Organic Juice VS Non-Organic Juice
When it comes to juicing there is always that question which lingers in the back of many peoples’ minds: “Do I really need to drink organic juice, or will non-organic juice be just as healthy?”
There’s no doubt that it’s always better to eat fresh organic produce over conventional produce which has been sprayed with pesticides and chemicals. This study shows that organic food is higher in antioxidants and lower in toxic metals and pesticides. Although, by referring to the dirty dozen and clean fifteen list, you can get away with eating some conventional produce. You can also wash the produce in a natural solution to reduce the chemical levels. But when it comes to juicing, it’s a different story… here’s why.
”Juicing is an extraction technology that pulls liquids and nutrients out of fresh produce items like apples, carrots, celery and greens. One of the things I've learned as the lab science director of CWC Labs is that most pesticides are water soluble, meaning they are extracted with the juice and stay in the juice until you drink it.”
Basically, if you’re drinking a glass of non-organic juice, you’re drinking a cocktail of chemicals.
Did you know that plant fibres actually protect you against pesticides and heavy metals? Oligosaccharides fibres found in fruits and vegetables act as insoluble fibre (which juicing doesn’t retain) and have been shown to reduce accumulation of environmental contaminants.
J. Robert Hatherill Ph.D. writes in his book “The Brain Gate: The Little-Known Doorway That Lets Nutrients in and Keeps Toxic Agents Out” that the removal of fibres doesn’t provide the same protection as do the course fibres from whole plant foods.
Plant fibres work to block toxic pesticides and heavy metals in your digestive tract by capturing them so that your body can eliminate them. But when you drink non-organic juice without all the fibre, you absorb everything in it at a rapid pace, including the pesticide chemicals.
Mike Adams explains that pesticide chemicals persist for a very long time. They survive sunlight, harvesting, cleaning and juicing. (And no, you can't "wash off" all the pesticides because they are INSIDE the produce!) They even survive human digestion, which is why pesticides can easily be detected in urine and breast milk.
Drinking juice is an amazing and effective way to increase your fruit and vegetable content and flood your body with essential vitamins and minerals. Just make sure you take that extra step and buy organic juice, or use organic fruit and vegetables if you’re juicing yourself. This will mean you’re reaping the full benefits and not harming your body by exposing it to a variety of different pesticides that cannot be blocked by the natural fibres in fruits and vegetables.