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The Best Vegetables for Eating Raw & Juicing

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The Best Vegetables for Eating Raw & Juicing

There’s little doubt that one of the best ways to improve your health is to make sure you’re eating plenty of fresh, minimally processed high quality vegetables, ideally locally-grown and organic, with a majority of them consumed raw.

One simple way to boost your vegetable intake is to juice them.† Juicing organic vegetables is highly recommended to patients in our clinic who are working to restore or improve their health.

I am firmly convinced that juicing is one of the key factors to giving you a radiant, energetic life, and truly optimal health.† I simply do not know of any other single nutritional intervention that has a more profound influence on health than eating and/or juicing fresh, organic vegetables.

You can review my comprehensive approach to how to juice on my vegetable juicing page.

Are All Vegetables the Same?

If you were to get all of your vegetables from conventionally-farmed sources, this would be better for your health than eating no fresh vegetables at all. However, conventionally farmed vegetables are not your best choice. Organic vegetables are a much better option.

Why?

USDA Organic farmers (and many small, local organic farms working without certification), must use different standards when growing vegetables. These standards include never using:

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) considers 60 percent of herbicides, 90 percent of fungicides, and 30 percent of insecticides to be carcinogenic, and most are damaging to your nervous system as well.

In fact, these powerful and dangerous chemicals have been linked to numerous health problems such as:

  • Neurotoxicity
  • Disruption of your endocrine system
  • Carcinogenicity
  • Immune system suppression
  • Male infertility and reduced reproductive function
  • Miscarriages
  • Parkinson’s disease
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Dr. Mercola

Dr. Mercola has been passionate about health and technology for most of his life. As a doctor of osteopathic medicine, he treated many thousands of patients for over 20 years. In the mid 90ís he integrated his passion for natural health with modern technology via the internet and developed a website, Mercola.com to spread the word about natural ways to achieve optimal health.

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7:50AM PST on Jan 20, 2013

Thank you for sharing.

8:33PM PDT on Nov 1, 2011

Love the Info! I'm gonna read the other articles & learn my type & what to use for my health. I love veggies, but find it hard to eat enough now that I'm recently single. Maybe this will help. Thanks!

2:17PM PDT on Oct 23, 2011

thanks

9:22AM PDT on Oct 18, 2011

Michelle, I would definitely try your blender. Just make sure to cut the pieces very small and use enough liquid.

9:07AM PDT on Oct 18, 2011

I like the submersion technique for juicing but could I use my blender instead?

5:41AM PDT on Oct 18, 2011

Carrots, Radishes, Tomatoes, Lettuce, Cucumber and Watercress are my favourite raw veg.

3:36AM PDT on Oct 18, 2011

thanks

2:45AM PDT on Oct 18, 2011

Thanks for the article

12:39AM PDT on Oct 18, 2011

thanks for the article!

11:51PM PDT on Oct 17, 2011

Good to know.

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