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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.

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JUICE TO YOUR HEALTH!

Your Juicing Health Fanatics,
Georgia Nunn & Tonia Castillo


Vitamin E Deficiency Damages the Brain

Vitamin E Deficiency Damages the Brain

On April 8, 2015, the Journal of Lipid Research published an article which explains how a sufficient intake of vitamin E could help protect the brain from lipid peroxidation and its damaging effects.

Maret G. Traber and associates at Oregon State University evaluated the effects of lifelong vitamin E deficiency in zebra fish. After nine months of consuming a diet with or without vitamin E, the brains of the fish were examined.

The team observed a reduction of approximately one-third in the brain cell membrane component DHA-PC in fish fed the vitamin E-deficient diet in comparison with those whose diets were sufficient.

Deficient fish also had a level of lyso PLs needed for getting DHA into the brain, the average was 60% less. Hydroxy DHA-PC 38.6 higher in deficient fish, indicating increased peroxidation of DHA which is an omega-3 fatty acid.

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The research show us how important vitamin E to the brain. We need vitamin E for good brain health. Dr. Traber say, “Human brains are very enriched in DHA but they can’t make it, they get it from the liver. The particular molecules that help carry it there are these lyso PLs, and the amount of those compounds is being greatly reduced when vitamin E intake is insufficient. This sets the stage for cellular membrane damage and neuronal death.”

Ten top Foods for Vitamin E…

1. Sunflower
2. Almond
3. Spinach
4. Swiss Chard
5. Avocado
6. Peanuts
7. Turnip Greens
8. Asparagus
9. Beet Greens
10. Mustard Greens

Add the vegetables to your juicing. Make a great energy drink in the morning supplying yourself with the vitamins and minerals your body needs daily. When you are juicing you can add several vegetables to you juice. You need 7 vegetables in a day and 2 fruits.

When making juice follow the 80/20 rule, 80% vegetables and 20% fruits. Homemade juices will give your body the optimal health benefit it needs.

Juice to Your Health!

You’re Juicing Health Fanatics,
Georgia & Tonia


7 Things Fit People Do...

7 Things Fit People Do…

You’ve heard that being fit is all about the lifestyle, and not the quick fix, so today I’d like to give you a glimpse the habits that fit people have. These following seven habits are held by successfully fit people…wonder if you could apply a few to your own life.
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1. They See Each Day with Perspective

Fail to meet your fitness goals today? Move on. Tomorrow is another day to make smarter decisions. When you wake up, rededicate yourself to your fitness goals without beating yourself about whatever mistakes you made in the past. After all, you can’t change what you did yesterday. All you can control is right now. So get to it!

2. They Know Their Bodies

When you finish a workout, you should feel good. If you don’t, then something needs to change. Either your diet or routine is throwing you off. Fit people know how everything they do affects their body and they take steps to avoid those things that make them not feel and perform their best. Learn how your body responds and care for it accordingly.

3. They Find Ways around the Reasons

If you’ve ever wondered why you can’t quite get fit, it may be your proclivity for caving to pressure. And that pressure may be self-induced. Fit people do not give into excuses for why they shouldn’t exercise. Quite the contrary. They are continually finding reasons why they should hit the gym and find pockets of time to do it—even if the trip to the gym is shorter than usual.

4. They Eat and Sleep Well

Study after study has shown the benefit of eating whole, unprocessed foods. It provides energy and strength, helps you feel full throughout the day, and makes your time in the gym as fruitful as possible. Juicing can help you get your daily intake of vegetables and fruit. Start your day with juicing for better health. Getting good sleep is equally as important, as it keeps all your bodily systems in rhythm. Put these two fit activities together and you’re well on your way to optimal fitness.

5. They Track Progress
For some, keeping tabs on health progress is about as exciting as watching paint dry. Once you get into the routine, however, you will become a believer in the power of tracking your progress. Tracking serves to both reward and motivate you, as you see that the countless hours in the gym and smart food choices lead to a healthier weight and greater strength—a.k.a. better overall fitness and health.

6. They Think during Exercise

It can be easy to mindlessly run on a treadmill at the gym if you’re not careful. Just remember that fit people don’t do such a thing. They’re very intentional about everything they do at the gym. This means if you want to be fit, you should put some brainpower into what you include in your workout and how you perform each repetition. This allows you to get maximum benefit from your gym time and reduces the risk of injury

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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

Apples
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
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

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
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
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
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
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.

Pineapples
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.

Papaya
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




Juicing & Energy Levels

Juicing & Energy Levels

New juicers consistently experience a tremendous increase in energy levels.

Juicing helps the body’s digestive process and allows for quick absorption of high-quality nutrition.

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In return you get…more energy.

Your need a diet that is rich in raw foods like fresh fruit and vegetables.

  • It helps in reducing stress on the body due to the presence of enzymes in raw foods.
  • In also  helps in the reduction of allergenicity of raw food.
  • It helps with healthful effects of raw food on your gut bacteria ecosystem.

Remember to make half your diet should be composed of raw fruits an vegetables.

Juicing is a phenomenal way to reach this goal.

Juicing is an investment into Your Health!

Drink to Your Health!

Juicing Fanatic,

Georgia Nunn