This juicing information is geared towards healing a damaged pancreas. Those who have suffered acute pancreatitis or are now dealing with chronic pancreatitis will be amazed by how adopting a juicing plan may help relieve symptoms and begin healing. Whether you already own a juicer or not this juicing information will be of value. You can use this juicing information to make fresh, healthy, organic juice or to determine whether juicing may be beneficial for you.
“I want to say I have followed your blog and been juicing (especially carrot juice) and have not had pain in over 14 weeks! That is the longest hiatus since my Pancreatitis Pain started 3 yrs. ago.” – stevet004. You can read the whole original comment at this post: Pancreatitis Juice Diet – Why It’s Important
You can create and make some amazing, flavorful juice combinations in the comfort of your own home simply by using this juicing information as your own personal, free, juicing guide. For over 100 juicing recipes and more juicing information check this out.
WHY Does Juicing Work So Well For Pancreas Healing?
The first reason juicing is such a necessary practice when trying to heal a damaged pancreas is that juice is much easier to digest. Easier digestion means less work producing pancreatic enzymes for the digestion process. Less work means more REST for your inflamed and damaged pancreas.
The next reason that juicing is necessary is because it is the only way to absorb boatloads of LIVE nutrients in one glass of easily digestible liquid. Cooking kills nutrients. Fragile nutrients like polyphenol flavonoids that are highly anti-inflammatory are destroyed by cooking. Commercial juice may be completely devoid of many nutrients, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants (polyphenols) simply because the process of pasteurization kills them. Juicing fresh, raw, organic produce rectifies the problem allowing you to bathe your pancreas with necessary nutrients that help reduce the inflammation and even promote pancreas regeneration.
Juicing Information, Tips and Tricks
Peel citrus fruits before you put them in your juicing machine. The thick peels of citrus fruits will make your juice taste unpleasant, provide no real health benefit in most cases, and may even be harmful. Some of the best benefit from citrus fruits comes from the white pith just below the peel (oranges are a good example), so be sure to retain as much pith as possible when juicing.
Try to use locally grown, organic vegetables and fruits in your juicing. The best option is to use produce that you’ve grown yourself. If you don’t have a way to grow your own your next best option is to visit a local farmer’s market. Buying organic produce from your local store is another less favorable and more costly option. Every mile that produce needs to be transported to get to you increases the carbon footprint of your glass of juice. It also increases the chance of your produce becoming contaminated with bacteria or chemicals.
Some people find that a juicing diet is difficult to maintain. If you’re going to start a juicing diet remember a key to maintaining a juice diet is variety. I sometimes get in a rut with juice blends. I research some vegetables for specific nutrients that do specialized jobs. Once I get that juice to taste decent I have a tendency to keep making it instead of exploring other options that may be just as good pancreas health wise, even more tasty. Don’t be boring like me. Explore options. Find new flavors. Some may suck, others may be a real treat. Be sure to research what vitamins and nutrients any new produce may contain and what real benefits those compounds offer towards your pancreas healing goals.
Need A Juicer?
If you have never juiced before you may want to try an inexpensive juicer. Black & Decker makes a nice starter juicer for under $30. The Hamilton Beach Big Mouth is a good value and takes whole produce for under $50. If you think you’ll be juicing for life or find you need to upgrade from a “starter” juicer consider the Breville or Omega lines. Here are some options to choose from.
Dear The Healty Guy,
Again super topic like as others.Thank you so much.Your life energy and knowledges give me positive good life too.
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Thanks Umut 🙂
Hi I am a 48 year old woman. I was in the ER 4 days ago with a pancreatic attack. I didn’t know what was happening. I thought I was having a heart attack. Unbeknownst to me I had had a small atrack 2 months ago. Pain in my chest radiating to my back.
Anyhoo, I have been pouring over all your information and want to tell you how appreciative and thankful I am of you that you took your experience and gathered up all the information in order to help others. You are correct, there is a lot of bad information out there. Now when I go to the Gasteroncologist tomorrow I will be knowledgable instead of going in there blindly and just doing whatever they say. Now I have the information to make good decisions for myself.
Lol I guess I decided to leave this comment on the juicing portion so I will say something about that. I have tried juicing 2 times in the past and felt awesome. Thank you for bringing it to light that this will help me tremendously to heal.
You’re welcome Andrea. I hope the info will help you heal. Thanks for the kind words 🙂