I bought my hubby a juicer for Christmas because he has been trying to be more healthy with increased exercise and modifying his diet. I have heard about juicing as a healthy addition to any diet and thought we might want to give it a try. I’ll admit it was a bit of an impulse purchase, but my heart was really in the right place.
He appeared less than thrilled with his gift, but I was over the moon excited to try it out. (I might as well have put “to: me, from: me” on the gift tag!) So once the busy-ness of Christmas morning passed I pulled it out and juiced some apples we had in the kitchen. The kids thought that was tasty. I decided to do some online research into juicing to see what I should be pulverizing.
Quite a few online posts reference this movie “Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead” by Joe Cross. I watched the trailer for the documentary about an Australian man who comes to USA to do a 60 day juice fast/cleanse as he travels across the states. You can watch the entire movie online and I intend to do so. It is very interesting and thought provoking. When hubby announced he was going to the store to get some dinner items I sent him with a laundry list of produce items to pick up. I was going to juice my breakfast!
This morning I juiced grapes, apples, oranges, pineapple, lemon and celery. Very tasty and it does fill you up. I wonder if it is the simple sugars that give me energy and in 30 minutes I will be hungry. The kids loved the fruits and didn’t really care for the celery. Oh well.
I have no intention of going on a juice fast. I want to add it in to my diet and hopefully it will decrease my desire for unhealthy foods. I will keep you posted.