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Juicing Basics
"Drinking the liquid essence of food with all its vitamins, enzymes and minerals intact gives the body an almost immediate absorption of nutrients," says Rita Romano.

The Benefits of Juicing
  • Sooths indigestions
  • Prevents cancer
  • Helps one Absorb Iron
  • Reduces food cravings

    Reduced Food Cravings?
    “Getting rid of cravings means getting to the root cause of those…food urges,” says Cherie Calbom, in her book Juicing for Life. “It’s recognizing that even though you are ravenously hungry for a whole quart of pistachio ice cream or both bags of pretzels, that isn’t what your body need biochemically.”

    If you don’t own a juicer you can still benefit from this advice by simply eating the recommended fruits and vegetables. Also, blenders may work for making certain juices, so be creative.

    1. Sweets & Chocolates → Make a juice with chromium-rich foods such as apples and green pepper.

    2. Salty Foods → These cravings can often been a sign of diabetes, high blood pressure or other muscular disorders. Stress is often the culprit of these cravings too, but eating pantothentic-acid foods seems to help with the urges. So get your hands on some broccoli, cauliflower and kale if you can’t stay away from the salty treats.

    3. Peanutbutter → Try eating copper-rich foods such as carrots, garlic, ginger root, coconut and apples.

    4. Sour Foods → Try eating acetic acid by drinking lemon juice in water. Foods high in riboflavin have proven helpful too, so try brewer's yeast, almonds and mushrooms too.

    5. Ice & rarr; This may be a sign of anemia, so get your blood checked. Foods high in iron can help, so try pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, and almonds.