whole foods and beyond....nourishing the body, spirit and soul

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

liquid gold

so why do i drink this "green juice" everyday? what do i put in my green juice? and how do i make it? no matter where you are in your health walk or what your goals or beliefs are, everyone will benefit from  having a diet rich in greens. you can eat as many fruits, nuts, seeds, superfoods or whatever else you want...but bottom line, you'll never achieve optimal nutrition without greens.

the body will always strive for perfection no matter what. our bodies function best and are meant to function in an alkaline environment. this means that inside our bodies our blood needs to be at a ph of 7 at all times for our survival. eating the standard american diet lowers the ph significantly putting the ph at an acid level. all diseases thrive in an acid environment. to really heal the body, one needs to focus on eating foods that will keep the body alkaline. and what foods do that best? greens! however, when your not feeding your body alkaline foods, it will strip your bones of nutrients and minerals to keep your body alkaline. after years and years of depleting its own resources it has nothing left...leaving people with symptoms that doctors have grouped and named osteoperosis. green leafy vegetables are available on every continent of the earth, growing virtually everywhere. this is obviously a vegetable meant to sustain mankind....even, dare i say it, be the center of our diets. 

genesis 1:29-30 helps put this into perspective. "then god said 'i give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. they will be yours for food. and to all the beasts of the earth and all the birds of the air and all the creatures that move on the ground-everything that has the breath of life in it-i give every green plant for food.' and it was so."

one for me and one for the man;)
so now that you know all this fancy stuff about greens lets get some in you! the best way to assimilate all the nutrients in greens is to juice them. by doing this, the body doesnt have to work to digest it....it will simply get absorbed through the intestines and straight into the blood stream. juicing your greens everyday will give you optimal energy, keep you alkaline and continue to clean out all the "dirt" thats been built up through out the years.  

(these are just guidelines, but on my perfect day this is what youll find in my glass)
2-3 carrots
2 stalks of celery
1 apple
1 big clove of garlic
1-2 handfuls of whatever dark leafy green i have...today it was turnip greens

run through the juicer and there you have it...liquid gold.

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