Orange juice, many of you will start your day with a big glass of orange juice. Believing you are nourishing your body with fruit, fibre, minerals and plenty of vitamin C. What's better than that to begin your morning?
The media, marketing and food companies have told us over and over that orange juice is one of the best choices to make when picking something to drink.
However they fail to explain and showcase on their labels clearly the full process oranges go through before creating the liquid what is infront of you.
Companies as always are very sneaky.
The oranges go through a de-oxygenation process so that the juice can be stored up to 12 months without going off. This process sucks out all the minerals, taste & flavour that the orange contains. Leading manufacturers to add the flavours in articfially using a number of E numbers and additives that are toxic to the body.
The companies apparently manufacture a certain taste that you can pick up and enjoy. Encouraging you to automatically picking their brand over others.
Have you ever noticed yourself enjoying certain brands over others and always buying one brand you enjoy most? Can you notice flavour differences ?! Unfortunately that is nothing to do with where your 'oranges' have come from but the carefully crafted artificial flavouring to get you hooked.
I have always reacted badly with orange juice and like oil this may be the reason why. It contains too many toxins my body can't break down.
Want the real deal?
Juice your oranges yourself or if you don't have a juicer opt for a fresh fruit smoothies. Always try and make your own over shop bought smoothies like Naked Smoothies- they contain a lot of refined sugars ( more toxins ), E numbers & additives.
Also opt for plant sugars - trivia, stevia, date syrup etc, natural sweeteners from fruit & plants with no toxins added to them.
This also proves that homemade dishes, drinks and dishes are the only way to truly to know exactly what is in your food and to ensure you are getting the nutrients you know you need and your body is craving.
You can also spice it up a little with Bioglan's Superfood Powers, adding chocolate or tropical flavours to your drink 🍹 & adding 81 nutrients, you can't get much better than that. Throw in some flaxseeds, cinnamon and so on!
It is SO difficult with busy lives to also be able to take care of our bodies in the right way - exercising, diet, sleep etc. Unfortunately the media & food manufacturers play on our lack of time and manic lives to get us to buy into the culture of fast foods, processed goods and quick and easy options that they sell to you with the idea you are getting the right fuel you need. When in reality all the natural nutrients have been removed because self-live is more important ( money, money, money ) and replaced with artificial additives. Like in restaurants it's all about making more money not about us the customer and here we are all becoming ever more sick, plagued with dieseases that most likely have been caused by our diets. But are we directly to blame when we simply have no idea what we are consuming and what toxins we are putting into our bodies that are damaging not healing?
We are to blame if we are lazy. As I always say knowledge is power - we need to take the time to check labels, look into ingredients and home cook.
Don't get drawn into the world wind of adverts the media & marketing manufacturers put out there. If you really want to care and look after your body do you research yourself and truly strip it all down. Go natural. The more natural ingredients you use the more nutrients, less toxins and natural goodness you are getting.
Of course I have just found out about my viruses and why my body rejects most foods due to the high level of toxins that my body is to weak to break down and fight. I stripped my diet back to earth foods and took on the plant based diet coming up 18 months ago now and it was such a blessing. I could eat foods and not be sick 😷 or feel sluggish after.
Yes I still get very ill off certain foods but it has been a life saver I was able to eat fresh, natural foods and feed my body good quality nutrients.
The issue with plant based diets is lack of B12 but I ensure my levels are kept up by taking my spray every morning - there is no excuse not to keep up with your vitamins and nutrients.
I do try so hard to make sure I get everything into my diet. Unfortunately my body is so confused that it may not be using my nutrients or recognising them properly but in time they will and so it's important for me to keep working through treatment & keeping up my plant based lifestyle to help the healing process.
People are very judgemental when you mention 'plant based' - but like a portion of steak contains 8g of protein and a portion of broccoli contains 11.2g. You can always get all the nutrients you need. Yes you have to put in the work, do your research and buy fresh products but it is so worth it to feel better in yourself.
Thank you ch4 for your insightful programme into orange juice which inspired this blog. A morning favourite that needed addressing that needed to be brought to our attention. Helping us to make different decisions over our morning beverages.
Are you an orange juice lover?
Have you noticed flavour differences?
Do you juice your own oranges?
Are you a smoothie lover?
Let me know and reach out.
Have a lovely weekend.
Love and peace xoxo