Green Juice – Better Than a Flu Shot


 

Most of you know what a huge green juice promoter I am! I am still always shocked at how many people have never had a green juice! Don’t let the colour fool you, it actually tastes really good!

As the colder months start to take over, more and more people are prone to getting sick. I know there is a huge push toward flu shots but I am a firm believer in supporting our own bodies natural healing powers. If you give the body what it needs, it will handle it’s business! Very similar to a car, our body has certain needs, and as long as we are maintaining our bodies and providing it with the proper kind of fuel, it can run seamlessly!

We are alkaline beings which in it’s simplest definition, means we are made of lots and lots of minerals (when thinking of minerals, think of elements on the periodic table). These minerals play an essential role as transporters, synergists, and co-factors for nutrients throughout the body. Virtually every process that goes on in the body 24/7 relies on these tiny minerals, also known as micronutrients. They are also what is severely lacking in the standard american diet (SAD). We have an abundance of macro nutrients in the SAD which consist of protein, carbs, and fat. Just think of a typical sandwich; the meat, bread, and cheese are simply protein, carbs, and fat. There are very few minerals.

So where can you get your minerals? Minerals are most abundant in our soil. That means the most mineral dense foods are going to come from the ground. Things like fruits and veggies are all very alkaline and rich in minerals.

I love juicing because it allows us to get SO MUCH more mineral density than we ever could by physically chewing or even blending our food like in a smoothie. This is why juicing is especially important during cold and flu season. Protein, fats, and carbs, while an important part of our diet, are not going to play a large part in supporting the immune system. It’s all those tiny micronutrients that are going to support the immune system best! So forget that flu shot – it’s not very effective anyway! “According to a study in 2008, the influenza vaccine was only 59% successful and benefited only 36% of the healthy children over the age of 2 who received it.” Grab a green juice instead!

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