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The Best Vegetables for Eating Raw & Juicing

Protein Types and Juicing Vegetables

If you are a protein type, juicing needs to be done cautiously. The only vegetables that should be juiced are your prime protein type vegetables, which are celery, spinach, asparagus, string beans and cauliflower (including the base).

Also, to make drinking vegetable juice compatible with protein type metabolism (which needs high amounts of fat), it is important to blend a source of raw fat into the juice. Raw cream, raw butter, raw eggs, avocado, coconut butter, or freshly ground flax seeds are the sources of raw fat I most recommend.

In addition to adding a source of raw fat to your juice, you may also find that adding some, or even all, of the vegetable pulp into your juice helps to make drinking the juiced vegetables more satisfying.

Final Thoughts about Vegetables

The truth is, scientists really don’t know all that much about nutrients, and taking isolated nutrients through supplements is not always a good idea, since it’s been shown that using supplements can actually lead to negative health consequences.

A much better way to get the vital nutrients your body needs is through eating whole, fresh organic vegetables. I recommend at least one third of your total diet be eaten raw, and a great way to do this is through incorporating juicing into your eating plan. Personally, I aim for consuming about 80 percent of my food raw, including raw eggs, dairy and meat.

Be sure to also take into account your nutritional type, because some people definitely function better with more vegetables in their diets than others.

But I want to emphasize that eating any vegetable is better than eating no vegetables at all, so don’t get down on yourself if you’re able to juice organic fresh vegetables only a few times a week. Even if you have to start slowly, I think you’ll soon begin to notice positive changes to your health when you increase your intake of fresh vegetables.

Related:
The Benefits of Juicing & How to Get Started
Top 12 Toxic Fruits and Vegetables
Are Raw Foods Really Better for You Than Cooked?

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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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