Juicing 101

Juicing can reduce or eliminate cravings such as sugar, salt, junk food, alcohol and nicotine.


Thinking about getting a Juicer?

Some Benefits of Juicing

  • Increase energy
  • Detoxify cells and tissues
  • Assist in weight loss
  • Restore alkaline balance
  • Lesson aches and pains
  • Rest gastrointestinal system
  • Purify Blood
  • Reduce or eliminate cravings (sugar, salt, junk food, alcohol and nicotine)
  • Absorb all of the nutrients from the fruits and vegetables
  • Allows you to consume an optimal amount as well as variety of fruits & vegetables


Basic Difference between Juicing and Blending

  • A juicer separates the liquid from the pulp (insoluble fiber)
  • A blender liquifies everything (both soluble and insoluble fiber)
  • Juicing goes right to the blood stream for immediate use and repair and is nutrient dense
  • Blending must be digested


Types of Juicers

  • Centrifugal - Shreds
  • Masticating - Chews
  • Single Auger - Squeezes
  • Twin Gear - Squeezes with two augers  
  • Norwalk Juicer - Press


Juice Feasting & Fasting

  • Simply Not Eating
  • Fasting is taking away
  • Feasting is what you are adding in
  • Three day, one week, two week and "long fasts"
  • Green juices
  • Fruit juices


Detoxes & Cleanses

  • Liver
  • Gallbladder
  • Intestinal
  • Kidney
  • Lymphatic
  • Parasite



  • Use organic produce
  • Juice more vegetables than fruit
  • Use low sugar fruits
  • Cut fruits & veggies to fit in feed tube of juicer
  • Drink as soon as possible


Afternoon Refresher Recipe

 Cucumber & 1/2 lemon

Beet-Cucumber Recipe

1 cucumber

3 carrots

1 beetroot with stems and leaves

2 celery stalks

1 handful parsley


"Let Food be thy Medicine and Medicine be thy Food" - Hippocrates



Kathleen Kasprzak


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