One week down, 5 to go! Thanks for joining me on this journey, both with reading my blog and leaving supportive comments, and by making small changes in your own diet. Who knew I could ever inspire others to better health? God is so amazing. Y’all bless and encourage me beyond anything I could imagine. It just boggles my mind.
A quick update on how I’m feeling — most of the body aches are gone now. The headache has been improved for a couple of days now. I did wake up this morning with some swelling in my hands and realized I did not drink nearly enough water yesterday. We were out for most of the afternoon and I forgot my water bottle. I’m one of those who generally only breaks out the water bottle when I feel thirsty. I am trying to get into the habit of sipping all day to stay hydrated. I know that water is important for flushing out all of these toxins! I will bump up the quantity today for sure! Other than that, I feel really good!
Today, I want to share a bit about one of my favorite foods used in juicing.
If you read through the recipes I’ve posted so far, you’ll notice one common food item, whether it’s a green juice or carrot-based juice — apples.
Apples are commonly used in juicing for 2 reasons — they add a bit of sweetness to what could possibly be bitter, and they are full of nutritional goodness.
An apple a day keeps the doctor away, right?
It seems most “juicers” use green apples more than red. I think that’s because they are lower in sugar. While I do used Granny Smith apples quite a lot, I have needed the sweetness of red apples in some of these green juices. I’m hoping that as my taste buds get used to this lower sugar diet, I will require less sweetness in my green juices.
Whether you are adding green or red apples to your day, you are still getting a host of nutrients, antioxidants, and other detoxifying agents into your body. That’s the most important part, I think.
Here’s a tip for you: always buy organic apples. They are THE highest pesticide-ridden foods we consume. And remember to remove those poisonous seeds.
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