Fruit and vegetable juices are the finest liquids we can drink—provided that they are obtained directly from the food itself and not artificially extracted.
Extracted juices, like those in bottles, concentrates, or cans, have undergone oxidation, deterioration, and fragmentation. An extracted juice is an unnatural food.
We are meant to eat fruits and vegetables, not drink them. We have a thirst center and a hunger center in our brain. When we drink something that was meant to be eaten, we confuse this mechanism. Our hunger center may tell us that we want to eat one orange. If we pour down a glass of juice containing three or four oranges instead, we are not listening to the true needs of the body.
This is one of the dangers of drinking extracted juices. They are so concentrated that it is easy to overload the body with one nutrient or the other. At the same time, these juices have no fiber.
Frozen concentrates, bottled and canned juices, or any juice made more than twenty minutes ago cannot be good for the body.
If juices are actively desired, then they should be made fresh, consumed immediately, and used only in the same quantities that you would eat them. For instance, it is quite possible to "drink" twenty or more carrots in a couple glasses of carrot juice. We're not equipped to handle twenty carrots given to the body in such a short time. It would be better if two or three carrots were juiced and then sipped slowly.
Even the consumption of freshly made juices cannot be strongly recommended. If you're hungry, eat. It you're thirsty, drink, and when you drink, make it pure distilled water.
drinking is due to a water-deficient diet. If you do not eat the wrong foods, you'll probably want to drink very little. Often drinking is a social activity—much like eating. People like to offer drinks as a sign of hospitality.
If you experience true thirst, then your best choice for a drink is distilled water. Should you wish to offer someone something to drink or if you feel a desire for "liquid" nourishment, then freshly made juices may be sipped slowly in small quantities. These juices are actually foods and should be consumed as foods. No other foods should be taken with these fresh juices.
Other than these two liquids, it is difficult to recommend any other beverages. If you can break the habit of drinking with your meals and if you can eliminate the salt habit, then your drinking needs will be very slight and easily satisfied..
All of the drinking done by most people is pathological and results from a poor diet and unhealthy lifestyle.
Drinking merely replaces lost fluids in the body. Treat it as such and you will find that clear, cool water will satisfy you on all levels.
alcohol most widely known and frequently abused. millions of people have a serious drinking problem. three to four times that amount use alcohol so much as to interfere with their normal lives.
Over 30,000 people a year are killed because of drunken drivers. Tens of millions of work hours are lost each year because of alcohol. We lose millions of dollars every year to alcohol and its related problems.
Alcohol is not a "safe" drug. It is an addictive drug. Out of every eight people who drink, one will become a life-long alcoholic. You cannot find such a high rate of addiction among any other drug users.
Yet alcohol is treated as a non-drug by the government. They issue licenses, collect taxes, and allow manufacturers to spend 300 million dollars a year to push the drug.
Alcohol destroys the liver, contributes to ulcers, enlarges the heart, and kills brain cells. It destroys both the body and the mind. Alcohol must be recognized as the killer it is and no longer treated as a social lubricant or "harmless" relaxant. It is a drug and has no place in a healthful lifestyle.