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November 13, 2010 on 4:07 pm
Orange, pear, apple
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If you aren’t sure that the juicing lifestyle is for you, ask yourself if any of these statements are true for where you are in life right now:

  1. I need to lose weight to avoid or reverse serious health issues.I want to lose weight to feel and look better.
  2. I want to live a more eco-friendly lifestyle.
  3. I am concerned about the chemicals in food I feed my family.
  4. I am trying to stick to a vegetarian or raw foods diet.

If any of these statements could be applied to your life at this time, then juicing will help you get where you want to be. If you want to lose weight, drinking fresh juice will help in many ways. You will have more energy to get through your workouts.

You will feel fuller due to the high level of nutrients in the juice, which helps stop cravings and sensations of hunger. You will also be able to control the calories in your juice by leaving out the sugar that is often included in bottled juice.

If you are concerned with your impact on the environment, there is nothing better you could do then start juicing! You can use fresh vegetables and fruits to create completely natural juices and you won’t be littering the earth with all of those empty plastic bottles.

If you are trying to switch to a raw foods diet, vegetarian, or vegan diet, juicing will make it much easier to stick to this new way of life. Eating a ton of fresh vegetables may be difficult to do every day, but when you juice them up and consume them in delicious combination’s it is much easier.

Even parents are starting to turn to juicing as a way to combat the growing rate of childhood obesity. Store bought juices are part of the problem because children drink too much of them and the sugar content leads to weight gain and problems with blood sugar.

Fresh homemade juice without any extra sugar or preservatives is very healthy for children and ensures they get the nutrients they need to grow even if they hate vegetables!

Juice can be something that you buy at the store and think little about, or it can become something that you enjoy and benefit from every day. The choice is yours, but with all the benefits to juicing vegetables it is worth learning more about.

February 14, 2010 on 1:34 am
Yumberry Berries

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Have you ever wondered what it would be like to meet one of the great people from history like daVinci, Elizabeth I, or Beethoven? Well that probably won’t happen—sorry. You may not be able to meet one of the greats, but you can eat some of the greats today.

At Nutrition Unplugged, they have a list of the 38 Super Power Foods as assembled by Whole Living magazine. This list includes, but is not limited to, beets, apricots, oats, almonds, and yogurt. It’s broken up into five categories: vegetable; fruits; grains and legumes; nuts and seeds; eggs, yogurt, and fish.

The list is accompanied by one of the many recipes from the magazine. It’s called Chickpea Fattoush (what a name for a Super Power Food, huh. It’s kind of like naming your son Sue). The recipe looks like it’s easy to follow and delicious.

Finally, at, we have some delicious juicing recipes that use many of the Super Power Foods. Sign up for our newsletter and you’ll receive recipes such as Beet Me Silly, Earth Mama Pear, and Spinach Zip.

Please stop by and enjoy!

You can read the full article here.

Fruit & Vegetable Juicers