organic food - juicing
Juicing is one of the healthiest things
you can do for your body!
by Tony Hodge, Managing Director,
Tasman Trading Company Ltd, New Zealand
When we eat fruit and vegetables much
of their goodness is locked into the fibre and is lost to the
body. When we juice fruit and vegetables, their goodness is
released from the fibre and we are able to drink their highly
concentrated nutrients which enter our bloodstream within
Fresh juice provides us with vitamins, minerals and enzymes in
their most natural concentrated form.
In his book “Juicing for the Health if it!” Siegfried Gurshe
had this to say:
"Raw carrot juice is excellent for babies, it can be mixed
with milk and fed as soon as the baby needs a little more than
mother’s milk. Straight carrot juice can be fed to babies after
they are weaned; it provides the pro-vitamin beta-carotene as
well as minerals and contributes to rich blood and good skin
colour. There will be no colic, cradle cap or skin
rashes-reactions often seen in babies given formula.
And fresh carrot juice continues to be invaluable for growing
children, who will drink the naturally sweet juice when it is
sometimes impossible to coax them to eat their vegetables.
For adolescents, carrot juice aids the normal development of
glands and prevents, or helps overcome acne.”
No matter what your age, it is never too late to start juicing
fruits and vegetables and get on track to better health and
greater vitality for you and your family.
Juice Recipes to try:
Juice 125g pear and blend with approx. 75g avocado for a nutritious baby
food loaded with vitamin C.
What’s up Doc? (loaded with iron, calcium and potassium)
Makes enough for one glass for Mum (or Dad) and one for bubs.
Juice 300g of carrot and 200g of orange.
Add to a blender with 2 bananas and 2 dried apricots (optional).
Serve and enjoy!
Buying a juicer:
There are many makes and models of juicers on the market.
Many cheaper models use a high speed blade or centrifuge and
create friction heat which destroys enzymes.
A low-speed stonemill-like auger juicer (like
OSCAR) employs unique juice extraction methods to keep the vital enzymes
As a result, not only will you get more juice from your fruit and
vegetables, the nutritionally superior juice will last longer.
We love our OSCAR Juicer so much that we are pleased to be able to offer it
on the Organic Baby web site. We used to own a cheaper brand but found it so
frustrating to assemble and wash that we never used it!
We recently replaced it with the OSCAR and now juice regularly. Wish we’d
known about it earlier and owned one when our babies were little! Still it
is never too late to start juicing!
1. Gursche, Siegfried, Juicing-for the Health of it!
Published by Alive books in Canada, 9th printing, July 2005.