Once upon a time, the vast majority of Americans began their day with at least a small breakfast and a glass of juice. Most of us drank orange juice; some of us had grapefruit juice.
Consider what we drink today. As we wake up in the morning, we down at least one cup of coffee (the stronger the better). Many times, we stop at the local coffee shop as we drive to work to get a calorie-laden sweetened caffeinated cappuccino (why, of course we want it topped with whipped cream, thank you).
Where’s the juice? Indeed, as we rush out the door, few of us even slow down long enough to sip on juice.
If that was the only change in our diet in the last several decades, perhaps the picture wouldn’t look so grim. But couple this with the fact that, as a society, we don’t eat as many fruits and vegetables as we should.
Standard fare for lunch is a quick sandwich and some fries. And throw in a sugary soft drink to wash it all down. Is this beginning to sound familiar?
Where are the fruits and vegetables? Well, if we’re not getting them at lunch, we must be getting some of them at dinner time, right?
Guess again! Two income households mean that dinner is often a matter of convenience: take-out meals, quickie recipes with a minimum of ingredients, sometimes delivery pizza.
Where’s the nutrition? Let’s give everyone the benefit of the doubt. Let’s say that in a typical working day, we do end up eating some fruits and vegetables. Do you want to know the nutritional value of them?
Vitamins, minerals Lacking
Today’s fruits and vegetables contain far fewer vitamins, minerals and other health-giving substances than the same foods contained 50 years ago! We have to eat even more than our parents and grandparents ate to acquire the equivalent in health benefits.
Perhaps all this bad news wouldn’t seem so critical if it didn’t play against a backdrop of the words of C. Everett Koop, who in 1988 as Surgeon General of the United States, issued a dire report. In this official document, he emphatically stated that “more than two-thirds of all deaths in the United States” are related directly to our diet.
Today, nearly a quarter of a century later, some health experts believe his estimation is on the low side. According to Stephen Bailey, author of The Ultimate Guide to Juicing Remedies, “Never before in humanity’s history have people consumed the amount of unhealthy and devitalized foods as they do today.”
A pretty serious indictment . . . is it not?
Where’s the fairness in all of this? It certainly seems as if the odds are stacked against us. Sandwiched among our conditioned behavior, the abundance of coffee shops, convenience stores, fast food restaurants and drive-up windows, it feels like eating healthy — and specifically indulging in juices, fruits, and vegetables — is just about out of our reach.
Shh! I’ve got a Nutritional secret!
But the news doesn’t have to be that bleak. There’s a nutritional secret that few individuals talk about, but many are practicing. And this nutritional practice can help you improve your health, increase your energy, and even reduce your chances of developing some of the most common health conditions.
So what is that secret? It’s Power Juicing — puréeing fresh fruits and vegetables and drinking them as a juice or a smoothie. You’ll be amazed at the number of success stories associated with this amazing health practice.
As little as One glass a day . . .
An amazing aspect of Power Juicing is that it doesn’t have to consume your life. Drinking even one glass of fresh juice daily adds vitality to your life in unbelievable dimensions.
But better yet, it’s a healthy nutritional practice that you can even enjoy with your children. Choose their favorites fruits — okay, perhaps “flavors” when we’re talking kids! — and create a unique Power Juice creation just for them. You can even name the drink after your child. For a certain age group, this alone is enticing!
Think about starting your child off to school with fresh juice fortified with the nourishment needed to help her get through her day. It might even make you feel like a Super Mom or Super Dad!
If you’ve ever wondered about the effectiveness of juicing as a nutritional tool, then you’re in the right place. This book was written to show you the value of juicing and to provide you with everything you need to get started.
The book begins with a quick chapter about some of the hidden dangers and downfalls of bottled juices — and the woeful tales of just how few nutrients they contain. And then I’ve included chapters that will not only help you understand why juicing can transform your energy level, but they’ll also help you solve specific health problems and stave off some serious degenerative diseases associated with aging.
In fact, I’ve included a chapter specifically devoted to Power Juicing and anti-aging. Juicing, you’ll soon discover, is an amazing weight loss tool as well.
There is perhaps no quicker route to vibrant health than taking your fruits and vegetables and juicing them.
Are you ready to start learning more about this increasingly popular health tool? Let’s get started! In Chapter One, you’ll discover the “dark side” of the commercial juice industry. You’ll discover why Power Juicing is so vital to your health.