Fruits and vegetables are an excellent source of a wide range of vitamins, minerals, enzymes and other nutrients; including phytochemicals – compounds that have been shown to combat cancer in a petri dish. Since more of the healthy substances found in fruits and vegetables are being discovered all the time, no supplement pill can contain all of these compounds all of the time. Also, because each plant appears to produce particular phytochemicals which work against cancer in particular ways, it is suggested that a rich assortment of fruits and vegetables be included in the diet. It is also recommended that you consume two glasses of “live” juices a day for optimum health maintenance. Four glasses a day is recommended if you want to speed healing and recovery from illness.
Juicing with the Mod Cold Press is an excellent means of adding fruits and vegetables to your diet. Since juice contains the whole fruit or vegetable – except for the fibre, which is the indigestible part of the plant – it contains virtually all of the plants’ health-promoting components. Because fresh juices are made from raw fruits and vegetables, all of the ingredients remain intact. Vitamin C and other water-soluble vitamins become damaged by over-processing or over-cooking. Fresh juice prepared in the Mod Cold Press provides all of the plants’ healthy ingredients in a form that is easy to digest and absorb. In fact, it has been estimated that fruit and vegetable juices can be assimilated in twenty to thirty minutes.
Ideally, the juices should be made fresh in your kitchen and consumed immediately. Many commercial juices are heat-treated to lengthen their shelf life and this process can destroy important nutrients. In addition, preservatives may have been added. Even pure, freshly made juices can lose some of their nutrients by being allowed to sit for long periods of time. By buying the best produce available, properly preparing it for juicing, and processing it in your very own Mod Cold Press Juicer, you will produce the most healthy, nutrient-rich drinks possible.
There are many specific juices for the treatment of specific disorders, and it is helpful to become familiar with the three categories into which juices generally fall: green juices, vegetable juices and fruit juices…
GREEN JUICES OR “GREEN DRINKS”… Green Juices cleanse the body of pollutants and have a rejuvenating effect. Made from a variety of green vegetables, green juices are rich in chlorophyll, which help to purify the blood, build red blood cells, detoxify and heal the body as well as providing the body with fast energy. Green juices can be made with alfalfa sprouts, barley grass, cabbage, kale, dandelion greens, spinach and other green vegetables including wheatgrass. To sweeten and dilute your green juices, try adding fresh carrot and apple juice. Steam-distilled water is another good addition. Although green juices have great health benefits, they should be consumed in moderation. Here is a great “green drink” recipe –