Juicing is a big craze right now, but it’s one of those reasons I love it when hipsters and wealthy people move in. They have the best coffee, and the best craft food products. This revolution is not happening all over America (drive back roads all the way to Missouri from Michigan some time and you’ll see a fast food plaza in every small town, but not much else)
But the young and wealthy didn’t discover the fountain of youth and invent this juicing thing. Knowledge of the plant based diet benefits have been the subject of very careful study by renowned heart surgeons and researchers who have been helping people to reverse heart disease and many other illnesses. (Esselstyn, Fuhrman, Ornish, Campbell…some of the heavy hitters)
Cold pressed juice is when all juice (but no pulp) is extracted from fruits and vegetables to create a very concentrated and nutrient dense drink full of protein, vitamins and mineral. One of these green juices has more protein than a hamburger. (Yep, plants have tons of protein)
Anyway. These are expensive. Very expensive. But quite habit forming. I use these kinds of juices because they flood the body with nutrition, and for me, they help cut down on cravings for those foods that are everywhere. Salt. Sugar. Fat. I drink a green one every day, and sometimes one with beets or carrots in it as a treat.
I don’t use these to replace eating fruits and vegetables, after all, they don’t have much fiber. But as a way to get nutrients, fight of colds and cravings, these are the best. I’m going to make some of my own today.
For more ideas, check out the movie “Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead”