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Thursday, 15 November 2007
A little bit more about juicing
As you already know I am a great fan of juicing, it’s a great way of getting more vitamins & minerals into your diet by drinking freshly made fruit juices, vegetable juices and smoothies. Especially when you are exercising on a regular basis, its a great you can prepare your smoothie drinks prior to your workout and you can then take it with you.
Freshly made juices are a tremendous source of bio-available vitamins and minerals. Vitamins activate enzymes and without vitamins, enzymes could not carry out their work, and we could not live.
Enzymes act as catalysts in hundreds of thousands of chemical reactions that take place throughout your body, and are essential for digesting, absorbing and converting food into body tissue. Enzymes also produce energy at the cellular level and are critical for most of the metabolic activities taking place in your body every second of every day.
Another key benefit of drinking fresh juices and smoothies is that your body can absorb more of the vitamins and minerals than if you were to eat the fruits and vegetables whole! Many of the nutrients are trapped in the fibre and by blending fruits and vegetables; you break down the fibre and release the vital nutrients.
For example when you eat a raw carrot, you are only able to absorb a small amount of the available beta carotene. When a carrot is juiced, removing the fibre, a larger percentage of the beta carotene can be absorbed by your body. Of course, you still need to eat whole foods because fibre is also an important part of your daily diet.
Be sure to wash your fruit thoroughly before juicing to remove and pesticides that may remain. Some people suggest removing apple seeds before juicing as they contain small amounts of cyanide. Consult your doctor before drinking large amounts of Grapefruit juice. Grapefruit and Orange skins contain toxic substances so make sure you don’t juice these skins although juicing the white pith is normal as the pith contains high levels of vitamin C and Bioflavonoid.
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Wishing You All Good Health