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Drink Your Vitamins!

Juices work the best if consumed within seconds of being freshly extracted from the fruit or vegetable. The most vitamins, minerals and other healthy elements are absorbed if you hold the juice in your mouth for a couple of seconds after swallowing.


Fresh juices are also superior to bottled or canned juices in terms of both taste and nutrition. They are the cheapest way to get a full rounded dose of a vitamin plus all of its cofactors. For instance did you know that just one pint of fresh carrot juice contains more than 20,000 international units of pro-Vitamin A in its purest and most natural form?


Scientific research also recently reveals that fresh juices may even cure a variety of illnesses and conditions. For instance, fresh cabbage juice has been shown to contain vitamin U that has been shown to heal ulcers while fresh prune juices is an excellent laxative. Lettuce juice contains an unknown factor that helps relieve insomnia while watermelon juice has anti-inflammatory agents that relieve pain.


Green juices have enzymes that encourage weight loss and the regrowth of damaged gum tissue. Orange, yellow and green vegetables may help prevent some forms of cancer. Purple and blue juices contain important phytochemicals known as anthocyns and lutein, which help prevent varicose veins and preserve the eyesight.


Juices also ah are also superior to taking vitamins when it comes to maintaining your daily health. Compared with synthetic vitamins, naturally derived vitamins from fresh fruits, vegetables, sprout and grasses have more of a nutritional punch per dose. For instance one pint of fresh vegetable juice supplies the same live vitamins, minerals and enzymes found in two large vegetable salads.


Synthetic vitamins are also a “dead” food source of vitamins whereas vitamins that come from fresh vegetables and fruits are considered to be live.  Incorporated into a healthy diet fresh juices also do not put you at risk for nutritional imbalances in your body.  Drinking your vitamins in the form of fresh juices can actually boost your RDA (recommended Daily Allowance) of vitamins by as much as 500%!  Compare this to the act of consuming a vitamin pill where there is no guarantee that the pill will be absorbed by the body.  Nutrients from juices however start being absorbed the minute you drink them.


Juicing is not meant to be a replacement for a daily diet. Juicing plans are embarked on to help accelerate and enhance the process of mineral and vitamin absorption by the body’s tissues.


Store-Bought Juice is Not That Healthy

Juice you buy from the store is not horrible for you but it is not your best option if you want to be well nourished.  The liquid you buy in a bottle or can is not that fresh and by the time most juices reach the store shelves they have lost most of the enzymes and vitamins that are so good for you.  Although hydrating, many juices reduce to sugar, sodium and water by the time they reach the consumer.

Fresh juices are superior to bottled or canned juice both in terms of nutrition and taste. A  pint carrot juice blend bought at the store may only have 10% of your RDA (recommended daily allowance) of Vitamin A but one pint of the fresh stuff might contain more than twenty thousand units of pro-Vitamin A (the purest and most absorbable form of Vitamin A.)

Another big issue when it comes to store bought juices is that you don’t know if it has been tainted with preservatives or chemicals. Often these things are disguised as something else on the bottle of juice. Sometimes you end up buying a product that is calling itself “juice” but it actually completely watered down.

One good example of this type of trickery was revealed in 1984 when it was discovered that between 1978 and 1983 that Beech-Nut Nutrition Corporation was charged for selling millions of bottled water flavored with sugar and colored amber with additives as 100% apple juice.

Furthermore, if you buy orange juice it might have been treated with banned pesticides. This is especially true if the fruit was grown in Florida or outside the United States. In fact a lot of the juice that is marked as being from the Sunshine State or California is in reality imported from other countries such as Mexico. The problem with this is that these countries still used banned pesticides like trichloroethane and poisonous red-colored dyes to make the fruit an attractive orange rather than a natural yellow.


Bottled and canned juices have also proved themselves to be tough on the teeth. Sugar-laden fruit concentrates have rotted many children’s and adult’s teeth prematurely. Furthermore, if the label says that the juice is made from concentrate it can mean that it was made with industrial or unpurified water. These types of waters can contain all kinds of impurities.  When you make your own juices you can at least control and monitor what goes in the drink and what it may be watered down with.