The Juicing Bible

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Press:Firefly Books Ltd Robert Rose; 1st edition (October 7, 2000)
Author Name:Crocker, Pat/ Eagles, Susan


For years nutritionists and health practitioners have urged North Americans to eat more fruits and vegetables. 
Why? Because these foods are low in fat, and are important sources of essential vitamins, minerals and fiber.
Yet many of us -- even the most health conscious -- still don't consume the recommended 5 to 10 servings a day.
So what's the solution? For some people, the answer lies in vitamin and herbal supplements, both of which have enjoyed explosive sales growth over the past decade.
But recent research suggests that whole, natural foods are still the best source of nutrients.
And there's no easier or more effective way to add fresh fruits and vegetables to your diet than by juicing them.
Now, with The Juicing Bible, there's a new and comprehensive source of information for anyone who wants to explore the health benefits of juicing.
Here you'll find a fully illustrated reference documenting the nutritive values and healing properties of over 100 fruits, vegetables and herbs.
There's also a special section that addresses 60 common health conditions -- with prescriptive advice for using specific juices, as well as beneficial dietary and lifestyle changes.
And, of course, there are the juicing recipes themselves -- over 150 of them, including flavorful juices (sample a Crimson Cleanser or Beta Blast), smoothies (try the Pump It Up or Cool Down), tonics, bitters, coffee substitutes and healing teas.
With helpful sidebars, health tips and preparation techniques throughout, The Juicing Bible is jam-packed with information.
It's a BIG book -- the biggest we've ever published -- and it's an essential guide for anyone who wants to explore all the nutritional benefits that natural foods can provide.
Why Juice? Research has shown that freshly juiced fruits and vegetables contain literally thousands of natural chemicals that simply aren't provided by nutritional or vitamin supplements.
These substances, called phytochemicals, are only now being understood; but a number of studies suggest that they play an essential role in ridding the body of potential carcinogens, as well as protecting against cellular damage.
Fresh juice (unlike commercially prepared juice) contains a number of enzymes, which are essential to the proper function of the human metabolism Juicing removes much of the indigestible fiber in fruits and vegetables, which means that a substantially larger amount of available nutrients can be absorbed by the body.
One study has shown that a carrot, when juiced, delivers 100 times the beta-carotene of a carrot eaten whole.


The book's extensive lists of juice combinations make it a very useful reference. 
-- Mark Knolbauch, Booklist, February 15, 2001This book makes a good nutritional reference for anyone who is serious about his or her wellness.
-- Karen Rallo, South Bend Tribune, December 11, 2000[The authors]espouse the nutritive value of the vitamins, minerals, and fiber in fresh juices.
-- Anne C.
Tomlin, Library Journal, May 1, 2001

From the Publisher

Winner of "The Best in the World" in the category "The Best Health and Nutrition" at The World Cookbook Fair Awards in Perigueux France on November 11, 2000. 
The sponsoring organization, The International Cookbook Revue, is dedicated to books about food and wine.

About the Author

Pat Crocker is the author of the award winning Healing Herbs Cookbook (Robert Rose). 
She is a culinary herbalist and professional home economist with more than 25 years experience.
Past president of an herbalist association, she brings her passion about herbs to many newspaper and magazine articles as well as lecture events.
Susan Eagles is a member of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists and is a qualified herbalist.
She offers workshops on various topics regarding health concerns.

Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved.

Introduction  With juice bars and "elixir caf6s" springing up in cities throughout North America, it's tempting to think that juicing is a new trend. 
But it's really just the latest manifestation of a centuries-old health practice.
And in this new age of genetically modified, over-refined, chemical-laden non-food, this "rediscovery" of juicing has never been more welcome.
Research consistently shows that people who eat the greatest quantity of fruits and vegetables are about half as likely to develop cancer as those who eat little or no fresh fruits and vegetables.
So it's not surprising that the United States Cancer Institute recommends eating 5 servings of fresh vegetables and 3 servings of fresh fruit each day.
In fact, the phytochemicals in fruit and vegetables hold the keys to preventing many other modern diseases, such as heart disease, as well as debilitating conditions such as asthma, arthritis and allergies.
Still, even the most disciplined person can find it difficult to eat all those fruits and vegetables every day.
So why not drink them? Raw fresh juices, blended drinks and homemade frozen treats are an easy and a tasty way to ensure that adults and children get their "daily eight." BENEFITS OF JUICING Easy assimilation.
In whole fruits and vegetables (or even in drinks that contain pulp), some enzymes, phytochemicals, vitamins A, C and E - along with minerals like iron, copper, potassium, sodium, iodine and magnesium -- are trapped in the indigestible fiber and cannot be assimilated by the body.
But once "liberated" from the cellulose in the pulp, those nutrients can be taken into the cells of the body within 15 minutes (as compared to the hour or more it takes for nutrients to be assimilated from drinks with the pulp intact).
This saves the energy required for digestion and allows the body to rest while detoxifying or cleansing, before or after physical activity, or while recovering from an illness.
Water supply.
Our cells consist mostly of water, which is essential to their proper function.
That's why we should consume at least 8 glasses of water a day.
Raw juice -- unlike coffee, soft drinks and alcohol (which take water from the body in order to metabolize) -- supplies the water you need to replenish lost fluid, while providing all the necessary vitamins, minerals, enzymes and phytochemicals.
In addition, juices promote the alkalinity of body fluids, which is vital for proper immune and metabolic function.
Cleansing action.
Because the fiber is removed by extraction, raw juice has a laxative effect (more evident in fruit juices) which helps to rid the body of toxins.
Detoxifying the system, and cleansing the digestive tract and colon, helps clear the mind and balance your moods.
Cleansing also causes your metabolism to become more efficient and, if a whole-food diet is followed, the body will revert to its natural weight.
The spark of life.
The living "greenpower" that is present in all living plants is available to the body when raw fresh juices are consumed.
This "life force" is a natural, vital quality that is lost in processing and when fruit and vegetables are stored.
Herbs, fruits and vegetables are high in antioxidants, which counteract the free radicals that can cause cellular damage, aging and susceptibility to cancers.
Natural sugars.
The sugars in fruits and vegetables come bundled with the goodness of vitamins, minerals, enzymes and other phytochemicals that aren't found in refined sugar.
They deliver the same energy as pastries, candy and soft drinks, but without the chemicals and fat.
Found only in plants, chlorophyll has a unique structure that allows it to enhance the body's ability to produce hemoglobin which, in turn, enhances the delivery of oxygen to cells.
BENEFITS OF PULPING Full of fiber Fruit and vegetables contain fiber in the form of cellulose, pectin, lignin and hemicellulose - all of which are essential to health.
Combined, these types of fiber slow absorption of food (increasing absorption of nutrients), help lower cholesterol, reduce the risk of heart disease, help eliminate toxins and carcinogens, prevent hemorrhoids, varicose veins, constipation, colitis (and possibly colon cancer), and help to prevent gallstones.
When fruit and vegetables are blended or pulped, their fiber is retained, along with all the vitamins, minerals, enzymes and phytochemicals.
Keeping you satisfied.
By pulping different fruit and vegetable combinations and combining with herbs, nuts, seeds and whole grains, the body is nourished and the bulk in the fiber gives a sense of satisfaction that lasts longer than what you get from fast food snacks, soft drinks or coffee.
See above.
More cleansing action.
Fiber in pulped juices cleanses the body in a manner different from that of extracted juices.
Insoluble fiber adds bulk to fecal matter, facilitating its rapid elimination through the colon.
As a result, there is no undue multiplication of bacteria with production of toxins.
The spark of life.
See above.
See above.
Natural sugars.
See above.
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JUICING AS PART OF A HEALTHY DIET Juicing plays a major role in ensuring a healthy diet by making it easier to consume the recommended 8 daily servings of fruits and vegetables.
One large glass of pure, raw, fresh juice per day will help improve the immune system, increase energy, strengthen bones, clear skin and lower the risk of disease.
For maximum benefit, it is wise to consume a wide variety of juices from different types of organic herbs, fruits and vegetables.
Be sure to incorporate juices into a well-balanced, high-fiber, whole food diet.
Extracted juices should not completely replace whole fruits and vegetables since their fiber is important for eliminating toxins and preventing cancer.
A healthy diet includes protein, carbohydrates, fat, vitamins, minerals, enzymes and phytochemicals, fiber and water in proportions that promote growth and maintain vibrant, salubrious cells.
Eat food in its natural and whole state where possible, avoiding packaged, refined, preserved, colored, pickled, salted, sweetened and artificially flavored foods.


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Comment List (Total:15)

  •     good stuff
  •     Easy to read recipes and extra information such as nutrients in herbs is helpful. It has a section that lists common health ailments and which juices are good for that ailment. I just wish it referenced where to find those recipes in the rest of the book, such as listing the page they can be found.
  •     quick delivery and as described
  •     This is a great book. It is much more in-depth than your average juicing book. It's separated into quite a few sections, ranging from simple juices to recipes for using the leftover pulp. It starts off with a mini-encyclopedia listing herbs, fruits and veggies which can be used in your juicing. Offered is a quick summary of each item, how to use it in juicing, and health benefits of each (good for digestion, cooling, antispasmodic, etc.). Then, there's a section on common health illnesses which lists juices (and other juice-type items, all of which have recipes in the book) that may help the ailments, as well as dietary tips, foods and herbs that may help the disorder, and some lifestyle changes to try. The rest of the book has the following sections:1. Fruit Juices2. Vegetable Juices3. Cocktails -- these are juices with a little something extra, like yogurt, milks, spices, etc.4. Frozen treats -- most of these recipes utilize leftover pulp from juices5. Roughies -- these are actual food recipes, using the juicing pulp from other recipes6. Smoothies -- uses juices and frozen fruit7. Digestive Aids and Cleansers -- the title section speaks for itself8. Milk substitutes -- recipes for nut milks, apricot milk, fig milk, etc.9. Coffee substitutes10. Teas and Tonics -- these recipes are mostly for medicinal teas which are geared towards alleviating body ailments and/or aiding and encouraging natural bodily functions and processes. For those of you looking for a straight forward book that just offers simple, basic juicing recipes, this is not for you; all of the extras will definitely turn you off. But for those of you looking for something that goes beyond your standard carrot-apple combination, this is sure to please. This book really goes above and beyond your typical juicing guide, with options for those that want to add a little more to their juices and really utilize every part of produce used.
  •     I use this book frequently to throw together some amazing juices! I do not see this book ever collecting dust!
  •     good tips...made juicing less of a mysteryand a more tastey combos for juicei love juicing and am a believer in its benefits
  •     Easy reader with great receipes. Easy to follow program. I strongly recommend it to anyone who is juicing for the first time to lose weight.
  •     Good guide to juicing
  •     GREAT JOB
  •     Great and informative.
  •     Happy with the purchase, thank you.
  •     The book says whats wrong with you? Here is an idea to fix that and here is why it works. Everything from headaches and morning tiredness to diabetes and heart conditions. LOVE IT!
  •     I'm a beginner and found the book very informative. I'm not in a position to make comparisons as The Juice Bible has been my first read. To say that it covers the full field I can say it does not, somehow I was led into Wheatgrass for its nutritional potency and Pat, Susan and associates have ignored or over looked grasses and sprouts. If you are juicing for better health I would think the reader would need to learn about grass and sprouts. The book was published fourteen years ago and could be out of date, what the book has provided this beginner to juicing has been valuable. For those just entering juicing learning about the types of juicers and their limitations can save one from making a costly mistake.
  •     This book is great. The Juicing Bible contained all of the information I have been looking for. It contains more than just juicing recipes, but also breaks down what to stay away from as well as uses for herbs, fruits, and vegetables in relation to a specific ailment for example diabetes or female infertility. The recipes are so simple to follow that my children even make thier own smoothies, and they are both delicious and healthy recipes. If you are not in the mood for juicing or a smoothy, The Juicing Bible also has simple recipes for tea as well.
  •     One of the best books out there for juicing. It is very easy to read and so much information. I have MS and they have special recipes just for that.

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