People often ask the question, why not eat the vegetables for the nutrients instead of juicing? I believe the best person to answer this question is Dr. N.W. Walker, he’s the pioneer on juicing for greater health and nutrition. The following is an excerpt from his book Fresh Juice by Norman Walker, he answers the question, Why not eat the whole vegetable and fruit?
“The answer is simple: solid food requires many hours of digestive activity before its nourishment is finally available to the cells and tissues of the body. While the fibers in solid food have virtually no nourishing value, they do act as an intestinal broom during the peristaltic activity of the intestines, hence the need to eat raw foods in addition to drinking juices. However, the removal of the fibers in the extraction of the juices, enables juices to be very quickly digested and assimilated, sometimes in a matter of minutes, with a minimum of effort and exertion on the part of the digestive system.
For example, it is well-known that celery because of its high sodium chloride content is our best food to counteract the effects of extreme heat. To eat the celery would involve so much time in the process of digestion that one may readily be overcome by the intense heat before the beneficial effects of celery can be obtained. On the other hand, by drinking a glass or a pint of fresh raw celery juice, we get quick results. This has often made the sizzling Arizona desert heat quite bearable for me.
Whole vegetables and fruits are composed of a considerable quantity of fibers. Within the interstices of these fibers are enclosed the atoms and molecules which are the essential nutritional elements we need. It is these atoms and molecules and their respective enzymes in the fresh raw juices which aid the speedy nourishment of the cells and tissues, glands, organs and every part of our body…
The juices extracted from fresh raw vegetables and fruits are the means by which we can furnish all the cells and tissues of the body with the elements and the nutritional enzymes they need in the manner they can be most readily digested and assimilated.”
Dr. Walker laid out why juicing is important to our health and wellness. Juicing should be a lifestyle, consume your juices daily with a meal to build and regenerate the body. Within cold pressed raw organic juice are all amino acids, minerals, salts, enzymes and vitamins needed by the body. The juices must be without preservatives because preservatives deplete the juice of all the nutrients described above. Juice up today to wellness!