Juicing For Health

If you can't stand the taste of broccoli, kale or spinach the solution could be juicing -- taking fruits and veggies and turning them into a fresh-squeezed drink that gives you all the nutrition without torturing your taste buds.

Jill Latham's in love with healthy living. She runs marathons, eats right, even switched careers to become a registered dietician. She says everyone can benefit from drinking their fruits and veggies.

"The nutrients are very bio-available for the body. They are easily absorbed into the blood stream and it's like a quick jolt to your cells," Latham said. "Kale is an amazing powerhouse of nutrients."

Latham said in our overworked, overstressed, overfed society we rely on too much processed and fast food to fuel us. So most of us are walking around dehydrated and deficient in key nutrients.

But add in some fresh-squeezed juice as a snack or meal replacement and you can see big benefits -- fast.

"A lot of my clients have amazing energy now. They feel good, their skin looks good, they just, they feel alive!" Latham said.

Latham knows it can be daunting trying to get your nine servings of produce a day. Juicing makes it easy.

Medical studies done at Cornell, UCLA and Stanford show people who juice have marked improvements in immunity, digestion, allergies and some chronic illnesses.

And if you're worried that garden in a glass is going to taste disgusting, it just takes a little experimenting.

"Apples, lemons, strawberries -- they really cover up the leafy green, oh and ginger too, that kind of pungent, bitterness that leafy greens leave," Latham said.

Another great thing to add is a little bit of either flax or olive oil to help your body absorb the important fat-soluble vitamins -- A, D, E and K.

Latham is in talks with investors to open her own juice bar in Denver. In the meantime, if you'd like to try some of her signature juices, go to VibrantEarthJuices.com.

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