I know a few people who do the juicing thing. They all look and seem healthy and happy. Two people I know use it as part of their cancer treatment. Obviously, raw fruits and vegetables are very healthy, with many nutrients. So, I started reading more about it. With 40+ years under my belt, I'm a skeptic of many things. Juicing was one of them. I considered it just another fad making its rounds. I caved and bought my first juicer, the Breville Juice Fountain, my new friend.
I like it. It is very easy to use and clean. So, I have been juicing 2 times a day. I usually eat a breakfast of gluten free peanut butter toast and fruit. Around 10 a.m. I have my first juice of the day.
So, this was my treat: apple, ginger, peeled lemon, carrots, kale, and celery. You may be thinking it sounds terrible, but the lemon and ginger really make this taste great.
There is such a variety of veggies you can throw in the juicer. The difficult part is probably keeping them on hand. Mike and I have enjoyed the one with beets. I would never enjoy beets before. Now I love them in this juicer.
So, you may ask how I'm feeling? Well, I've not gone to bed with an ice or heat pack for about 4 days now. I don't ache like before, I have more energy, I sleep better. And one strange side effect is on my face. It actually looks healthier. I don't have pics to prove that one, but my skin just looks better. Oh, and it doesn't hurt that I've lost a few pounds doing this. I don't crave the junk that I used to crave, and I am actually always content with no hunger pains. I sound like a commercial, don't I? FYI, Breville did not pay me to write up this post.
Skeptic no more?