For years nutritionists and health practitioners have urged
North Americans to eat more fruits and vegetables. Why? Because
these foods are low in fat, and are important sources of essential
vitamins, minerals and fiber. Yet many of us -- even the most
health conscious -- still don''t consume the recommended 5 to 10
servings a day.
So what''s the solution? For some people, the answer lies in
vitamin and herbal supplements, both of which have enjoyed
explosive sales growth over the past decade. But recent research
suggests that whole, natural foods are still the best source of
nutrients. And there''s no easier or more effective way to add
fresh fruits and vegetables to your diet than by juicing them.
Now, with The Juicing Bible, there''s a new and
comprehensive source of information for anyone who wants to explore
the health benefits of juicing. Here you''ll find a fully
illustrated reference documenting the nutritive values and healing
properties of over 100 fruits, vegetables and herbs. There''s also
a special section that addresses 60 common health conditions --
with prescriptive advice for using specific juices, as well as
beneficial dietary and lifestyle changes. And, of course, there are
the juicing recipes themselves -- over 150 of them, including
flavorful juices (sample a Crimson Cleanser or Beta Blast),
smoothies (try the Pump It Up or Cool Down), tonics, bitters,
coffee substitutes and healing teas.
With helpful sidebars, health tips and preparation techniques
throughout, The Juicing Bible is jam-packed with
information. It''s a BIG book -- the biggest we''ve ever published
-- and it''s an essential guide for anyone who wants to explore all
the nutritional benefits that natural foods can provide.
- Research has shown that freshly juiced
fruits and vegetables contain literally thousands of natural
chemicals that simply aren''t provided by nutritional or vitamin
supplements. These substances, called phytochemicals, are only now
being understood; but a number of studies suggest that they play an
essential role in ridding the body of potential carcinogens, as
well as protecting against cellular damage.
- Fresh juice (unlike commercially
prepared juice) contains a number of enzymes, which are essential
to the proper function of the human metabolism
- Juicing removes much of the
indigestible fiber in fruits and vegetables, which means that a
substantially larger amount of available nutrients can be absorbed
by the body. One study has shown that a carrot, when juiced,
delivers 100 times the beta-carotene of a carrot eaten whole.