Monday, May 28, 2012

Juice Kiwi

For the 10th episode in the Juicing Series I was planning to tell a joke and write about juicing onions or walnuts or something crazy like jalapeño peppers but decided against it... 

So upon special request from 1 of my 20 dedicated followers; I am proud to present the final issue of the Juicing Series... Juice Kiwi!! and heres why:

  • Protects children with asthma
  • 2nd highest concentration of Vitamin C of any fruit; 7th overall, check it out
  • Fiber controls blood sugar, lowers cholesterol and risk of heart disease
  • Juice the Skin to introduce Prebiotics or Good Bacteria in your body
  • Lutein can prevent eye disease
  • Contains only 46 Calories!! Have 2...

Juice Recommendation: Some Kiwi Blueberry & Banana Action...

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Juice Pomegranate

About a year ago L & I with a couple friends went over to Istanbul for a long weekend (Amazing City BTW) and found a little restaurant serving fresh juice around almost every corner. After a half a day... I was addicted!!

They squeeze fresh oranges and pomegranates into a refreshing beverage using a levered metal press with instant results. This is arguably where the concept of The Press came from but needless to say this drink had life changing effects on me not only from a mental standpoint but also physically. Pomegranate Juice:

  • Proven to lower Bad LDL Cholesterol
  • Filled with Antioxidants ie Immune Boosters
  • Allows more oxygen to your heart
  • Increases metabolism which controls weight
  • Loosen plaque on Blood Vessel walls
  • Natural body cleanse by removing toxins
  • Attacks Cancer causing Free Radicals
  • High in Iron which fights exhaustion
  • Promotes youthful skin and reduces wrinkles
  • But be careful... they stain!!

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Juice Blueberry

Hope you read my recent Juice Spinach blog post as it give a little background on the superfood concept. Blueberries are another of these so called Superfoods. Quick Hint:

Blueberries are arguably the best disease fighting specifically Cancer prevention and suppression. However I can't overlook the amazing health benefits of the other berries so just to mix up the Juicing Series lets assume that Blueberries are the Best of Everything Ever and you should eat them more often than you are already doing and give a brief overview of the other berries shadowed by the blue ones.

  • Blueberries: Proven to reduce the size of tumors
  • Strawberries: High quantities of Vitamin C & Folic Acid will boosts your immune system
  • Raspberries: Prevents age related mental decline
  • Cherries: Melatonin rich to help you sleep, also helps improve your memory with Anthocyanin
  • Cranberries: Protects Brain from Free Radicals
  • Tomatoes are technically really big Berries 

Keep in mind all the above berries all have amazing antioxidant qualities and disease prevention so feel free to juice and blend them to your liking... Not sure how tomato will mix with tart, hopefully they don't make you turn into something out of Charlie & the Chocolate Factory!!

Juice Green Apple

The Apple: Commonly identified as the Forbidden Fruit in the Garden of Eden has been linked with knowledge & temptation. Below are 10 quick & simple reasons to grab that Daily Apple:

  1. Wake Up!! Simple sugar provide a morning kick start
  2. Prevents Heart Disease: Just google Flavonoids...
  3. Curbs Cravings: Substitute for the sweet tooth.
  4. Natural Tooth Brush: Kills bacteria in your mouth
  5. Immune Booster: Rich in Vitamin C
  6. Cancer Prevention: Colon & Breast to be specific
  7. In with the Good Cholesterol out with the Bad
  8. Proven to help prevent Alzheimers & Parkinsons
  9. Fiber content improves digestion
  10. Actually improves lung capacity & function

Ok just to clarify point #1... there are myths that Green Apples are a better stimulus compared to Coffee. This is false however every once in a while I'll skip the Coffee and opt for crisp, slightly sour substitute and by gosh I think it works just as well. Maybe it'll all mental, maybe my body responds to Fructose better. I would be very interested to know what you think??

Juice Recommendation: Cucumbers, Ginger & Lemon!! 

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Juice Spinach

Not sure if you know this but Spinach has a PERFECT 100 Nuval Score!! For those new to the Nuval game it is a great tool to tell what foods are good vs disguised as good but really bad... Example:

  • Quaker Steel Oats Oatmeal: Nuval Score 60
  • Quaker Chewy Granola Bar: Nuval Score 13

Not to pick on Quaker but this is a prime example of where Junk Food can be advertised as Health Food. Anyways back to Juicing. The point I'm trying to make is that Spinach is what is called a Superfood!! Meaning they are jammed packed with Immune Boosting/Disease Fighting Vitamins, Minerals & Antioxidants... Spinach for example has super amazing health benefits:

  • Vitamin K: Strengthens Bones!!
  • Beta Carotene: Super Cancer Fighter
  • Lipoic Acid: Regulates Blood Sugar
  • Potassium: Reduces Risk of Heart Disease
  • Vitamin A: Enhances Night Vision
  • Fiber: Helps Lose Weight
  • Iron: Improves Brain Activity
  • Lutein: No One Wants Cataracts
  • Niacin: Lowers Bad Cholesterol
  • Riboflavin: Processes Fats & Proteins
  • Phytoecdysteriods... For Popeye Strength

Now you can't overdose on spinach but just a quick word of warning that a cup full of spinach juice is not the most appealing drink however a handful when mixed with green apples or cucumber will facilitate the above benefits while being quite enjoyable at the same time...