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For centuries, the world's greatest civilizations have known about the importance of fresh juice derived from fruits and vegetables. They have used juices to retain health, restore vigor, and overcome illness. Only in the last thirty years, with the advent of refined commercial juices, has the value of juices declined. Relegated to the status of soft drinks, the majority of bottled and canned juices available today offer very little benefit to the consumer.
Now Stephen Blauer, co-author of The Macrobiotic Way, has written this lively and informative book telling people just how important fresh juices can be. The Juicing Book is the complete guide to using juices to maximize your health and vitality. The author offers up-to-date information on the value of juices in relationship to your body's needs, explains the differences between commercially grown crops and organically grown produce, and provides easy-to-follow techniques for ridding fruits and vegetables of herbicides and pesticides. Also included are delicious recipes, comprehensive charts, and detailed instructions on using various juicing equipment.
The Juicing Book shows you just how you can get the most nutritional value from apples to zucchini—and practically everything in-between.
Paperback, 6" x 9", 164 pages.
Contents of The Juicing Book
Preface: The Elements of a Long and Healthy Life Foreword: Variety is Key Introduction: Juice Fact and Fiction
Juice and Nutrition
Designing a Juice Program
Supplements May be Harmful The Discovery of Vitamins The Function of Vitamins RDA, ODA, and Juices Vitamins in Fresh Juices Minerals in Fresh Juices Fluids in Fresh Juices Enzymes in Fresh Juices Amino Acids in Fresh Juices Chlorophyll in Fresh Juices
Regional Produce: The Nutrition Connection When to Drink your Fresh Juices Where to Find the Best Juice Ingredients Sample Juice Programs
Choosing a Juicer
The Restorative Power of Fresh Vegetable and Green Juices
Juicers Versus Blenders High-Speed Juicers Juicing by Hand Wheatgrass Juicers Where to Purchase a Juicer
Vegetables and Greens: The Body Restorers Getting Well Naturally Variety is Key
The Cleansing Power of Fresh Fruit Juices
Fruit Sugar Versus Refined Sugar Fruits are Solar Storehouses The Cleansng Power of Fresh Fruit Jucies Enzymes in Frsh Juices Fluids in Fresh Juices
The Benefits of Fasting Physical Changes During the Fast Performing the Fast Breaking the Fast Fasting Do's and Don'ts Summary
Fresh Juice Recipes
Choosing Bottled Juices
Fresh Fruit Juices Fresh Fruit Smoothies Green Drinks Wheatgrass Drinks Fresh Vegetable Drinks
What is Natural Juice? The Best Mass Producers of Bottled Juices
Conclusion: A Toast to Your Good Health
Appendix A: Juice Nutrient Troubleshooting Chart Appendix B: Nutrient Composition for Selected Fruits and Vegetables Index
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