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Juicing with Fruits & Vegies for a Great Energy Drink.

All greens are good for the blood and are effective cleansers.

Wash all your produce.

1 cup kale or one good sized bunch
1/2 lemon -sliced
4 green apples – seeded & sliced – peeled if not organic
half head of romaine lettuce
2 celery stalks
Let me know how you like this recipe.

More recipes at


Your Juicing Health Fanatics,
Georgia Nunn & Tonia Castillo

Good News Lower Your Blood Pressure by Juicing

Hey Health Friends,

Tired of high blood pressure? Are the blood pressure pills not keeping your blood pressure low? If you like me they did not. I was taking 300mg a day. I have had the best blood pressure ever by juicing and taking Carditone. I faithfully juicing just about every day of the week for this reason alone to keep my blood pressure normal.

Very High Blood Pressure Showing Hypertension And Stress

I want to share a recipe today that help do exactly that to help lower your blood pressure.

You will only need 5 ingredients.

Mint Delight

1 apple
3-4 sprigs of mint leaves
2-3 handfuls of spinach
1 celery stalk – use only organic
Sparkling water

Wash all ingredients. Peel the apple if it is not organic and slice. Process all ingredients. Add sparkling water. Stir and drink.

The cardiovascular benefits of apples are well-documented in research studies. Apples of two nutrients: pectin content and the unusual mix of polyphenols. Total cholesterol and LDL-cholesterol are both decreased through regular intake of apples.

Spinach contain peptides, which are small pieces of protein, and researchers have discovered several peptides in spinach that can help lower blood pressure.

Celery is a good source of potassium and important component of the cell and body fluids that help regulate heart rate and blood pressure.

Keeping your blood pressure normal is very good for your arteries.



You’re Juicing Health Fanatic’s
Georgia Nunn & Tonia Castillo

New Juice Recipe – Spinach Blast

Spinach Blast
5 handfuls spinach
1 cucumber
1/2 lemon
Wash all your vegetables and fruit. Peel cucumber and lemon if not organic. Cut cucumber and lemon to fit your juicer. Process all ingredients. Stir and drink.

Spinach has powerful antioxidant protection. Spinach helps in lowering blood pressure. Spinach is also a good source of zinc ad selenium that helps with oxidative stress.

Powerful drink for better health!


You’re Juicing Health Fanatics,
Georgia Nunn & Tonia Castillo

Your Heart May be Older than You Are...

Your Heart May be Older than You Are…

Your heart may be older than you are – and that’s not good. If this is the case, you have a higher risk for heart attacks and stroke. But you can take action to put your heart on a healthy beat.

According to a new CDC Vital Signs report, 3 out of 4 U.S. adults have a predicted heart age that is older than their actual age. The heart age concept was created to more effectively communicate a person’s risk of dying from heart attack or stroke and to show what can be done to lower that risk. The risks include high blood pressure, cigarette smoking, diabetes status, and body mass index as an indicator for obesity. You can check out your heart age at

Examples of actual age vs. heart age. Many people have a heart age that is greater than their actual age because of certain reasons. CDC Vital Signs.

actual age vs heart age
READ MORE: Heart Age: Is your heart older than you?

Hypertension is associated with an increased risk of heart disease and death. In the past years it is common to prescribe drugs to lower blood pressure, but questions about the safety of this treatment are making diet and lifestyle changes much more attractive.

List of a Few Changes You can Make:

• Put into your schedule some exercise like walking.

• Eliminate smoking.

• Eliminate or greatly reduce alcohol.

• Eliminate or greatly reduce caffeine consumption.

• Lose weight if you are overweight.

Here is list of Beneficial Vegetables and Fruits for Juicing or eating:

• Kale, collard greens, and turnip greens – sources of calcium
• Collard greens, parsley, and garlic – they contain magnesium
• Celery, Swiss chard, carrot and cantaloupe — contain potassium
• Onion and garlic – they contain factors that are cholesterol-lowering, blood-thinning and lowers blood pressure.

Here’s a recipe for lowering your blood pressure.

3 kale leaves
1 stalk of celery
Small handful parsley
4-5 carrots
1 small beet
½ apple, seeded
½ cup of blueberries, blackberries. Raspberries or strawberries

Wash all vegetables and fruit. Cut the tops off carrots. Cut beet in slices. Cut apple into slice. Use Granny Smith for less sugar. Process all ingredients. Stir and drink.

Kale, beets and celery are great to use for lower blood pressure. May want to use them all recipes to keep your blood pressure normal.

I use juicing to keep my blood pressure normal. It has been the best thing for me.

Have questions post on my blog.

Juice to Your Health!

You’re Juicing Health Fanatics,
Georgia & Tonia

Fruits in a Market Hall

Most Ideal Fruits and Vegetables for Juicing (Part 2)

Some fruits should be a stable in your daily juicing routine. Here is a short list of fruits. It’s a list some of the fruits that are easy to buy and provide you with lots of health benefits that your body needs daily.

Fruits in a Market Hall

Fruits in a Market Hall

Today, we have so many varieties available to us. It is almost staggering trying to figure out which ones to buy. I can limit many by looking for organic. I usually choose granny smith (green apple) because it is lower in sugar. The apple is has antioxidant compounds in the skin, in particular quercetin, epicatechin, and procyanidin. These are thought to be part of reason apples protect us from brain damage which causes Alzheimer’s and Parkinson disease. According to studies, apples may reduce the risk of several common cancers. Apples also contain a soluble fiber called pectin, which is known to lower high cholesterol levels, regulates digestive function and helps boost the immune system.
Now, you can see why the old adage “an apple a day keeps the doctor away”. More truth to it than we ever knew growing up. Apples are great to add to just about and mix of fruits and vegetables.

Berries I am included under this title are the blueberries, blackberries, raspberries and strawberries. You cannot beat these fruits for bursting with antioxidants. They are easy to juice.

Blueberry: Is the number one fruit for helping to protect the cells from free radical damage and aging. According to research, blueberries rank top in antioxidant activity compared to 40 other fresh fruit and vegetables.

Raspberry: Contain antibacterial properties, there are excellent source of vitamin C and are rich source of fiber. The antioxidants in raspberries protect us against inflammatory diseases, allergies, cardiovascular disease, age-related cognitive decline and cancer. High in ellagic acid, which is thought to lower your high cholesterol and reduce the risk of heart disease. Plus it promotes the healing of wounds.

Blackberry: This berry has the highest level of phytoestrogens in the berry world and is bursting with vitamin C, which helps to perk up energy levels when the body needs and extra boost.

Strawberry: Contains more vitamin C than citrus fruits. Strawberries are one of the highest sources of polyphenols, antioxidants associated with skin health.


Grapes contain antioxidants that fight cancer and promote cardiovascular function. Grapes have been found to have resveratrol which good for anti-aging, (found mainly in the red grapes). This compound together with pterostilbene and saponins, aids heart health by reducing the risk of blood clots and relaxing blood vessels. Grapes are also known to be very effective at eliminating toxins from the body and cleansing the blood and intestines.

Grapefruit is rich in vitamin C and A. In addition, it also contains potassium and the B vitamins. It has pectin to lower cholesterol and bioflavonoids to strengthen blood capillaries. Grapefruit can help immune system support, help in cancer prevention, and help prevent kidney stones. A sweet and tangy citrus fruits may help in weight reduction by boosting your metabolism.

Kiwi Fruit
This little green fruit is packed with more vitamin C than an orange. It is sweet and juicy to eat. Two to three kiwis a day for four weeks reduced the potential for forming blood clots by nearly 20 percent compared to those who did not eat kiwis. Kiwi’s will also reduced your triglycerides and protect your blood vessels and heart.

Lemons have a compound called limonene, which also has anticancer activity, is responsible for this effect. It has natural antiseptic properties, makes for great remedy for sore throat. It’s known to help reverse skin aging, boost the immune system and prevent the formation of kidney stones and lower cholesterol.

Oranges have a perfect balance of nutrients that will help protect you from colds, flues, bruising, and heart disease. It strengthens your blood vessels and capillaries because of the soluble fiber pectin, which helps control blood cholesterol levels. Oranges are low on the glycemic index.

Pears are great fruit to juice or eat if you have allergies. The insoluble fiber in pears helps to eliminate cholesterol from the body. Pears also regulate digestion and the vitamin C and folate content boost immunity. The pear skin maybe healthier than flesh. It contains at least four times more phenolic phytonutrients, which have antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anticancer properties.

Pineapple is rich in bromelain, which is an enzyme that helps in digestion. Bromelain also soothes the throat and often cures laryngitis. The bromelain breaks down the amino acids so your digestion is eased. It gives you an energy boost. The vitamin C fights free radicals and enhances your immune system. Great for good eye health.

It is one of the richest fruits in potassium. If has excellent source of fiber which helps control blood sugar levels. It contains the enzyme papain, which helps us digest protein. The level of vitamin C, E and beta-carotene in papaya are helpful to reduce risk of colon cancer. The vitamins and minerals in papaya are good for heart health, inflammation reduction; boost your immune system and lots of vitamin A for healthy eyes. Papayas are vitamin rich antioxidants. It is very hard to buy this fruit organic.

This is just a list of 10 common fruits that are used alot in juicing because of all the benefits and there availability. There are alot of other good fruits but they are only seasonal and we cannot get them year round. It good to use seasonal fruits… it give you variety in your juice drinks. You can put together a combination of vegetable and fruits to fit your health needs. Just learn the benefits of each and then put them together for delicious healthy glass of juice.

Juice to Your Health,
Georgia Nunn

The Health Power of Juicing Beets...

The Health Power of Juicing Beets…

Is your body producing enough nitric oxide? beetroot

Are you wondering how in the heck do beets and nitric oxide have in common?

Why do need beets?

If you are naturally, low in Nitric Oxide here some the health effects:

  • Cardiovascular health
  • Lack of stamina
  • Poor circulation
  • Fatigue or energy drain
  • Sexual enjoyment
  • Restless sleeping habits
  • Fuzzy thinking – poor brain health

These are very good reasons to juice beets.  I originally used it to lower my blood pressure.  I am now, sleeping solid.  Brain is even functioning better!

Americans over the age of 40 do NOT produce enough Nitric Oxide, according to the American Heart Association.

Having a healthy level of nitric oxide in your body is critical if you want a strong heart, relaxed arteries, great circulation, and smooth blood flow.

Japanese researchers have discovered that people ages 70-80 have lost 75% of Nitric Oxide production.

Important to know…. To help keep your blood flowing smoothly, nitric oxide inhibits platelet aggregation.

In Ancient times, beets and beetroot were used to treat fevers, constipation, wounds and various skin problems.

Beets come in several varieties:  red-purple, orange-yellow and white.  The unique red beets contain betanin and betacyanin which beneficial for your blood.  Yellow varieties are rich in B-xanthin pigment.

 Beets are highly nutritious and “cardiovascular health” friendly root vegetables.

Antioxidants in this root as well as in its top-greens have found to offer protection against coronary artery disease and stroke; lower cholesterol levels within the body, lower blood pressure and have slows the aging process.  Provides a glow to your skin.


Vitamins:  C, K, E, A, B-12, B-6, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Niacin, Folate.  Minerals:  Calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, manganese and zinc.

Beet Juice will dilate your arteries, and boosts your circulation….

Beets… plain and simple have life-boosting benefits!

Beets will boost your nitric oxide.

You can buy Nitric Oxide Indicator Strips in local Walgreen, CVC or any place similar. Super easy to use and you know right away if you are depleted or low.  This something you can take care of yourself and manage yourself.  It’s call taking care of your health and control of your health.

 Raw beets are an excellent source of folates. It contains about 100g of this vitamin (Provides 27% of RDA).

Because of all the minerals, it helps in normal brain functions, reproductive functions, bone structures, and normal glucose metabolism.

The rich minerals contained in beets contribute to the well-being of the liver and gall bladder while building up the blood corpuscles and cells.

It stimulates the activity of the lymph glands.

It will lower your blood pressure.

It can help in lowering cholesterol numbers.

It flushes the kidneys and bladder.

Beets contain trytophan which relaxes the mind and keeps you calm.

Garden beet is very low in calories (provide only 45 kcal/100 g), and contains zero cholesterol and small amount of fat. Beets have a high sugar content but it released into you system slowly.

Modern science confirms the rejuvenating power of beets and beet juice:

“Evidence suggests beet juice improves heart health.”  Today’s Dietitia 

“Many Olympians in London were juiced on it.”  New York Times

“A daily dose of beet juice promotes brain health.”  Science Daily

“A daily glass of beet juice can lower your blood pressure.”  Daily Mail

Beet juice is very potent, NEVER drink it by itself.  You can add apple, carrot or cucumbers.  Example:  4 apples to 1/2 small beet.  Great addition to any juice.

Juice Recipe to Lower Your Blood Pressure

2  kale leaves

2  celery stalks

1   small beet

4-5 carrots

1/2 apple

1/2 cup of blueberries

1/2  inch of gingerroot

Wash all vegetables and fruit.   Cut up beet to fit your juicer.  Peel carrots if not organic and then cut them if necessary.  Peel apple if not organic and slice to fit juicer.  Peel gingerroot.  Process all ingredients.  You can add another beet.

First glass of juice I had lowered my blood pressure 30 points.  I hope it works for just as well for you, as did for me.

KNOW where your nitric oxide level….

Keeping your nitric oxide level at its optimal level will help you in having more energy, good blood flow to your heart, support a healthy blood pressure because arteries are relaxed, it relaxes and widens your blood vessels, improves blood flow to the brain, and it will heighten sexual enjoyment.

Because I do not like eating beets, by juicing I get beets into my daily diet.

Juice to Your Health!

You’re Juicing Fanatic,

Georgia Nunn