by Dean Stokes (United Kingdom)
Taking advantage of Mother Nature’s health-bearing gifts can definitely be beneficial to us in the long run.
An average home normally stir fries snow peas, baby corn, and carrots for a scrumptious chop suey dish, or toss a couple of green and leafy vegetables to a bowl and a add little bit of Kraft Thousand Island dressing for a nice and hearty salad; and sometimes even steaming cruciferous vegetables like cauliflower and broccoli to get a good Glucosinolates boost and lower the risk of cancer. However, if those basic meals already provide us with an ample, if not more than enough nutrition, what more if we juice organic fruits and vegetables?
Upon hearing the word “organic,” we can’t help but think that it’s expensive and unpractical, but the long term benefits of drinking organic vegetable juice is priceless.
Back in 2011, I was the typical 25-year-old guy. I go out almost every night and party with friends until we all drop; but of course I still invest a lot of time exercising – especially when I was training mixed martial arts regularly.
I have a stable and exciting job that doesn’t involve a ton of stress. Our company provided us a health insurance; I was driving a stylish Nissan SUV care of our company’s car plan, basically everything we need – and want in life. But needless to say, health was still my top priority.
Our health insurance covered my medical expenses, from high quality diagnosis to private medical treatment; and more importantly, I learned more about my health and wellbeing. However, that was also the time when I discovered that I had a tennis ball-sized tumor in my kidney. I had a sudden 180-degree turn from being a partying yuppie to a health-conscious patient. Here’s when I discovered, and studied, the various health benefits of drinking organic juice.
After investing in a powerful Philips juicer, allotting a weekly budget for organic sugar beets, yacon, celery, apple and growing my own papaya plant, it gave me some sort of magic potion that battled the tumor in my kidney.
I admit that at first, I was really mustering all the intestinal fortitude I had in drinking my freshly extracted juices. Thankfully, I quickly arrived at the stage where drinking my organic concoction tasted like cereal drinks.
To sum it all up, my health insurance did wonders to my mid-20s body and made me realize that I’m far from being the Man of Steel that I thought I was; on the other hand, discovering organic juice changed my life completely because now I’m almost tumor-free.