The body is an amazing self-healing machine when fed the right foods and proper nutrients and vegetable juice will become a health gift that pays huge dividends over time.

Adding live vegetable juices to one’s diet as a daily routine has rejuvenating effects and promotes the healing of various illnesses and addictions. Fresh vegetable juice acts as a healthy, harmless appetite suppressant. It is without equal in any diet and nutrition program.

Fresh vegetable juice is the magic elixir that corrects the nutritional imbalances that cause cravings. And, let’s face it, we all have them and once we begin dieting these pesky cravings for unhealthy foods seem to gain strength. Once this magic elixir gets into your body, your cravings for unhealthy foods stop instantly and the only craving you’ll be left with is the newfound healing magic of your homemade vegetable juice.

Vegetable juices are the cleansers, energizers and builders. They rejuvenate the human system. A combination of fresh, raw vegetable juices supplies easily absorbed nutrients, enzymes, vitamins, minerals, protein and fats critical to increased vitality. They help to detoxify your body and boost the immune system.

The biggest plus of juicing for health is that it adds valuable, bio—available micro-nutrients with a wealth of health benefits at a minimal calorie cost and no dietary fat. You’ll be downing highly concentrated health cocktails brimming with all the enzymes, vitamins and minerals necessary for vitality and healthy optimal functioning of your body systems.

It’s often difficult for families to include a variety of raw vegetables in their food plan. This is where juices shines. They are easily prepared using a wide variety of vegetables from family favorites to those that are not as popular but can be easily hidden with juicing.

The best vegetable juices are made from organic vegetables that are in season. Green vegetables should always be used in any healthy vegetable juice recipe. Kale, lettuce, carrots, parsley, chard and broccoli are all great veggies for juicing as are beetroot, parsnips, pumpkin and squash.

The great thing about juicing veggies is that each batch can be a “mystery” brew, providing a different blend of flavors, textures and nutrients. You want to use vegetables of every color, rotating different types to extract a diverse range of nutrients. The more variation the better. You can even try adding herbs such as mint or dandelion. Make sure to wash your vegetables thoroughly before juicing.

Make juicing for health your aim and watch as the health benefits stack up. Your immune system functions more effectively, your digestion and well-being improves and you will experience a vitality you never knew before. Taking care of your diet and nutritional needs gives you a new lease on life. Believe me, you won’t have any inclination to go back to the “old ways.”

If juicing is new to you, an unfamiliar taste can be expected. Just toss down the juice and you’ll get used to the taste. Soon, you’ll find yourself craving the juice.

The only equipment required for excellent juicing results is a high powered juicer. Don’t waste your time or efforts on a cheap model. Buy one that will work for you. The only time required is to wash your veggies, cut them and feed them into the juicer as well as clean up afterwards. There is no better way to spend your time than to begin reversing the wrongs you have done to your body.

Enjoy juicing and all the benefits it offers but don’t replace your meals with them. Your health juice should be in addition to your meals not in place of them. Consider other methods of getting fresh vegetables into you and your family…smoothies are a great choice, especially when fiber is important.

Juicing is different than smoothies because it removes all of the fiber and some of the protein from the plants you are juicing. Your body will not have to do any digestive work in order to extract the nutrients from your juice – they are absorbed directly into your blood stream. You can juice any plant that has juice to extract.  Vegetables (especially those greens!) along with some fruits and herbs are the most common juiced ingredients.

You can regain vitality and stellar health and lead a higher quality of life.  If you truly want to take command of your life and avoid disease somewhere down the road…

“Healthy Self Healing” can help you do just that…

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Getting Started “Green Juice” Recipe…

Green Juice
Different vegetables fight different conditions, this super-green juice is great defense against cancer...
Recipe type: Juicing
Cuisine: All
  • 1 cup broccoli
  • 1 cup cucumber
  • ½ cup cilantro (or to taste)
  • ½ green apple (optional - be sure to core your apples before juicing them)
  • 1 lime
  1. Place all ingredients into juicer.
  2. Core any apples before juicing as seeds can be toxic.
  3. Adjust recipe amounts to desired taste.
  4. Enjoy!