There’s no doubt about it, the juicing market is exploding and expanding in every direction. Movies like “Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead” have sparked a juicing renaissance and in 2015 there is more choice than ever in the juicing world.
The number of home juicers being sold is on the rise and many new brands and models of juicer are appearing. Juicer prices are falling as companies compete for market share. Good news for us juicers because we end up paying less but sometimes more choice makes it harder to make decisions.
It’s the same when it comes to juicing books. There seems to be a new juicing book out each week and many people are publishing their own juicing books on platforms like Amazon Kindle and the Apple Book Store. However, sometimes you just want a good old-fashioned paper book that you can pick up and read. You know… one that doesn’t need recharging and one that doesn’t alert you each time someone updates their Facebook!
I’m a big fan of technology but I’m also a big fan of tradi
tional books. I think that they are fantastic objects and I collect them with gusto. So here are my 5 favorite juicing books. Check them out and let me know what you think with a comment at the bottom of the page. I’d be curious to know what you think of my top 5 and what juicing books you already have and what you think of them!
This is an amazing juice recipe book. It’s big, thick and packed with juice and smoothie recipes. There are lots of amazing photos of the juices you will be creating and each recipe comes with a rating for Energy, Detox, Immunity, Digestion and Skin. There is also a list of nutrients so you know what you’re getting from the recipe nutritionally.
The book boasts “more than 400 natural blends for health and vitality every day” and it certainly lives up to that claim. But although it’s primarily a recipe book it does have rather good sections on the basics of juicing, ingredients and nutrition. There’s also a handy nutrition chart in the back which details which produce contains particular nutrients.
I doubt that many people buying this book will be disappointed. It’s one of those books where you really feel you got your money’s worth. That said it’s mainly recipes. If you’re looking for a more comprehensive guide to juicing as well as recipes check out my other selections below.
I seem to remember reading that this was the top-selling juicing book on Amazon recently. Of course that might have changed by the time you read this. Top seller lists change constantly and with all the activity in the juicing market right now it’s probably to be expected that sooner or later another book will knock this one off its temporary throne.
The Juicing Bible contains lots of recipes but differs from the previous book in its approach. This book aims to educate the reader about healthy body systems and how to treat specific health conditions through juicing. There is an excellent section about many specific health conditions and references to beneficial juice recipes found later in the book. The book provides a lot of information about the conditions and not just a list of which recipes to juice.
There is also a section about healthy foods that includes fruits, vegetables, herbs and other ingredients such as Cider Vinegar, Green Algae and Sprouts.
The recipes section may not be as visually appealing as in The Big Book Of Juices (there are a few color photos in the middle of the book) but it doesn’t matter. This is far more than a recipe book and proper use allows the reader to determine which juice recipes are suitable for their ailments and health conditions. Of course if you’re perfectly healthy you can simply use the recipes but there is still a lot you can learn from this book.
The recipes aren’t limited to juices either. There are smoothie recipes (of course) but there are also sections containing cocktail juices, mulled juices, milk substitutes, coffee substitutes and even frozen treats!
This was actually the most recent juicing book I bought and it’s done pretty well to get into my top 5 juicing books. It’s a really informative and clearly laid out juicing book. The sections cover specific topics like juicing ingredients, juicing for weight loss, juice fasting, juice detox and cleansing and juicing for stronger bones.
Most of us juice for a particular reason. With the sections laid out in this way it makes it easy to select the parts of the book relevant to you. Each section provides information and recipes relevant to a particular juicing goal. Whether that goal be to lose weight, detoxify or to address some other existing health problem.
The recipes are stated with a clear purpose such as “Good for liver health” or “Good for reducing jet lag symptoms”. There is also nutritional information like calories, fat, fiber and protein per serving. This is why I really like this book and why it’s earned the number 3 spot despite only being in my collection for a short time.
On the cover of this book it says, “A practical A-to-Z guide to the prevention and treatment of the most common health disorders”. That pretty much sums up this book in one sentence.
But you want to know a little more about it right? Most of the book is dedicated to sections on common health disorders such as Asthma, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Diabetes, Gout, High Blood Pressure, Migraines and Water Retention. There is a vast amount of information contained in this book on many different medical conditions. Each condition is discussed and recommendations are made with regards to diet, nutrients, juice therapy and juice recipes to try.
The book also has a few sections on different diets and cleansing programs. There is some useful information contained in these sections and even if you don’t plan on using them they are still worth a read.
Then the final part of the book contains all the recipes which are referred to by the earlier sections on common health disorders. The recipe section feels small and compact but there are actually quite a few recipes contained in it (I counted 59 in total).
This is a very useful book if you are juicing to improve existing medical conditions or if you have a friend or family member that you are trying to help through juicing and nutrition. Remember that juicing can be a powerful tool in the fight against ill-health and disease but that you should always consult with a doctor before making changes to your diet.
The last book I’m going to recommend is another A-Z guide to juicing by Sandra Cabot. It’s similar to the last book in the sense that it aims to provide advice about juicing to treat and prevent common medical conditions in an A-Z format. However, it does this in an extremely compact book.
This is the kind of book that you can easily fit into a jacket pocket. More importantly, it’s packed with content and is easy to read and understand. Each section on a particular medical condition provides useful information about the condition and gives recipes to help.
There are also chapters on the basics of juicing like the different types of juicer, the benefits of juicing and an extremely useful table on the healing properties of juice ingredients like apple, beetroot and tops, Fennel, Pomegranates and Wheat Grass. This table lists the available nutrients and phytochemicals of each ingredient along with its healing properties.
Finally there is a chapter at the back of the book containing some juice and smoothie recipes “purely for healthy enjoyment”.
So there you go! Those are currently my 5 top juicing books. Be sure to check them out further before you buy. Amazon allows you read the index and sample chapters of some books online before you buy plus you can check out the many reviews there before deciding to buy. Some of the books are also available in Kindle format and you can download them to read on your phone, tablet, PC or Mac. You just need to download the free Kindle app for your device.
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