|Pond scum in a glass. Kidding--|
Or, as some call these--bottled greens. Or a natural dose of Red Bull.
She asks is it worth paying ten bucks for a bottle of liquefied produce.
And is drinking your food actually good for you?
Those juice cleanses cropped up in 2009---and with them those juicing machines. (The blades in a blender supposedly do something bad to enzymes...cue the BS alarm).
The movie starts going onboard and the trend was off to the races. Cold -pressed juices drag in $100 million a year.
Yes, it's a shot of nutrients--fresh, quick, and easy (ever cleaned a presser?).
But--valuable parts of the plant are thrown out--skins, fiber.
And it's environmentally wasreful--a 16-oz bottle can contain six pounds of veggies or fruit.
Leftover pulp does into landfulls--where it emits methane gas.
Have juices peaked? Well, some "bars" have gone bellyup.
NOW--we have "souping." Hot juice. Eaten with a spoon--you know, like food is.
And chewing your food--remember that?--also leaves you less hungry.
PLUS--Your body is self-cleansing..the liver, the kidneys,
Go ahead--eat a salad. At least salads look better than a vat of green goo.