The term ‘Juice’ stands for liquified extract of fruits, herbs, vegetables, flowers etc. Juice is the purest form of a food product from which liquid is extracted. Some of the best forms of juices are extracted from fruits and vegetables which have plenty of pulp and water in them. If there is plenty of green vegetables in our meals we get lot of nutrients. ‘Vegetables’ encompass everything that grows underneath, on and above earth. This way fruits are a part of vegetable kingdom.
All the vegetables, which we cook or consume raw, are grown underneath and on earth but fruits are grown on trees.
Vegetables are cooked and are taken with meals, but some vegetables are either cooked or consumed raw, either alone or in combination with other raw vegetables in the form of salads. But fruits are generally eaten after meals or with dessert. When vegetables are boiled they loose some of their food value but, when they are cooked, most of the useful contents are lost to our body by way of cooking. But fruits are never boiled or cooked. They are taken in their natural form or inserted in a dessert to add to its taste.
When it is neither feasible to eat vegetables, in cooked or raw form, then from those, having plenty of water and pulp content, are extracted juices. It equally applies to juices of fruits. As said earlier, we use fruits in raw form or as a part of dessert. This way their food value is preserved as they are not cooked or boiled, like vegetables.
Hence, juice of any vegetables produces retains its original food value, is assimilated in short time, is easily digested and our digestive system dose not undergo any functional strain. Moreover, diseases like flatulence, heart-burn, acidity Gastralgia, Gastritis, impaction of bowels, heaviness of stomach, rumblings, Nausea or vomiting etc. do not occur. Juice is equally beneficial for healthy and ailing persons, but cooked food is prohibited medically for certain category of patients.
Choice of a particular vegetable and fruit juice will depend on malady inflicting a person. It is now a common knowledge that certain patients are kept only on fruit/vegetable juices and most of them regain health after they have fully adhered to set out principles of juice therapy. Fruits juice therapy is no panacea for all diseases but it is positively capable of curing certain types of diseases which could not be handled by other therapists.
Its main advantage is that it is devoid of side effects and if, per-chance, certain odd symptoms are present, even those could be easily mended by moderate change-over to some other fruit’s vegetable’s juice. Such substitution is quite effective, because each patient’s early or later reaction to a particular juice cannot be gauged before hand. As variation in and moderation of quality and quantity of the kind of juices recommended, whether in health or in disease, will depend on the stage of the malady. In health, most of the juices do suit and provide instant relief and also help maintaining a healthful life but, in a diseased state, some cautions are called for so that no adverse effect ensues.
Main advantage of juice therapy lies in its harmless use, if taken in moderate quantity but ‘excesses’ of any sort are bound to have reactions— whether in a healthy person or patient. So, all said and done, juice therapy has certain advantages over other therapies and, above all, it is devoid of side-effects.