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  1. = Juicing FAQ =
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  3. These FAQ provide basic information on Juicing and Blending.
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  7. == What is Juicing? ==
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  9. Juicing means using fresh, homemade vegetable and fruit juices to supplement your diet or as a temporary meal replacement for the purpose of weight loss and/or improved health.
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  13. == What is Blending? ==
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  15. Blending is taking fresh fruits and vegetables, either raw or cooked, putting them in a blender to make a smooth, thick, nutritious drink or soup. Blending is a great to do just before and just after a juice fast
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  19. == Benefits to Juicing and Blending ==
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  21. * They are a simple and tasty way to add fresh fruits and vegetables to your diet.
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  23. * They can lead to permanent weight loss if one adheres to a healthy diet.
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  25. * People who get their veggies often report feeling healthier, stronger, and more energetic in the long run.
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  27. * Many claim juicing, blending and dietary changes are responsible for healing chronic diseases.
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  29. * Juicing and blending foods allows for easier absorption of nutrients. They pre-chew and condense our food making the necessary enzymes, vitamins, minerals, and trace elements more easily accessible to our bodies.
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  31. * Juicing and blending allows us to consume more vegetables than we could eat in one sitting, leading to better health.
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  33. * Juicing and blending helps rest, tone, and cleanse the body. Our digestive organs work hard to extract necessary nutrients from our food. By juicing and blending we can give them a bit of a break which helps them to function better. By making life easier for the stomach, kidneys, liver, gallbladder, and intestines, we are giving them the space to self-cleanse, tone and heal.
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  35. * Juice fasting can be a way to fast for spiritual purposes. All recognized religions -Judaic, Christian, Muslim, Hindu, and Buddhist- have fasting as part of their traditions.
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  39. == Precautions ==
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  41. * Consider getting checked out by a doctor if you have any health issues or concerns.
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  43. * Know if any foods should be avoided with any medicines you are taking.
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  45. * Juice fasting is meant for adults 21 years and older.
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  47. * Juice fasting is not for children, pregnant women, nursing mothers, or people healing from sickness or injury.
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  49. * If you have never done one a juice fast is best to start with one day juice fasts, once a week. Or, simply replace a meal, such as dinner with fresh, homemade juice. If you want to jump in more quickly, consider these [http://jointhereboot.com/reboot-program/ Reboot Programs].
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  51. * Although many readily combine fruit juices with vegetable juices, that may cause some digestive discomfort for some. Fruits and vegetables generally require different digestive enzymes, and when eaten at the same time it may create discomfort. It's best to do fruit juices in the morning, then vegetable juices later in the day. Apples, pears and carrots are crossover foods and can (generally) go with either fruits or vegetables.
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  53. * Never mix your melons with anything else. This goes for juicing as well as a regular diet. Melons require particular digestive enzyme and when mixed with other foods this may lead to discomfort.
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  55. * Be careful sharing with others that you are juicing. Religion, politics, and a healthy diet can be threatening topics for some people. Don't let others take away your interest in becoming healthier.
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  59. == How long and frequently should I juice? ==
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  61. * If you are supplementing your regular diet with juices, you can do it your whole life.
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  63. * If you are doing a juice fast there are numerous options:
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  65. 1. Do just juices one day a week. You can do this your whole life.
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  67. 2. Do three days of juice fasting a month. You can do this your whole life.
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  69. 3. Alternate a day of juicing with a day of regular eating. Do this as long as you feel it is helpful.
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  71. 4. Do a juice fast anywhere from one to ten days. Take as many days off after the fast as you did on the fast and repeat. So ten days of a juice fast, then ten days of a light to normal diet. Do this as long as it feels helpful, gradually lengthening the time you eat solids between fasts.
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  73. 5. Try to gain experience by doing shorter juice fasts over a period of time before trying a longer juice fast.
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  77. == What about protein needs if I do a Juice Fast? ==
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  79. Most people -who have no health issues- do fine for one to ten days with just the proteins and other nutrients derived from the juices. Here are some good recipes with the amount of protein listed after each recipe. [http://jointhereboot.com/reboot-program/recipes/juice-recipes/ Reboot Your Life Juice Recipes]
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  81. Some other helpful articles on this subject:
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  83. * [http://www.fatsickandnearlydead.com/about-the-film/learn-more/faq/ Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead on Protein]
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  85. * [http://jointhereboot.com/the-p-word-protein-during-your-reboot/ Protein during your Reboot]
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  87. * [http://www.cdc.gov/nutrition/everyone/basics/protein.html Basic Information about Protein from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention]
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  91. == How do I transition from a Juice Fast to a healthy diet? ==
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  93. * The most difficult part of a juice fast is coming off of it. It's really important when coming off a juice fast to do it correctly, or one will feel ill.
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  95. * A basic rule of thumb for fasts ten days or less is to allow 1/2 a day of adjustment for every day of a juice fast. So, if you do a juice fast for three days, be very strict with your diet for the first one-and-a- half days.
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  97. * All the foods in your reentry to a healthy diet should be home made: not canned, frozen, or otherwise packaged. When you are ready to add grains, stick with whole grain foods.
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  99. * Eat small portions to start. About 1/4 to 1/2 what a normal, healthy portion would be. As your meals go by, gradually increase your portions to meet your needs.
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  101. * A first-stage reentry meal could be one or two types of watery fruit. Either blend it or chew it well. You can even juice it and mix the pulp back in.
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  103. * A second-stage reentry meal could be a simple, watery vegetable soup. You could even blend the veggies before or after cooking to make it a thicker soup.
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  105. * Assuming your reentry is going well and your body is fine with meals like those above, add some complex carbohydrates in the form of whole grains. Again, keep portions small.
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  107. * Later in the reentry, plain, low-fat yogurt, without anything added, can be helpful. This can help replenish the necessary digestive bacteria to your belly.
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  109. * As all continues to go well, carefully add soy milk, tofu, nut butters, lowfat dairy, eggs, and/or lean meats.
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  113. == What are Food Combining Principles? ==
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  115. Many have never heard of this, but it matters what foods you combine in you belly. When juicing or blending there is some leeway, but when eating solid foods, these principles should be kept in mind.
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  117. Different types of foods require different types of digestive enzymes. Combining them can lead to gas, bloating, and other digestive discomfort. Poor food combining is most likely why people are tired after large meals: they've poorly combined foods and the digestion halts the whole body.
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  119. 1. In general, eat fruits alone. These are best had first thing in the morning, or 2+ hours after a meal.
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  121. 2. Never mix you melons. Always eat melons 20 minutes before or 2+ hours after any meal.
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  123. 3. In general, don't combine starches, such as potatoes, with proteins. Have non-starchy vegetables with proteins. This is why beans can be hard to digest, they are starchy proteins.
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  125. 4. When having starches, keep the proteins on the lower side. So, potatoes with some shredded cheese may be fine if your digestive fires are strong.
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  127. 5. It is a rare few that can eat like teenagers their entire life.
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  131. == What are food sensitivities ==
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  133. One thing about becoming aware of what we eat is that we can become aware of certain food sensitivites.
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  135. * Many find they are addicted to refined sugars. Look into it.
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  137. * Many have wheat, peanut, and/or dairy sensitivities. These show up as digestive discomfort, or cravings.
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  141. == Quotes ==
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  143. * '''The first wealth is health.''' Ralph Waldo Emerson
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  145. * '''True happiness is impossible without true health and true health is impossible without a rigid control of the palate.''' Gandhi
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