The food we eat plays a major key as to how our body performs and holds fat. The majority of food we eat is processed or cooked so much that all the living enzymes inside the food are dead I call this type of food ‘Empty Foods’. We human-beings are living organisms and we need living enzymes just for our body’s daily functioning. When we are young we have a reservoir of enzymes, this dries out over time when we don’t replenish it from the food we eat. When we don’t get enough live enzymes from our diet our pancreas kicks into action and makes them for us. This, however, is not the main function of the pancreas, its main purpose is to produce insulin for the body. In performing this secondary function it becomes overworked and doesn’t perform as well as it should. After eating years of cooked food, the pancreas becomes overburdened and doesn’t do its functions properly. The body starts to break down and we start our downward spiral to obesity and disease. Living food repairs and restores the cells that are damaged and also builds new cells. In order to let the pancreas do its main function, you need to be getting these living enzymes from your food which can be found in fresh (uncooked) fruits and vegetables.

If the above sounds like you at all and you’re not really into eating a lot of salads and vegetables, then juicing may be a great option for you. Now, I’m not meaning the bottled or carton juices you can buy from the supermarket. Read the label you’ll see that they are full of sugar, preservatives and other substances that are hard to pronounce. These juices are also pasteurized which kills all the living enzymes.

Fresh juicing from a juice extractor machine is a super fast way of getting a concentrated hit of living enzymes. Once fruits and vegetables are juiced and directly consumed they are transformed into a powerfully healing super food in an easy-to-drink and delicious liquid form. You get all the essential vitamins, minerals, nutrients and live enzymes in an extremely powerful and healthy glass that is an absolute pleasure to drink. All the healing benefits of this great tasting beverage are quickly and easily absorbed into your body and require virtually no energy to digest.

These juice recipes are some of my personal favorites and I encourage you and your family to try them. Kids love fresh Juice too.

5 Carrots
1 Apple
2 Pears
Parsley (a small handful).

Individual Fruit & Vegetable Effect
Carrots are a great liver cleanser and are packed with Beta-Carrotene.
Apples are high in soluble fiber which soothes digestion.
Pears reduce acidity in the body. Pears and Apples
Parsley is an excellent cleanser of the liver, kidneys and bloodstream.

Combined Synergistic Effect
This combination starts cleansing your liver, kidneys and digestive system which are the organs most affected from having an unhealthy diet. It is also great to take in the morning as a way of aiding you in going to the bathroom, as apples and pears have natural pectin inside them that help in bowel movements.

The Royal Flush
2 slices Watermelon with skin (if not organic, peel the skin)
1 Cucumber
1/2 small peeled Beet (also known as Sugar Beets or Beetroot) If you can't find Beets, use another slice of watermelon as an alternative.
Handful of Parsley

Individual Fruit & Vegetable Effect
Watermelon and Cucumber are great diuretics and kidney cleansers.
Beets cleanse the liver and gall bladder and are good for blood circulation.
Parsley is a great diuretic and cleanser of the kidney and liver, plus it’s packed full of iron which maintains healthy blood.

Combined Synergistic Effect
Another cleanser of the liver and kidney where most of the toxins in the body are stored. This blend helps release these toxins and provides better blood circulation.

Copyright 2009, Brendan McCarthy. All Rights Reserved.

Author's Bio: 

Brendan McCarthy is a health, fitness and nutrition expert and enthusiast and the author of the Jump Start 7 Day Weight Loss Program. This revolutionary program gives you a step-by-step plan to help you lose weight, cleanse your body, look terrific and boost your energy levels/ All through the natural goodness of juicing in just seven short days. Unlock the secrets to successful weight loss and healthy living. Indulge your senses on a delicious journey of great tasting, all natural juice cocktails specially formulated to help you naturally lose weight and feel great fast at