The Healing Power of Juicing
As you probably already know, the healing power of juicing is amazing.
Every time you juice fresh fruits and vegetables, you are providing your body with powerful liquid sunshine. As well as tasting great, juicing revitalizes you and restores you to proper health and vitality.
If you’ve spent any time at all on this site, you’ve probably read about the benefits of juicing and you’re already convinced that juicing is good for you. You might have tried juicing for weight loss, or perhaps you’ve read some juicing testimonials.
But what about the healing power of juicing? What is it about juicing that literally speeds up the healing process and effectively treats all manner of sickness?
Much has been written about the power of fruits and vegetables to heal, and plenty of scientific studies have confirmed this. They provide loads of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants and supercharge our body.
Yes, we can eat them, and yes, we should eat them. But why juice them?
The healing power of juicing is based on two things:
- Raw nutrient power.
- Easy digestion and assimilation.
Juicing and Raw Nutrients
In the 21st century, it’s no secret that fruits and vegetables have the power to heal. But are they better eaten raw or cooked?
If you’ve hung out in health circles for any amount of time, you’ve probably heard that cooking destroys nutrients.
Cooking is a chemical process and understandably, it changes the molecular structure of the food, making it foreign to the body. If you don’t think this is likely, stick your hand in a pot of boiling water. When you pull it out, how does it look? Is it in better or worse condition?
Cooking destroys the enzymes in food, but what are enzymes and why should you care?
Enzymes are life.
They are on an equal level with vitamins, minerals, fats, carbohydrates, proteins, and water. Without the presence of enzymes in food, the body is forced to rob its own bank account.
Unfortunately, all heavily processed foods (95% of supermarket shelves) have been stripped of their enzyme content. That is, they contain no plant “life force”. So every time you sit down to a burger, bun, pizza, or anything else that comes in a packet, tin or can, your body has to dip into its own enzyme resources to make up for the shortfall.
In Awakening Our Self Healing Body, Arthur M. Baker writes:
“Overly cooked foods literally wreck our body. They deny needed nutrients to the system since heat alters foodstuffs such that they are partially, mostly, or wholly destroyed. Nutrients are coagulated, denatured, caramelized, and rendered inorganic and become toxic and pathogenic in the body.”
So, when it comes to fruits and vegetables, they are best consumed in their raw form.
The healing power of juicing is wrapped up in this point – it takes the raw nutrient power found in uncooked foods and turns it into an easily digestible form.
“All life on earth emanates from the green of the plant.”
– Jay Kordich
Digest and Assimilate with Ease
Our digestive system is responsible for breaking down all the foodstuffs you eat and turning them into fuel for your body and most of the time, it runs perfectly.
But what most people forget or simply don’t know, is that the digestive system hasn’t evolved to digest certain things, such as meat, dairy or refined products. A discussion of the dangers of meat and dairy is too lengthy to be done here. If you want more information, check out The China Study by T. Colin Campbell.
In the intestines, you can find food that was eaten days, months and even years ago. This is due to our obsession with eating denatured foods which clogs our system. This means our digestive system or built-in “juice extractor” cannot run at full efficiency and can no longer be effective.
This is why the healing power of juicing is so amazing. When you juice raw fruits and vegetables through a juicer, you’ve effectively done the body’s work for it. You’ve skipped the digestive process and have provided your body with raw nutrients in the fastest possible way.
A key thing to understand here is that the digestive process consumes energy. If the body has to work hard to digest something, it will consume a lot of energy, making you feel tired. So when you start juicing and effectively bypass the digestive process (for the most part), you will be refreshed and revitalized, with a lot more energy than you’re used to. Juicing and healing really works.
Enjoy the Healing Power of Juicing
If you haven’t started juicing already, do it now! You really are doing yourself a favor and you’ll feel great.
The healing power of juicing goes a long way, and it has been used to treat and prevent all sorts of diseases, including cancer.
Make it fun and experiment with different fruits and vegetables to find juices that you like. If you need ideas, check out the juicing recipes on this site, as well as the benefits of specific fruits and vegetables.
Get ready to experience health and vitality like you’ve never imagined.