Lately, I've been referring everyone I know who has diet-related medical issues to the Nutri-Bullet website to watch their video. I purchased a Nutri-Bullet at Walmart about a year ago (I'm now looking at getting a Vitamix as shown in the bottom video). I drink a green drink made up of a variety of vegetables, fruits,1 nuts, and seeds2 about 3 to 4 times a day. I use orange juice in place of water to kill the taste of the raw veggies. You can water the orange juice down with spring water if you're concerned about too much natural sugar from 100% concentrated orange juice. Above is the video from the Nutri-Bullet website.

I think the Nutri-Bullet is perfect for juice fasting and breaking the soda pop and junk food habit that's doing great damage to the public health. Schools should consider making green drinks made from fresh fruits and veggies available free of charge in the interest of reducing pop and junk food consumption and increasing the learning ability of students. Studies have shown that the consumption of excessive amounts of added refined sugars likely impairs memory and learning. As the article Sugar Impairs Memory and Learning Ability points out, it's the added refined sugars that are the problem - not the naturally occuring fructose in fruits and vegetables. Students under academic stress may be turning to unhealthy foods to combat that stress. The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) points out that fresh fruits and vegetables are stress reducing foods.

Along with green drinks students could be provided natural health tips in the form of leaflets. Juice fasting and diets consisting of raw vegetables and fruits only are frequently used to combat medical issues such as cancer, diabetes, and heart disease, and psychological issues such as depression and addiction. See, for example, the Green Drink Diaries, Sick Fat and Nearly Dead, Hallelujah Acres, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Pear Magazine "Conquering Addiction", Fasting in Drug Addiction, Hawaii Natural Drug Rehabilitation & Raw Detoxification Center and Hawaii Naturopathic Retreat Center. Starting children early with these ideas is crucial in my opinion. It's what smart mothers are doing these days.

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