Grandmothers often give the most important nutrition advice of our lives “eat vegetables”. Today is just a piece of advice and we forget that juicing is the solution to apply that suggestion, which in the end only brings well-being to our body. Fresh vegetables and fruits are foods that have powerful protective effects for the body.
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What are the protective elements?
These macronutrients are the most abundant plant compounds on earth. Maybe they make up the majority of the food we eat. Carbohydrates are formed when carbon dioxide and water come together in the presence of sunlight and chlorophyll (pigment that gives green color to plants). There are three types of carbohydrates:
1- Simple carbohydrates or sugars, if the flavor of a food is sweet is because it contains simple sugars that are a permanent source of energy for the body. Fruits and some vegetables are a good source of simple carbohydrates. These contain a balance of many different sugars including glucose, fructose, sucrose and sorbitol. Sweet foods made by man contain simple refined sugar. Satisfy your need for candy with foods rich in unrefined sugar as well as other nutrients.
2 – Complex carbohydrates or starches are the best source of energy for the body, because they are composed of chains of simple sugars. The body slowly undoes turning them into simple sugars. Starches are the best source of energy in the body. A good source are whole grains, dark rice and wheat pasta alone, also found in tubers such as potatoes, cassava and yams.
3- The fiber is today the star of nutrition for its importance for the proper functioning of the digestive tract. The fiber forms a gelatinous substance in the digestive tract that adheres to cholesterol and prevents its reabsorption. It also decreases the transit time through the intestine and cleans it completely. We find it in fruits, vegetables, unprocessed grains and legumes.
Fats or lipids
Fat is a very concentrated source of energy. Considered the bad of the ride, responsible for everything from acne to ulcers, the truth is that the bad of the fat ride are saturated, consuming it in large quantities or eating a high diet of these can increase the risk of developing heart disease and Cancer. Good fats are vegetables like those of olive oil and saffron. But the real heroes are omega 3 fatty acids, which make them less adherent to blood platelets. However, consuming excess fats regardless of their origin causes weight gain.
After water, the protein is the most abundant substance in the body, it is an integral part of every cell of the living body. In food, the protein usually comes in fat and the type of fat determines how healthy a protein source is.
The word mineral means an element in its simple inorganic form. In the body they occur mainly in the form of ions. These may be necessary for structural tissues, such as calcium and magnesium in bone.
The most important minerals for the body are calcium, phosphorus, chlorides, magnesium, potassium, sulfur and sodium. The minerals that are required in very small quantities are chromium, cobalt, copper, fluoride, nickel, selenium, manganese, boron and vanadium.
They are substances that the body needs for normal growth and maintenance. The vitamins the body does not produce, so we must consume them.
It is said that all extremes are bad neither much of this nor a little of that, so our balance must always be balanced. Our body is not the exception and we must give it in the proper proportion all the nutrients for its correct growth and functioning.
Eat fruits and vegetables
Many health professionals consider that we should consume seven servings of vegetables and two of fruits a day. 55 – 70% of our diet should be raw foods if we want to enjoy optimal health and full energy.
“The most nutritious energy is obtained from plants. These take the energy of the sun during photosynthesis and by eating them these special energies enter our bodies. Dr. Max Bircher-Bennet”
If you want to have better health, recover from diseases, have more energy and slow down the aging process, eat more vegetables and fresh raw fruits. Make healthy food your lifestyle.
Why the juices?
The juice of fresh fruits and vegetables is the richest source of vitamins, minerals and enzymes. Usually, we do not eat enough raw fruits and vegetables to feed the body properly in a day. It is also the easiest way to consume raw vegetables and fruits.
In today’s times, we need additional nutrients to help detoxify the body from the large amount of environmental toxins to which we are subjected, with the environmental pollution that grows every day on a global level.
The juices allow the body to easily assimilate the nutrients found in food. Among them are enzymes that are organic catalysts, which accelerate the degradation of food to be absorbed by the body. These enzymes, coming from fruits and vegetables are destroyed when cooked.
The juices provide a concentration of nutrients with the best proportions. Once you start taking juices regularly, you may not need vitamin or mineral supplements.
The physical condition of tomorrow starts with what you do today for your body. Eat fiber-rich foods such as vegetable and fruit salad, whole grains, etc.
Take two to four glasses of fresh juice every day and do not give up on eating healthy even if the results are not immediate.
Therapeutic benefits of fresh juices
For centuries, fruit and vegetable juices have been used for their therapeutic benefits.
To understand the importance of the juices, it is necessary to define what the juices are. We would say that they are water, flavors, pigments, enzymes, vitamins and minerals. Juices are all these substances that work synergistically to give your body the materials that provide healing, give energy and offer protection against diseases.
It is not being said that juices are magic formulas because they are not. They should be included in your daily diet or be part of a diet plan.
What part of fruits and vegetables should not be liquefied?
When thinking about fruits and vegetables we believe that we can use everything as food, not farther from reality since some fruits and vegetables have parts that do not taste good or contain any harmful substance.
The leaves of the carrot or rhubarb are toxic as well as orange peel and grapefruit, they contain a toxic substance that is not recommended to consume in large quantities, they are also bitter so they will not give good flavor to the juice either. The seeds of apples contain some cyanide, so you do not have to consume them. The celery leaves are bitter and we recommend not using them.