A resounding YES!! to that question! We have juiced for years and seen results. Juicing gets the nutrients into your system quicker than any pill you can swallow! “Faster than a speeding bullet!” Literally! Just swishing the juice around your mouth and gums, gets the potent nutrients flowing into your bloodstream!
My husband and I start our day juicing 5 large carrots and 1 whole apple each. (We prefer Golden Delicious, but all work great) The apple sweetens up the carrot taste, and is a way to get that “apple a day-keeps the doctor away” started. That one glass of juice fills us up and gets us energized for the day! The combination of carrots and apple keeps the colon cleaned out. My husband always says, “the key to a happy life is a happy colon”!
We juiced a bag of cranberries and 1 apple to knock out the beginning signs of a sore throat, and it literally KNOCKED it out! Only needed one glass. Although that mixture is perfect for your urinary tract and kidney functions as well! As a side note, the only reason the above mentioned sore throat was coming on in the first place - was the direct result of going 4 - 5 days not juicing because we forgot to take the juicer out of town with us. Juicing works!!
You can find a juice recipe for about every ailment from the book “God’s Way to Ultimate Health” by Dr. George Malkmus at www.hacres.com , in fact, this was the book that got us started juicing years ago. They mention the Champion Juicer www.championjuicer.com as their juicer of choice, we bought one of those to get started. It was pricey, but could also be used to make applesauce, fruit paste to be spread out on dehydrator sheet for a healthy fruit roll up, etc. It has many functions! We ended up giving the juicer away to a friend who’s relative was in desperate need to start juicing to fight off the cancer report she’d been given.
With money tight at the time, we bought a Jack LaLanne Power juicer, www.powerjuicer.com, and have fallen in love with it! We can’t make applesauce with it, but we weren’t doing that anyway. Our Power Juicer is easy to use, easy clean-up, and we sometimes take the pulp from the carrots and apple (which get
automatically shot into a separate bucket), and make fantastic burgers from them! We’ve seen the Jack LaLanne Power Juicer for sale at Costco, www.costco.com, for $89! That is a deal for a good juicer! We’ve had our same one for years with no problems, just great juice!
Need more proof juicing works? One of my dear friends has Hepatitus C, she started juicing years back - you’ve never seen a healthier specimen - energetic, hyper, fun, I could go on and on! Oh yeah! and she’s 50 yrs. old! She doesn’t have any problems or side effects as a result of Hep. C. Juicing keeps her healthy, but God is the true healer! Aside from the carrot and apple juice, she also juices:
1 apple this is for Cleansing your system
1 celery stalk
3 carrots this soothes digestion and the celery has a calming effect.
1 pc of raw ginger She likes to take this at night.
Juicing works! If you start juicing and have a hard time adjusting to the taste of some vegetables, just add an apple to it!
You can’t get juice from a bananna! That’s where our Vita-mix comes in handy. Or any blender will do. We make smoothies in the blender, and drink the whole thing! Our favorite recipe is: 1/2 blender full of frozen strawberries
2 handfuls of frozen blueberries
1 peeled bananna
1 good drizzling of 100% pure maple syrup, or honey
cover it all with water and blend!
This is our wonderful dessert - it has taken the place of fattening ice cream in the evenings.
Always serve juice from the juicer immediately - juice it up, stir it up, then drink it up! Juice is the most beneficial for you when it is freshly squeezed, so drink it right after being juiced.
The following list came from page 4 of The Secrets of Power Juicing By Jack LaLanne. This booklet comes with your juicer when you buy it.
Some (not all) of the vitamins and minerals from certain fruits and vegetables.
Apple.....................boron, cellulose, and pectin
Cherry....................calcium, vitamin C, iron, and potassium
Cranberry...............antibiotic and anti-viral elements
Orange..................natural aspirin and boron
Papaya..................vitamin A and potassium
Peach....................boron, antioxidants, vitamin C, and beta carotene
Pineapple..............bromelain, manganese, vitamin C
Prune....................sorbitol, natural aspinin (sorbitol is a natural laxative)
Beet......................folic acid, iron, calcium and potassium
Broccoli.................beta carotene, vitamin C, calcium,iron,folic acid, and chromium
Cabbage...............antioxidants, calcium, potassium
Carrot....................beta carotene, vitamin A,C, pectin, flourine, and potassium
Kale.......................antioxidants, calcium, iron, vitamin A and C
Parsley..................antioxidants, folic acid, iron, vitamin A and C
Tomato..................beta carotene and vitamin C
Spinach.................antioxidants, potassium, iron, calcium and vitamin C
Get creative and start juicing some really great combinations! A helpful hint when juicing several items, juice the softest ones first.
Remember to try to get hold of the book, “God’s Way To Ultimate Health” by Dr. George Malkmus, www.hacres.com. Whatever ailment you may have, or may get, there is pretty much a juice recipe for it!! Juicing Works!
Let me hear some of your recipes and/or how juicing has worked for you!