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5.0 out of 5 stars A great resource for anyone/everyone who juices, February 10, 2011
This review is from: The Big Book of Juices: More Than 400 Natural Blends for Health and Vitality Every Day (Paperback)
I've been an on-again, off-again juicer for a while. I think the reason I've stopped juicing in the past was the time it takes to juice. Honestly, it's not a lot of time at all and the benefits are wonderful! Also, I get tired of trying to come up with new combinations on my own.

This book is a great resource when you need some new recipes, and a great intro book for people wanting to learn more about juicing. This book is sort of a new edition to Natalie Savona previous book, but it has some updated photography and more recipes (including smoothie recipes which I enjoyed a lot). One of the great things about this book is it rates each recipe according to it's benefits (as in good for skin, detoxing, digestion, etc) so you can pick recipes that will benefit a specific aspect of your health. There is also an index of various ailments (acne, fatigue, etc) at the end and it offers a few recipes for each ailment. Personally, I think you should try them all at least once. For me, I was surprised how much I like the combination of green apple, parsley, lime, and lettuce! That one is great right before bedtime.

There are a lot of facts (or myths, depending on your opinion) about the "rules" of juicing. For instance, many people believe vegetables juices should not be combined with fruit juices because your body can't take both at the same time, or apples are the only fruit juice that can be combined with vegetables. There are a lot of things floating around there on the internet but Natalie doesn't touch on these very much. It's more of a recipe book than a diet plan, and I like that.
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