All About Nutrition

Nutrition Questions and Answers

Vital Health Zone is proud to announce Lesa Rusher, who is our resident naturopathic expert and who is available to answer questions about nutrition and health.

Lesa Rusher is a qualified naturopath with a thriving business in Canberra, Australia and has a wealth of experience treating clients on a variety of health issues. Lesa Rusher's full credentials can be found in our experts area.

Lesa Rusher will answer your nutrition-related questions.

Q: Since I started to take a mixture of fruit & vegetable juice every morning for 3 months, I have found that I am losing too much weight.

Am I over-dosing on juice?


A: Your answer, in one word - yes.

A fruit and vegetable juice drink can contain anywhere between 10-30 calories only. Consider this against a breakfast of cereal, milk and fruit or even eggs on toast (but really any substantial breakfast which includes foods from all the food groups) which can contain anywhere from 100-600 calories.

By drinking juice every morning instead of eating a proper breakfast, your calorie intake is greatly reduced. When you reduce your calorie intake, you will lose weight.

In addition to losing weight with your juice fast for breakfast, you could also be missing out on some of the vitamins, minerals and amino acids that are essential for your body to be strong and healthy.

Please note that the information provided is for educational purposes only and is not meant to diagnose or treat medical conditions. Consult with your medical physician regarding appropriateness of using supplements in your healing process.


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