Enzymes are your body's work force. Acting as catalysts in hundreds of thousands of chemical reactions that take place throughout the body, enzymes are essential for digestion and absorption of food, for conversion of food stuffs into body tissue, and for the production of energy at the cellular level. In fact, enzymes are critical for most of the metabolic activities taking place in your body every second of every day.
Fresh juices are a tremendous source of enzymes. In fact, the "freshness" of juice is one of their key features, because enzymes are destroyed by heat. When you eat cooked foods, whether its meal, grains, fruits, or vegetables, if the food is cooked at temperatures above 114 degrees, the enzymes have been destroyed by the heat. Since fruits and vegetables are juiced raw, the enzymes are still viable when you drink the juice.
Plus, since juicing removes the indigestible fiber, these nutrients are available to the body in much larger quantities than if the piece of fruit or vegetable was eaten whole. For example, because many of the nutrients are trapped in the fiber, when you eat a raw carrot, you are only able to assimilate about 1% of the available beta carotene. When a carrot is juiced, removing the fiber, nearly 100% of the beta carotene can be assimilated.
Finally, fruits and vegetables provide one more substance that is absolutely essential for good health - water. More than 65% of most of the cells in the human body are made of water, and in some tissues, for example the brain, the cells can be made up of as much as 80% water. Water is absolutely essential for good health, yet most people don't consume enough water each day. Plus, many of the fluids we do drink, coffee, tea, soft drinks, alcoholic beverages and artificially flavored drinks each contain substances that require extra water for your body to eliminate. Fruit and vegetable juices are free of these unneeded substances and are full of pure, clean water.

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 Foods you can have

Breads, Grains, Cereals, Pasta, Rice
Meat and Fish
Fruit and Fruit Juices
Fresh Fruit
Canned, Cooked, Dried and Frozen Fruit
Fruit Juice
Vegetables and Legumes (e.g. Beans)
Dairy Products - Milk, Cheese, etc
Eggs and Egg Substitutes
Nuts and Seeds
Fats and Oils
Herbs, Spices, Sauces
Others, Snacks, Sweets, etc

Not OK

 How To Follow Juicing :

With choices ranging from straight carrot juice to combinations of all sorts of fruits and vegetables: kale, dandelion, cucumber, cabbage, celery, beet, lettuce,tomato, parsley, mango, papaya, pineapple, watermelon,grapefruit, and apple. Juice only vegetables for breakfast, any combo that works for you, in any amount. For lunch have a protein shake that has some fiber in it.And fruit juice in any combo you choose. For dinner have another veggie drink along with a light healthy dinner.For a snack have juice.
  by member JOYCE444
I will turn 50 this year. I am going over the 215 mark on the scale. I decided to do something about my eating habits when a size 2X was getting too small. I refuse to buy a 3X, which would mean that I accept my size. I got this big from bad eating habits. For ...
member since: 12 Mar 07

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JOYCE444's top tips

1.In your juicer,make veggie juices,they're lower in sugars & low-carb & have more vitamins and minerals than fruits.
2.Have a protein shake for lunch. Add some fiber-sure or take some kind of fiber supplement.
3.Have a lite meal with a glass of freshly made juice,you will fill up and be less hungry between meals.
4.Fruit juice for snack- apple,grapefruit,orange,pear,mix it up for a different taste.
5.Drink plenty of water, or add water to your juice to make sure you are getting the daily allowence
6.You may need to adjust your multi-vitamin.Fruits and veggies have lots of natural vitamins in them.

About / History

The National Cancer Institute began a campaign to get people to do one thing - EAT MORE FRUITS AND VEGETABLES. Specifically, the recommendation was to eat 2-4 servings of fruit and 3-5 servings of vegetables a day, and their reasoning was simple: a diet high in fruits and vegetables will prevent or cure a wide range of ailments.The problem, though, is that most of us don't eat enough fruits and vegetables to reap the benefits they offer. The average American eats only 1 1/2 servings of vegetables and, on average, no fruit on any given day.

  Why choose "Juicing "?
 Promotes long term weight loss
 A healthy living alternative
 A body "detox"
 Provides an energy boost
 Improves mood and outlook
 Reduces the risks of diet-related diseases
 A roadmap for a healthier lifestyle

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