In order to give the body much needed nutrients and enzymes that only live, raw fruits and vegetables can offer, many people turn to juicing. Juicing is a practice where juice from raw fruits and vegetables is extracted. You will not be able to get the same amounts of these precious vitamins, minerals and enzymes in such a high concentration in cooked food or even raw food, such as salads and fresh fruit. The juice is easily digested and even though it may be difficult to consume a whole bag of carrots at one time, if that same bag is juiced, you will be able to drink down the 2 cups or so of those much needed nutrients. These nutrients are assimilated directly into the bloodstream.

Raw juices are highly alkaline and when the body is more alkaline than acidic, it will be healthier, as an excess in acidity fosters ill health. The much needed nutrients supply the body with the elements for the body’s own healing activity and cell regeneration thereby speeding the recovery.

Organic fruits and vegetables are preferred and it is best to combine several fruits and vegetables versus juicing only one, because you will reap the benefits of the different vitamins and minerals each fruit or vegetable offers. My personal concoction includes-romaine lettuce, one or two beets, half of head of red cabbage, one small bag of carrots and spinach and a couple stalks of celery. Carrots supply a nice amount of potassium and celery supplies sodium and when taken together, there is a balance of the two that is highly effective.

If you are interested in just some great tasting juice, you can try apple or apple/celery, carrot or carrot/ginger (just a little bit of ginger since it is potent), and a half-a whole lemon and about 4-5 apples for lemonade. There are several recipes on the internet, if you type in “recipes for the juicer” on your search engine. Most of the popular juicers cost $150-$250 and you can find them through a few local retailers, but they are easier to research and find through internet retailers. Here is a link to Juicers at amazon.