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October 7, 2010 on 7:02 pm
Fresh juice. This. Is. Amazing!!!!!!!
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Which brings us to minerals. Minerals are also important at every age, but recent discoveries point to their central role in many age related problems. For many, one of the first signs of aging is stiffness, not in the joints but in the muscles. This may be due to one of two conditions.

The first is Fibromyalgia which is indicated by a number of tender points in specific muscles and may be due to a problem in the energy metabolism of the muscle cells. Magnesium has been shown to be very effective in relieving this, along with a supportive diet. The other condition, known as Polymyalgia responds to antioxidants.

Since every person’s vitamin and mineral profile is different, we experience their depletion in different ways. For some, the first effect of aging is a reduction in the sense of taste and smell which we now know is due to lack of zinc in the diet.

The result is often a yen for strongly flavored foods, others just begin to experience a loss of interest in eating which, if ignored can lead to significant health problems. Zinc is present in most meats, however once the appetite has gone, juices are the simplest way to increase consumption.

Fresh Juices contain high concentrations of vitamins minerals and antioxidants that fight the free radicals that cause disease. Vegetables such as spinach and squash are good sources of zinc.

A simple way to get your juices is to try juicing with a Breville Juice Fountain juicer.

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