After juicing nearly 20 years, my body now craves fresh green juice. I start to feel better just smelling it. Do you remember in school when you learned about Pavlov’s theory? It’s that same thing with us. Our bodies begin to sense the benefits. Juicing is the best way to get more phytonutrients into your diet, which are the amazing nutrients that only come from plants.
Benefits of juicing green
Let me explain the advantages of juicing green. I’m not going to lie; it’s usually an acquired taste. Why is drinking green juice so necessary? It’s all about the chlorophyll.
Do you remember in school, chlorophyll is what makes plants green? Well, you also may remember, it is the blood of plants. Chlorophyll is the lifeline of plants just like human blood is our lifeline. What’s also amazing is when the scientists took a look at the chemical makeup of blood in the human body and blood of the plants, otherwise known as chlorophyll, they are almost chemically identical. That means when we drink green juice, it’s healing and cleansing to our blood, which is why it so important.
what are the benefits of juicing green using only Organic vegetables?
When you’re juicing, only buy organic vegetables. Why? During the juicing process, we create the juice from the vegetables, and it goes directly into our bloodstream. In light of that, you don’t want to use plants that have been treated with pesticides because that means those chemicals are going right into your bloodstream.
Step 1 – Wash your vegetables. Why is it so important to wash them so well? The beautiful thing about plants is that they are alive. Well, if the veggies are alive, that means the cells that make the vegetables are going through the same process as other living organisms. That is, taking in food, digesting, and eliminating its waste. It’s important we wash off the waste. Right before I juice, I give everything a fresh wash by scrubbing my vegetables and rinsing sprouts.
Step 2 – Juice – Who said juicing was difficult? Wash your veggies and begin juicing. Okay, there’s a little more to it such as getting your juicer out, assembling, cleaning, and disassembling can take time, but it’s worth it.
Step 3 – Enjoy all the benefits of your fresh juice
Do you realize that you can drink the equivalent of 10 salads in the nutrients of a glass of green nectar? I don’t know about you, but there’s no way that I am going to take the time to eat ten salads a day, let alone prep ten salads.
My favorite green juice recipe
1 Sunflower sprouts
2 Pea sprouts
Centrifugal vs. Auger Juicers
Centrifugal juicer – Centrifugal juicers are good for some foods, but not sprouts. They work by extracting juice from fruits and vegetables by rapidly spinning pulp around in a chamber then the fruits or vegetables are forced out into a mesh chamber with tiny razor-sharp teeth or spikes, which shreds the flesh. The high speeds created by the centrifugal force can sometimes heat the fruits and veggies. That process can destroy some of the nutrients.
Auger or Masticating Juicer – This is my favorite type of juicer. Augers work by crushing then pressing vegetables and fruits into juice. This kind of juicer creates little to no heat, so there’s less oxidation, and the juice retains more of its nutrients. Augers tend to produce drier pulp. They’re ideal for sprouts, wheat grass, and creating nut kinds of milk plus they are quiet. The juicer I use is the Omega J8006. They last forever.
Regardless of which type of juicer you use, the benefits of juicing green have amazing anti-aging and health benefits plus the ability to ward off all kinds of diseases. I know when I fuel my body properly I’m helping to fight off all sorts of diseases and illnesses.