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But Juicing Is Dangerous!

I have been writing about juicing for health and safe rapid weight-loss for over two decades now and the ‘juicing is dangerous’ line has been thrown at me many times. However, like most of the project fear being spouted about juicing, it’s utter nonsense. There are many things in life that are dangerous – putting your head in a hot oven or jumping on a trampoline without a safety net, for example, but drinking cucumber and carrot juice, not so much. Although this may seem obvious to any rational, normal-thinking person, it’s amazing how many people say this, and mind-blowing how many believe it. Often, those behind project juice fear are medical professionals and many people blindly trust what anyone in a white coat says as they are ‘qualified’.

I wouldn’t mind if there was a plethora of people in hospital because of the side effects of juicing, but it doesn’t happen, despite the millions of people who embark on a juice diet every week. The irony is that those in hospital with serious conditions are there nine times out of ten because of the side effects of medical drugs, not spinach juice!

I often look at the reaction people get on social media when they say they are going on a juice diet or coming to my retreats. There are some positive comments, but there is always the ‘Why are you doing that, it’s dangerous and not good for you’ brigade making up the majority of remarks.

I frequently see the comment, ‘Have you consulted a doctor?’, but if anyone says they’re off to Ibiza or Vegas to eat junk, drink shedloads of alcohol and party into the wee hours, that question isn’t asked. Surely it makes more sense to ask your doctor if it’s ok before you binge on junk and alcohol than if you’re about to embark on a fresh juice plan?

Common sense often goes out of the window when it comes to the juice fearmongers and they carry on trying to scare people off juicing, with no actual argument that holds any sort of water. Often, well more than often, the people with the largest fear voices have never tried a juice plan themselves. If they did, they would know how amazingly positive the body’s reaction can be. In 20 years, I have heard all kinds of nonsense from, ‘If you juice, your hair will fall out’ to ‘It will cause diabetes’. The reality is that in the vast majority of cases, the results for general health and weight are nothing short of remarkable. I made a movie, Super Juice Me!, which I thought would finally close project
juice fear down, but even that wasn’t good enough for them. So, to put this ‘juicing is dangerous’ myth finally to bed, I will be filming Super Juice Me! II in 2020 where I intend to extend the ‘juice experiment’ and prove, once and for all, that not only is juicing not dangerous, but it has the power to be truly life changing for many, many people.

If you are on the fence, try a juice plan and make up your own mind. Remember, just because someone is a qualified dietician or doctor doesn’t mean they are always right – qualified medical professionals told us fat was the problem and sugar-laden cereals were fine and dandy, but are now reversing all they said for years. Doctors .also once encouraged people to smoke too, perhaps the most compelling argument for being open-minded about advice and doing your own research.

I bring these arguments to life on my Jason On His Juice Box series on my YouTube channel, JuiceTube, so pop over to get a more in-depth look at what I am talking about. That’s also a great place to send the juicing fearmongers, as it may help shut them up. One thing is for sure though, no matter what any ill-informed naysayer states, juicing is clearly not dangerous.

‘But Juicing Doesn’t Detox The Body!’

This is an odd one, because I am not shattering a myth, as it’s not a myth – juicing doesn’t detox the body. However, I want to clarify why the word ‘detox’ is often used to describe juice diets, even though it is your liver, kidneys, lungs and skin which ‘detox’.

Over the years, words change meaning, even if their definition remains the same. When I was growing up, if something was ‘bad’, particularly referring to music or art, it actually meant it was ‘good’. When the definition of ‘bad’ can be changed to mean the exact opposite, it shows how general understanding of a word can be far removed from what it says in the dictionary. These days, ‘sick’ means ‘amazing’ which again proves that words are fluid in meaning. I don’t mind people saying, ‘I am going on a juice detox’. Although not strictly true to the dictionary definition, I think it safe to say the majority knows exactly what people mean by it. That meaning is, ‘You are going for a period of time without certain food and drink and consuming nothing but juice’.

What I will say is that although juicing doesn’t detox the body as only your organs do that, it’s safe to say the organs have a much better chance of doing what they are designed to do if you stop putting rubbish in and they have less work to do.

I can breathe quite easily but if someone were to squeeze my neck slightly, my body would have more of a challenge doing what it is naturally designed to do. Take the hands off my throat and I can breathe easily again. When you stop putting alcohol and junk food into the system and replace them with good natural foods, the body has the time and space to do what it is naturally designed to do – ‘detox’.

A Clean House

People also get confused with ‘detox symptoms’. If someone goes on a juice plan for the first few days, many experience headaches, tiredness and sometimes a slight negative change in emotional behaviour. They will often refer to this as detox symptoms, but in reality they are ‘withdrawal symptoms’.

If a smoker stops smoking, they aren’t suffering nicotine detox symptoms, they are withdrawing from nicotine. The headaches, nervous energy and negative changes in emotional
behaviour are not caused because the person stopped smoking, but because they started in the first place.

This isn’t ‘detox’, it is ‘withdrawal’ and it’s what some people experience as they remove junk from their diet. With a ‘detox’, any negative symptoms aren’t caused by the freshly extracted juice, but rather the removal of certain foods and drinks. We often refer to this as ‘detox’ rather than ‘withdrawal’ and what’s wrong with that?

As I say, if someone refers to something amazing as ‘sick’ and that has been understood, then what’s wrong with that? The truth is the general meaning of words changes, expressions evolve and the vast majority of people who say they are going on a ‘detox’ don’t usually think they will be getting rid of ‘toxins’ that are already in their system. They will be living for a short period of time without ‘toxic’ foods and drinks, hence describing it as a ‘detox’.

There may be some people who believe that certain food or drinks are helping to rid their body of ‘toxins’, but it’s safe to say the vast majority of us simply use the term ‘detox’ in a generic way. Plus, as mentioned, when you do take your foot off the junk food and drink gas, the organs have a much better chance to clean house. One thing is for sure, whatever you call the process, when you go for a period of time without ‘toxic’ food and drink substances, your body will go into repair and healing mode more readily than if it had to deal with junk hitting the body’s systems.

Once again, I have filmed a video about this on my Jason On His Juice Box series on my JuiceTube YouTube channel, so feel free to pop over there to hear me speak about this, and send those juicy naysayers over to get a better understanding too!

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In this latest episode of The Jason Vale Podcast Jason catches up with daytime TV’s super therapists, The Speakmans.

Jason Vale has sold over 5 million books, 1 million apps and produced ground-breaking health documentary, Super Juice Me! The Big Juice Experiment and now he gets to interview the lovely Lorraine Kelly in our first episode of Jason Vale’s Podcast.

After overcoming his own health challenges, including severe asthma, psoriasis, eczema, hay fever, obesity, cigarette and alcohol abuse – Jason went on a mission to make the world a lighter and healthier place to be. Best known for his juicing plans and passion for well-being, Jason always injects his unique methodology and cheeky sense of humour, into all of his work.

On the Jason Vale Podcast, you’ll find a nice blend of movers and shakers in the health, addiction and fitness world, as well as inspirational human beings who have made monumental changes on the health front – plus a generous pinch of celebrity. They’ll be plenty of lively debates, a healthy dose of humour and plenty of food for thought.

Although the main focus is health and fitness, don’t be surprised by a few ‘wild card’ episodes – as one thing Jason isn’t, is predictable!

One thing we can guaranteed is that the Jason Vale Podcast is (and always will be) 100% ad-free which means you get to enjoy uninterrupted listening!

Listen as the worlds leading therapists talk phobias, anxiety & all things mental health and reveal how they’d love their life-changing therapies to be made available through the UK’s National Health Service.

Who would you like to hear on the podcast? Know someone who you think would make the perfect guest? Reach out to Jason via his Instagram @jasonvale – he’d love to hear from you!

Thank you for taking the time to listen and we hope you like the ‘show’

Don’t miss an episode, listen for free by Clicking Here!

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The Jason Vale Podcast kicks off on June 9th with the VERY lovely Lorraine Kelly!

Jason Vale has sold over 5 million books, 1 million apps and produced ground-breaking health documentary, Super Juice Me! The Big Juice Experiment and now he gets to interview the lovely Lorraine Kelly in our first episode of Jason Vale’s Podcast.

After overcoming his own health challenges, including severe asthma, psoriasis, eczema, hay fever, obesity, cigarette and alcohol abuse – Jason went on a mission to make the world a lighter and healthier place to be. Best known for his juicing plans and passion for well-being, Jason always injects his unique methodology and cheeky sense of humour, into all of his work.

On the Jason Vale Podcast, you’ll find a nice blend of movers and shakers in the health, addiction and fitness world, as well as inspirational human beings who have made monumental changes on the health front – plus a generous pinch of celebrity. They’ll be plenty of lively debates, a healthy dose of humour and plenty of food for thought.

Although the main focus is health and fitness, don’t be surprised by a few ‘wild card’ episodes – as one thing Jason isn’t, is predictable!

One thing we can guaranteed is that the Jason Vale Podcast is (and always will be) 100% ad-free which means you get to enjoy uninterrupted listening!

Who would you like to hear on the podcast? Know someone who you think would make the perfect guest? Reach out to Jason via his Instagram @jasonvale – he’d love to hear from you!

Thank you for taking the time to listen and we hope you like the ‘show’

Don’t miss an episode, listen for free by Clicking Here!

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It’s magic is renowned, but what is it that makes Juicy Mountain so special? We asked three equally special guests what it is that draws them back to Jason’s rustic retreat, time and again.

We all know the lure of an amazing place which makes us feel special whenever we visit, so it comes as no surprise that Juice Master Jason Vale’s original retreat, Juicy Mountain in Turkey, has become a magical place for so many people.

Jason and his team have always cherished the rustic simplicity of Juicy Mountain and who better to describe its unique powers than three ladies who have returned to the mountain, time and again, to recharge their magic mojo…

It Makes Me Feel Alive

“Amazingly it’s been 13 years since I first bumped into Jason Vale at a talk he was giving on juicing to promote his book, Slim For Life, and I was just blown away,” says Emma Ferry. “I love his story, books and personality and the rest, as they say, is history. I’ve been to both of his retreats, but there is something amazing about Juicy Mountain and the people connected with it that keeps me going back.

“In 2007, I went to Juicy Mountain for the first time and the results were shocking – people kept asking what I had been doing. We’re all critical of ourselves, but even I could see the difference – I had bright, white eyes, I felt trim and even though my adrenal glands are usually bursting at the seams with stress, the detox left me feeling amazing with no toxins, a suntan and all the sleep I could want!

“It’s not just the results though. I enjoy being with like-minded people and when you’re there, everyone is on the same level. It’s an incredibly humbling experience – there are people who have scraped the money together to be on retreat and there are billionaires, but Juicy Mountain strips away all the layers. When it comes down to it, the only things that matter are our health and wellbeing. I usually go to Juicy Mountain for two weeks and it’s my time for reflection. I keep fit throughout the year and enjoy being active, but I love throwing myself into all of the activities on offer, especially rebounding which is a crack! I always learn something new on retreat – ten years ago I discovered coconut oil and it’s changed my life, it’s all I use now. You come away feeling like you’re full of rocket fuel, it’s just amazing.

Coming Home

“I’ve been to Juicy Oasis three times and it has the luxury and spa treatments, but it’s quite big and you can disappear yourself. At Juicy Mountain, there’s a warmth and community which I adore – you go back to basics, pare everything away and everyone goes through the ups and downs of cleansing together. It feels very familiar, like coming home, and the minute I arrive and put my bag down, my shoulders drop and I instantly feel relaxed. Time is my premium resource and I can never get it back, so Juicy Mountain gives me a hit of feeling alive, gets my head back into gear and helps me to rebalance. It’s not a magic wand, but Juicy Mountain is my place to retreat and reboot.”

“I’ll always go as long as it’s there”

“Juicy Mountain has changed our lives,” laughs Katrina Tindell who, together with husband Keith (above), has visited Juicy Mountain for ten consecutive years. “We go every May for a week and in October for two weeks, and it is a truly special place for us,” she says.

“We used to go to Greece for a month every year, but I became a bit of a couch potato, driving everywhere, eating, drinking and sitting by the pool. I remember on one particular trip I had read all my books and I bought OK! Magazine and read a feature on Jason Vale’s 7-Day Challenge and I thought, ‘I like the sound of that’. I ordered the book and when I got home I did the plan and lost 7lbs in one week.

“In the book, I read about Juicy Mountain and immediately booked a trip with my husband and from the moment we arrived we felt at home. We threw ourselves into the activities, which is how I got into exercising. I now do eight classes a week and my husband and I are big walkers and we will happily cover 15 miles or more while we’re out.

“Juicy Mountain is amazing and there’s a happiness I feel when I’m there, I’ve constantly got a smile on my face. It really has changed my life – I have a lot more confidence and I never would have thought I would know as much as I do about nutrition. I juice every day, usually at breakfast and, as I make my juice each morning, I often think it’s all because of that one article I read.”

It’s Got The Soul I Need

“I discovered Juicy Mountain six years ago,” says Biba Binotti. “The year before, I had been diagnosed with a malignant melanoma and it was a wakeup call to start looking after my health. I read about juicing and a friend recommended Juicy Mountain for a break as I was exhausted and feeling burnt out.

“Juicy Mountain was full but I got a call to say that there had been a cancellation – it felt like divine intervention and that it transformational and I came back
feeling so amazing with a zest for life again. Juicy Mountain definitely captures the essence of Jason, and the team are amazing, they make it so special, plus the other guests are real fun and interesting characters.

“The mountain itself is stunning and it affects you both physically a boot camp and you set your own pace to do as little or as much as you like. Watching the videos about health and nutrition in the evening was all the food I needed and it completely changed my mindset about what I put into my body.

A Place To Dream

“Now I go to Juicy Mountain at least twice a year, usually in May and September, and sometimes I sneak in an extra visit. Those weeks are non-negotiable as it’s the one place I can go and guarantee that I will come back feeling brilliant.

“I have been with my mum and partner on different trips, and I do also love spending time there by myself. The first three days on retreat I like to do my own thing
and I love that you can be private and contemplative if you want, or hang out and chat with people who are similarly focused on their wellbeing. Physically too the programme is brilliant and I love to throw myself into all the activities that are on offer.

“I celebrated my 50th birthday at Juicy Mountain, which I hired out and took friends and family to share this wonderful place. The programme works perfectly and it was a brilliant excuse to get people out there to try it – in fact most of them have gone back, they fell in love with Juicy Mountain too.

“I’ve been to Juicy Oasis in Portugal a few times too, when Juicy Mountain is out of season, and it is a beautiful place but I prefer the mountain, it’s got the soul I need – there’s nothing like doing yoga on the platform and the reality is even more stunning in real life. Each time I go, I come back brimming with dreams and ideas, it really is a totally magical place.”

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Stats:
  • Lost 15lbs in weight
  • Insulin reduced from 40 units to 16 units per day
  • Lost 2 inches from waist and hips
  • Total cholesterol reduced from 5.9 to 4.8 mmol
  • HBA1c reduced from 17 to 63 mmol

I have now completed a 21 day Super Blend Me! plan and I am now 100% confident that I have learned the strategies to live a healthier happier and lighter life.

I found the blends quick and easy to make and extremely satisfying. As as Type 1 diabetic, I consumed to 2 daily SOS allowances when and if my blood sugar level dipped. I also occasionally munched in either a celery or carrot stick in the evening when I felt the urge to eat real food.

My Insulin decreased from 40 units per day to 16 units as my body was no longer running on false stimulants and refined carbohydrates and my sugar cravings completely disappeared.

My body feels lighter, invigorated and full of energy. Although my weight loss was achieved without doing any exercise. my confidence/self esteem has also increased by a noticeable amount and I’m now able to stand and look at myself in the mirror.

This is most definitely a lifestyle change for me as I now only crave fruit, vegetables, nuts and seeds. I shall continue to consume blends in addition in addition . to the healthy foods I eat. I only wish this plan had been in my twenties.

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Packed with fresh fruit, vegetables, seeds and nuts, it is little wonder that so passionately about the positive impact that it has on their health and wellbeing.

The raw food movement has surged in popularity in recent years, with more and more people choosing to follow its principles, whether fully, or by incorporating some elements into their usual diets.

It is thought to increase energy, aid weight loss, promote healthy digestion and boost the immune system, as well as having countless other benefits. Raw food essentially means eating uncooked foods – anything that has not been refined, canned or chemically processed and has not been heated above 45°C.

One Step Ahead

By its very nature, the diet – which incorporates large quantities of fruits, vegetables and legumes – will ensure you are filling your body with essential vitamins, minerals, fibre and antioxidants.

If you are juicing every day, then of course you are already getting plenty of raw foods and reaping the rewards, but if you are keen to go one step further, where should you start?

Raw food guru, health coach, yoga teacher and nutritional chef Victoria Adams says: “More and more people want to be healthy and look good. A raw food diet in its true form is one of the most natural ways of feeding and nourishing our bodies, involving minimal human intervention.

“The benefits of juicing and raw food are clear, and it is turning the heads of a growing number of people for good reason. In contrast to ready meals, junk and ‘beige’ food, raw food in its natural state is lower in calories and high in nutrients.

“The theory behind eating raw is that by cooking food above 45°C it denatures the liver enzymes that our bodies might have otherwise used for digestion. Raw food provides us with lock-and-key nutrition, aids digestion and is said to offer us vital life-force energy that helps break down our food and reduces the need to make demands on our body’s internal stores.”

Take It Slow

Victoria says that if you are looking to either switch to a complete raw food diet or start increasing the percentage of raw food you eat, it is essential you do it correctly and, most importantly, actually like the food you are eating.

“There’s no point in cutting out your favourite lasagne supper for raw carrots if you never liked carrots,” she adds. “Jason Vale says there is always another way and it’s true – if going raw, you must choose raw foods that you enjoy, otherwise it’s likely that you will eventually give it up. There will be a certain amount of experimentation, tasting and trust.”

For some, making the decision to switch to a totally raw diet can be incredibly difficult and can result in people giving up or not getting the benefits they wanted.

“Don’t throw yourself into the deep end,” says Victoria. “To see the benefits of raw food it might not be necessary to switch to a 100 per cent raw diet. Studies show that a diet that is at least 50 per cent raw food will aid the body’s immune system and its ability to heal.

“If you live in a cold climate, your body may crave warming food and drinks, justifiably. Do not rush to cut out all warm foods during the winter months; your body is unlikely to thank you for that. Consider guiding your body towards a raw diet rather than going all-in, coming from a place where you are nourishing yourself rather than depriving yourself,” she adds.

All In The Balance

There are several key ingredients which can easily be used in a raw food diet which have excellent health benefits, from leafy greens and sprouts to seeds, such as chia, flax, pumpkin and hemp, which are high in Omega-3 content. Switching to a raw diet will require some organisation and adjustment, but there are simple steps anyone can take to begin to make those changes.

“A great way to transition is by fusing raw food ingredients, such as vegetables, with your favourite cooked dishes: your favourite curry wrapped in collard greens instead of bread or wraps; Bolognese with courgetti instead of spaghetti; sprinkle sprouts on soups or replace packaged snacks for what nature gives us – a piece of fruit!”

Victoria, who is no longer 100 per cent raw or vegan and gets some essential nutrients from eggs and other animal products from time to time, says the most important thing about following a raw food diet is to find a balance which suits you and your body.

“Crowd in the good, don’t just focus on cutting out the bad,” she says. “There is no point in striving to be super healthy if it makes you super unhappy because in the end it won’t be sustainable and will inevitably cause you stress which is one of the most toxic things you can put into your body.”

“It is possible to do raw well, but do your research and find a balance to suit your tastes, your schedule, your lifestyle and your environment.”

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I have been writing about the incredible health benefits of freshly extracted juice for almost two decades. During that time, I have also given thousands of lectures travelled the world spreading the ‘Juicy Word’ and I even made a movie about it – Super Juice Me! I have received thousands of emails and posts from people in every corner of the globe, all attesting to the life – changing impact juicing has had on their health.

However, despite these many, many unsolicited testimonials, and despite the truly monumental results of those who took part in my documentary, I am still constantly bombarded with the same misinformed, negative nonsense about juicing, either from people who simply don’t know any better, or from those who really should.

I remember being in Dubai for some press activity and as the journalists entered the room, I already knew the questions that they were going to ask. I also knew that they would come at things from a position of scepticism and negativity, which also happens every time I am on TV or the radio.

This would be OK if there was anything to be negative about, but all the negativity is based on myths and mistruths that have been perpetuated ever since juicing became popular. These usually come from so-called ‘experts’ in the field of health and nutrition. Many registered dieticians and TV doctors have tended to have had the loudest negative juice voices over the years.

If you keep up with my JuiceTube channel on YouTube you will have seen my Jason On His Juice Box series where I rip apart these negative headlines and ass some juicy truth to proceedings.

In case you haven’t had a chance to tune in, or prefer the written word over the visual format, I thought I’d use Juiced! Magazine as a platform to shatter the most common myths about juicing in order to give you the true facts. If you hear anyone expressing any of the following myths overleaf, please direct them straight to this article or to my YouTube channel. It may help to shut some of them up!

“There’s No Fibre In Juice”

In freshly extracted juices, such as apple and pear, you will find soluble fibre known as pectin. If you make a blend or smoothie and use whole fruit/veg, you get both soluble and insoluble fibre. However, there are two important facts about fibre that need addressing:

  1. We need less than a small handful of fibre a day to keep us ‘moving’
  2. Fibre cannot penetrate the intestinal wall and you can’t lose nutrients when you juice

Firstly, let’s look at A. In all of my juice diets there is a combination of freshly extracted pure juices containing soluble fibre and blends/smoothies containing insoluble fibre or both. So, to argue there is no fibre is a total mistruth.

Also, I have never advocated that a person should live on nothing but juices and blends forever. My juice diets are always short-term and akin to putting your car in for a service.

This means that when a person starts adding whole foods again, they will always have more than enough fibre. However, I’d like to emphasise that they will also be getting more than enough fibre when they are following one of my juice plans too.

Secondly, let’s look at point B. It is often claimed that you lose nutrients when you juice by discarding the insoluble fibre (known as pulp). However, fibre cannot penetrate through the intestinal wall and therefore you cannot lose nutrients by losing some fibre

In fact, it can be argued that juice is more bioavailable and therefore allows for more of the nutrients to actually be absorbed by our body.

One thing’s for sure though, to say there’s no fibre in juice and to give the impression that means it’s in some way bad or harmful is a myth. If you hear someone putting this objection forward, be sure to set them straight.

“Juices Are Just Pure Sugar”

Doctors, nutritionists, dieticians and even scientist simply say ‘all sugars are the same’ and ‘once you strip away the fibre, juices are like drinking pure sugar’

This is , of course, utter nonsense

White refined sugar has been stripped bare of its natural nutritional components and is, for want of a better word, empty. Conversely freshly extracted juice retains vitamins, minerals, plant chemicals and natural sugars – all of which are designed by nature to feed every cell of the body.

What the experts don’t take into account is the synergistic nature of plant food. They also don’t take into account that humans may not fully understand what any fruit or vegetable is actually comprised of. This is why isolating a particular vitamin or mineral and putting it in a pill will never be as effective as the real thing. Take mother’s milk as an example. Humans have done what they can to replicate it, but there are elements we simply can never imitate. This is why freshly extracted juice is the sum of all its parts, including the natural sugars.

Sometimes we need to look beyond science and use common sense. If, as many claim, ‘all sugars are the same and juices are nothing but sugar’, why do sugar addicts still crave it on a juice diet? I know from personal experience that when you are coming off white refined sugar, natural sugars in freshly extracted juice don’t cut the mustard.

The void left by refined sugars cannot be filled by freshly extracted juices because… the sugars are not the same! If they were, and according to some ‘experts’ all you are having is sugar with a juice, how can you still crave sugar whilst still having nothing but sugar? It simply doesn’t make any logical sense. A freshly extracted juice is a combination of all the finest nutrients that nature can throw at us in a much easier to digest and bioavailable form, natural sugars included.

“Juicing Is Not Sustainable”

A headline statement that a lot of ‘experts’ love to voice, I hear this all the time. However, like all other nonsense spouting about juicing and juice diets, it’s totally misleading.

If you put your car in for a service it’s ‘unsustainable’ to keep it there. Yet, once services, it performs much bette. It is unsustainable to stay on a juice diet forever, but the point of a ‘juice service’ follows the same principle, so your body runs a little better.

The vast majority of people who successfully complete a juice diet of seven days or more go on to make healthy changes in their normal diet. The majority incorporate juicing into their everyday lives, often replacing a meal a day (usually breakfast) with a freshly extracted juice or blend. Juicing in itself is sustainable, but clearly living on nothing but juice isn’t for many reasons. None more so than you’ll end up with no life or friends!

The other nonsense headline I hear is, ‘As soon as a person finishes a juice diet and eats normally they will gain the weight back and more’. I can give thousands of examples where this didn’t happen, and why? Because these people changed this ‘normal’ after they finished a juice diet. If someone’s diet is full of refined fat, salt, sugar, alcohol and no exercise, if they will return to their ‘normal’ diet they will gain weight! However, this is not because they had freshly extracted juice for a week!

This seems obvious, but somehow escapes the common sense of some of the brightest doctors, dieticians, nutritionists and scientists whose advice many people follow. So, ignore the negative headlines about juice, no matter where they come from, and allow common sense to come into play.

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There are ingredients and then there are super ingredients – ginger, beetroot, wheatgrass – all of which have incredible powers to improve our health and wellbeing. The natural healing abilities of these ingredients have been well-documented, and they are perennial favourites that feature in many of Juice Master Jason Vale’s recipes and plans.

What’s In The Sachet

It’s ginger, with a twist of lemon and apple! For use day or night, squeeze the sachet’s contents into a cup and add boiling water for a warming, caffeine-free drink – we like to think of it as a delicious hug in a mug.

Shot Super Powers

We’ve already explored the health benefits of ginger, but the addition of lemon and apple makes the JM Sip an incredible combination of ingredients with even greater health boosting super powers.

Lemons are high in vitamin C, a primary antioxidant which helps protect cells from damaging free radicals, lower blood pressure and reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke.

Although the jury’s out on whether lemon can improve our immune system and prevent us from catching colds, one study found that increased vitamin C intake can shorten the duration of symptoms – a great reason to dose up on your JM Sip Shots next time you feel the start of a sniffle.

Additionally, lemon contains polyphenols which anecdotal evidence has suggested support weight loss, improve skin quality through the production of collagen and flush the system. In Ayurvedic medicine, lemon is said to stimulate your ‘agni’, boosting the digestive system and preventing the build-up of toxins in the body.

Apples are also rich in antioxidants and fibre, as well as vitamins A, C, K and B7, along with iodine which helps to maintain a healthy thyroid function.

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The JM Sip is an all-season star, and this refreshing drink is also a great summer thirst quencher.

Lemon-Aid
  • 2 Sachets JM Sip
  • 4 tsps Manuka Honey
  • 500ml Sparkling Water
  • 4 Fresh Lemon Slices
  • 110g Crushed Ice
  • 1 small handful of Fresh Mint Leaves

Dissolve the honey in 50ml hot water. Add the JM Sip shots, crushed ice and slices of fresh lemon, and top up with 500ml of the sparkling water. Finish with the mint leaves for an added twist!

The post Take Your Shot – Juice Master JM Sip Vitality Shot appeared first on Juice Master.

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You can use it to paint your face, clean your teeth, eat and even drink it in a juice – activated charcoal is the new kid on the natural health block

Move over avocados, top of the selfie-shot list is a new wonder ingredient which has got our Insta feeds buzzing. Activated charcoal is everywhere and, despite the initial eye-widening effect that its name has, once you move your mind past the charcoal briquettes we put on a BBQ and understand that the high-quality ingredient is more likely to be made from coconut shells, the incredible benefits are worth a second look.

Social media darlings around the globe have snapped themselves with charcoal face masks, and the ingredient’s impurity-zapping abilities make it a heavyweight challenger to traditional clay masks for deep cleansing.

Many acne sufferers report that activated charcoal’s antibacterial qualities produce amazing results without the chemicals found in most harsh treatments. Used once or twice a week, so as not to over-dry the skin, an activated charcoal mask absorbs toxins, mops up excess sebum, reduces the appearance of blackheads and can help to prevent new spots forming.

Those absorption powers can work just as well inside our bodies, attracting and binding toxins to its surface when consumed, and allowing these to be passed through the body naturally. For years, activated charcoal has been used to treat poisoning, and it’s reported to help prevent hangovers if taken before a night out, binding the chemicals in alcoholic drinks, although it doesn’t bind the alcohol itself.

While curious shots of black burger buns and ice cream have been popping up on social feeds, it isn’t difficult to add the superstar ingredient to your diet. Available in tablet and powder form, celebrities including Gwyneth Paltrow, Kim Kardashian and Sarah Harding are big fans. Used as part of a detox programme, it cleanses the gut, alleviating gas and bloating. Drinking plenty of water after taking activated charcoal tablets helps to flush the system, but a more effective method is to add the powder to your daily juice or blend. Easily consumed alongside your regular nutritional hit of fruit and vegetables, this powerful ingredient can create karma in your colon.

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