I loved drinking bottled organic and non-organic made juices. Then one day over 3 months ago, a doctor's visit for routine check-up revealed lots of sad reports about having a sickly low blood sugar, having anemia and other disappointing news. I decided to mindfully take charge of things by revamping my eating habit. This didn't require much devising because my eating habits already had lots of healthy choices but obviously not enough because lots of nutrients needed to get on the list now. As one who doesn't believe in medication (except for the occasional consumption of acetaminophen during my excruciatingly painful menstruation cycles; which now I also believe a clean healthy juice diet can help lessen that pain). I set out to prove to myself and the doctor(s) that I heal well without the prescribed bottle of iron pills, stool softeners, the bottle of preserved juice the doctor suggested to drink on that day to spike my sugar levels (a temporal and unhealthy fix to the real issue) and all the other chemical medications, including vitamin pills suggested to me by loved ones.
I now consume more nice, deep green broccoli (also containing 220% vitamin c), spinach and romaine lettuces. I blend that good ole kale for awesome boost of vitamin A (134%) and vitamin C (135%) and other deep leafy greens. "Eat foods that are vitamin C sources. Vitamin C helps your body absorb non-heme iron especially when the food that is a source of non-heme iron and the vitamin C-rich food are eaten at the same meal." Info Source. For Iron, I eat more fish (Salmon etc) and oatmeal (great fiber, vit A and vit B-6 source also). I should incorporate eating more Oysters because it has lots of Iron , more the amount in oatmeals.
The fruits and veggies make it more viable not to waste the produce by letting it rot; you know when we buy fruits and veggies but don't cook or consume it in a timely manner. I juice the fruits and veggies while fresh and favor natural sweets to artificial ones so these yummy sweet juices don't typically last in the fridge for more than 1 week. Tis a better and natural sugar source for this body!
The bottles get filled for the week to replace bottled sugar-filled unhealthy juice consumptions ( which you'll catch me with those infequently and only by lazy sugar choosing I go for it, or if in a place with limited options). It takes real discipline to develop and maintain any good habit and juicing fruits and vegetables for consumption has proved worthy of the cause. I'll tell you what the Doc says in the next blood test results about the iron levels and so forth. Stay tuned!
~ Ms Rexti
Eating healthy means mindfully putting an effort to caring about what yummies we allow in our body. Hope this sharing encourages some healthier choices.