A retrospective view of juicing

I called this a retrospective view of juicing, as I have revisited juicing after having juiced as much as I could for my father!

Looking back I was juicing anything that I thought would help cure liver cancer, but I certainly felt there was some desperation rather than any common sense approach. It wasn’t helped by the fact my father was losing his appetite fast. I still feel quite frustrated by it all, not surprising really when you know your father is going to die within three months. I think that it proved to be more of a distraction for mum and me than any real positive results.

Still we all should take something from everything we do and I for one certainly learnt I was not eating enough of the good food that is for sure. I believe in this day and age we succumb too easily into comfort food or those fattening take a way’s, or pre-fabricated food with god knows what chemicals in the food, while slowly killing us off ;)

It is a known fact that fruit and vegetables can not only protect us from cancer but also improve our wellbeing and protect us from many diseases.

So taking all this into account I have been thinking about getting a juicer for some time, but about 2 weeks I took the plunge and followed the Juice Masters recommendations. If I was suffering from cancer I would probably go for slightly better piece of equipment with a masticating juicer, but for prevention I am sure the Philips machine will be fine.

So I am two weeks into juicing and I love it, the only problem is that as we are on holiday and I have to take it everywhere with me due to the demand for the juice, which is a direct result of how good they are, even the mother in law has been impressed!

I cannot say as of yet if there are any noticeable differences, but one thing is sure I have lost just over a couple of kilos, which is impressive because normally I put on weight when I go on holiday. Still it is early days and I will report back, I am not doing a major detox just trying to get a better balance. If you are interested I do a smoothie for breakfast and then in the afternoon I try out a juice recipe, not very scientific but it seems to work fine, a huge improvement on my previous intake.

So what advice do I want to pass, well I suggest you visit the Juice Masters website, to be inspired then buy his book. For my father it is a bit late, but I now see juicing in a different light and don’t forget the juice masters rule, wash the equipment before you drink the juice, it makes all the difference and it doesn’t seem such a chore.

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