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Friday, January 13, 2012

Health is Wealth: Juicing for Good Health

Before we moved to Ecuador we used to excitedly tell each other how we couldn’t wait to move to Cuenca for the availability of all the different fresh fruits and vegetables that we were going to juice!   

When we lived in South Carolina we’d juice some of the more reasonably priced vegetables, such as carrots, sweet potatoes and apples, but in Ecuador the variety of fruits and veggies at a reasonable price is virtually everything! 

We juice about three times a week because juicing is a healthy way to get an abundance of nutrients into your body. The more colorful of a selection of fruits and veggies you juice, the better. Adding two or three cloves of garlic is a great way to keep sickness at bay too!

TIP: Always juice on an empty stomach to ensure total vitamin and mineral assimilation. Then do not eat any solid foods for at least 30 minutes after drinking your juice drink.

Juicing is simple and fun, especially when you have such a variety of fresh produce to choose from. We highly recommend every one of all ages take up juicing on a regular basis—you will feel better and have more energy as a result, even if you’re only juicing apples and carrots.

In this video, Alex is putting together an array of fruits and mostly vegetables to juice in the juicer.  ~ Here’s to your health!  ~



  1. Love your blog. Beautiful new landing page photograph of Cuenca! Thank you for all your hard work. I'd love to retire in Cucena just for the fresh raw food! Here's a collection of recipes to try... youtube.com/TarasRawFoodRecipes

  2. Juicing fruits and veggies breaks them up into pieces that are more readily absorbed into the digestive system. This can be a serious problem for people who are diabetic or pre-diabetic. The sugars are absorbed much more rapidly and can cause a serious spike in the blood sugar level which can lead to very serious complication. Most doctors who treat diabetics strongly recommend that they never drink juices. They suggest eating the raw fruit instead. It has a much lower glycemic index.


  3. Thank you for your comment.
    While your post has some merit, and anyone with a serious medical issue should consult with their medical practitioner, an important fact that may not be well known is that the average life span of a doctor is in their mid fifties.
    What I'm saying is that we don't have any dis-eases because we prevent them with healthy living. Fresh raw juicing is part of it...

  4. frank and angie, we are coming to cuenca in a week, please tell me where can we find a juicer? please respond

  5. hi healthyy,

    You can buy an oster juicer at any of the three Coral locations, plus they have other brands too.

  6. Hi we have a La Lane Juicer, and were considering bringing it as we juice often, how much is one at Coral? Would it be worth it to sell ours and buy a new one?

  7. They don't sell La Lane juicers at Coral. The off brand juicers start at $50. We warn that every Instamatic brand we have purchased so far went to the garbage within twelve months, with the exception of the juicer! huh? We'll see how much longer it holds up. If I had a La Lane I would bring it,but it's up to you. Name brands like that are sky high here. Example: Kitchen Aid mixer: $1200.00


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