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Many of us have taken on one New Year Resolution, maybe two, which the goal in mind to improve ourselves. Stop smoking, eating healthier, more exercise. Last year mine was to eat better, although I never really had an unhealthy diet to begin with. This year I want to expand on that, after all, there is always room for improvement, right?
Last year I replaced one solid meal with a liquid one. I dug out my juicer and reread an old book I had brought with me from Germany many years ago which listed the benefit of every fruit and vegetable and ailments it could cure once juiced. This has nothing to do with juice fasting for weight loss nor for detoxing, this had to do with a lifestyle change, although the results do include eliminating toxins and slimming down.
Why juice all my produce? I could steam or make stir-frys, that’s healthy, right? Well, most of the enzymes, vitamins and nutrients break down when heated and are destroyed entirely by 54 celsius. The result is, that these foods once consumed, settle and cause blockages in the body which again, result in arthritis, hemorrhoids, gallbladder and kidney problems just to list a few. Also, foods containing calcium must be organic, not added, refined or enhanced. Once an organic food containing calcium has been heated, enhanced or whatever, it will automatically change into inorganic molecules and these do not deliver any sort of assistance our body needs to regenerate.
From my experience over the last year I have noticed a significant decrease in my headaches, I have suffered from those several times per months for as long I can remember, even though I was drinking plenty of water. Headaches are not only caused by not having enough water in your system but includes a deficit in nutrients as found in carrots and in spinach. Actually, a headache is only one of 200 symptoms when our bodies has been overloaded with toxins. Any headache should be an alarm to you to cleanse your body thoroughly and to balance the blood.
My basic go-to juice is a combination of carrots/red beets/apples or carrots/apples/cucumber, they cover the most of what my body needs; however, for this new year I will expand into other combo additions such as Brussel sprout, sellerie or dandelion.
The red beet, as an example, is valuable for producing red blood cells, which raises our all around well-being. A mix of 1/2 quart of carrot/red beet per day is especially recommended for women. When juicing the red beet, you can use all of it,personally, I don’t bother to peel it – I juice the stalk and leaves as well. Just remember to wash all of your produce. When starting with red beets, I recommend smaller amounts to begin with, since it has a high cleansing effect on the liver and may cause dizziness. Mixed with carrots the juice supplies phosphor, sulfur along with kalium and other alkyne elements. Together with its high content of Vitamin A it is the ideal mix for creating great blood cells.
Carrots balances all body functions and is one of the best sources of Vitamin A, plenty of vitamin B, C, D, G and K. As a juice the body can absorb vitamins, minerals, trace minerals and nutrients much faster and use were needed. Carrot juice is good for digestive purposes, strengthens bones and teeth, not to mention eye health. It also is a natural opponent for ulcers and it strengthens our resistance towards infections. It protects the nervous system and is by far one of the best sort of food your body can receive.
The list could go on and on. Nature has everything we need to combat illnesses and each fruit or vegetable has its own unique gift. Sellerie juice is wonderful for all who have consumed a lot of sugars, starches and carbs – all of our worst foods in today’s society. It never was nature’s’ intention to convert these “foods” into nourishment for our cells and tissues. The results of that can be easily seen today. Sellerie is rich in healthy (organic) nitrates, which our body needs to keep cells hydrated. It also has a key function to prevent the blood and lymphoid liquids becoming too thick. Not to forget, that it plays an important role eliminating all carbon dioxide from our body. A deficiency of organic nitrate results in bronchial and lung problems, which is enhanced by those who smoke. It will also result in premature aging. Sellerie juice can have phenomenal results with our nervous system as well.
Nearly anything can be juiced, with the exception of avocado, bananas, kiwis and anything with that sort of texture. You can juice kale, lettuce, radishes, potatoes, herbs, bell peppers, mustard leaves, squash, brussel sprouts and many more. Other than buying quality produce, washing them well, I don’t bother with peeling, cutting off stems, stalks or leaves, nor do I cut out the apple core. I juice it all.
For this year I want to increase my liquid diet from 32 oz per day to 48/52 oz and with the exception of eggs for protein, I will only eat pure foods and those should be in raw form as much as possible. Looking back to last year, the benefits I have enjoyed, I am really excited to make my switch over to liquid foods as much as I can. From spiritual perspective it is believed, that humans will go from meat eaters to vegetarian, from vegetarian to vegan and from vegan over to liquid nourishment. Once we make our transition from carbon based beings to crystalline beings we will take another step from liquid foods to drinking in light. Just think how many people you know in your surroundings who have already decided to go vegetarian or vegan – perhaps there is something to this theory, don’t you think?