Recently I have become extremely interested in food, more specifically, health food.
My family has always been healthy, we eat organic, buy fresh and are vegetarians. We make desserts most weekends (okay every weekend) but we make it ourselves and we know everything that goes into the recipe. We are not a “buy things instead of making them” family. We make our own granola bars, protein balls, bagels, bread, noodles and cinnamon rolls. Being conscientious about what you eat and how it affects your body, for better or for worse, is something my parents have always made important.
There’s not a specific reason why I suddenly became more interested in the health food scene.
It wasn’t until last year when I realized that what you put in your body affects it directly.
Fatigue, being sick often and indigestion are often caused by diet related issues.
Our bodies are not made to handle the high fat, high sugar, processed diet that has become the norm in our society. Remember, we are descendants of an ape-like animal that ate mostly plants.
The first time I ever really stopped to think about food being more than just something that you ate 3 times a day and often tasted good was the last time my mom was pregnant. She was having issues eating full meals and asked our chiropractor for ideas. Our chiropractor suggested that maybe she should start drinking apple cider vinegar. She went on to explain that sometimes the body can’t make enough acid to break down the food, which leaves you with that full, bloated feeling early into the meal.
Since then we have come a long way. We now use apple cider vinegar for everything. Colds, face cleansers and on salads. Everything. It is antibacterial which helps with acne, colds and everything in between. It is also known to help restore the body’s pH levels.
Don’t even get me started on that. To read more about how our modern diet is wreaking havoc on our bodies’ pH levels read ‘The Acid-Alkaline Food Guide’ by Dr.Susan E. Brown.
Anyways, needless to say I’ve become much more conscientious about what I’m putting into my body.
Several books, health blogs and hours of research later is how I ended up with this beautiful, shiny, brand new, silver machine sitting on my counter (right next to the blender I use for smoothies).
I mean look at that color! I got to drink that when I finished taking the pictures. Don’t be too jealous;)
It is recommended that you eat 5-7 servings of fresh produce a day. For most people that is a lot of fruits and veggies. One of the best things about juicing is you can get so much in just one glass. Another of the benefits of juicing is that because you aren’t consuming the fiber, the vitamins and minerals reach your blood stream much faster, within minutes, instead of hours (you can say goodbye to coffee, there’s an alternative for yah!).
Really long story short, I got my juicer! It came and I’ve been juicing a ton. Hopefully I have convinced you about the magic of juicing, feel free to ask me if you have any questions.
Don’t forget to push the limits and embrace the unknown.