Tuesday, March 6, 2012

We Don't Need No Stinkin' Research

Dr. Glenn D. Braunstein published his thoughts on juicing yesterday.  He conceeds that adults should consume 9 servings of vegetables and fruits everyday, but that "few of us do."  He further admits that juicing helps people acheive this nutritional requirement.

But the rest of his article is slightly pretentious, using the line doctors love touting, "there is no evidence..." or, "there is no research to prove..."  I believe this readily: pharmaceutical corporations have no motivation to fund such studies, lest people stop taking their meds and just start eating many more fruits and vegetables.  Who would commission such a study, farmers?

Maybe Dr. Braunstein should try juicing for awhile and then rewrite a column.  I think I know how it would go: he would feel more energetic and healthy, sleep better, and lose a little weight.  But most importantly, he would begin singing the praise of juicing despite there being no research to prove what he has experienced.

Of course, this is coming from a lady who is currently drinking 9 servings of fruits and veggies and feeling so good because of it.

Raw and Un-Researched:
1 c. spinach
1 stalk celery
1/2 head romaine lettuce
3/4 c. broccoli
2 apples
1 peach
Treasure of Celery and Broccoli

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