Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Juice: Who Knew... or Why Didn't Anyone Tell Me?

Most major things in my life stem from my Mother. She is always one step ahead of me…darn her! As I mentioned before, she is a strong supporter of the food movement and watches “food-u-mentaries” on the regular. One that she really enjoyed was Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead.

For those of you who haven’t had the pleasure of watching this film, watch it. The creator and narrator, Joe Cross, is a very likeable and normal Aussie guy. He takes you on his juicing journey as he desperately tries to regain his health and sense of self. The film is easy to watch and very entertaining. Not too "science-y", as some tend to be.

On one of my weekend trips home to visit the ole' fam, she trapped me into watching it with her. Since I sometimes find peace and comfort in my ignorance, I was a little hesitant for an evening of enlightenment…I was tired after all, and had just woofed down everything Geena Cafe (my grandparent's home) had to offer!

As per usual with my mom, she was right. Did you read that mom? YOU WERE RIGHT! Relish in it as you always do.
I couldn’t believe not only how much weight everyone lost, but how good they felt. I mean, come on, ALL those fruits and veggies in one beautiful beverage? Imagine your coffee table, (hopefully yours is a big as mine), now picture it overflowing with dark leafy greens like kale, swiss chard and spinach. Peeking out from this green goodness are loads of apples, pears, carrots, oranges, kiwi, mangoes, pineapple all adding color to this cornucopia of nutrients. Now imagine a cool glass, fresh from the freezer… no, no, not to be filled with beer, but a frothing cup of all of those together. YUM!

It would be impossible to eat all the fruits and veggies you can drink in one day. I honestly suggest you give it a try. Check out a local health store and see if they have a juice bar, try it out. You can put almost anything in and it turns out great. You just need to find a combination that works for you and your taste buds.

So next time you are feeling a sense of “ick” about yourself, grab a juice and join the movement!

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