You will remember I mentioned 10 benefits of making juice in my last post while explaining why you should consider going into juice production. I also made it known that the health benefit of juice is endless but limited my post to 10 advantages of juice because of time. Click here if you miss our last post.
It is good to know that most juice you buy from the store is heat pasteurized (Pasteurization is a hundred-year-old process that destroys pathogens through simple heat, and is best known for its role in making milk and juices safe for consumption). There are food safety laws that make this necessary. Sugars and preservatives are often added — and by the time the juice gets to you, you’d be lucky if there was any nutrition left at all. Even when preservatives are not added to commercial juices, vital enzymes that are needed for your body to digest and absorb the juice have been lost. These kinds of juices spike blood sugar, create an acidic condition in your blood and help illness proliferate. That’s not the kind of juice I’m talking about.
How about a tall glass of juice to start your day? So, what kind would you like? Spinach? Kale? How about Kale Apple? Wheatgrass juice? Carrot juice? Cabbage juice? Beet juice? Whatever might be your expectation; you are in the right place.
Today, we shall be looking at juice and the types of juice available. Don’t forget we are still in the series “Quick way to make huge money this Easter”.
I’m talking about fresh, raw, organic juice. If you’re going to drink juice, this is the kind you want to drink.
You will need to agree with me that our value determines our worth. That is why you need to know how juice is defined by top juice producers or manufactures. This because there are different ways to juice definition. So, what is a juice?
Simply put, a juice is the liquid and about 90% of the nutrients from a fruit or vegetable. When made fresh and kept raw those nutrients stay intact. And, more enzymes, which help you digest your food, are saved.
When you make juice you extract only the liquid nutrition from the vegetable or fruit and eliminate the fiber. Fiber or pulp is indigestible, so without it in the way, the vitamins and minerals go straight to feed your cells.
When you drink raw juice, you’re getting one of the most easily absorb-able forms of nourishment. Your cells get fed right away. And, you set the tone for attaining optimal health.
So, what exactly are Enzymes? Enzymes are macro-molecular biological catalysts that accelerate, or catalyze, chemical reactions. Enzymes are alive in all raw organic fruits and vegetables. But they begin to die with time, heat and stress. Drinking juice is a great way to take advantage of viable enzymes. “Enzymes are not simply catalysts that make digestion and all other metabolic processes work; they are living proteins that direct the life force into our basic biochemical and metabolic processes. Enzymes even help repair our DNA and RNA” (Rainbow Green Live – Food Cuisine, 112)
There are basically two types of juice
- Fruit juice: Fruit juice is primarily made of blended fruits.
- Vegetable juice: Vegetable juice is a juice drink made primarily of blended vegetables.