For most people, a step toward a healthier way of life includes eating fewer meats and dairy products and more fresh fruits and vegetables. A diet low in fat and high in fiber offers protection against heart disease, cancer and strokes. Because these diseases are leading killers in the United States today, it makes sense to consider adopting eating habits that lower the risks.
Many of us just don’t consume the proper amounts of fruits and veggies in our busy daily lives. Juicing provides a great way to consume vital nutrients in a concentrated form that are readily available to the body. Juices are nutrient-dense, providing protein, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals. Quick absorption of good nutrients promotes good energy levels.
Both fruits and vegetables make great juices. They can be combined in interesting ways to work on specific health issues, boost immunity, provide energy, help with weight loss, or just because they taste good. Does orange, pineapple, strawberries and banana sound good for your immune system? What about parsley, Granny Smith apples, kale and spinach for a healthy green drink? The possibilities are limitless! My favorite combination is beets, pineapple, Granny Smith apples and ginger—it will blow your mind!
I consider a juicer to be a necessary kitchen appliance; shop around and find the one that’s right for you. It’s an investment in your good health!
--Dr. Kate Kennedy