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Juice your way to a healthier you!

by Pat Crocker

Juice your way to a healthier you!

With juice bars and “elixir cafés” springing up in cities throughout North America, it might be tempting to think that juicing is a new trend. But it’s really just the latest manifestation of a centuries-old health practice. And in this new age of genetically modified, over-refined, chemical-laden non-food, this “rediscovery” of juicing has never been more appropriate.

 

Research consistently shows that people who eat the greatest quantity of fruits and vegetables are about half as likely to develop cancer as those who eat little or no fresh fruits and vegetables.


So it’s not surprising that the United States Cancer Institute recommends eating 5 servings of fresh vegetables and 3 servings of fresh fruit each day. In fact, the phytochemicals in fruit and vegetables hold the keys to preventing many other modern diseases, such as heart disease, as well as debilitating conditions such as asthma, arthritis and allergies.

 

Still, even the most disciplined person can find it difficult to eat all those fruits and vegetables every day. So why not drink them? Raw fresh juices, blended drinks and homemade frozen treats are an easy and a tasty way to ensure that adults and children get their “daily 8.”

 

Find more info and recipes like this in The Juicing Bible, 2nd Edition by Pat Crocker

Recipes to juice your way to more fruits and veggies