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Safe and Healthy Juicing Tips

Sunflower Juicing is a great way to cleanse the body and maintain overall health and well being. However, not all juicing practices are safe and good for the body. Here is a list of some useful do’s and don’ts to include into your juicing regimes from our Integrative Oncology Specialist, Carolyn Katzin.

DO wash all produce carefully and discard any damaged or moldy parts.

DO use a juicer that keeps some of the pulp as this is rich in fiber and complex carbohydrates that support healthy immunity in the colon.

DO juice freshly and keep in an air tight container (preferably using a vacuum) if storing.

DO consider adding lemon to any juice as this adds antioxidants and may help with oxalates.

DON’T store freshly squeezed juices for more than 24 hours even if in a vacuum.

DON’T overuse high oxalate vegetables as these may lead to formation of kidney stones. Overuse would be juicing more than necessary levels (see table below):


For more information on healthy and safe juicing practices:
American Cancer Society
TriHealth Cancer Institute

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