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Eight Steps to Juice Therapy

Eight Steps to Juice Therapy

More and more people are discovering fruit and vegetable juices aren’t just delicious. Alternative practitioners say these tasty nectars are natural tonics, offering a safe, inexpensive way to stimulate digestion, bolster the immune system and encourage the elimination of toxins.

Fresh juices are also believed to be a potent weapon against disease; studies show that juices can speed the healing of infections and can even help cure stomach ulcers. And when used in conjunction with other natural techniques, such as herbs, homeopathy and nutritional therapy, fresh juices can create an optimal nutritional foundation to bolster the body’s innate healing abilities.

High-Octane Nutrition
Fresh juices have more going for them than vitamins and minerals. A growing body of scientific research suggests that when it comes to the health benefits of fresh produce, vitamins and minerals may be just the tip of the iceberg.

Eight Steps – Ready, Set, Juice!

1. Scrub produce thoroughly with a vegetable brush before juicing.
2. If a fruit or vegetable has been waxed, be sure to peel it before juicing.
3. Remove all seeds and pits. Make sure to peel citrus fruits.
4. Cut fruits and vegetables into small-enough pieces to fit easily through your juicer.
5. Wash and juice any stems or greens that are still attached to the fruit or vegetable.
6. Certain fruits, such as bananas and avocados, contain very little water and can’t be juiced. Process in a blender instead, and then add to the juice.
7. Imported fruits and vegetables should be avoided when possible because they contain more harmful pesticide residue than domestic produce.
8. For maximum benefit, serve juice immediately. Juices stored in the refrigerator lose their nutritional value very quickly.

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Adapted from New Choices in Natural Healing, by Bill Gottlieb. Copyright (c)1995 by Rodale, Inc.. Reprinted by permission of Rodale Books.
Adapted from New Choices in Natural Healing, by Bill Gottlieb.

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Annie B. Bond

Annie is a renowned expert in non-toxic and green living. She was named one of the top 20 environmental leaders by Body and Soul Magazine and "the foremost expert on green living." - Body & Soul Magazine, 2009. Learn Annie's latest eco-friendly news on anniebbond.com, a website dedicated to healthy and green living.

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5:59AM PDT on Apr 20, 2013

thanks

2:32PM PST on Feb 15, 2013

Thank you :)

3:47AM PDT on Aug 24, 2012

Lovely!

6:39AM PDT on Aug 20, 2012

Thanks....

10:18AM PDT on Aug 13, 2012

I just got my juicer out. Ta for reminding me I had one in the cupboard. But what an effort to clean it up afterwards. Not to mention permanent carrot juice stains on it.

10:51AM PDT on Aug 4, 2012

ty

8:55PM PDT on Aug 3, 2012

Fabulous, I love doing this when making ginger root tea, put the tea in a glass container and then add sliced peaches, cherries, pineapple, wild blueberries and mango or anything else on hand to add to the mix. After drinking several glasses, the fruit is eaten with a spoon. Delicious.

8:25PM PDT on Aug 3, 2012

Thank you! Good o know.

6:05PM PDT on Aug 3, 2012

Thanks Annie.

4:31PM PDT on Aug 3, 2012

good to know

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