Juicing is the latest trend in cancer-patient lifestyles

Maybe you use a blood pressure monitor to check for hypertension. Maybe you use a scale to keep track of weight loss or gain. Maybe, if you’re like a growing number of GISTers, you also use a juicer to help ensure good nutrition.

Making your own juices with a wide variety of fruits and vegetables is one way of getting the vitamins and nutrients your body needs, particularly if you are living with cancer.

Fortunately, there has been a proliferation of books on juicing, and many creative recipes are available for those who choose to add juicing to their lifestyle.

If you’re a beginner, the “for Dummies” series has a Juicing and Smoothies for Dummies  title that will get you started. TV star Drew Canole made the bestseller list with his book on Juicing Recipes, and there’s even a Juicing Bible by Pat Crocker. Natalie Savona’s “Big Book of Juices” boasts more than 400 natural-blend juicing recipes.

If you’re just getting started and looking to buy a juicer, Consumerreports.org has put together a juicer buying guide with recommendations.

Recipe Links:

Green Blast Smoothie

Silken Smoothie Recipes

Juicing Recipes

10 Cancer Fighting Juice and Smoothie Recipes

Recipes from Stanford Cancer Center