Years ago a friend started me juicing. I purchased a small, cheap (yes, cheap as in flimsy) juicer and started with carrots and apples. After a while I got brave and added in some spinach and other vegetables. My children and I lovingly referred to it as "Mom's swamp juice", they stuck to fruit with an occasional stray carrot, but only under duress. This is also a good way to get fruit and vegetables into your picky eaters, start them on apple juice and add a small chunk of carrot every day until they ask you why their apple juice is orange.
I upgraded my juicer when my friend purchased a newer model and sold her yellow, Champion Juicer to me. One of the wisest purchases I have ever made, I don't remember how long she had it but I have been using it for more than a dozen years without one problem. Truly a superior product.
Despite knowing all the health benefits and feeling them, I would get tired of cleaning the juicer parts and put it back in the pantry for a while. A few weeks, sometimes months, I would begin to feel tired and run down again so out came the juicer. Sometimes I am a bit slow, G-d promises us abundant life but how can we enjoy it if we are not as fit and healthy as we can be?
There are so many benefits to juicing but the "long and short" of it is this, you get a mass quantity of highly absorbable nutrients in one glass of juice. For instance, this is the amount of veggies I had in my glass this morning.
2 stalks celery
2 cloves garlic
1 small piece ginger
Prior to me putting all the green stuff through the juicer, my son juiced 3 apples and a carrot.
That means that before he ate anything else for breakfast he already had the nutrients in three apples and one carrot absorbing straight into his body. Cleansing, physical and mental energy, healing...and so much more.