Toss out the Herbicides and Pesticides from your diet?
Juice contains the energy; the pulp is devoid of nutrients. I have a friend in the holler near our house whose lamas love fruits and veggies. However, they will not even touch the pulp fiber left over after I juice the fruit and vegetables in my Champion juicer for my morning smoothies. The lama's and goats will eat a carrot, but not the carrot pulp from my juicer. You want to place the highest concentrated, top quality incredibly dense nutrients into your body. Toss out the peelings. Farmers need toxins to control bugs. In juicing, the fibers are split open and the good juices runs out and you toss out the pulp where the toxin and allergens remains. Fertilizer, from devitalized soil, is also completely absorbed into the fibers of the plant and root. All of these toxins collect in the fruits and vegetables fibers, but now when you juice you can toss some of the toxins out with the pulp.
Nearly 25% of the calories consumed by Americans come from soda, cakes, sweet rolls, doughnuts, pastries, cookies, pies, ice cream, puddings, refined sugars, candy, syrup, beer, wine, and hard liquor. When salty or savory snacks (potato chips, cheese curls, crackers, corn chips, pretzels, etc.) and fruit-flavored drinks (but not actual fruit juice) are figured in,
AT LEAST 30% of calories come from these “foods” that contain NO nutrients for the calories they provide. One in three people averages 45% of calories from such items which is almost half the diet! These products may be called “nonfoods” since they do not really nurture or feed the body. The number of calories, carbs and fats go up, and ingestion of nutrients goes down. The average American daily eats 500 calories from Corn or corn syrup, 760 calories from flour, 200 calories from soy (usually oil) and 90 calories from rice.
Smoothies will decrease your carb consumption.
Why is it so challenging for Americans to eat enough fruits and vegetables? As increases in food prices grab headlines and family budgets get pulled in all directions, consumers may be tempted to bargain with their health. "Value meals" and offers of larger portions for pennies, can be especially tempting to tight budgets. That's why it is important for consumers to evaluate the item's nutritional attributes along with the price tag when weighing purchase decisions. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) the largest price increases have been in eggs, fats and oils, bakery products, fresh vegetables, and cereals. One reason may be that they are perceived to be too expensive, especially when they are fresh. Another reason is the perception that they are difficult to prepare. While many processed foods may appear to offer a better bargain in light of convenience or even creative packaging, basic label reading along side price comparisons may reveal a different truth. Diabetic needles are a dollar day and Blood Pressure Pill are $3 I'm hoping to teach you to consider food quality based on factors such as the nutrient-richness of ingredients, then you will may evaluate the price-value of foods differently.
Cut Out the Unhealthy Cholesterol and Calories
Take your McDonald's Ham, Egg, Cheese Bagel. (NON-FOOD) Lets compare it with an average Liquid Light Smoothie
McDonald's Bagel has 549 calories to 373 on Liquid Light Smoothie
Bagel has 25 grams of protein to the smoothies 30 grams
Bagel has 23 grams of fat to the smoothies 2.70 grams
Bagel has 57 carbs to the smoothies 66 carbs
Bagel has 488 grams of sodium to the smoothies 12 grams
Bagel has 1639 units of Vitamin A to the smoothies 31,916 units
Bagel has 1.20 mg of Vitamin C to the smoothies 125 mg
The bagle has 9 grams of fiber while the smoothie has 52
Your bagle has 255 grams of cholesterol to the smoothies 5.61
The smoothie has no cholesterol to the McDonald's 255 mg. The smoothie has more protein, 1 /10 of the fat and 1/2 the calories and it tastes exactly like an Orange Julius.
Homework -- the next time you have a fast food breakfast -- evaluate
by 10 AM are you hungery and weak? Does it really fill you up and stop you thinking about food?