ALCALINISE, DETOXIFY & REGENERATE
Vegetable juice hydrates, nourishes and regenerates each cell perfectly, and because it acts directly at the cellular level, it is able to reach the entire body.
Supplying water to the cells, no matter how pure and good it may be, is not sufficient to rehydrate the body for the simple reason that the water can only be absorbed and utilized to the extent that our mineral reserves are sufficient.
To rehydrate oneself, it is therefore essential to think in terms of proper remineralization. Fluid intake alone is rarely the problem.
nutrition & reducing inflammation
In general, we experience an overabundance of macronutrients, such as fats, carbohydrates, and proteins) accompanied by a deficiency of micronutrients, such as minerals, vitamins, and antioxidants. Vegetable juices are a highly absorbable source of a substantial supply of the micronutrients that our bodies crave.
Juice is the quintessential catalyst of regeneration, because one large glass of juice provides the nutrition it would take 30 minutes to chew. It is also easier to digest than fibrous vegetables, often poorly tolerated by our inflamed intestines. We then find ourselves in a vicious circle: although we desperately need minerals to decrease our intestinal inflammation, the best source of those minerals is vegetables, yet our irritated intestines can no longer tolerate vegetable fiber….The solution then is to remove the fiber while preserving the quintessential micronutrition provided by the juice.
Weakened by years of poor nutritional choices, our intestines are no longer able to absorb all the nutrients from even healthy foods. Then how can we improve nutrient absorption? Simply through juice cleansing. By making significant quantities of minerals available for direct assimilation by the cells, without the accompanying fiber, juice enables the digestive system to rest. Less work for the body, plus more energy for elimination, cleansing, and detoxification!
Cleansing the intestines
The intake of both water and minerals together ensures rehydration of all the hardened waste lining the intestinal walls. These hardened wastes prevent both assimilation of nutrients and the elimination of waste products, since the intestinal membrane (meant to be the body’s best channel of exchange) becomes clogged and congested. Vegetable juices help soften daily waste and facilitate its disposal. This, along with the use of certain herbs which act as “intestinal brooms,” result in optimal intestinal cleansing.
“There is no better, gentler method to cleanse the intestines than the daily consumption of an abundance of diverse kinds of vegetable juices.”
Once the cells are properly nourished and regain their strength, they will be able to eliminate their wastes, to breathe properly and to revive!
“A well nourished cell is a cell that eliminates effectively.”
– Thierry Casasnovas
Vegetable juice or Fruit Juices?
Fruits are excellent foods which are essential for the body, however fruit fiber is water soluble and easily digested so fruits do not need to be juiced. The exception would be to sweeten the sometimes bitter taste of vegetable juices. In the case, we recommend not to exceed 30% fruit when combining juices.
In addition, too much fruit juice, by adding sugars without the accompanying fruit fiber, can eventually cause pancreatic fatigue resulting in spikes in blood sugar.
Fruits also contain weak acids which are excellent for cleansing waste from the body, but which can lead to uncomfortable cleansing reactions if large quantities of fruit juice is consumed.
So the best juice for healing and regeneration is mainly vegetable juice, particularly juice made using green vegetables. The famous “green juices” are truly micronutrient cocktails delivering optimal nutrition to the body.
Why take juices?
Because it’s the simplest, most effective way to restore our mineral balance. Our body is often so low on minerals that it would take a very long time to remineralize by just eating fruits and vegetables, considering the poor capacity for absorption in our debilitated intestines. Since juices are free of fiber and thus fully bioavailable, they accelerate the remineralization of the body and enable us to quickly see a reduction of our symptoms.
It is also challenging to obtain sufficient nutrients from our food, given the increasingly poor quality of our soils, so it is helpful to supplement our diet with vegetable juices. Indeed, while it is very difficult to consume large quantities of green vegetables every day, it is much easier to simply consume their juice!
Moreover, many people have such inflamed intestines that they can no longer digest fibrous vegetables. Consuming juices permits such people to benefit from the nutritional benefits of these vegetables without experiencing the bowel irritations caused by their non-soluble fiber. In contrast, fruit fibers are soluble and generally present no problems in digestion. Each individual can decide whether to consume them whole or juiced.
CAUTION: Do not consume only fruit juices for extended periods of time.
Which ingredients are best for making juices?
Juices can be made from vegetables only, fruit and vegetable blends, or occasionally just fruits. A good basic juice can be made from apples, carrots and spinach, which is healing for the intestines and provides many minerals.
Fruits and vegetables should of course be used in their raw state. It is best to avoid mixing too many elements in one juice preparation. Some ingredients, even if they are healthful and have valuable properties, should be used sparingly because they may be irritating even in small quantities. These include garlic, cabbage, onions, peppers, leeks, etc. (See the list of juice ingredients for more details.)
It is important to understand that vegetable juices have great cleansing, remineralizing, and regenerative power. Green vegetables are the best source of alkalizing minerals, which restore and rebuild health. They purify and strengthen the blood, cleanse and detoxify the entire body, and supply quick, effective nutrition.
Vegetable juice therapy is the gentlest and least stressful treatment for the body. Cleansing is accomplished gradually. It is recommended to begin your healing program with vegetable juices.
What is green juice?
Green juice is composed primarily of green vegetables, which are rich in chlorophyll. An apple and spinach juice blend is considered a green juice. The more greens are added, the more mineralizing (alkalizing) the juice becomes. Each person can find the best balance of flavors to make their juice palatable. The juice of bitter greens are nearly undrinkable for most people, so do not hesitate to dilute and sweeten the juice blend with other ingredients such as apples.
Which appliances are needed to make juice?
To make juice, one can begin with a centrifuge, which has the advantage of extracting juice quickly and inexpensively. However, this method tends to denature or degrade the juice, since the rapid spinning of the food increases oxidation.
The quality and freshness of the juice will be far superior when a juice extractor is used instead. Such an extractor, which “chews” the food slowly, yields a juice of much higher quality than a centrifuge can. We have many testimonials from people who managed to heal themselves with a centrifuge alone, but their recovery would have been even faster with the higher quality juice produced by an extractor.
What is more, a juice extractor can process valuable greens such as spinach, nettles, parley, etc., that a centrifuge cannot. When juicing greens, it is important to alternate them with fruits or root vegetables so their scant but precious juice can blend with the other more abundant juices. And because extraction is more complete with an extractor, this means less waste and a better return on your investment.
Lacking an extractor or a centrifuge, one can also use a manual or electric citrus juicer.
Finally, when there are no other juicing devices available, one excellent juice extractor remains: you yourself. To consume a large amount of nutrients while easing digestion, you can simply chew, swallow the juice and spit out the fibers.
Is filtering the juices recommended?
It is advisable to filter extracted juice with a strainer or juice filter. The fewer fibers remaining in the juice, the more the ingested juice will be treated as a liquid rather than as solid food. It can then pass directly into the blood and nourish the cells, while triggering very little digestive action.
How long can fresh juice be stored? and how should fresh juice be consumed?
Juice processed with a centrifuge will only keep for a short time because it oxidizes rapidly. Using an extractor allows the juice to remain fresh up to 10 hours when refrigerated, especially if lemon is added which slows oxidation. Juices can also be prepared ahead of time and frozen.
It is best to consume fresh juices slowly, if possible over a period of half an hour to a full hour. This allows the body to absorb the nutrients gradually.
How much juice should be consumed each day?
It is usually suggested to start with one glass of juice a day. However, some people are so toxic that they cannot tolerate even one teaspoon of juice diluted in a glass of water. After one glass is well tolerated, one can gradually increase to two glasses, then three, up to 2 liters per day. We can not restore our blood’s ph balance fully with only one glass a day. Ultimately a sufficient quantity is needed to approach the level of Quinton marine plasma (pure sea water).
It is also important to note that fruit juice contains more calories than vegetable juice.
Is it better to consume fresh juice with meals or separately from other food?
It is better to take fresh juice without other food, so as not to dilute the digestive juices.