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The Best Vegetables for Eating Raw & Juicing

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The Importance of Fresh Vegetables

Buying your vegetables from a local organic source is the ideal way to ensure that your vegetables are both fresh and high-quality. I strongly advise you to avoid wilted vegetables of any kind, because when vegetables wilt they lose much of their nutritional value. In fact, wilted organic vegetables may actually be less healthy than fresh conventionally-farmed vegetables!

Another reason to buy your organic vegetables from a local source is that fresher vegetables also contain the highest amounts of biophotons.

What are Biophotons?

Biophotons are the smallest physical units of light, which are stored in, and used by all biological organisms including your body.

Dr. Fritz-Albert Popp was the first to suggest that this light inside all biological organisms must originate, at least in part, from the foods you eat. When you eat plant foods, the light waves (photons) are thought to assimilate into the cells in your body.

The purpose of these biophotons is much more important than many have realized, because they are the transmitters of important nutritional bio-information used in many complex vital processes in your body.

Every living organism emits biophotons, or low-level luminescence (light with a wavelength between 200 and 800 nanometers). It is thought that the higher the level of light energy a cell emits, the greater the vitality and potential for the transfer of light energy to your body.

In other words, the more light that a food is able to store, the more nutritious it is when you consume it. Fresh, organic vegetables are naturally rich in this biophoton light energy.

Illness Can Occur When Biophoton Emissions are Out of Sync

Research by Dr. Popp also showed that the light emissions of healthy people follow a set of biological rhythms by day and night and also by week and month.

However, in his studies, the light emissions from cancer patients had no such rhythms and appeared scrambled, which suggests that their cells were no longer communicating properly. Likewise, according to Dr. Popp’s research, multiple sclerosis patients were taking in too much light, leading to what he considered confusion on a cellular level. Even stress can influence your biophoton emissions, causing them to increase when stress increases.

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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 90s he integrated his passion for natural health with modern technology via the internet and developed a website, 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


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


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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