Does juicing really work?

Does Juicing really work?  At one time that was a question uttered
by yuppies and fringe groups considered “kooks” by the masses.  Now
mainstream America is sitting down to unwind with a glass of wheat
grass, watermelon, and cranberry.  For a few hundred dollars, and
some patience, anyone can have their own in house juice bar, and
the equipment is not collecting any dust on the shelves either.
Even the National Cancer Institute has weighed in on the question
“does juicing really work?”

Does juicing really work?  The National Cancer Institute has been
pushing a campaign to get people to do one thing and one thing
only:  consume more fruit and vegetables.  These foods are best in
their natural, raw forms.  Juicing is a simple, delicious way to
consume these foods without crunching on a carrot stick or a stalk
of celery.  There is one reason behind this push by the National
Cancer Institute:  a diet high in fruits and vegetables will help
to prevent a wide range of ailments, including some forms of
cancer.  Most of these benefits are attributed to the high amounts
of vitamins, enzymes, and fiber in these healthy foods.

In addition to the phytochemicals and antioxidants that fruits and
vegetables provide, juicing helps break the raw foods down so that
the natural enzymes can be more readily used by your body.  Enzymes
are your body’s workforce, acting as a catalyst in hundreds of
thousands of chemical reactions that take place in your body every
day.  Enzymes are essential for digestion and absorption of
foods,20the conversion of food in the body, and the production of
energy on the cellular level.  Continue reading Does juicing really work?

Is Real Sugar Better For You Than Refined Sugar?

by David Grisaffi

“Is real sugar better for you than refined sugar?”  There is quite
a debate raging on this subject.  Opinions are flying on both sides
of the debate.  To fully form an informed opinion, you need to know
how sugar is “refined.”  Then you will understand the answer to the
question.

Refined sugar is nearly pure sucrose that is obtained from raw
sugar sources such as sugar cane and sugar beets.  Sugar cane
provides the bulk of refined sugar because it is the more easily
grown of the two source crops.  The next steps in the process will
help you to answer the question “is real sugar better for you than
refined sugar?” Continue reading Is Real Sugar Better For You Than Refined Sugar?