Are Raw, Organic Foods the Way to Go?
Business is booming for the organic food and vegetable trade, with the global industry poised to be worth a whopping $325 billion by 2025. The reasons for the boost in sales are twofold. Firstly, new studies have settled the question of whether or not organics are worth it in the affirmative. Secondly, issues such as global warming have spurred on a growing awareness of the way food makes it from the farm to our table. If you are over 65 and are intrigued by the raw and organic lifestyle, and you would like to incorporate more healthy juices into your diet, should you make the change? The answer is a resounding yes!
What’s So Beneficial about Raw Foods and Juices?
Health and beauty gurus such as Leslie Kenton (best-selling author of Skin Revolution) frequently encourage their readers to consume as many raw foods as possible. Fruits and veggies contain biophoton energy: a ‘light energy’ which is depleted when heated.
Biophotos are present in abundance in fresh, organically grown foods, and one of the best sources of this energy, is juices. As noted by Dr. Mercola, “the more light a food is able to store, the more nutritious it is. Naturally grown fresh raw vegetables… are rich in light energy.”
Juicing is an optimal way to source light energy as well as an array of vitamins, minerals, and enzymes, which can be absorbed by your body without having to be broken down.
Moreover, preparing your own recipes daily allows you to pick and choose fruits and veggies according to your needs. Seniors, for instance, can address fragile bones and aching joints, by juicing with antioxidant-rich ingredients such as organic cherries, ginger, kiwi or papaya to fight inflammation, and green leafy vegetables to boost their bone health.
Why is Organic Worth it?
To obtain the maximum benefit of produce, go organic; studies have conclusively shown that this type of produce contains significantly higher levels of antioxidants (and lower levels of heavy metal, cadmium) than conventionally grown varieties. Other studies have shown that organic meat and dairy contains up to 50% more Omega-3 essential fatty acids than conventional varieties.
Antioxidants are vital for battling the free radicals that can cause inflammation and cancer, while Omega-3 fatty acids are key to everything from heart to brain health.
Juicing is as delicious as it is good for you; it will help keep inflammation down, strengthen your bones, and help prevent heart disease and cancer. When juicing, make sure to read up on the vitamins and nutrients in different types of produce, creating new, exciting combinations in every color of the rainbow.
*This Blog was written by our friend Jennifer Eastman.