juices allows one to ingest massive amounts of nourishment in a short
time." --Charlotte Gerson
Drinking voluminous amounts of fresh fruit and vegetable juices
will pull sodium from the tissues and infuse them with potassium.
Juice from fresh fruit and vegetables also contain cell-cleansing enzymes,
important when undergoing tumor necrosis or cancer treatments like radiation
or chemotherapy. The enzymes in fresh juice will oxidize rapidly as
they come in contact with oxygen. Therefore, it is recommended that
juices be drank within the first fifteen minutes after juicing.
Juicers that remove the pulp are also removing the fiber from the fruit/vegetable.
Fiber is also necessary in your diet since it feeds bacteria in the
intestinal tract and also absorbs water and bile salts as it forms feces.
Therefore, it important to EAT fresh fruits and vegetables even while
you are juicing.
Bananas are heralded for having an excellent sodium-to-potassium ratio
(1:440). However, bananas are also high in sugars and should be eaten
in moderation, especially by patients who have active cancers.
is potassium so important?
Our cells are floating in a matrix that is high in sodium. Inside
the cell walls, a healthy cell has a solution that is high in potassium
and magnesium. If your body is deficient in potassium, the fluid in
the cell could become saturated with sodium compromising this process.
When sodium content inside a cell is high, the body tries to bind the
sodium with water. This results in edema. In an attempt to reduce the
swelling caused by edema, patients are often given diuretics, which
unfortunately cause the body to loose more potassium. (At Oasis Hospital,
a cancer treatment center in Mexico, a potassium solution is also given
to many patients to reduce tissue damage often caused by edema.)
Potassium functions to help balance the acid/alkaline levels in the
body. (1)Both potassium and magnesium behave as catalyst, activating
the production of enzymes. Sodium and calcium are inhibitors of these
processes. Therefore, it is important for the intracellular fluids of
cells to contain potassium and magnesium in order for enzyme production
to take place.
Juice (prescribed by Oasis Hospital for cancer)
1 leaf of chard
1 leaf cabbage
½ green pepper
2 green apples
3 leaves of lettuce
2 leaves of watercress
2 leaves of beet
Centriugal juicers are the most common juice extractors. Popular
examples are listed below.
this type of juicer grinds the food against a grater and uses centrifugal
force to send the excess pulp into a catch area.
($100 sale price)
hole allows for whole apples.
Has external catch reservoir for pulp, can be lined with plastic
bag for easy disposal.
Requires special tool to remove blade for washing.
(Look identical except one has a plastic juice catch, the other
has a stainless steel one)
Tight fitting thing that pushes down the fruit/vegetable (sometimes
it gets wedged when doing leafy vegetables and requires a little
stregnth to unwedge.)
and Juiceman Jr.
haven't used one yet
- are not true juice extractors since the pulp remains in the liquified
food. Good for making nutritios soups and drinks.
not remove pulp from juice. The bulk remains reducing the amount
of juice one could ingest.
called triturator juice extractor)
K & K Company
haven't used one yet.
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