Do Juices Qualify as “Concentrated” Foods?

Genesis 1:29 Then God said, “I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food.”

It really is foolish to consider that if you have juiced some fruits or vegetables that they are now concentrated versions of themselves. A concentrated food is a product that has been dehydrated, from which its water content has been removed. Juices on the other hand are very liquid food, mostly organic water of the best quality with the nourishing atoms and molecules in comparatively microscopic volume. It is the very fact that the microscopic volume for which the cells and tissues of the body are starved!

When you are juicing, the fibers are pulverized or triturated in order that the vital elements can be released into the liquid. This makes the nutrient content of the juice more bio-available for the digestive system to absorb and the body systems to put to use.

How Much Juice Can Be Consumed Safely?

Well, no different than eating solid foods. Drink as much as you can do comfortably without forcing yourself. As a general rule, one pint daily is the least that will show any perceptible results, and preferable from two to eight pints or more.

When we begin to consume freshly juiced produce on a daily basis there are certain definite benefits. First, in releasing the mineral and chemical elements, vitamins and hormones from the microscopic cells of the fibers of vegetables and fruits and second, in collecting them and separating them and the juice from the fiber. What many forget to mention is the water content. We talk about water and think instantly what comes out of the faucet, or spring water even rain water. Yet few peeps stop to wonder if, or even to realize that, there is vital organic as well as inorganic water. Nature (God) has furnished our vegetation as the laboratory in which to convert the inorganic water of rain and stream water into life containing atoms of organic water. ALL produce contains water content!

Think about this fact as well… when juices have been cooked, processed, canned or pasteurized ALL of the enzymes are destroyed and the atoms are then converted into inorganic or dead atoms; this applies to the H2O (water) as well as to the mineral and atoms composing those juices. There is a big buzz and controversy as to “blended” drinks, like green smoothies where using machines like the vita-mix to mulch it all up keeping the cellulose (plant fiber) intact is a healthier way to juice. However, to convert vegetables into liquid or semi- liquid mush without eliminating the cellulose is also of little value from the point of view of juices. Drinking juices not only enables the body to assimilate all of the elements in a faster manner, but it does so without burdening the digestive organs with the work entailed by the presence of the pulp (cellulose).

To take the digestive process a bit further, to drink juices from which the pulp has not been extracted actually can tax the digestive organs more than eating and properly masticating the raw vegetables and fruits themselves, as proper insalivation and thorough mastication (chewing) is essential to the complete digestion of vegetables when the cellulose fiber is present. This is not usually done if the fiber still remain a part of the mush or liquefied vegetables; whereas, the juices from which the fiber has been removed furnish, without interference, every particle of the nourishment contained in the vegetable for immediate and quicker assimilation by the body. Many peeps find when they consume a blended produce drink, they get gassy and feel bloated due to incomplete digestion because they “drank” it vs. chewed it. So removing the pulp if you are going to drink your produce is better for your digestion.

I hope this sheds more light on the differences between freshly juiced produce is NOT concentrated, and the difference between juicing (with pulp/fiber removed) and blended (with fiber/pulp left in).

Healthfully Yours,

Dr. Jodi Barnett N.D.

www.jodibarnett758.com

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FOOD TIP TUESDAY:Carrots

carrots  Incorporating raw carrots into ones diet particularly through juicing, depending on the person from one to six pints a day, has the effect of helping to normalize the entire system.

 

It is the richest source of Vitamin A which the body assimilates quickly, as well as contributing a nice supply of Vitamins B, C, D, E, G, and K.  It promotes ones appetite and helps with digestion.  The properties of raw carrot juice is also a valuable aid in the improvement and maintenance of the bone structure of the teeth.

nursing-mother  Nursing mothers should drink plenty of raw carrot juice to enhance the quality of their milk, as a breast milk diet depending on the mom’s diet and lifestyle may tend to be deficient in key nutrients.  One pint of carrot juice, daily, has more body value than 25 lbs. of calcium tablets, which in most cases the calcium is not metabolized in it’s entirety through tablets.

cancerRaw carrot juice is resistant to infections, and works efficiently with the adrenal glands.  It is a natural solvent for ulcerous and cancerous conditions.  It prevents infections of the eyes and throat as well as the tonsils and sinuses and respiratory system.  It also is protective for the nervous system.

intestines Intestinal and liver issues are sometimes due to a lack of certain nutritional elements which are prominent in raw carrot juice.  So if you begin a regime of daily raw carrot juice you may notice a clean up of the  liver, and the material that was clogging it may be found to dissolve.  Frequently this is release so fast that the intestinal and urinary channels struggle to keep up with the overflow, so it ends up rolling through the lymph system which can result in the body using the skin and can cause a temporary discoloration of the skin either in yellow or orange in color.  When my youngest son had intestinal surgery as an infant, once we brought him home, I wanted to help his system detox from the drugs given to him, and hence he turned orange for about a week, then it disappeared.  Take notice that if this occurs KNOW that your liver needed the added assistance with cleaning itself.  It is NOT the carrot juice itself nor the carotene that comes through the skin, as this discoloration will take place even if the juice is filtered to the point of clearing it of all color pigment.  If you were to juice beets daily your skin would NOT turn red, or if you had liquid chlorophyll daily again your skin would not turn green.

endocrineThe endocrine glands, especially the adrenals and the gonads (sex organs), require food nutrients found in raw carrot juice.  We are seeing a lot folks struggling with infertility issues, when we consume a diet of nothing but cooked foods, “breakfast, lunch and dinner”, please remember that the needed atoms and enzymes are destroyed by cooking and pasteurizing.

skinDo you struggle with dry skin, dermatitis or acne? How about night blindness?  Adding raw carrot juice daily can and will support these issues.  Remember that carrot juice is super rich in organic sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium and iron as well as vital organic elements of phosphorus, Sulphur, silicon and chlorine that is perfectly balanced in their action and reaction on our body.

ulcerFor those of you who may be dealing with stomach ulcer issues, raw carrot juice can prove to be very healing, and I will also suggest that one remove ALL concentrated sugar, starch and flour from their diet while this healing is occurring.  From and emotional basis there is also a strong connection to ulcers and certain cancers when one has been nursing resentment for a long time. So you should be willing to address any emotional connections to what maybe contributing to your health imbalances.

 

I have also had client’s who have embarked on a juice regime and called me saying that they couldn’t continue because the juices were making them sick.  Please understand that the juice routines are meant to implement house cleaning and sometimes that house cleaning may NOT be comfortable.  When ones body has been functioning on tilt without ample supply of needed nutrients, and then it begins to receive them, the organs and tissues start the rejuvenation process and now have added vigor to take the trash to the curb.  When that occurs it may get your attention.  Please stick with it, if the cleansing response feels brutal, then slow it down by drinking less juice daily but don’t quit.

microscopeFUN TIDBIT:  Studies have found that the carrot juice molecule is comparable to that of the blood molecule, I found this revealing fact to be so interesting.

Healthfully yours,

Jodi Barnett N.D.