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Juicing vs. Blending: What’s a Girl to Do?
September 20

To juice or not to juice, to blend or not to blend, that is the question! Which one is best? What’s a girl to do? Panic! Freeze! Give up! Sleep! NOPE.

Hands down the best way to increase our alkalinity and detox our purdy bodies is to consume a diet full of sunlight aka liquid chlorophyll.

Chlorophyll contains a powerful blood builder that’s said to increase red blood cells, improve circulation, ease inflammation, oxygenate the body, and counteract harmful free radicals. By eating (and drinking) a diet high in chlorophyll (raw fruits and veggies, especially leafy greens), we dine on liquid oxygen, the very substance we need to stay alive and thrive.

We stack the odds in our favor BIG time when we consume a diet high in chlorophyll, vitamins, enzymes and oxygen. Ok Kris, get to it, which way is best – juicing or blending? Here’s my bottom line: I do both but I juice WAY more than I blend. Why? Well, by removing the fiber through the process of squeezing the pulp, we instantly lighten the load on our digestion. Nutrients pass directly into the bloodstream, and within minutes our bodies receive optimum fuel to feed our cells and help restore our immune systems. This doesn’t mean we don’t eat sprouted and certain cooked grains, salads, and other intestinal brooms—we do. If you’re following the CSL diet you are definitely getting enough fiber. Yet, we give our taxed bodies a much-needed rest by solely consuming liquid. When our bodies spend less energy on digestion they will spend more on repair. Think about this too, a glass of juice has more nutritious veggies than a smoothie does. How many cukes do you put in a juice? Bunches of kale? Sweet pea sprouts? We could never eat all that in a smoothie. Smoothies fill us up a lot faster.

If you’ve been juicing then you know the power and super energy this miracle liquid splashes into your life. Green drinks and smoothies balance blood sugars, supply plant protein, and purge tons toxins from their hiding places. If possible, consume a upward of thirty-six ounces of green juice/smoothie per day. Note: Prepackaged store-bought juices don’t count; they are not raw, unless they are made fresh in front of you.

Remember: It’s important to go slow and experiment. Start with gentle veggies like cucumbers, celery, sweet pea sprouts and build from there. No need to add a zillion things into the juice, if you’re new to all this that’s a sure fire way to experience gastric ouchies. Add one at a time. I tell people to start by juicing only cucumber and build from there. Parsley, dandelion, kale – these are very strong medicinal greens. Go slow. NOW go juice (or blend).

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  • willy Revi

    Very intriguing article you got. Love it. I believe juicing fills essential vitamins and minerals that our body needs. Juicing is best to include on our diet programs. I will follow and check for more post. Let is help each other in promoting health..
    Thank you.

  • Dasha

    The vegetables used for juicing also need to be organic. Unfortunately not everyone can afford to buy organic produce in large quantities. Any advice on that?

  • Lauren Suarez

    the bar code on your produce at markets tells a lot about what you are buying. For instance: if the bar code number starts with a number 9 with four digits following it ie. 91010 This means it is organic

    Conventional produce begins with a number 3 or 4 and has three digits following it. examples- 3101 or 4101

    And lastly genetically engineered – genetically modified produce is also a five digit number, but begins with the number 8!! example 81010

    Now it is very understandable that not many people can afford organic, there are certain fruits and veggies that you can get away with not buying organic per say, but i would stick to conventional. – avacados, onions, pineapple, cabbage, asparagus, sweet peas, sweet potatoes, kiwi, mangos, and eggplant.

    Some other tips- Start you’re own organic garden, Shop at local farmer’s markets, save elsewhere to be able to afford organic.

    and make sure organic or not to always always allwayssss wash before consumption. at least twice. apple cider vinegar and water is my favorite natural remedy.about 3 tbs to every gallon of cold water.
    Hope this helps!

  • Anonymous

    Thanks for sharing your tips Lauren :)

  • Helpful Corrections

    Chlorophyll contains no oxygen in its chemical structure, so referring to it as “liquid oxygen” is misleading. Chlorophyll itself is merely a pigment that attracts light (and is not capable of storing any of it as energy). The larger organelle that contains chlorophyll is a chloroplast, within which energy from sunlight is stored as ATP and NADPH — so you’re really thinking of specifically those two substances when you mean “drinking the energy stored from sunlight”, and chlorophyll contains neither of those and is not a cell structure, it is just a chemical compound that is best understood as (and commercially used as) a dye. Attempting to ingest oxygen is in and of itself a questionable goal — in order to be liquid, it would have to be hundreds of degrees below freezing to be in a liquid state, and swallowing it as a gas will merely result in gas exiting out the other end (the reason that soda causes flatulence). Oxygen has benefits when breathed, such as continuing to live, but far from counteracting free radicals, oxygen is a leading source of free radicals (see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reactive_oxygen_species and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oxidative_stress) — that’s why things that counteract free radicals are called antioxidants.

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