Turbocharging Your Health

Recently I wrote an article entitled, “Healthy Living Starts In Your Back Yard – Juicing”. Since that time I have continued to experiment with my juicing in combination with exercise. I have made some amazing discoveries.

When we make one lifestyle change such as beginning a new exercise program, we gain the results of that effort. What was a big surprise for me was the effect of several changes at once.

Fruit and Vegetable Juicer

I will refer to the following suggestions as a detoxifying lifestyle, as they promote the body’s natural detoxifying processes while invigorating the endocrine, circulatory and respiratory systems.

I’m not a big drinker but, this January I decided to join my friends and abstain from drinking for the whole month. This coincided with my new Bikram Yoga regimen and juicing routine. I discovered that instead of my usual cup of water mixed with Emergen-C immediately after my Bikram class, I would drink juice made earlier that morning.

What I discovered really surprised me – I was immediately energized and relaxed at the same time. Now, you might say that I was on a sugar high. Vegetable and fruit juice do have relatively high amounts of natural sugar (more on this later). But, the effect was noticeable on multiple occasions and with others besides myself.

I believe that what is happening is that the body is being stressed to the point of sweating, which is a detoxifying process. At the time your body needs and wants nutrients and vitamins to replenish what has been used as fuel, you give it high potency vegetables and fruit. The body readily accepts and assimilates the nutrients and utilizes the antioxidants at the time it needs it most.

I have combined this regimen with a combination of eating well and taking Juice Plus on a daily basis. Taken together, this ritual has increased my energy level, allowed me more restful sleep, given me better stamina and has had a calming effect on my system.

This is, of course, all anecdotal but, the conclusion is unavoidable. Fruits and vegetables are what our body needs and craves. For those who are physically active, such as athletes the process of free radical damage to cells is even more pronounced.

Juice Plus protects the cells very effectively from this oxidizing damage. 17 fruits and vegetables are picked at the peak of ripeness (nearly impossible to find anywhere save those who grow them),  juiced and then dried, preserving the maximum amount of antioxidants and vitamins.

For a great example of what taking Juice Plus can do for you, especially if you are an athlete, is Dave O’Brien’s funny and informative explanation.

I’ll write soon about using the pulp, what’s left of the fruits and vegetables after you juice, in another post.

Good luck with your health plan and please send to me any feedback you might have.


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  1. […] Increased information about antioxidants and the importance of eating fruits and vegetables […]

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