Last week I shared my unfortunate experience with hair growth supplements but this week, rather than focus on negatives, I would like to show you a wonderful way of getting supreme nutrition to help hair growth in a natural way.
It seems that almost yearly researchers find more elements in our food which raises them to superstar or ‘super food’ status overnight. The Angelina Jolie of food changes from blueberries one week to chia seeds the next!
With that being said, it doesn’t take a research grant to figure out that the humble broccoli is good for us. Yet it’s simplistic to imagine that the high levels of antioxidants alone is what makes broccoli special. It’s thinking like that that puts vitamin supplements* on the market.
Broccoli is a natural amalgamation of vitamin C*, K, A, B6, B12, Folate, Manganese*, Potassium* and whole host of other vitamins and phytochemicals all wrapped up in fiber. It’s not an individual vitamin or mineral that makes it special but the veritable mixture brought together by nature. And that’s just broccoli!
What Is Juicing?
Unless you have been living under a rock, you will already know what juicing is so I don’t mind if you skip to the next section. No really go ahead . . .
For those of you still under that rock, juicing is the action of extracting juice from fruits and vegetables to get the benefits of their minerals without taxing your digestive system.
Why Juice? Cant You Just Eat The Fruits And Vegetables?
Great question! This is one that can be answered a couple of ways. First it’s the juice of the plant that feeds you. That not news of course. Notwithstanding the extensive health benefits of soluble and insoluble fiber, which you should totally make sure you get enough of daily, the majority of the nutrition that your body gets comes from the juice of the food that we eat.
Which brings us to the second reason. It’s a fact that a lot of the fresh produce we eat today contains substantially less vitamins, minerals and phytochemicals than the foods our grandparents ate. A 2004 University of Texas study found changes in our food composition with up to 38% decreases in vitamins and minerals from 1950-1999.
That puts us in the unenviable position of having to eat a third more vegetables and fruits than our grandparents did just to get the same nutritional content! Did someone say gut-buster?
Certainly there is nothing wrong with eating the fruits and vegetables instead of juicing them, if you can. Some people, mostly raw vegans, are able to consume a lot of fruits and vegetables but the rest of us omnivores who have less than perfect diets, juicing is in fact the best way to make up the deficit that our McBurger King diets lack. Juicing is simply a modern solution for a modern problem.
Alisa Stevenson says
Grow your own, no pesticides.