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JUICING FOR HEALTH



 

January 30, 2010 on 11:57 pm
Cucumber, Celery & Apple Juice
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It is difficult to imagine anyone saying no to a glassful of healthy fruit or vegetable juice prepared at home.

A vegetable juicer has become such an important part of the kitchen since it fully enables anyone to enjoy glass after glass of fresh fruit or vegetable juice at any time of the day.

Vegetable Juicers are already considered to be effective tools in helping people slim down since it produces freshly squeezed drinks that are rich in vitamins and nutrients which is an essential part of a dieter’s regimen.

People who have a vegetable juicer at home are able to enjoy a glass of freshly squeezed juice any time they want. And a glassful of freshly squeezed fruit or vegetable juice can provide more energy and more real nutrition than a cup of coffee.

Depending on the need or level of use, there are several other kinds of juicers that are available on the market today as well. The commercial juicer, as the name implies, is often for commercial use or for those who run juice bars or restaurants. The motors are designed and fit in such a way as to extract gallons of fruit and vegetable juice every single day. Often times these juicers have large mouths in order to accommodate large pieces of fruits and vegetables. There is the citrus juicer that is used to primarily extract vitamins and minerals from all kinds of citrus fruits. There is also the masticating juicer that is made to specifically accommodate harder fruits and vegetables.

When buying a vegetable juicer, it is important to take into consideration just how easily you can clean it after using it.

Vegetable Juicers often have pulp in the blades and the crevices so it is important that you opt for a model or brand that enables easy cleaning and maintenance. It is important that the vegetable juicer you will buy will allow you to easily remove the blades so you can clean it with a brush to make sure that no pulp remains that may damage the blades over time.

The storage capability is another factor to take into consideration when shopping for a vegetable or fruit juicer so it is important that you look for one that you can easily store or keep inside one of your kitchen cabinets in order to avoid having a cluttered kitchen counter.

It is also important that you read the user’s manual that come with the juicer and that you understand perfectly how the juicer works before actually using it; this is to make sure that you are using the machine properly and that you will not do anything that may hurt yourself or damage your new vegetable juicer.

Create your own juice at home using a vegetable juicer and this will surely be FUN for you and your family.

January 29, 2010 on 10:34 pm
Healthy snack
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This is the time of year that many people are kicking themselves for not meeting their New Year’s resolutions. That new gym membership has not sweated in the last month; the diet plan is collecting dust; those cigarettes found their way back home like a prodigal bum. Our personal health phase is over—it was too much work. Why not try a different strategy that is less stressful and demanding that might bring about those same desired results?

HealthCastle.com provides a simple idea: why not try healthy snacking to loose weight and acquire more energy. Eat more to lose weight? Are you nuts? (No, that was an earlier post—“Seeds and Nuts” [yuk-yuk]). What the author of the blog post, How Healthy Snacking Helps Your Diet” argues is that if we change the quality of our diet and snack with a purpose, we will become healthier.

The recommendations include hydrating often to aid our critical body functions; eat snacks that contain proteins and carbohydrates for their nutrients; snack often so that we don’t gorge at the next big meal. Finally, studies show that those of us who eat breakfast eat less calories throughout the day.

The author concludes: “Improving your diet can be accomplished through small, easy-to-manage steps. Adding in a couple of snacks can be a great start to your new year’s goals! As long as you keep portions in check and the foods you choose healthful, you may be surprised to see how just a couple of thoughtful snacks can jumpstart positive changes to your intake!”

At Fresh Start Juicers, we have food dehydrators that are great for making your own snacks such as granola, trail mix, and crackers.

January 27, 2010 on 1:19 am
Making Fresh Almond Milk
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Eating raw food for a living (in contrast to dying for processed food), although worthwhile, takes effort. There aren’t a lot of old family recipes coming out of the woodwork. There is good news, however. At Kristen’s Raw blogspot, there is a wonderful recipe for Raw Vegan Almond (Nut) Milk.

The recipe has step-by-step instructions accompanied by pictures. The pictures come in handy for novices (such as your humble writer) who are just beginning to learn this type of meal preparation. Furthermore, Kristen gives the reader suggestions for modifying the recipe with different nuts and seeds such as pecans, sesame seeds, hemp seeds, and cashews.

The recipe sounds delicious and doesn’t look difficult. As Kristen writes, “Every raw foodie should always have a quart of raw vegan nut milk in his / her refrigerator because apart from the great elements noted above, it’s versatile and can be used in many ways.” I think I’ll try it.

You can read the entire article here.

January 24, 2010 on 8:11 pm
Jack LaLanne receives a Lifetime Achievement A...
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I was reading an article submitted by Denise Reynolds RD on emaxhealth.com dedicated to Jack Lalanne.

I was really sad to hear the news that Jack Lalanne had died at 96. I definitely admire him and his attitude toward fitness and lifestyle. It is so true that keeping active and eating well contributes to living a healthy life. I am both sad and grateful.

” Born in 1914, in San Francisco, California, he admits to being “addicted” to sugar and junk foods just like the rest of his childhood friends. But at age 15, he heard Paul Bragg speak on health and nutrition, began focusing on his own diet and exercise habits, and then spent the next 80 years of his life inspiring others to do the same.”

You can read more about him here.

January 23, 2010 on 10:15 pm
Blueberry
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Have you ever heard of anthocyanins? Neither have I until today, but that can save our lives according to website, medicalnewstoday.com. Anthocyanins, an active compound in blueberries, have proven, in studies at Harvard and East Anglia, to cut down on hypertension by 10%.

According to MedicalNewsToday, “Those who ate blueberries at least once a week had a 10% lower risk of developing hypertension than people who never ate them. Regular blueberry consumers had better protection than regular strawberry consumers.”

Hypertension is one of the most common cardiovascular diseases today, so blueberries could be one of the most important additions to our diets, and the taste good, especially with fresh made yogurt with your Euro Cuisine Yogurt Maker .

You can read the entire article here.


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