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Juicing and Beautiful Skin
I have started a new habit-I have been making juice from vegetables. I noticed that I felt prettier like I was glowing. Then my husband said (without me asking :)) that my skin looked better and my pores looked smaller!
I started juicing to heal my digestion, detox my liver and balance my hormones. Which means I feel better and have more energy. PMS symptoms start to disappear. My digestion works better which means less indigestion or bloating. I just didn’t know that I would have improved skin as well!
How Juicing Helps to Heal Digestion, Hormones, and Energy Levels
Juicing is an easy way to get lots of nutrients and vitamins. Because the fiber is removed, juice is way easier to digest than plain raw veggies. When the fiber is gone, it means I can take in way more vegetables without overloading my digestive system with fiber. Many cancer patients have found healing through juicing because they can get in a lot of vitamins (way more than they could get in if they tried to just eat the veggies).
Juicing helps the cancer patients to rid themselves of the poisons which caused their cancer. (I can’t say that poisons cause all cancers, but they definitely cause some because many people heal from cancer when they work hard at detox).
Juicing also heals the liver so that hormones come back into balance. When the liver is healthy, it is able to help the body to get rid of excess estrogen. Too much estrogen can cause certain cancers to grow. Excess estrogen can also cause or worsen pms, endometriosis, fibroids, and heart disease. When estrogen is not in excess and is balanced with the other hormones it can lessen dramatically the hormonal problems listed above. Other “side effects” of healthy hormones include weight loss and clear skin.
If I don’t have the time or fresh veggies available-sometimes I will take a half of scoop of this wheat grass juice powder.* It is gluten free (made from the grass, not the wheat grain). It can be added to something you like to drink to help with the flavor.
How to Make Vegetable Juices at Home with a Juicer Or With a Blender
I made my first juice out of just cabbage. I then tried lettuce, celery juice, and carrots. Because I am still working on food sensitivities it it easier for me to try one new thing at a time. I didn’t make mine for taste but for health. But I found some juice recipes for you that taste good (see below). (One precaution to be aware of-if you know you are sensitive to oxalates, then you will need to be careful not to juice vegetables with high oxalate content (like spinach). (Click here for more information on oxalates.)
Juices can be made easily with a juicer. I have done some research on juicers and and these two juicers are often are recommended as the best: Breville BJE200XL Compact Juice Fountain 700-Watt Juice Extractor and Omega J8006 Nutrition Center Juicer – Black and Chrome. I would love to have one! Since I don’t yet, here is how I make vegetable juice with a basic blender….