Benefits of Juicing

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While I was attending the University of Texas at San Antonio, my roommate was diagnosed with Lymphoma. Juicing played an important role in his recovery and he is now cancer free. For this reason, I have decided to do my final research paper on the health benefits of juicing. The main job of the liver is to cleanse the blood in our bodies. Juicing actually cleanses the liver and detoxifies the body. Ohlgren (n.d) states “I cannot say this enough: a cleansed liver is a felt sensation. Improving its function seems to affect everything, from mental clarity and focus, to emotions, to sleep, to how stress is handled, our digestion, our skin, even how we perceive and deal with-at least in my experience-relationships (!)” It would be fairly routine to drink 12 ounces of vegetable juice. However, using the juicing method would require a large amount of vegetables to obtain the desired 12 ounces. It would also require more effort to chew the amount of vegetables that would be equivalent to 12 ounces of vegetable juice. According to Hellawell (n.d) “Apart from preserving intact the vital nutrients contained in fresh fruit and vegetables, juicing also gives an additional advantage over simply eating raw produce. It allows us to obtain the nutrition from raw produce in greater quantities than chewing can achieve.” While looking for articles I came across one on how marijuana plays a role in juicing. Studies have shown that juicing marijuana in raw form can help normalize functions of our bodies. According to Huff, (2012) “In raw form, marijuana leaves and buds are actually loaded with a non-psychoactive, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-cancer nutrient compound known as cannabidiol (CBD) that is proving to be a miracle "superfood" capable of preventing and reversing a host of chronic illnesses.” When we get sick, functions of our bodies become a one way

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