Juicing – Here is why it’s a good idea!

Juicing is a great way to get minerals in their natural ionized form. Juicing is used therapeutically in many natural regimens. The thought of juicing conjures up pictures of large quantities of vegetables being ground up for just a little bit of strong tasting juice.
Wouldn’t it be better to just eat the vegetables? No, not if you are trying to restore mineral balance to your body. For therapeutic use, it is necessary to separate the vegetable juice from the plant fiber.
Juicing is a way to get concentrated forms of natural vitamins and minerals into the body quickly. Raw juices are very easy for the body to digest and assimilate. The ionized form of minerals contained in the juices are particularly beneficial.
Raw juices are like an internal bath to the body. They tend to clean and wash the organs and tissues while delivering essential nutrients. Vegetable juices such as carrot, celery, beet, cucumber, kale, etc. tend to be the best at this because the fruit juices tend to stir up too many toxins, too rapidly, sometimes overwhelming the organs of elimination.
Certain vegetables are beneficial because of their specific vitamin and mineral content. For example, carrot juice is a great source of potassium and beta carotene. Because beta carotene can be converted to vitamin A in the body, carrot juice is beneficial for tissue healing, eye problems due to vitamin A deficiency, and healthy mucous membranes.
Celery juice is a source of natural sodium which helps neutralize acid waste. Celery juice is very beneficial for general cleaning, arthritis, bone spurs, and kidney problems. There is a significant difference between the ionized form of sodium contained in celery versus the chemical form contained in table salt. Arthritis, hardening in the joints, and bones spurs are indication of sodium (not salt) deficiency.
Beet juice is very good for the liver. It helps bile flow more freely and is know as a good liver cleanser. It is also high in a very absorbable form of iron.
Parsley is a good source of potassium and is slightly diuretic. It is excellent for the kidneys particularly in combination with celery.
Kale and other dark greens are excellent in juices because of their chlorophyll content. They are the best blood builders since they contain a balance of iron, calcium, magnesium and potassium, not to mention valuable trace minerals.
Cucumber juice is high in natural sodium and is very cooling to the body.
Cabbage juice helps to heal ulcers. It is also used in natural cancer regimens.
My favorite juice is a combination of carrots, celery, and beets with just a little apple. It is a great pick me up snack, or just a good way to wind down after a busy day – plus it really makes my skin look better.
There are as many good juice recipes as there are juicing books. Many health conditions benefit from juicing. Also, juicers have come a long way – they are much more user friendly than they used to be. Try juicing and see for yourself.

My husband has surprised me by becoming the juicer for our family – he bought a Breville juicer along with a book called “Juices and Smoothies” and he fixes juices for everybody.  This book has recipes that are so good that even my son and his 8th grade friends will drink juice.   His favorite is carrot, apple, lemon, ginger and strawberry.


About NaturalCowgirl

Margaret Durst has been involved with natural health for over 20 years. In her early 30s, she was faced with a medical diagnosis that recommended a lifetime of prescription drugs. In her heart, she knew that there must be an alternative way to healing and health and thus began her journey into natural health. Along the way, Margaret has trained with many different natural health practitioners and earned a degree in Naturopathy. She established her nutritional consulting practice and opened The Green House in 2003 to enable her mission of helping people navigate the natural health maze. People have praised Margaret for intuitive ability to help people address their health issues and goals with diet and lifestyle choices and successfully take responsibility for their health and wellbeing. This comes from Margaret’s deeply held beliefs in the body’s innate ability to heal and in the tools nature provides for health and healing.
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4 Responses to Juicing – Here is why it’s a good idea!

  1. Royce Rhoades says:

    Thank you Margaret for the information. I have one question for you. Why isn’t using a blender and keeping all the natural fiber in the juice better for you than removing it from the diet? It seems as though the fiber, or pulp of the fruit/vegetable would be a great help in nutrition as well as colon/digestive health. Keep up the good work.

    • “For therapeutic use, it is necessary to separate the vegetable juice from the plant fiber.” There is a difference between just eating vegetables and juicing. However, your version is a good way to get more vegetables – so, nothing wrong with that.

  2. Linda says:

    Good Information Margaret, I have a blog where I have reviewed some of the top rated juicers and its amazing how they differ and what they can do. I have been juicing for about 15yrs now and there is no way I can do without my fresh juice. Thanks for the info.

  3. We’ve been juicing to heal my friend of rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis and cancer (and eating a whole plant based diet with nutrient rich supplements too) and the results are amazing! We have a Norwalk Juicer and love it. Thanks for the post, I love to hear of others who see the benefits of juicing. Cheers!

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