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Healthy breakfast option – Smoothie

Ingredients
  • 1 cup low sugar orange juice (or almond milk or really any juice you like!)
  • 1 banana, peeled- 1 cup frozen fruit (strawberries, mangoes, raspberries, pineapple…)
  • 1/2 cup non-fat vegan yogurt
  • 2-3 tsp Chia seeds *
  • handful of baby spinach
* Chia seeds have become widely available now. You can find them in most grocery stores (natural foods, supplement or even baking sections), natural foods stores or you can order them online.
Directions
1. Put the orange juice in your blender. Add all the other ingredients. Blend REALLY well.
Meg grew up in and when she wasn’t busy pretending to be a mom, she was in the kitchen learning family recipes. She won over her husband, Alan, whom she met her freshman year at Stanford, with some very fancy home cooked meals. After working in finance and strategy for Gap and NBC-Universal, Meg returned to Stanford where she earned her MBA. Now with three kids of her own (Avery, 5; Brooks, 4 and Ryder 1), Meg’s husband doesn’t see too many of those fancy meals. But her kids eat very well! She believes good food is all it takes to make a friend, and she is grateful for all the friends she has made through her videos. You can find more of her stories on www.youtube.com/whatsupmoms
This article appears in ISSUE 32 of Healthy Juicing Magazine.
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3 Easy Asparagus Juice Recipes

3 Easy Asparagus Juice Recipes

Asparagus is highly nutritious and has excellent health benefits. Rich in folic acid, potassium, niacin, phosphorus, vitamin A, C and K asparagus is packed with goodness, and being a detoxifying food asparagus helps remove waste material from the body (you may have noticed the smelly urine it causes). Asparagus is renowned for its anti cancer properties and its beneficial effect on the liver, kidneys and bowel. Asparagus also helps relieve arthritis and rheumatism and strengthen a weak heart. Asparagus juice is traditionally used to treat/relieve symptoms associated with anemia, bowel, kidney and eye problems, as well as various cancers and skin problems.
Try out some of these powerful recipes with asparagus:Asparagus Carrot Juice:

  • 5 asparagus spears
  • 3 carrots
  • 2 tomatoes

 

Asparagus Celery Juice:

  • 2 celery stalks
  • 2 large carrots
  • 4 asparagus spears

 

Asparagus Apple Juice:

  • 2 green apples
  • 6 asparagus spears

 

Asparagus varieties:

 


(Image shows white asparagus, green asparagus, and wild asparagus)

 

Green asparagus: Asparagus come in four different varieties with green asparagus being the most common. Bright colored, sweet and tender, green asparagus are quick and easy to prepare with absolutely no need for peeling both for juicing and cooking.

Violet/purple asparagus: Rarely found in shops, and is most commonly found in Italy and England. Have a thick stalk.
White asparagus: Loved by Europeans for their sweet and delicate flavor. They are grown under black plastic igloos to prevent them from turning green and are often used in gourmet cooking.

Wild asparagus: Also called Ornithogalum pyrenaicum, it is very hard to come across, but you may find them at the markets in Italy and the South of France.

 

 

Sena Greene is the voice behind Healthy Living Hub, a website with health and wellness inspiration to motivate and get more buzz out of life.  At the website, you can find many resources including recipes which use simple ingredients, juicing and blender recipes, and healthy hobbies for your body and mind.  Visit healthylivinghub.net or connect at www.facebook.com/pages/Healthy-Living-Hub/104133073035098, www.pinterest.com/HealthyLivingHB/, and plus.google.com/u/0/+HealthylivinghubNet.

 

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Caution: Don’t Ignore Colon While Juicing

Caution: Don’t Ignore Colon While Juicing

 

Caution: Don’t Ignore Colon While Juicing

During a juice fast, since there is no solid food ingested, the bowel does not have any fiber to work against; therefore, the bowels stop moving.  When the bowels don’t move and a person keeps juicing, there are many toxins that are released into the bloodstream, and they can’t get out of the body. This feels absolutely terrible!  Next, instead of being released from the body, many of them can be reabsorbed back into the tissues.   This can be completely avoided simply by cleaning the intestines with one of the formulas listed below.

 

 

Don’t underestimate the importance of bowel health.  The bowels can remove three or more pounds of toxins per day – this is a very important elimination organ! We need the bowels to move, so that the toxins can be released from the body. These recommendations are very important.

 

Herbal Remedies for Activating and Healing the Digestive Tract during a Juice Cleanse 

 

Herbal Laxative

 

During each day of the juice fast, take an herbal laxative at night, and also first thing in the morning if needed. Herbal formulas work well to keep the bowel moving – I use the Vibrant Colon Formula for this. For very constipated individuals who usually only have a bowel movement every few days or less, I use an extra strength formula called the Colon Starter Plus. If you take lots of strong cayenne and/or juice a garlic clove with one or more of your vegetable juices, you might not need either of these formulas.  Anyone who has active colitis or a history of colitis should not take any laxative formulas, cayenne or garlic.

 

 

Herbal Bowel Detoxifiers 

Take an herbal formula that absorbs and draws toxins out of the bowel.  These formulas usually contain charcoal, bentonite clay, and sometimes slippery elm and other herbs. I use the Colon Detox Caps or the Colon Soothe Formula for this and they work very well. They contain mucilaginous herbs such as slippery elm to protect and soothe the colon, and are much gentler than psyllium husks. Plain psyllium husks, even if combined with bentonite and charcoal, can be very abrasive and cause severe diarrhea in those who are sensitive. I’ve seen psyllium husks cause severe intestinal inflammation and bleeding in those with sensitive colons, so it’s VERY important to choose well balanced gentle intestinal formulas containing mucilaginous herbs such as the ones listed above.
*I cannot guarantee the safety or effectiveness of herbal products that are not mentioned on this website. When people attempt herbal cleanses from a drug store or discount herb shop using similar formulas, the results are usually weaker, or can even cause unpleasant symptoms. Many years of research and clinical experience go into this program and my herbal products, both of which have been based on real patient results, not theories.

 

Adequate Hydration 

 

 

Make sure to drink at least a gallon of fluid every day. This can include herbal teas and water and not just juice. The colon needs around two quarts a day to function properly – it needs more when taking herbs or doing other sorts of natural healing methods. A gallon of fluids per day will give the kidneys ample opportunity to eliminate the toxins that are coming loose and going into the bloodstream and make the cleanse comfortable. The kidneys filter toxins out of the bloodstream and naturally release them into the urine.

Enemas 
Many people do an enema once or twice a day. Except in cases of severe disease, this is usually not needed as long as the above-mentioned herbal intestinal cleansing formulas are being used.

 

Other “Must-Have” Herbs That Maximize Juice Fasting Benefits: 

 

1) Cayenne – cayenne gives energy and helps dissolve mucous, stops bleeding in the intestines, hemorrhaging of the uterus, and bleeding in other organs. It dissolves blood clots, and increases circulation to the head, making it invaluable for use in strokes and senility such as Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. Start with 1/8 tsp of 150,000 Heat Units Cayenne once a day. Very gradually work up to one tsp three times per day. For Cayenne Tincture, start with five to ten drops, and work up to one dropper full (30-35 drops) three times per day

 


If you can handle it, take even more – but do it slowly and gradually. The body does gradually adapt and is able to handle larger doses over time. For weaker cayenne, it’s necessary to take much more to get the same effect. Powdered encapsulated cayenne that has had the “heat” removed from it is about the weakest cayenne available and doesn’t do much.  Don’t expect it heal anything serious. The hotter the cayenne, the more it heals. Take strong cayenne with juice – don’t take it on an empty stomach or you will be sorry – intense intestinal cramping can result from doing this.

2) Algae – Spirulina, Chlorella, blue green algae, and Dunaliella (red algae) are the four major edible kinds of algae. People have been consuming certain types of algae as food for thousands of years.  Algae have been found to contain all of the essential amino acids. They are a complete protein source second to none. The protein content of algae ranges from 60-70% with a very high protein utilization factor. This means that the body is easily able to absorb and use the protein contained in algae.
Algae usually come in a powder form, or in tablets or capsules. Begin with 1/2 tsp of the powdered algae per day and increase to whatever dose feels right. Otherwise, follow directions on the supplement bottle.

For people who don’t like the taste of the powder or liquid, capsules are the next best way to take algae. The least desirable method is tablets since they are highly compressed, making them more difficult to digest and absorb. The Essential Nutrients contains most of the supplements mentioned in this article, combined together into a convenient formula that saves a lot of time and makes juice fasting much easier and even fun.

3) Nutritional yeast – Saccharomyces cerevisiae – yeast is very high in B vitamins including B12. The kind I like is Red Star T6635 #12 large flake. I’ve seen it sold in bulk at the health food store as well as in the supplement section.  People who have gout shouldn’t not take yeast since the high protein content may aggravate gout.

Start with 1 TBS per day and increase to 2 or more TBS per day if that feels right.  Since nutritional yeast is so high in B vitamins, and the nervous system requires so much of them to function properly, this makes an excellent food for the brain, peripheral nerves, and spinal cord. Those with nervous system disorders such as myasthenia gravis, multiple sclerosis, brain diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease, premature senility, all types of dementia, schizophrenia, Tourette’s syndrome, and other neurologic diseases may want to increase their dose as needed.  People with milder neurologic problems such as anxiety, depression, mental and emotional disorders will benefit, too.  This yeast is also contained in the Earth’s Nutrition Formula. Essential Nutrients is very similar but is yeast free and designed to accommodate those with Candida and yeast problems.

4) Wheatgrass powder, capsules or tablets.  Contained in Essential Nutrients

5) Barley Grass powder, capsules or tablets.  Contained in Essential Nutrients

6) Herbal teas – The herbal tea I use the most for this purpose is Detox Chai Spice since it activates all the organs at once and greatly assists in removing toxins from the body. If there is a history of kidney stones, the K/B Herbal Tea is an excellent choice that assists in cleansing stone-causing residues from the urinary tract. Any herbal tea from Dr Fosters Essentials is fine to drink during a juice fast. Side Note: there are some herbal teas out there that are marketed for dieting and weight loss that contain loads of caffeine and other stimulants.(e.g. teas such as green tea, ma huang or ephedra). It’s not wise to start drinking caffeinated beverages during a juice fast if you have not already been consuming them beforehand, or you could give yourself heart palpitations. Although sometimes green tea does not contain much caffeine, there are many types that contain just as much caffeine as regular black tea.  People should not drink teas from these three stimulating herbs except in the following two cases:

  • Severe asthma, in which case these stimulant teas may provide needed symptom relief in an acute situation.
  • People who are already drinking coffee every day who need to stop coffee during their juice fast.  People who are regular coffee drinkers who suddenly stop drinking it can get withdrawal symptoms such as fatigue, depression, low blood pressure and possibly fainting.  So, if coffee is normally consumed on a regular basis, switching over to caffeinated green tea during a juice cleanse can help avoid caffeine withdrawal symptoms.

 

To summarize: if you’re drinking coffee, switch to green tea during a juice fast. If you’re not drinking coffee or green tea, don’t start.

 

7) Organic, unfiltered apple cider vinegar (Braggs and Spectrum are good brands usually found in health food stores).

 

 

Apple cider vinegar is especially good for arthritis – it helps to wash and dissolve calcium deposits from joints and muscles and balances body ph.  Start with one Tablespoon three times per day and increase to as much as you feel you need.

A great apple cider vinegar formula to take at this time is Germ Blaster. The cayenne, ginger, garlic and onion in this formula greatly stimulate the circulation all over the entire body.  These herbs also kill many germs and parasites, making this a great formula to use to speed up recovery from a cold, flu, bronchitis, or any other type of infection. The horseradish content is excellent for clearing out sinuses. The cayenne, garlic and ginger should not be taken by those who have acute or chronic diarrhea since they can activate the intestines.  For those who are usually constipated, it’s wonderful.

Most people don’t realize that a juice fast can provide even more energy than they normally have.  I’ve also put people who were bedridden with bodies full of cancer on a juice fast and it helped them tremendously, and got many of them out of bed. With the right modifications, most people can safely do a juice fast. If it is done correctly, with attention to the colon, a juice fast can be life-saving.

 

 

 

Dr. Cynthia Foster received her MD in 1996 from University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. After successfully treating herself of an “incurable” disease with natural methods, Dr. Foster became an advocate of alternative healing methods.  She is the author of the controversial book Stop the Medicine and, through her website and individual consultations, has helped many people achieve long-lasting healing through education, lifestyle, and diet.  At her website, you can find the recommended products and more info about natural healing methods.   Visit www.drfostersessentials.com or connect with Dr. Foster at:

www.twitter.com/DocFoster
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www.linkedin.com/in/drfoster
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How Juicing Can Improve Your Eyesight Naturally

 

Modern life has many of us concentrating on various types of electronic screens for large parts of the day. This is a very recent development in human history and there is ample evidence that our eyes are having difficulty adapting to the daily demands we put them under.

Eyestrain, dry and irritated eyes, difficulty making out fine detail, and deteriorating vision are all common eyesight problems that are on the increase in recent decades.

While taking regular breaks from computer monitors and reducing the amount of time we spend staring at the illuminated screens is important, diet and juicing, may be able to help heal your eyes.

Let’s look at how regular juicing can play a part in improving your eyesight naturally and the best types of fruits and vegetables to juice for better vision. Also ahead is a potent juicing recipe designed to give your eyes what they need to perform at their best!

 

The Importance of Xanthophylls

Juicing fresh fruit and vegetables provides a wealth of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants for better eyesight. Pro-vitamin A carotenoids like alpha and beta-carotene are very important for your eyes, as is antioxidant vitamin C and minerals like zinc.

While deficiencies in these nutrients do happen, and many of us could use more of them for optimal eye health, a far more likely issue with vision problems is a lack of xanthophylls.

Xanthophylls are class of carotenoid antioxidants, most commonly found in fruits and vegetables with yellow, orange and red colors, or in leafy greens where the green chlorophyll dominates. Lutein and zeaxanthin are the best known xanthophylls and the most important for your eyes.

Zeaxanthin and lutein are highly concentrated in the macula area of your eye that is responsible for perceiving fine details on a page or screen. They actually give your macula its distinctive yellow color and are vital for protecting it from UV and high-intensity blue light.

Blue light is a difficult band of the color spectrum for your eyes to deal with and regular overexposure is often associated with serious eye conditions like cataracts and age-related macular degeneration (ARMD).

 


Studies suggest that a diet high in lutein and zeaxanthin can reduce your risk of developing ARMD. Given that this eye disease is the biggest cause of blindness in elderly people in the USA and is expected to affect around 3 million Americans by 2020, these antioxidants are worth getting more of if you value your vision as you get older.

Even for people already with macular degeneration, increasing xanthophyll intake may help repair the damage. Research published in the journal Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science found that supplementing with lutein led to measurable improvements in vision and macula pigment density. The scientists said, ‘lutein may play an important role in eye health as a useful bioactive agent in reducing the risk of ARMD’.

Another study published in the British Journal of Nutrition found that lutein supplementation for people who worked in front of computer screens all day improves visual function, contrast sensitivity and ‘lutein may have beneficial effects on the visual performance’. Lutein and zeaxanthin are also believed to help protect your eyes from other eye diseases like cataracts and glaucoma as well.

So how do you increase your intake of lutein and the even harder to get zeaxanthin? If you’re already noticing eye problems like regular eyestrain and difficulty concentrating on the screen, a high zeaxanthin and lutein supplement derived from natural sources like marigolds can often help.

From a dietary perspective there are certain fruits and vegetables that contain lutein and zeaxanthin and are very beneficial to juice if you value your vision. Here’s five of the best.

 

5 High-Lutein and Zeaxanthin Fruits and Vegetables for Juicing

1. Kale

Dark green leafy vegetables are often considered a good source of lutein and kale is one of the most concentrated. Extremely high in vitamins, minerals and many other antioxidants to protect your eyes from free radical damage, raw kale is an excellent vegetable to juice for better vision and better health in general.

2. Orange Bell Peppers

These might seem like an unusual vegetable to juice, but they’re actually quite tasty. Bell peppers, and particularly the orange colored ones, are a great source of zeaxanthin for juicing. Red and yellow peppers should also be good if you can’t find orange, but green bell peppers aren’t considered useful for xanthophylls.

3. Celery

The stalks and particularly the leaves of celery are a good source of lutein for your eyes. Celery’s cleansing and detoxifying properties also benefit your kidneys. Kidney health is closely related to eye health in Chinese traditional medicine so definitely worth including in your juice.

4. Beets with the Beet Greens

 


Deep red beet juice is full of nutrients that benefit your liver, another vital organ associated with eye health. Many important bodily function suffer when your liver is under strain so beets are a great vegetable to add to many different juicing recipes.

Interestingly, beet greens and stalks are considered an excellent source of lutein and zeaxanthin so are well worth including in juices for improving your vision.

5. Kiwifruit

Recent testing has shown kiwifruit to be surprisingly high in lutein for better eyes. Given that they are also a great source of vitamin C which is needed for protecting your vision, kiwifruit is definitely deserves its place in the recipe ahead. It helps that kiwi juice tastes great as well.

 

“Vision Enhancer” Juice Recipe 

This juicing recipe is designed specifically to provide a high level of lutein and zeaxanthin as well as other nutrients for healthy eyes. It’s good to drink in the morning if you have a long day in front of the computer screen ahead.

While the kale, orange bell pepper and celery aren’t exactly sweet, they’re far from unpleasant and the natural sugars of the beet and kiwifruit soften out the flavor. If you want a little extra sweetness than add an extra kiwifruit or a carrot, also good for your eyes with their pro-vitamin A beta-carotene.

 


Ingredients

  • 2 branches of kale.
  • 1 orange Bell pepper.
  • 2 stalks of celery.
  • 1 beet with the greens.
  • 3 kiwifruit.

(Makes 2 servings)

Preparation

  • Don’t worry about deseeding the bell pepper or skinning the kiwifruit. Just wash your produce well in warm water and a splash of apple cider vinegar to clean it and minimize sprays if it’s not organic.
  • Once its ready feed it steadily through the juicing shoot, finishing with the celery to push as much of the juice through your juicer as possible.
  • Stir up the multicolored juice so it’s well blended and pour it into glasses with a couple of ice cubes. Drink immediately for the most antioxidants and eye benefits.

 

Extra Tips for Healthy Eyes

 


Juicing recipes like this are a great way to get more lutein, zeaxanthin and other eye nutrients into your diet for healthy vision. Also try and eat more yellow, red and orange fruits and vegetables along with more leafy greens to strengthen up your antioxidant defenses.

It’s beneficial to have some healthy fats around the same time as you have your juice since xanthophylls and other antioxidants like alpha and beta-carotene are fat-soluble. This means they require some fatty acids to be present for optimal absorption.

I take a teaspoon of orange flavored cod liver oil around the same time as I drink my juice for this purpose. It’s also extremely high in vitamin A, vitamin D and omega-3 fatty acids, all beneficial for your vision and particularly helpful against dry eye conditions.

Finally, make sure you give yourself more breaks when you’re working in front of computer screens. Get away from the monitor at least every hour, preferably twice as often and look at something in the distance for a while or just shut your eyes for five minutes and let them relax.

I think most people would agree that their eyes are vitally important. Daily juicing should really help improve your eyesight over time, but regular breaks are a good start to make today.

 

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Juicing Watermelon with Dr. Bizal

Greetings and welcome to eating healthy with Dr. Bizal, that’s me, and our goal in this series is to help make you as healthy as possible as simply and as easy as possible as well.

So today we’re going to start with one of the very basics, and that’s watermelon juice. So let me tell you a little bit about watermelon. Number one, how do you choose your watermelon when you’re in the store taking a look and you see that bunch of watermelons, grab one, pick it up, and thump it. If you hear a nice hollow sound, there’s a very good chance that you got a good melon and it’s full of juice and it’s ripe.

So what else do you need to know about melon, and why it’s so valuable is from a nutritional standpoint there’s four things. Number one, it’s very high in vitamin A, very high in vitamin C, very, very good for the body. Also the two minerals it’s very high in are potassium and magnesium. The significance of that is that both magnesium and potassium are what we call acid buffering minerals. They help keep your body alkaline and with all the chronic, degenerate disease that’s very, very important these days.

So having said that what’s the next step? How do we go about juicing the watermelon? So, what do we need? We have our watermelon. We have our ripe watermelon, a cutting board, a sharp kitchen knife big enough to do the job. We need a juicer that has a catch basin to it. We also need a collection device to collect the juice, and then after we collect it, we need something that we can drink it out of.

So having said that, let me give you one of the little secret tricks of the trades to make your life easy doing this. When you are doing the juicing process, if you take your catch basin and you line it with a piece of plastic. You’ll save yourself time, and you won’t have to clean that up.

 

The easiest way to get started with this is take your watermelon, and what I like to do is I like to cut it in half, and the sharper the knife is, the easier this task is going to be

Now when I say watermelon juice, usually the first thing that comes to mind is the red part of the watermelon. Here’s another nutritional fact. Research is showing that the red meat in watermelon has a higher concentration of lycopene, which is an antioxidant that they are talking about is good for dealing with free radicals and preventing and reversing things like cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and has more lycopene than a tomato does.

When I talk about juicing watermelon, I am not just talking about juicing the red meat, the part that we’re accustomed to eating all the time. I am also talking about I am going to juice the whole melon. I am going to juice the rind as well. Now why would I do that?

Most people are not aware that the highest concentration of nutrients and some of the critical nutrients are actually in the outside, or the husk, or the shell that protect whatever the fruit or the vegetable is that we’re eating, and whenever you see green like this, what you know is there’s chlorophyll, and the nice thing about chlorophyll is chlorophyll acts as an anti-bacterial and anti-fungal in the body.

So nature has done a very good job of giving us all kinds of healthy things to build our immune system and keep us healthy.

Now that we have this watermelon cut in half, if I was just going to make a drink for one, what I would do is take about an inch of it and fortunately my knife is sharp, and I’d get started, and what I would do is I would just slice.

 

 

Then cut into slices, so, it will fit into your juicer and juice away!

 


Now that we’ve got the watermelon cut open, I am going to give you a little secret trick of the trade so that your watermelon doesn’t drip all over your kitchen.

If you’ve ever chopped open a watermelon, even if you wrap it in cellophane and you stick it in the refrigeration, it has a tendency to drip, and it will drip on things that are in the refrigerator.

So one of the easiest way to do is just take like a soup bowl or a bowl that’s big enough just to let your watermelon set in and actually I have two here. This way the watermelon won’t drip all over everything, and then if you have some freezer wrapper of some kitchen wrap, now your melons are ready and safe to go into your refrigerator.

 

 

 

Dr. Stephen Bizal, D.C. (www.DrBizal.com) is the author of the critically acclaimed book and wellness program “The Optimal Life, Empowering Health, Healing & Longevity” (www.drbizal.com/BookStore.html). He is the host of “The Optimal Life” radio talk show, and the “Healthy Living with Dr. Bizal” and “Doc around the Block” video series available on YouTube. An innovator in the field of human potential and human performance, Dr. Bizal founded the first executive health & fitness coaching company in Southern California in 1981. In 2010 Dr. Bizal created the Wellness Coaching Institute (www.WellnessCoachingInstitute.com), offering the 1st university approved wellness certification programs, in the U.S., for health and human resource professionals.

 

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4 Easy Tips to Have 25% More Energy and Get Healthier Now!

 

Yes, you can increase your energy levels by at least 25% and reach a higher level of health with very simple diet and lifestyle changes. I’m going to outline some of my best tips that anybody can apply to see dramatic results fast. I’m going to give tips for beginners as well as more experienced.

 

The One Food You Must Avoid

First things first, there are certain foods we eat that literally drain away our health, our energy, or both. If you want to make positive steps towards eating a healthy diet, you have to start by avoiding them first.I won’t go into the obvious junk foods everybody knows to be unhealthy. Instead, I’ll talk about probably one of the unhealthiest foods on the supermarket shelves, one that’s still considered healthy.I’m talking about *cheese*. More specifically, ripened cheese (parmesan, cheddar, camembert, etc.).In addition to being high in fat, cheese also contain certain substances that make it addictive (see the book “The Food Seduction”).Cheese is also one of the most mucus-forming foods there is, and most people who drop it from their diet notice immediate improvements in their health.My experience leads me to believe that if there’s one thing everybody should eliminate from her or her diet, its cheese.

 

 

Drop the Oil

Excessive fat consumption is related to a wide range of health problems, not just “getting fat.” Fat consumption affects how your body processes sugar, and an excessive fat consumption leads to blood sugar imbalances, such as hypoglycemia, diabetes, and even candida.In light of all of this, there’s really no reason anyone should consume any type of oil on a regular basis. This includes olive oil, flax seed oil, hemp seed oil, and any kind of “healthy” oil you can imagine.There’s no reason because you can get all the fat and omega-3 you can possibly need by consuming *whole* foods, such as avocados, nuts and seeds.A tablespoon of oil contains about 150 calories. Add a few of those to your salads and you’ve already consumed a very high-fat meal!So my recommendation is to *drop the oil*. Just get rid of it. Don’t buy it anymore. It’s okay to have a bit of olive oil occasionally when you go out and have a salad, for example, but in your home, use healthy fats from whole foods, not refined fats from oils.

 

 

The Magic of Exercise

One of the best ways to help your body regulate blood sugar and appetite *naturally* is to create a natural *demand* for food.This means that regular exercise is an essential part of any nutrition program. Just diet alone cannot help your body process the foods you’re eating if there’s no demand for it.One of the best exercises you can start right now is walking. I’m all for going to the gym and getting in shape, but chances are that you might just need to start walking more.I suggest you start with 15 minutes a day, and then increase to 30 minutes, until you can do 30 to 60 minutes every day. Try to maintain a pace that is comfortable, yet a little challenging.If you get in the habit of walking or exercising in the morning before breakfast, you’ll notice that you’ll be drawn to eating the right foods and you’ll experience less cravings and less energy swings during the day.

 

 

Green Smoothies and the Green Cleanse

Without a doubt, my best all-around tip for improving your health, needing less sleep, overcoming deficiencies, reaching your ideal shape, and overcoming cravings, is the regular consumption of green smoothies.  If you go for a week on just green smoothies (and fruit), you won’t believe how great you’ll feel at the end of that week.And best of all, it’s not as hard as it seems, as long as you have the proper support and motivation.

 

 

 

5 Super-Easy and Super-Healthy Green Smoothie Recipes

Combination 1: Mango Parsley

  • Flesh from 2 large mangos
  • 1 bunch of parsley
  • Water (as much as needed to get desired consistency)

Combination 2: Strawberry-Banana-Romaine

  • 1 cup strawberries
  • 2 bananas
  • ½ bunch romaine
  • Water

Combination 3: Pear-Kale-Mint

  • 4 ripe pears
  • 4-5 leaves of kale
  • ½ bunch mint
  • Water

Combination 4: Finger Banana-Spinach

  • 5 finger bananas (also called sugar bananas or date bananas)
  • 1 handfuls of spinach leaves
  • Water

Combination 5: Bosc Pear-Raspberry-Kale

  • 3 bosc pears
  • 1 handful of raspberries
  • 4-5 kale leaves
  • Water

 

Frederic Patenaude is the author of the best-selling e-book “The Raw Secrets”. He is currently giving away free access to his private library of over 100 exclusive articles along with a subscription to his newsletter Pure Health & Nutrition. Visit www.fredericpatenaude.com while charter subscriptions last.

 

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Benefits of Juicing Broccoli with Joe Cross

Benefits of Juicing Broccoli with Joe Cross

 

Hey! If you are anything like me, sometimes in the afternoon you’re going to run out of energy. Instead of reaching for that snack—that cookie, that processed something or other—how about reaching for a juice?

How about an “oh, sweet broccoli” juice?

Joe Cross here from the movie Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead, and you might know me from RebootWithJoe.com.

Today I am going to make up a juice with broccoli. Yes, broccoli. It’s called an “oh, sweet broccoli” juice. You might say – broccoli, I don’t kind of imagine juicing that. How can that taste good? Well, I am going to use the broccoli as the bulk of this juice.

But I am going to add in some cucumber, some carrot, and a couple of peeled oranges. That’s going to sweeten up and give it a lot of body.

But broccoli is one of my champion veggies. It is an absolute winner when it comes to health. How about this? It reduces heart disease. It can reduce cholesterol. Its cancer preventing. It’s high in anti-oxidants, and also for those of you with allergies out there, this is a real winner. Getting some broccoli juice can really help those allergies coming on and really dulls them down which is what we all need if we get the sneezes.

So to kick off the juicing today, I have got a Sage juicer here from my great friends at Lakeland. Now a juicer is very different from a blender. A juicer, what we do, is we put the produce in the chute, and we separate out. We take the cellulose of the plant, we put that to one side, and we extract out all the liquid sunshine.

Ingredients:

  • 1 Cucumber
  • Bunch Broccoli
  • 1 Carrot
  • 2 X Oranges (peeled)

If we just take a look at that you can see that we’ve actually got a nice, green color.

It’s a little bit dark because of our broccoli which is perfect, and if we pour it out, you can see that lovely color that you may not look at that and think, oh, that’s enticing. But let me tell you this juice is an absolute winner. It’s actually not as sweet as you would think because the broccoli really brings it down, but it’s one of those juices, particularly in winter. In the afternoon if you just want to get some energy and lift up and get a big burst, this juice is an absolute champion.

Now, I also want to talk a little bit about the pulp because I get a lot of people ask me, Joe, we’re juicing out all this energy from the plants, but what do we do with the pulp?

What do we do with the cellulose, the structure that was holding the plant together? Well, there’s a bunch of things you can do with it. If you want to give it to your garden, you can do that. It’s fantastic for compost.

Or if you want to put it on like veggie burgers. You can make a broth with it. You can make muffins with it. There’s so many things you can do, and if you’re not ready to do it right now, you can put it in a re-sealable bag, put it in the freezer, and store it up.

 For more juicing tips and recipes from Joe Cross, visit the Lakeland website at www.lakeland.co.uk/info/joe-cross-videos

 

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Why Eat Local Organic?


I know you. You’re comfortable, used to a routine life and, if you’re like most human beings, you’re reluctant to change. Changing old habits can be very difficult. Many years ago, locally-grown organic food was the food that was available to consumers, it was simply the way it was before globalism, before the grocery business became big business.

Now we have a food industry that is marked by GMO’s, imported foods grown by farmers we do not know or cannot connect with, and the need for the farmer to produce one food at a low cost. In order for this to happen the farmer needs to use more chemicals, fertilizers and pesticides to grow and manage large fields that maybe one human hand touches.

Organic fields need many hands to grow food without the use of chemicals, non-organic fertilizers and definitely no harsh pesticides. Sometimes the pests are removed by hand thus eliminating the use of pesticides completely.

Growing organic simply means “maintaining a living soil with a diverse population of micro and macro soil organisms.” This means to feed the soil, not the plant, by way of compost, green manures and animal manure. Taking care of the soil also means less tilling, which disturbs the soil structure, and can decrease the need for nitrogen. We need to create an environment to sustainably grow the most nutritious food.

Let’s not forget about the bees, which we so desperately need to pollinate fields, fruit trees and a healthy eco-system. The time for us to embrace smaller, local organic farms is now.  Right now, bees are facing serious threats to their populations which are already affecting our ecosystem and food supply.

Look for labels that let you know the foods/food products are USDA approved, United States Department of Agriculture or Canada Organic/Biologique Canada approved. This is a good place to start identifying and sourcing organic food. We have local farmers all around us growing organically. You probably do, too.
Here are the symbols found on Organic foods that have been approved by these two organizations, the foods that we see on our shelves in the organic section of our grocery stores.

 


There is so much more to do when protecting the validity of an Organic product and what matters is that we are moving forward with educating the consumer-me and you, and that there is constant movement in the growth of the Organic food sector. Backing products like this will improve the quality of our food, especially for our kids.
What drives the need for non-Organic food production???  New, (though I say we have always known) studies show pesticide residue in kids decreases when they eat organic produce, as seen on CTV. We now know how important organic food is for our families. Simply, the old ways of chemical farming and mass production will not solve the world’s food issues. I see hundreds and thousands of families around the globe still with no food to eat. Chemical farming, GMO’s and mass production did not save them and it is doing serious damage our soil, water and eco-systems. Growing organic food locally is the solution for all of us. The reality is organic farming takes care of the soil that grows the food for us. Without healthy soil we will not be able to grow and produce healthy nutritious foods today or for tomorrow.
GMO’s are creating a lot controversy globally. Who needs them? None of us do. There have been many studies that link GMO foods to food allergies, food sensitivities and gastro-intestinal issues. Who wants foods that need excess chemicals to grow, a plant that needs to be fed, because the soil is dead?

We are a generation of foodies, many of us are interested in cooking again and are now looking at the raw whole foods – the way it was raised and or produced. Free-range, free-run, pastured are all indications that the food is being grown and the animals are being raised with care. Many of us are looking for alternative ways to have access to locally grown and organically grown foods by way of buying directly off the farm, farmers’ markets and shopping at grocery stores like Whole Foods and Harmony Whole foods, our local grocery store that supports organic food.
Local Organic vs. Imported Organic…
Many of us turn to imported organic food because we are short organic growers here. This has a negative impact on our local farmers, our local organic farmers and our overall economy. Once the money we spend leaves the country, it rarely comes back, never mind the heavy carbon footprint that comes with importing food around the globe. If we choose to support the need for organic food production, we then choose to support local organic farms to thrive and have a place in our community. The solution is simple, sustainable, ecological and humane. Local organic.

 

Get to know more about food and our carbon footprints left behind by how and what we eat!

Love the food you eat, the soil it is grown on, the water that helps the food grow and most importantly all those little micro-organisms and pollinators (i.e bees). We would not have nutritious food without them.

 

I know it can be challenging for a family to eat better food by choosing to eat organic, never mind local organic, and I am not saying you should change everything today. Try a little at a time, an organic chicken, locally grown and organic peppers, buy what you can afford and you will taste the difference.

 

It has taken over 50 years to lose such a dynamic food system and will take time to revive again and become what was once mainstream. Together we can invest in our families’ health and our ecosystems by switching over to organic and locally grown and produced foods.

 

 

Stacey Fokas is the creator of freshalicious®, a lifestyle guidebook that revolves around eating local, sourcing the freshest ingredients that are in-season and bringing organic foods to your family’s table.  It contains stories of real-life food journeys, 125 recipes, and helpful information on how to eat healthy. Find out more at freshalicious.ca.

 

 

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7 Things to Do with Beet Greens

7 Things to Do with Beet Greens

 

7 Things to Do with Beet Greens

 

Beet greens are the leaves and stalks attached to beetroots. Have you ever eaten them? In case you haven’t, they’re edible, delicious and nutritious!

Because beetroots are mostly sold in the supermarket without their leaves attached, many don’t know that these gorgeous leaves can be eaten and are highly nutritious (since they’re greens!). You are most likely to find beet greens (attached to their beets) at organic grocery stores and farmer’s markets. And it’s also an economical way to get some greens (basically they’re ‘free’ when you buy the beets).
About a month ago, I found myself inundated with beet leaves (and beets). I couldn’t resist buying them at the organic store where I shop. They looked so beautiful and fresh – both the beets and the leaves, so I bought a bunch. Then my parents popped by on the weekend and brought me a large bunch from their home garden. (By the way, their home garden is their whole back yard!)
Since beetroot leaves don’t keep fresh for too long after harvesting (up to a week or so), I needed to make something quick smart so I would not waste these gorgeous, luscious leaves. Plus I needed more room in my refrigerator. This got me thinking of different ways to cook up beet leaves. I came up with 7:

 

  • use it in a curry with the beets
  • add it to a frittata, like you would silver beet
  • use it instead of spinach in a spinach and feta pie
  • juice them (younger beet leaves are best because of lower oxalic acid than older leaves)
  • eat in a salad (again, younger beet leaves are best)
  • add it to soups, like you would spinach, kale or silver beet
  • just sauté them with some garlic and herbs to have as a side, or try variation I came up with below

Sautéed beet leaves with coconut milk & capers


Serves ~ 3 people, as a side

  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 small brown onion, finely diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely diced
  • 5 cups (~500g) shredded beet leaves & chopped stems
  • 2 tbsp salt-crusted capers
  • ½ cup coconut milk
  • sea salt to taste
  • squeeze of lemon

In a wide and deep fry pan, heat oil and sauté onion until translucent. Add garlic and sauté briefly before adding the beet leaves. Stir continually.
Once the leaves have wilted add the capers and coconut milk. Sauté for a couple more minutes, then turn off stove. Season and squeeze over some lemon juice.
(Note: the dish is not meant to be saucy — the milk evaporates off. But if you would like it to be, just add more coconut milk.)
Serve as you would side of greens — I ate mine with pan-fried fish on one occasion, and with some rice and dhal on another.
Or you can make these yummy juices with your beet greens…

 

Beet Greens Delight

  • 4 large beet green leaves and stems
  • 1 small head of broccoli
  • 1 cucumber
  • ½ head of small head of red cabbage
  • 4 carrots
  • ½ apple

Beet Greens Zinger

  • 5 large beet green leaves and stems
  • Handful of spinach
  • 4 stalks of celery
  • 1 large green apple
  • 1 peeled lemon

Drink Your Greens Greentini

  • 4 large beet green leaves and stems
  • 2 kiwis
  • 1 cup green or red grapes
  • 1 cucumber
  • 2 stalks celery
  • Handful of fresh mint

Or these beet greens smoothies!

Tropical Beet Greens Smoothie

  • Greens from one beet
  • 1.5 cups frozen mango chunks
  • 1 cup green grapes
  • Juice from one lime

Beet the Blues Smoothie

  • ¾ cup frozen blueberries
  • Greens from 1 beet
  • 1 tbsp almond butter (or other nut butter)
  • ½ to 1 cup almond butter (depending on how thick you like it)
  • ½ frozen banana
  • 2 dates, pits removed
  • ½ cup ice

 

 

 

Lesh Karan is a food coach, writer and the founder The Mindful Foodie, with a background in pharmacy and health science. Through her writing, recipes, coaching and eBook, she shows people how to eat to reduce cravings, lose weight, increase energy levels and enjoy food without guilt. For more free recipes from Lesh, visit themindfulfoodie.com.

 

 

 

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