That’s a good question! So many pro and contra opinions. Hear this:
Juices were recommended since long times, especially in the lent time pre-Spring, to supplement diet usually poor in polyphenols when fresh local fruits are not available. Vegetable juices, incorporating celery stems, lemon, ginger, cucumber are said to be anti-inflammatory and regulating blood pressure.
However in any disease you have to be very mindful, not to unknowingly go against healing processes body is supposed to run by itself.
Some research shows that drinking pure fruit and vegetable juice can lead to more nitric oxide in the blood. Nitric oxide acts to open your blood vessels, helping them to remain supple and healthy and lower blood pressure. Juice delivers more nutrients, quickly. But in lack of fiber, it may get bad for us.
If disease process causes any liquid accumulations in some parts of our body, juicing both fruits or vegetables can do more harm than good. Consulting a wise professional is a must.
Do you remember Jack LaLanne, “Godfather” of fitness celebrity? He promoted juicing for longevity – but then, he had a business of juicer machines… Jack LaLanne was extremely fit, and lived in health to 96, but many not-in-so-good-shape women also live to hundred. Genes? Pleasant personality? Spite?
Rapid advances of technologies, which progressed more in the last ten years than in past 100 years have more refined views on longevity now. Only history may show which ‘diets’ actually help and not harm. We may never know, as diet is only one part of longevity crusade.
Being mindful and wise to always balance sugar spikes, deliver nutrients first, manage risks, and be aware of disease processes and all aspects of our health, yet most of all, enjoy our lives, instead of falling victims to our own bad habits, half-baked knowledge, and short time trends is the key to long-term wellness.
“Self care takes effort. It doesn’t just happen. The body and mind need to be maintained. Similar to a garden, without effort, weeds will pop up and overtake everything.” ~says James Clear
Juice for headache
In picture above – one of the 17 juices examples from this slide show. It includes juices to reduce acidity, blood pressure, friendly for asthma, skin issues, eyes, fatigue, and check what else!
Take the juice with you…
…anywhere you go, with Young Living flat(ish) juice pouches, which fit into pocket or purse.
Premium NingXia Red ingredients include juices and extracts from superfruits such as aronia, plum, blueberry, and pomegranate, plus use a whole-fruit puree of exotic wolfberries.
Juice celery, green apple, lemon, ginger. May add spinach or kale, pineapple. Have this juice if your health condition allows juices. This one, in basic form, has low glycemic index.