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Friday, February 08, 2013

Juice And Serious Detoxing


I've heard so much good about juicing so I decided to try (like I always decide to do when I hear something) it out. My mom had this little juice machine for all these years, but never did I even notice it until the day before I went and bought my own.

My plan is to drink more healthy juice and serious detoxing. My initial plan was do to this over a long period of time, like that one documentary about this man doing it, but after two days of only liquid nutrients I quit. That might be possible in the future one time though. As of now my throat wont let me, because it turns soar and burns. Anyone who juice, who experience the same thing? If yes, let me know why? What am I doing wrong?

Other than that, one favorite juice mixture of mine is the one above. 
Any other good recipe's out there?

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  1. hmmm i'm curious about this too. what are the benefits of detoxing? and why would someone need to do it?

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    1. I have a Master's in Nutrition and ....there are actually no benefits to detoxing! It's the current buzz topic and it has created a lot of hype. Here is why you don't need to do it; you have a liver :). one of the major functions of your liver is to detoxify things in your body. Another common myth is that people think bad things you eat will build up in your digestive system, hence the need to detox. This is false. THe cells in your intestine have a turn over rate of 3-4 days. Meaning every three days your cells will slough off and new cells are made. There is also a water layer between the walls of your intestine and the food that moves through it. This makes it impossible for anything to get stuck because nothing actually touches the walls of your intestine; it's protected by the water layer.

      Juice detoxing also takes away many of the benefits that actual fruits and vegetables provide. The fiber is gone, and so are some of the antioxidants that are found in fruit. While occasional juice drinks are okay, they won't keep you full so you'll often feel like you didn't eat anything at all! You would have to drink a lot more calories in juice to keep you feeling full than if you ate normal food with less calories. In other words, drinking say 400 calories in juice would make you feel as full as eating 200 calories. (Those numbers aren't exact, just making a point).

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    3. Now, I'm not saying that Jessica is wrong (and I'm definitely not trying to start a debate), but I don't believe HER STATEMENT should be YOUR "final answer". Everyone is different, so if you really want to know the truth on detoxing I say SEEK OUT THE TRUTH, BE YOUR OWN EXPERIMENT, and ask someone who's actually done a detox before.

      Anyways, no hard feelings, I was just giving my humble opinion. ♥

      P.S. - And yea...I'm pretty sure getting full isn't the whole point of juicing. Just a way to detox.

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    4. Thank you for the amazing go through of juicing Jessica, I'll keep that in mind. Only juice when I want fresh juice now =)

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  2. That looks delicious! I do have a great smoothie recipe!! It's made with spinach, but I promise it's yummy!!

    http://takingnotescoasttocoast.blogspot.com/2013/01/lean-green-smoothie.html

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    1. Oh, that looks yum! I'll try that out!

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  3. Don't detox, I'm in medical school we are taught against it. Your liver is the detoxifying organ of your body. Just take care of it, and it will take care of your body. [Broccoli is great].

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    1. Yes, I'll be more careful =) Thanks Chantelle.

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  4. i've never tried juicing broccoli! does it juice well? you should definitly try pineapple if you haven't yet- it's so delicious! reminds me of summer :)

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