Goody, Goody, Goody!

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So, I am in the kitchen this morning when my son Trevor comes through after just getting up and the first words I hear out of him for the day are “Goody, Goody, Goody!!” Now, what sort of event could elicit this kind of exuberant comment so early in the morning?? He notices I am working my way through a big bag of oranges on the counter with the juicer.  Now, how do you think that makes a Mom feel? I’ll give you a hint- 🙂 Yummy AND good for you!

I have never cared much for orange juice that you get from the grocery stores – think they taste fake and nasty. And, there is a good reason for that- they mostly are fake and nasty!! The wonderful juice that started out as fresh, alive and healthy has been killed through pasteurization, may have had the oxygen sucked out of it and been sitting around in huge vats for a year and even if it is advertised as “100% juice” it contains chemical-loaded flavorings. How do you think it always tastes the same regardless of what kind of growing season they have had?? YUCK! (See links below for more information on this “juicy” topic.)

So, always trying to see in what ways we can improve the quality of the things we put into our bodies, last year I bought a juicer. Now, I have one of those big, heavy duty juicers that will juice about anything, but this one is designed specifically for juicing citrus fruits. I also have one of those little hand-powered models in the cabinet too t- but let’s face it…it would take all morning to go through a bag of oranges with that thing! Even though it might give me some added muscle in my right arm, I save it for when I need a tad of lemon or lime juice in a recipe.

If you are interested in trying it yourself, there are many options available. This is the model I bought. I really like it – works good and easy to clean and operate.juicer- budumHere is a link to it on Amazon- Bodum Juicer on Amazon

So, I encourage you to give it a try! Great tasting and so good for you!! And, with our modern conveniences today- no elbow grease required! 😉 Your family will love it!!

Find more health, nutrition and healthy living information on our website at www.6thdayhealth.com

Links to more information on commercial orange juice-

http://www.naturalnews.com/034703_orange_juice_flavor_packs_ingredients.html

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/07/29/100-percent-orange-juice-artificial_n_913395.html

http://www.foodrenegade.com/secret-ingredient-your-orange-juice/

http://leafandgrain.com/truth-about-orange-juice/

http://civileats.com/2009/05/06/freshly-squeezed-the-truth-about-orange-juice-in-boxes/

http://chicagoist.com/2013/02/10/simply_orange_is_anything_but.php

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2011/08/16/dirty-little-secret-orange-juice-is-artificially-flavored-to-taste-like-oranges.aspx

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