Why Use Supplements?
Why The Hallelujah Diet Includes More Than Food
Many people are deficient in one or more nutrients, no matter how much they try to get those nutrients exclusively from eating whole foods.
A February 2009 study in the Journal of Horticultural Science and Biotechnology confirms that today’s vegetables are indeed less nutritious. So, eating more as a means to increase nutrients is simply not feasible; the stomach cannot efficiently handle the bulk of foods required.
For this reason, Hallelujah Acres recommends other ways to get the nutrients you need.
Juicing fresh vegetables and greens is the most efficient way to get maximum nutrition to our cells. Juicing separates the juice—which contains virtually all nutrients and living enzymes—from the fiber. Hallelujah Acres’ juice powders (BarleyMax, CarrotJuiceMax and BeetMax) also fall into this category, as they are low-temperature processed, living juices that contain no fiber.
Drinking freshly extracted juice requires only a small fraction of the digestive effort needed to break down whole foods, thus nutrients are rushed to the bloodstream much more efficiently.
Juicing also makes the most of nutrients in an easy to assimilate form. For example, drinking one 8 oz glass of carrot juice will give you the equivalent of eating approximately 1 lb of carrots.
Carrots are the richest source of beta-carotene, which the body converts into vitamin A, and provides a wealth of other nutritional benefits. When combined, a carrot/vegetable juice and BarleyMax make a dynamic duo in providing the body with high-nutrient body fuel.
A typical day on The Hallelujah Diet ideally includes at least two 8-oz glasses of carrot/vegetable juice along with 2-3 servings of BarleyMax.
Vitamins, minerals, enzymes, and beneficial bacteria all contribute to optimal health, and can all be acquired through supplements.
Though not ideal, great strides have been made in recent years to effectively replace the nutrients that other technologies have stripped from the food supply. But don’t run out and buy supplements without being informed.
Subtle differences can make a big difference. In the case of vitamin B12, for example, there are two kinds to look for: methylcobalamin and cyanocobalamin. Cyanocobalamin is cheaper, but is not found in nature, and must be converted by the body into methylcobalamin before it can be utilized. Methylcobalamin is a much better choice and is, in fact, the form of B12 used in Hallelujah Acres’ B12-B6-Folic Acid supplement.
We are very careful to ensure that The Hallelujah Diet promotes optimal health. All supplements in the Hallelujah Acres line of proprietary products have been extensively tested by our own researcher to ensure that our supplements are among the best on the market.
Here are some of the basics that are a daily part of The Hallelujah Diet:
BarleyMax is a convenient power form blend of two nutritionally dense foods, the juice of raw organic barley and alfalfa grown in soil that is high in minerals. This single supplement contains the widest spectrum of nutrients and the highest macro and trace mineral content possible. BarleyMax helps the body build new, strong, health, vital and vibrant cells.
CarrotJuiceMax and BeetMax are ideal if you do not have a juicer. Made from organic carrots and organic beets, these convenient juice powders contain no artificial ingredients, are naturally sweet and provide practically all of the nutrients and live enzymes of fresh raw carrots and beets.
Fiber Cleanse contains 28 herbs in a psyllium and flax seed base to help cleanse the colon, restore normal bowel activity and ensure timely and efficient elimination of toxins from the body during the first 2-3 months of beginning The Hallelujah Diet. Note: Fiber Cleanse is not recommended for pregnant or lactating women or for long-term use.
B-Flax-D helps maintain optimal bowel function after the 2-3 month period of using Fiber Cleanse. Organic ground flax seed can also be used for this purpose, but B-Flax-D has the added benefit of daily recommended B12 and Vitamin D, which are crucial to maintaining optimal health on a vegan diet.
B12-B6-Folic Acid is a supplement developed by Hallelujah Acres to ensure an adequate daily level of vitamin B12 in the body; if you are pregnant, this combination is a must for your health and that of your baby. B12 is a nutrient not readily found in a primarily vegan, yet it is essential to help the body prevent anemia, regulate red blood cell formation, form healthy cells, metabolize fats and carbohydrates, prevent nerve damage and perform many other functions properly.
Udo's Oil, a cold-pressed blend of organic flax, sunflower oil, sesame seed oil and oils from oat germ and rye germ, provides the balance of essential omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids the body needs to achieve and maintain good health. B-Flax-D can be substituted for Udo’s Oil to meet your daily requirement of essential fats, vitamin D and fiber.
Attention Men: Current research indicates that men dealing with prostate cancer may be better served by using freshly ground flax seed to meet their essential fats needs rather than the Udo’s Oil or flax seed oil.
Sunshine fuels the body’s production of vitamin D, critical for strong bones and muscles, a healthy immune system and more. While long periods of sun exposure should be avoided, 15 minutes of sunlight on the skin per day can help the body produce vitamin D.
On days when you cannot get an adequate amount of sunshine, take the recommended serving of B-Flax-D.
Exercising every day for a minimum of 30 minutes is crucial to optimal health; it helps you stay physically fit and releases toxins from the body. Additionally, physical exertion is a great way to alleviate stress.
A combination of aerobic, resistance and stretching exercises will help maximize your body’s cardiovascular condition and improve strength and flexibility.