Kellie Hill is joined by Karen Brooks from In-Home Wellness Solutions. Karen explains raw juice has the highest concentration of nutrients within the first 15 minutes after juicing. But, what if you can’t drink your juice right away? Learn how to “take it on the go” or store it without being exposed to heat, air, or oxygen (elements which will destroy nutrients). Learn how to properly portion size your juice for consumption later. No need to purchase any fancy gadgets thanks to these easy tips.
Kellie Hill is joined by Karen Brooks from In-Home Wellness Solutions, a raw nutritional juicing expert. Karen demonstrates how much juice is made with each of the primary “bases”. Identify the difference between small and large fruits and vegetables when following a juicing recipe. Learn tricks to speed up your juicing process. Find out what the foam on top is from and if it’s okay to drink it.
Kellie Hill is joined by Karen Brooks from In-Home Wellness Solutions, a raw nutritional juicing expert. Karen explains how to use the pulp left over after juicing to make a seasoning, vegetable stock, and how to add it to baked goods. Don’t waste any part of the produce. Watch step-by-step instructions for using the pulp as a seasoning on roasted sweet potatoes.
A reader asks the following question:
“Is it okay to use plastic bottles for water? Can I wash plastic bottles and reuse them for water?”
Please join this discussion and post your comments. I’d love to hear your thoughts. Here’s what I think . . .
Plastic Bottles for Water – To Use or Not?
There really isn’t a time when I would recommend using plastic bottles for water. Even the hard polycarbonate plastic could be problematic. There is good research showing that compounds move from plastic into the water, most notoriously Bisphenol A, better know as BPA. I know there are a lot of plastic bottles for water out there now that are labeled “BPA-free”, but BPA was only the most researched compound. These compounds in plastic bottles for water could increase certain health risks.
In most cases, the health risk is very small. But, research is still unclear about the hormonal impact of BPA, especially on children. For that reason alone, I think it’s wise to avoid plastic bottles for water.
The research has been in controlled environments and doesn’t take into account leaving plastic bottles for water sitting in the hot car during the day or potential breakdowns of the containers from washing.
Even if the health risk is minimal we (hopefully) are drinking lots of water each day which means any risk is multiplied. I just think any risk is worth preventing, if possible.
My best recommendation is a glass container as they have the least chance of any compound migration. Yet, I know these containers are inconvenient, break easily, and many gyms won’t allow them. So, stainless steel is my second choice.
Your health is worth not using plastic bottles for water.
I was a guest on the Food Sensitivity Journal today, head on over and check out my post, “One Person’s Health Food is Another Person’s Poison“.