The Cleanse Craze, Part 2: There’s a right way and a wrong way
SAN DIEGO - With the juicing craze taking over store shelves, smoothie shops and our kitchen counters we want to know if there's a real benefit or if this is just another quick fix, weight loss fad.
The healthy juices the doctor is talking about would not include ingredients like cane sugar or purees they would include pure fruits and vegetables like kale, apple, and ginger.
A long-time customer John Harrison says “you’re getting all the nutrients of all the vegetables so quick so easy so painless.”
His wife Debbie says “I have so much more energy and I feel so fresh rejuvenated.”
The owners John and Jamie believe in the healing properties of juice. John says “we have a drink called the veggie bomb that’s equivalent to eating 3 salads I know I'm not going to eat 3 salads.”
At Farm 2 Fork, where all food comes from organic California farms and all profits go to charity, the owners have seen senior citizens get their spunk back, patients with severe illnesses feel good again, while others are grateful to drop pounds.
Even doctors have seen juice work as a daily dose. Dr. Saxe says “we teach people how to use food as medicine.”
In fact, UCSD offers courses on eating to benefit your body and juicing to heal.