By: Sylvia Anderson
Dr. Ginger, who is an author, wellness consultant and consumer health advocate, says that you really have to be wary with your juice.
So many people are juicing too much fruit, which, from healing perspective, is basically just a glass of fructose... something you probably get enough of already. With the offerings of the standard American diet (SAD), it's not hard to see why many people struggle with addictions to sugar.
And, while you may think that juicing fruit is at least a step in the right direction, jumping to a lot of fruit, all at once, is a lateral move; not an upward one.
So, then, what should you include in your juices?
Vegetables, spices, herbs and other healing nutrients will help get you off that sugar fix and even address issues like candida. They contain phyto-nutrients which help boost your immune system, detox your body, and even help you lose weight.
Once you get on a regimen of vegetable-based juices, your body will start to crave those nutrients. Your taste buds will evolve (or rather, devolve) to that place in your life prior to being introduced to sugar and all the other artificial colors and flavors.
This doesn't mean you can't consume any fruit. As Dr. Ginger always says, "Eat your fruit and juice your veggies."
With Dr. Ginger's Rainbow Juice Cleanse, the goal is to count colors, not calories. But, if you're not ready to jump into the full seven-day cleanse, you can start dabbling in some of the whole, clean foods first and work your way to a more stringent regimen.
Remember, juices don't necessarily have to taste sweet. Try some herbs like cilantro, or even ginger, just to get some flavor.
However, if including a pear or apple is what it takes to get you started on the juices, you can use the fruit to sort of "lean in" to it.
The ultimate goal is to get back to nature's foods, both in your meals and in your juices.
In the accompanying audio segment, Dr. Ginger shares more about her Rainbow Juice Cleanse, as well as the incredible health benefits you can realize from getting the right nutrients.