What’s the Big Dirty Lie about Juicing?

English: A bundle of organic beets from a loca...
English: A bundle of organic beets from a local farm food co-op program. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Have you ever stood up way too fast? Remember how the room fades to black? Sometimes, you had to reach for a wall or chair to stable yourself. It sucks doesn’t it?

What if that fatigued feeling lasted all day?

That’s exactly what can happen if you drink TOXIC juice combos or have allergies.

Recently, Runners World posted an article about a pre-run beet juice cocktail for super endurance.

Raw beet juice is NOT something you want to drink before you run. It contains oxalic acid–a mild toxin that can damage the liver. Some people are highly sensitive to it.

My girlfriend made a beet concoction, like the one in Runner’s World, before her morning run. Five minutes into her run, she bolted back inside the house and vomited in the toilet. But the agony didn’t stop there. The drink robbed her of energy all day long; she also suffered severe stomach cramps and chills.

“I feel like I drank the flu,” she said.

According to the idiotic Internet factoids about beet juice, she was just “detoxing”. Detoxing? Really!

Detox is Hippie Bullshit speak for OOPS you accidentally ate some poison or you had an allergic reaction or your starving yourself of essential nutrients so we can brainwash you into our cult.

While juicing can be a fun way to add extra vitamins and sassy flavors to a boring diet, it SHOULD NOT be used as a food replacement!!!!! The movie Fat Sick and Nearly Dead, which was available from Netflix and Amazon Instant Prime at the time this post was written, re-popularized juicing.

While there are some excellent benefits to juicing (such as effective delivery of phytochemicals, vitamins, and minerals) juicing strips away the precious fiber from veggies & fruit. Fiber is good for you. Not only is it Nature’s magic broom for sweeping away the dirty crap in your guts, it can also prevent cancer. Furthermore, since fiber also allows the stomach to feel full, it can even help you lose weight.

I enjoy a morning glass of juice, but I also make sure I eat a handful of the delicious fiber when I clean my juicer.

So, what’s the big dirty lie about juicing?

The lie is that can replace real food. It can’t. For sensible, healthy eating take a look at the Engine 2 Diet. It’s an excellent, essentially vegan diet.

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