Friday, December 5, 2008

Veggie Fruit Fruit Veggie Veggie Fruit Fruit

That was a song from Kitchen Kabaret, one of my favorite shows that used to be at Walt Disney World. It's a good mantra for healthy eating but putting it into practice can be tricky. Fresh juicing makes it easy. I already turned two of my friends and their husbands on to fresh juicing and that thrills me like you would not believe. I wish everyone would go out and buy themselves a juice extractor, keep a supply of fresh fruits and vegetables in the fridge and make themselves an enzyme and nutrient rich cocktail even just a few days a week.

Sure fresh juicing costs money and to steal a quote from my favorite movie, "It costs money, it costs money! Because it saves money!" Lisa says that the money she spends on produce is money she won't have to spend on medicine and hospital bills later. Exactly. It really doesn't take much time to make the juice and clean the juicer once it becomes part of the routine.

The health benefits of eating fruits and vegetables are no secret. Click on the link to read about them and find out how much fruits and vegetables you should be eating each day. I entered my age and amount of physical activity and it gave my personal results. Pretty cool.

You should eat about:

2 cups of fruit and 2.5 cups of vegetables every day based on your age ( 39 ), sex ( female ), and level of physical activity ( 30 to 60 minutes ).

With juicing plus some raw veggies or fruit for a snack and veggies with dinner I'm definitely making my quota. I know I'm sounding all preachy, but juicing is one of the few things that are definitely worth preaching about. If you're already making and exceeding your quota, well done! But if not, get yourself a juicer. You will not regret it.

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