Sandra Cabot Health Raw Juices Can Save Your Life
The juice from raw fruits and vegetables has powerful healing and rejuvenating properties that can help people with all sorts of health problems.
Often in this technological age where computers diagnose, we tend to minimise natural therapies. It seems incredulous that the simple act of drinking raw juices could turn around severe diseases
Juices are easily digested and absorbed and are superb for those with a poor appetite, nausea, digestive problems and an inflamed stomach or intestines. It is so much easier to drink a juice than chew your way through large amounts of fibrous raw vegetables, especially if you are feeling fatigued and disinterested in food.
Modern day herbalism is focused on treating the symptoms of disease with suppressive drugs. Sometimes this is necessary when a disease is very aggressive and acute in onset, however raw juice therapy is something that should always be used, even in conjunction with drug use.
Juices are a perfect medium in which to mix and dissolve nutritional powders, and will assist their healing powers.
The nutrients and herbs in powders are better absorbed than tablet forms of the same ingredients, and mixing them in juices assist their solubility, digestion, and absorption. The juices bring the healing nutrients to the cells in the surface of the mucous membrane of the gut in an easily absorbed form. This requires much less energy to assimilate than solid tablets, especially in people with inflamed mucous membranes in the intestines.
Juices can be combined in so many ways to make them palatable and even delicious. Their diverse colours and taste enable huge variety so that you will not get bored. For those who feel they need an extra boost, there is nothing better than having a raw juice everyday. It will brighten up the day by providing extra energy and endurance.
Raw juices are easy on your intestines
Juices are packed with living enzymes to assist the digestive process, which means your gut, liver and pancreas do not have to work too hard to provide you with vital nutrients.
This conserves vital body energy, which means that you do not feel heavy or weighed down after drinking juices. You can absorb up to 99% of their nutritional value. Juices supply a concentrated source of vital nutrients.
A medium size glass of carrot juice (250 mL) is approximately equivalent to eating 500 grams (over one pound) of raw carrots. Eating so many carrots at one time would be hard on the jaws and teeth, and would take a long time to get through.
Juices are unique because they allow the gut to receive very concentrated amounts of phyto-nutrients that could not be obtained by eating a normal amount of raw vegetables and fruits.
Ideally, you should consume a diet that consists of a high percentage of raw fruits and vegetables, with cooked vegetables and raw juices. If you find the juices too strong, simply dilute them with water or flavoured herbal teas according to your taste. If you are sensitive to fruit sugar (fructose), or are diabetic, then it is better to avoid fruit juices and use only vegetable juices.
Raw juices can reduce acidity and toxicity in the body
Many people consume a diet high in processed foods, along with tea, coffee and alcoho. This causes a build up of acids and metabolic waste products in the body, which can result in more inflammation. This acidic state of the body can be neutralised by drinking raw juices.
The raw juices can increase the quality and flow of the bile. This is very important in detoxification, because the liver pumps large amounts of toxic poisons out of the body through the bile. In some people, the biliary system is like a "sewer" in that it is laden with unhealthy fats and toxins.