Juicing Book

Complete Guide To Juicing Fruits and Vegetables — Free To Read

How often should I juice to get enough nutrition?

How often should I juice in order to get sufficient vitamins, minerals etc. into my body? It has also been suggested to me to take a good Multivitamin. But with the vitamin world is totally confusing and I really don't know which vitamin would be the best?

Jesse's Answer:

Here's a simple guide so you know how to ensure you are getting enough nutrients when juicing.

1. Your diet is the most important aspect of your health. If your diet is not good, you might as well not juice. Juicing won't save you from a bad diet. Instead, juicing helps to enhance a good wholesome diet.

2. So put the emphasis on your diet. Are you eating a wholesome and healthy diet?

3. Once you have a healthy and wholesome diet, then juicingcompliments your diet. So if juicing begins to compliment your diet,then it ultimately doesn't matter how often or when you juice because you have a good diet to begin with.

As Doctor Rocine, a famous Norwegian homeopath circa 1930 said:

If we eat wrongly,
No doctor can cure us;
If we eat rightly,
No doctor is needed.

Dr. Rocine's statement can apply to juicing as well:

If we eat wrongly,
No 'juice' can cure us;
If we eat rightly,
No 'juice' is needed.

Saying all of this, juicing is like a modified form of food and/or your diet. It is the nutrients that we get from our fresh juice that helps our body function better.

When you have a good and wholesome diet then, as mentioned, the juice you drink compliments your wholesome diet. Realizing all of this, juicing at least every 2 days is beneficial. But make sure you juice a variety of vegetables and possibly vegetables that you wouldn't or don't eat on a regular basis. If you juice the vegetables that you eat most often, you aren't really getting additional and/or new nutrients.

Also, make sure you juice vegetables that taste bad too. An example would be carrot juice. Most people love carrot juice because carrots are sweet and delicious tasting; but, we must all learn to go beyond only those vegetables that taste nice. We must learn to love to juice those vegetables that taste bad. If you only continue to juice the vegetables that taste good to you, then you will never get the variety of vegetables and nutrients your body needs.

I personally don't take vitamin supplements, with the exception of a good B complex vitamin. A good B complex vitamin is especially important for vegetarians. The reason is that it is already difficult to get enough B vitamins as a meat eater (some meats contain B vitamins) and so when you eliminate meat from your diet, it makes it even harder to get enough B vitamins (although some will have nutritional yeast, fermented foods or other foods to get their B vitamins — but even still, most can benefit from more B vitamins that what one can get from the foods they eat).

Although I don't take a vitamin supplement, I do take a whole food supplements. This is different to a vitamin supplement because a whole food supplement is made from concentrated whole foods. So it is more like eating food than taking vitamins. Whole foods, with all of their vitamins, minerals, nutritional co–factors, etc is better for the body because nutrients are meant to work as a team. When you take a whole food supplement, you are getting all of the main and supportive nutrients. The whole food supplement I use is called The Feast.

The Feast is a high quality whole food supplement... far better than most on the market such as Greens Plus, which in my opinion, is a low quality although satisfactory supplement.

It's important to look at the ingredients of any supplement as well as how it is manufactured and/or produced. With Green Plus, as with many whole food supplements on the market, one of the first ingredients is often soy lecithin. So lecithin, while having been used in the past is not really used much any more although it's a cheap ingredient and sounds good to many who don't know better.

In The Feast, soy lecithin isn't even used showing the difference in quality and philosophy of the creators.

Hatha Yoga

Have you been wanting to do hatha yoga (stretching) but have found it either too difficult or you are not that flexible? If yes, and even if no, watch Jesse do some pure hatha yoga routines.

Unlike flow yoga, each pose in pure or traditional hatha yoga is held for a few minutes. While holding the pose, you focus the mind on the stretch. When you focus the mind, that's when you find silence.

Jesse is not flexible — never has been and probably never will be flexible like others. But it doesn't matter. In pure hatha yoga, how flexible you are makes no difference. It's all about loving the pose and focussing the mind on the stretch.

If you want to learn pure hatha yoga, now you can by following Jesse on a series of hatha yoga routines.

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