By Dr. A. Nicholas Martin, D.C., C.C.E.P.
Juicing is the path of least resistance when it comes to consistently getting all the nutrients your body needs. It is the fastest way to add all the fruits and vegetables you need with the least amount of effort. For example, one glass of carrot juice can contain as many nutrients as three carrots. Drinking a glass of juice is a lot easier than eating three carrots. Especially when the alternative is often eating no carrots at all.The more nutrient-rich raw materials you consume, the more energy is available. Your body uses a process to store and use energy that I like to refer to as energy cash. The amount of energy cash available to your body affects how efficiently you are able to perform day-to-day tasks. It even affects how much energy you have to sleep efficiently.
When your body does not have enough energy cash, you need a kind of jump start to provide that boost of energy and that is where juicing comes into play. I encourage everyone to get a juicer and drink at least one glass per day.Beginner Juice Recipe
- 3 stalks of celery
- 1/2 large cucumber, cut into quarters
- 1 medium apple, cut into eighths
- 3 carrots, with the tops removed
- Optional add-ons: Golden beets, ginger, spinach (you can't even taste it!), or a pinch of mint.