Juicing, Days 24-26

September 24th: There are many myths about juicing, one being juice doesn’t contain fiber. There are two types of fiber, soluble and insoluble. Juice contains soluble fiber, which absorbs water and provides a bulking matter that acts as a prebiotic to support good bacterial growth and digestive health. The process of juicing extracts most of the insoluble fiber out of the produce while soluble fibers remain. Today I tried a juice called “Blood & Carrots.” The carrots and addition of beets gives this juice a very “earthy” flavor and I tend to lean towards sweeter juices.

Blood & Carrots

2 beets

2 oranges

4 carrots

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September 25th: Another common myth about juicing is that juices contain too much sugar, but it really depends what you are juicing. Joe Cross from the documentary, Fat Sick and Nearly Dead on Netflix suggests following an 80/20 rule of vegetables to fruits. I must say, this is a rule I find difficult to follow! 😉 This morning I made a very creamy juice called the “Pineroot,” which had a really sweet, tropical flavor.

Pineroot

1 sweet potato

1 carrot

1/2 pineapple

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September 26th: Fun fact: apparently juiced celery and watermelon can boost sex drive and acts as an aphrodisiac like oysters or chocolate. Celery increases male pheromones and watermelon helps relax blood vessels that increase the libido. This morning I made a juice called “Fresh Crunch,” which was pretty tasty. The celery and apple mixture creates a really nice fresh flavor. Stay tuned next week for my final juicing post of September and four more delicious juices.

Fresh Crunch

4 sticks celery

1 apple

5 sprigs fresh mint

1 lime

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