Juice To a New You –

It’s November.

The end of daylight savings slipped by and now many find themselves losing the sunlight while they are still seated at their desks. The calendar only has two pages left and Christmas commercials are already on the television, despite the fact Thanksgiving is still four weeks away. The pumpkin spice lattes are leading us into Thanksgiving and will drop us off with spiced apple cider as we countdown into the New Year. As 2014 approaches, people will start writing down their new year’s resolutions, many of which have been the same for years. These promises people make every year add a tremendous amount of pressure and weight to everyone’s shoulders. As soon as some people stumble and struggle with their resolutions, they give up and vow to try it again next year. Who says resolutions can only be made in January, and why can’t we get a head start if we already know the things in our lives we would like to improve?


Go the gym.

Stop smoking.

Eliminate curse words.

Create a budget and save more.

Eat better.

Chances are one of these will make your resolution list. Another popular resolution, that many have been experimenting with lately, is learning to juice. Juice recipes are popping up on Facebook timelines and Pinterest, as well as colorful pictures on Instagram and Twitter. The benefits of juicing are endless, because each vegetable and piece of fruit holds their own power, and the combinations affect our bodies differently. Some venture into the world of juicing to lose weight, while others are more interested in cleansing and detoxing. No matter the reason, juicing is a wonderful resolution to add to the list, and if you forget to juice one day or even for an entire week, it’s easy to get back in the habit.

The first step to juicing is selecting the right juicer; there is a juicer for every budget. The most important thing to consider is the RPM (revolution per minute) of the juicer. Consumers should get the juicer with the lowest RPM in their budget. The more revolutions, the hotter the motor becomes in a juicer. The heat kills the enzymes in the juice, causing it to lose health benefits to the body. “The nutritional level of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and live enzymes found in juices are some of the best ways to ward of viruses and cleanse the body,” says Lareece Long, founder of LifeWithin, a holistic health and wellness organization. “Higher RPM juicers produce more heat, causing more friction, and can instantly lower the nutritional value.”

It’s expensive to juice.

Juicing is time consuming.

The clean-up is extensive.


These juicing excuses are just that, excuses. Just like any other habit, you have to jump right in, and keep at it; eventually you will create your own routine. Over time keeping a few apples and ginger in the refrigerator will be normal and you’ll be able to take your juicer apart and clean it in a matter of minutes. Pretty soon, you’ll be sharing your own recipes on social media.


Do you juice? What is your favorite recipe?

Have you ever tried a juice cleanse?

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