Day ♥ 68 ♥
Although, generally I believe that consuming a fruit in its whole unprocessed state is optimum, I do make an exception for Orange juice. This is the only fruit that I tend to juice, as opposed to consuming whole.
I accept that freshly squeezed Orange juice is processed to a degree, and that in doing so something is taken away from the whole fruit.
Having said that, this time on the Orange juice I have been more attracted to just cutting the Orange into four pieces and juicing in my mouth.
My electric Breville juicer, normally a vital part of my Orange Juice Diet, has not been used once. And because the Oranges are nice and ripe, it feels great to simply juice them in my mouth.
I would like to share an example of how although a substance may mimic another chemically, and may appear 'the same' on paper, there is a huge difference between a substance that occurs in natural raw food, and another that is laboratory made.
This fits in for me with the idea that we cannot really improve upon natural uncooked wholefood (which is wonderful and health-giving) when humans try to emulate its properties in the science lab.
This information is taken from http://www.whfoods.com/
"Consuming vitamin C supplements does not provide the same protective benefits as drinking a glass of orange juice, shows research by Italian researchers in the Division of Human Nutrition at the University of Milan, Italy (Guarnieri S, Riso P, et al., British Journal of Nutrition).Seven healthy test subjects were given each of three drinks, two weeks apart: blood-orange juice containing 150 milligrams of vitamin C, fortified water containing 150 milligrams of vitamin C, and a sugar and water solution containing no vitamin C. Blood samples were collected immediately before the drink was consumed, then every hour for 8 hours, and finally 24 hours after consumption of each drink.
Blood samples were exposed to hydrogen peroxide, and free radical damage to DNA was evaluated at 3 and 24 hours. Only when orange juice was consumed was any protective effect seen. After drinking orange juice, DNA damage was 18% less after 3 hours, and 16% less after 24 hours. No protection against DNA damage was seen after consumption of the vitamin C fortified drink or the sugar drink. "
So, I believe, there is a world of difference in the effects of Vitamin C as contained in fresh Orange juice and Vitamin C that has been manufactured in a laboratory.
The best way, I feel, to get the nutrients and vitality we need, is from fresh raw ripe fruit (and veggies if desired).
Fresh fruit is imbued with life-force and energy and magic that simply cannot be manufactured in a factory.
It is in one way a simple way of eating, and yet in another contains so many wonderful energies that are so complex and developed that man cannot even begin to re-create them ♥
Fruity Fare ♥
Morning— 11 Organic Valencias, juiced in my mouth.
Midday— 10 Organic Valencias, juiced in my mouth.
Fruitful Exercise ♥
40 minutes fast walking
10 minutes leg exercises.
Have Happy and Wholesome Days ♥
Love and Peaches XX.