Calling all Juice Critics

Posted on January 30, 2013 by Char C | 0 Comments

Newton said that for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. With that in mind, know that for every step you take towards better health, getting a better job, creating a business or even making a better life;  there will always be an equal and opposite force in the form of a co-worker, close friend or even family member trying to detract you from your goals.

In my world, I call them juice haters. For the ‘fafillion’ testimonials out there (quick google search) in favor of juicing and juice cleansing and how it has literally changed lives; there are those who try to find every reason in the book about how juicing is bad for your health and some sort of gimmick.

Some say:  Juicing is starving the body and leads to depression.

TRUTH: Most juicers consume more fruit and vegetables in one drink than the average person on the Standard American Diet (SAD). How much easier is it to get nine servings of fruit and veggies in a juiced or blended drink than to sit down and eating 5 pounds of the same on a plate. Most people won’t do it. According to the Welsh Health Survey, Scottish Health Survey and Health Survey of England between 2007 and 2010, they found that there is an association between peak well-being and consuming about seven portions of fruits and vegetables every day. "Our findings are consistent with the need for high levels of fruit-and-vegetable consumption for mental health and not merely for physical health," they wrote in the study.

Some say:  You only lose water weight during a juice cleanse so why bother?

TRUTH: Yes, juice cleanses will remove a significant amount of water weight during a cleanse.  However, the ultimate goal of juicing is to reset or reboot positive eating habits, to control cravings, to promote alkalinity as opposed to acidity in the body and to incorporate more superfoods like leafy greens into a diet deficient in them. The wonderful by-product is weight loss.  Do you know of anyone who desires to lose weight being concerned that water weight is the first to go? I don’t think so. It all looks the same in the mirror.

Some say:  The body detoxifies on its own without any help from juices.

TRUTH: Yes, a body operating optimally does detoxify on its own. However, most bodies suffering from excessive alcohol consumption, poor diets, air pollution, and lung pollution from cigarette smoke are NOT functioning optimally. We all need a little help every now and then. Most people who eat three meals a day SHOULD have three bowel movements a day.  The reality is that some think that it is normal to move one time PER WEEK!  Can you say toxic overload?

 

One juicer had this to say about juice hate:
Lemonylola says:
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
have I mentioned I want to start juicing? yeah, just a little bit I know. I've been researching all day... looking up tips and tricks and recipes, watching youtube videos and vlogs. i'm totally inspired but I've also come across a lot of negativity too which is a little disheartening. why do people have to hate!? 
I understand that people who eat right and exercise and it takes them months or years to get fit and healthy worked really really hard to get to that point (hey that's the journey i'm on now) and I can see how one such person might look at a juice cleanse as a quick fix gimmick for some weight loss. I can see how other people might look at it like you are delving into some kind of eating disorder or somehow starving yourself. but it's really not that extreme folks. whether or not I completely switch to total juicing for a little bit (without restricting calories of course) or just add green juices to my daily intake I think that adding micronutrients is NEVER a bad thing. I want to detoxify my body because i'm already suffering from severe lack of sunshine, so if i can boost my immune system and get rid of the headaches i seem to be getting way too frequently than i'm in. weight loss, sure why not... but nutrients is what i'm aiming for thank you very much. and that's how i feel about juice and juice haters. done and dusted. Read the full post here: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5218452

Don’t be a JH (juice hater). Hate is not your color. We all have to make our own decisions about how we choose to maintain and optimize our health. I prefer mine the juicy way. ;-0

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