You’ve read about how I love juicing. The following post was written by my daughter, Kelsey and offers some more insight into the benefits of juicing
If you have worked juicing into your diet consistently, you’ve probably already noticed a change in your body. That’s because raw foods hold more nutrients than cooked food and eating a nutrient rich diet is better and more effective than fat-free, low-calorie, low carbohydrates, and other trendy and exclusionary attempts to lose weight.
Using a technique known as Kirlian Photography, nutritionists have captured the difference in life force between a piece of broccoli that was steamed (left) and a piece of broccoli that is a raw, “living” organism. The life force or energy emanating from the raw broccoli is significantly more than the cooked, even though it was only steamed for two minutes!
“Great,” you think, “raw broccoli, that sounds delicious.” — Don’t sass me yet! You already know how to juice raw fruits and vegetables together to make a great tasting liquid packed with energy and nutrition (here is just one delicious recipe). Now you can discover how to make solid meals from raw foods and healthy, crunchy and satisfying snacks; ladies and gentleman it is time to invest in a dehydrator.
You can use a dehydrator to make your own banana chips, kale chips (delicious and rather expensive when you buy them already prepared), raw breads, and more. Dehydrators range in price from $40 – $400 depending on your needs.
Checkout this recipe for raw vegan falafel with lemon garlic aioli!