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November 22, 2013
By Michael T. Murray
7 Common Misconceptions About Juicing
Juicing has been around since countertop appliances became popular in the 1950s and '60s.  Today, raw juice bars are everywhere, and lots of people own juicers to make their own fresh and healthy drinks at home.  Consuming raw juice has many benefits. It gives us energy, lots of nutritional quality, and increases our intake of health-promoting phytochemicals.  Certain juice blends enhance weight loss, help to detoxify the blood and organs, and can boost immunity as well.
With juicing, the most important ingredient — the fiber — is thrown away
·         Juicing fresh fruits and vegetables does provide some fiber, particularly soluble fiber
·         the soluble fiber has been shown to lower cholesterol levels and exert other beneficial effects beyond improved bowel function
·         Juicing helps the body's digestive process and allows for quick absorption of high-quality nutrition
·         provides the most easily digestible and concentrated nutritional benefits of fruits and vegetables

You shouldn't mix fruits and vegetables in juice, as they require different digestive processes
·         no scientific evidence to support this contention

Beta-carotene supplements are better for you than carotene-rich juices
·         provides greater benefit than either beta-carotene supplements or intact carotene-rich foods
·         juicing ruptures cell membranes, thereby liberating important nutritional compounds, such as carotenes, for easier absorption
·         juicing a wide variety of carotene-rich foods will provide a broad range of carotenes, many of which have properties more advantageous than beta-carotene

You can't freeze raw juice
·         You can freeze juices, although you'll lose some of the nutritional benefits and enzymes
·         can add frozen vegetable juice to soups, and you can make delicious homemade popsicles with fruit juice that both kids and grownups love

People with diabetes shouldn't drink fruit and vegetable juice
·         individuals with diabetes should consume no more than eight ounces of juice at any one time, focus on vegetable juices, and drink the juice with a meal to delay the absorption of the sugars

People with recurrent kidney stones should avoid juices because many are high in calcium
·         A beneficial juice for individuals prone to recurrent kidney stones is cranberry juice, which has been shown to reduce the amount of ionized calcium in urine by about 50 percent in patients with kidney stones (high urinary calcium levels greatly increase the risk of developing a kidney stone)

You can get all the nutrition that you need through fruit and vegetable juice
·         While drinking fresh juice is tremendous in improving nutritional quality, it cannot supply all of the nutrition your body needs on a daily basis

1 comment:

  1. It is essential to minimize sugars consumption when following a balanced diet. Lots of people make the mistake of convinced that fruit juice can be a healthful replacement for soda pop.

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