calbom
1 Raw Food Diet Study http://www.iowasource.com/food/lenkastudy_0806.html Accessed April 22, 2011.
2 McDonald’s and Biophoton Deficiency http://www.bibliotecapleyades.net/ciencia/ciencia_industryweapons78.htm Accessed April 22, 2011.