“I have been on a diet consisting of 85% raw and 15% cooked, with no meats for two months. However, instead of juicing vegetables, I have been juicing fruits rather than vegetables, and I have not been drinking water. Yesterday my blood pressure was 100/90 at the doctor’s office. What am I doing wrong? Please advise what I need to do. Thank you!”
Hi Debra, First let me state that Hallelujah Acres does not recommend juicing fruits or drinking fruit juices as there is way too much concentrated sugar in fruit juice. The only juices we recommend are juices made from vegetables.
Carrot juice is the base for all of our recommended juices. To this base we add green juices coming from celery, cucumbers, and dark leafy greens such as kale, collards, and spinach. A good ration is 2/3 carrot juice and 1/3 green juice.
It is recommended that all fruits be consumed in their whole, raw form and that total fruit in the diet be limited to no more than 15% of total dietary intake. Too much fruit can raise blood sugar levels, aggravating diabetic conditions and creating hyperglycemic problems, as well as feeding candida. Too much fruit in the diet is for most individuals a negative.
Water should be our main source of liquid daily. We need about ½ ounce of liquid for every pound of weight. This amount of liquid can come from not only water, but the liquid coming from vegetables and the juices in raw foods as well.
Regarding high blood pressure, many people experience what is called “White Coat Syndrome” when in a doctor’s office. To obtain a more accurate reading of your blood pressure, purchase a blood pressure monitor and check your blood pressure at home under a less stressful situation than a doctor’s office.
With your home monitor, check your blood pressure several times a day and when you do check it, take two readings several minutes apart. Then record the average of the two readings. Next time you go to your doctor, take your home blood pressure readings with you so that your doctor can have a better opportunity to see what your true blood pressure readings are.
Most people, when on The Hallelujah Diet as recommended, including daily exercise, find that their blood pressure not only normalizes, but remains in the normal range as long as they remain on the diet.