Diabetes juicing works, but only as part of an overall superior nutritional program, such as the Death to Diabetes Super Meal Model Nutritional Program (aka Reverse Diabetes Diet). Most people who do not reap the benefits of raw juicing are juicing improperly -- by juicing the wrong vegetables/fruits, juicing at the wrong time of day, and/or by using the wrong type of juicer.
Juicing is a very powerful nutritional therapy, but most people misapply this therapy by preparing mostly fruit juices. Vegetable juicing is more powerful than fruit juicing, especially for people fighting diabetes, obesity, heart disease, cancer, or any other degenerative disease.
If eating raw vegetables, salads and soups are not appealing enough to acquire the minimum 6 to 9 cups (5 to 7 servings) of vegetables and fruits each day, then, juicing may be an effective addition to your nutritional program. Even as a diabetic, juicing can be very nutritious as long as you drink mostly the juices from green vegetables/grasses and avoid drinking too much juice from the fruits.
Green juices (and green smoothies) have an alkaline reaction in the body and help protect against acid build-up as well as stimulate the body to manufacture hemoglobin. Green juices contain organic water, the purest most natural water available to us, and they cleanse the body of the waste within the cells and tissues.
Green juices (and green smoothies) contain an abundance of chlorophyll, which is a molecule whose structure is almost exactly the same as the hemoglobin molecule of the human blood. Chlorophyll helps to repair tissue and is very important in helping to remove toxins from the body.
As a result, raw juicing can help to accelerate your body's repair process and help to reverse Type 2 diabetes in less time. In fact, you should notice your blood glucose level starting to come down during the first week of the Death to Diabetes Program! -- as long as you are following the entire program, not just the juicing component.
Juices are a perfect medium in which to mix and dissolve nutritional powders that will enhance their healing powers. The nutrients and herbs in powders are better absorbed than tablet forms of the same ingredients, and mixing them in juices enhances their solubility, digestion and absorption.
The juices bring the healing nutrients to the cells in the surface of the mucous membrane of the gut in an easily absorbed form. This requires much less energy to assimilate than solid tablets, especially in people with inflamed mucous membranes in the intestines.
Juices can be combined in so many ways to make them palatable and delicious. Their diverse colors and taste enable huge variety so that you will not get bored. For those who feel they need an extra boost there is nothing better than drinking 2 cups of raw vegetable juice everyday. It will brighten up your day by providing extra energy and endurance.
Raw juices are packed with living enzymes to assist the digestive process, which means your gut, liver and pancreas do not have to work very hard to extract almost 99% of the nutrients within the raw vegetables and fruits.
This conserves vital body energy, which means that the body does not feel heavy or weighed down after drinking raw juices.
For example, two cups of carrot juice (16 ounces) is approximately equivalent to eating one pound of raw carrots. Eating so many carrots at one time would be hard on the jaws and teeth and would take a long time to eat and digest. Juices are unique because they allow the gut to receive very concentrated amounts of phytonutrients that could not be obtained by eating a normal amount of raw vegetables and fruits.
Raw juices contain natural medicinal nutrients that provide antioxidant, antibiotic, and hormonal balancing benefits. For example, the combination of the juice from Brussels sprouts and string beans (with lettuce and carrots) is known to improve the insulin-generating properties of the pancreatic beta cells. This juice combination contains phytonutrient elements which furnish the ingredients for the beta cells to produce natural insulin. This is very beneficial to both Type 2 diabetics and Type 1 diabetics.
In addition, phytonutrients needed by the pancreas to produce insulin are present in bitter gourd, cucumber and onion juices; and, the phytonutrient properties of broccoli, carrot, celery, lettuce and spinach are also beneficial to diabetics.
Broccoli is an excellent source of chromium, which helps to regulate insulin usage in the body. Fresh juices of garlic, onions, radish and tomatoes contain various antibiotic properties. Alfalfa, olives, asparagus, lettuce, mustard greens, radishes, cabbage and cucumbers contain silicon, which works to support the pancreas. Wheat/barley grass, celery, kelp, cucumber and cabbage juice are excellent to reduce acidity and blood pressure.
Green, leafy vegetables such as spinach help to cleanse and heal the gastrointestinal tract. The phytonutrient properties of carrot are also beneficial to diabetics once they have their blood glucose level under control.
In general, to help improve the health of your heart, nerves, kidneys, and eyes, drink daily 2-4 cups of raw vegetable juices and smoothies. Drinking as little as 3 cups of fresh vegetable juice each day will help the body detoxify and regenerate through the assimilation of the earth’s life-giving nutrients.
Note: Although fruits and vegetables do not contain large quantities of protein, their juice can be a convenient carrier for other sources of protein. Simply add some freshly-ground flaxseed powder, Brewer's yeast, or wheat germ to whatever you're juicing. These will provide quality protein that is quickly and easily absorbed by the body without the fat that meat contains.
Note: To learn how to juice properly for blood glucose stabilization, insulin control, reduced insulin resistance, reduced inflammation, accelerated cell repair, and increased weight loss, get the Power of Juicing & Smoothies ebook. Also, get the Raw Food Diet ebook to help you get started with your raw food diet.
Note: Benefits of raw juicing and green smoothies include accelerated body repair and healing, reduced insulin resistance and inflammation, better blood glucose and insulin control, lower blood pressure, lower cholesterol, detox, healthier liver and kidneys, weight loss, reduced cravings, stronger immune system, the need for less medications, and the ability to reverse your diabetes naturally.