Why Juice?

November 3, 2011

All plants are living, breathing organisms. They each have energy and a life force.

Juicing plant, all vegetables and fruits, strips away the pulp, and thus fibers, that stand in the way of introducing raw enzymes, nutrients, vitamins and minerals into your body. Without having to break down the fiber in the way of all those great nutrients, your body can use the energy from the juice instantly.

There is much to be said about juice fasting, or feasting as most will call it. You’re goal is to consume a few pounds of vegetable and fruit juices a day, leaving you fed and hopefully satisfied. But there are also some things to be cautious about when embarking on such a “cleanse.”

Do you really need to cleanse? I believe that most of us could use a day of intestinal rest- consuming nothing in bulk and giving our bodies a break from the digestion process. This can help move toxins out of the body quickly and put less stress on the organs and every part of the body. Makes perfect sense.

But where things start to get tricky is when fasting is done for an extended period of time. And if not done properly, one could potentially hinder a healthy metabolism. This can, and probably will, cause weight gain- usually the very thing people are juice fasting for in the first place.

Another drawback to juicing is it can significantly mess up blood sugar levels. If you are consuming too many fruit juices instead of vegetable juice, you’re probably flooding a lot of sugar into a food-void body. Again, not the safest thing for most people, especially diabetics and pre-diabetics.

With all that being said, juicing can be wonderful, nourishing, and deeply grounding. As long as you’ve done your research and are prepared to go through some fun withdrawal symptoms, even a one day juicing fast can be rewarding and a great test of willpower.

So, what did I consume for my day two of juice fasting…? Half a green smoothie, a small bowl of Coconut Bliss Naked Coconut Ice Cream, a handful of Peanut Butter Puffins, and a lovely green juice made with kale, celery, apple, lemon, ginger, and garlic.

You see, I was literally in bed ALL day yesterday. Sick. I cannot remember the last time I’ve felt this bad. And I’m not about to lie to my favorite readers about being super successful on a juicing day. I wasn’t. Although I didn’t eat much. 😉

So, as my juicing adventures continue I’m going to be just adding the green juices into my life every day. I do believe wholeheartedly that juicing can be an incredibly wonderful addition to anyone’s life. I believe it does provide the living nutrients of living plants, unobstructed and delivered right into our bodies. And that does a body good.

So now, to accompany your juicing efforts, or just your Thursday spirit, here are some questions to ask yourself…

What are you healing?

What is your secret super power?

What impact would you like to have or what would you like to be known for?

{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

Titlovani filmovi July 21, 2015 at 2:58 AM

Now I am going to do my breakfast, when having my breakfast coming yet again to
read more news.

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Margie January 11, 2015 at 7:37 AM

Great delivery. Sound arguments. Keep up the great effort.

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Ways to Grow taller April 29, 2014 at 8:03 AM

Having read this I believed it was rather enlightening.

I appreciate you taking the time and effort to put this short
article together. I once again find myself spending a significant amount of time
both reading and commenting. But so what, it was
still worthwhile!

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Alisa Fleming November 4, 2011 at 8:10 AM

Oh no! You poor thing. I’m so sorry to hear that you are under the weather. Feel better soon!

I could tell you my secret powers, but then I’d have to kill you. And I like you too darn much.

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Kelsey @ Snacking Squirrel November 3, 2011 at 4:06 PM

green juices and smoothies are my weapon against a lot of things: colds, fatigue, tummy pain, skin breakouts etc. but raw too of course 🙂

xoxo <3

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Pure2raw twins November 3, 2011 at 1:25 PM

this makes me want to juice again, we stopped and just did smoothies all the time. but know that juicing is great! hope you feel better girl!! love ya!

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Christin@purplebirdblog November 3, 2011 at 12:27 PM

Ooo girl, stop being sick THIS INSTANT! 😉

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Ela November 3, 2011 at 12:15 PM

Ohboy, you ask some wonderful, deep questions. What wonderful things to bear in mind when going through any day. I’m not really in a space even to ask them right now, though.

But I’m glad you listened to your body: good discussion of juicing pro’s and con’s–and I really hope you’re feeling better!

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