Juicing: Old technique becoming trendy in Bakersfield, promotes health, if done correctly

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Juicing has become so popular, you may feel you're missing out if you haven't tried it. But medical experts say there are a few things you should consider before you join the mix.

Whether it's to lose weight or just a healthy lifestyle, more and more people are jumping on the bandwagon.

Nature's Food Market and Juice bar in downtown Bakersfield has continued to see a surge people who juice.

However juicing is not new. Jack LaLanne was a strong promoter of juicing until the day he passed at 96 years old.

Nutritional health experts say, for optimal health, grab your veggies and start juicing.

You will want to drink 8 to 10 oz. of veggie juice three to four times a day.

However some doctors say that even though a juicing lifestyle can be healthy, you need to be cautious about how you juice.

Medical experts say, you should stay away from juicing too many fruits, because that'll spike your sugar level and put a strain on your liver.

Whether you are on a budget and need to prioritize your organic purchases, or you would simply like to know which type of produce has the highest pesticide residues-and which do not-the following guide from the Environmental Working Group will help.

12 Most Contaminated
■Sweet Bell Peppers
■Grapes (Imported)

12 Least Contaminated
■Sweet Corn (Frozen)
■Sweet Peas (Frozen)
■Kiwi Fruit



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