Regardless of how long you've followed the Hallelujah Diet, you likely have dozens of questions about our supplements, best practices and other general insights we've shared over the years. In this series, we'll be answering some of our most frequently asked questions to provide the information you need to live your healthiest, most fulfilling life while following the Hallelujah Diet lifestyle. Below, our health expert Olin Idol shares his answers to questions he's often presented with:
1. Why doesn't BarleyMax have fiber? Don't we need fiber in our daily diet?
BarleyMax is made up of barley grass and alfalfa that is harvested and immediately transported to a facility for juicing. This process releases the nutrients from the fiber so that they are readily available at the cellular level for the body to immediately absorb.
"Our vegetable juices and BarleyMax powder should be free of fiber for maximum utilization of nutrients at cellular level," said Idol. "We need fiber, but we get that from our whole food diet."
2. Do I need the other juices if I use Hallelujah Diet Advanced Superfood?
According to Idol, the Superfood product was created for individuals seeking a broad range of whole food concentrates. Even though it is made up mostly of whole food ingredients, about 1.5 grams of the juice powder is made from barley, wheat, oats and alfalfa. Based on this information, Idol suggested supplementing Advanced Superfood with other juices if you feel it's necessary.
"It just depends upon individual preference and needs," he said.
3. My CarrotJuiceMax is still a year away from the expiration date. Why is it hard and clumping?
During production, organic brown rice syrup is added to CarrotJuiceMax and BeetMax to minimize clumping that is usually the result of being exposed to moisture. These powders should both be kept at room temperature to decrease condensation exposure in the containers. If your powders are clumping before expiration, fear not, Idol stated.
"In more humid environments and due to some exposure to temperature changes during shipping some clumping may occur," he said. "The powder is not damaged but is a little more cumbersome to use."
Next week, we'll answer more of your frequently asked questions about our supplements and the Hallelujah Diet in general.