Green Juice

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I am sure you all know about green juice and why it’s good for you. First time I heard about green juice made me cringe, and I told myself there was no way I would like to drink it! But then it made me curious since everywhere I read it’s all about this green colour juice. It So of course I challenge myself! And to my surprise I actually like it! It tastes better than I thought.

I believe there are lots of benefit from drinking green juice. As green juices are power packed with nutritious and good for cleansing too, for someone like me who have hard time chewing green veggies, this way my green intake is covered 🙂 Another plus is my kids love it too, make dinner time more enjoyable!

So if you haven’t tried it, try sooner not later. Believe me it’s awesome and it’s pretty simple to make.

My green juice recipe:

1 banana
1 pear
1 kiwi
A bunch of kale
1 celery stick
1 cup of water or milk
Couple ice cubes

Pretty much you blend them altogether. It is said it’s best to have it an hour before breakfast or after breakfast.

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Give it a go and see how your skin glow! 🙂

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Red and Dark..They Are Good Together

Here’s a good news for wine and chocolate lovers and cancer patients.

According to the new study in US red wines and chocolate are good alternative and dietary medicine to fight against cancer.

We know that green and red vegetables and fruits are also cancer fighters! Besides fighting cancer with drugs and chemotherapy it’s good to know that there are alternative ways to beat it.  I believe in eating healthy, having enough exercise and being outdoor will balance our mind and body and will lead us to healthy living.

From what I have read chocolate, especially the dark one has lots of antioxidant that can help to fight cancer cells. And also chocolate is a good substitute for s e x. So, you know what to give your love ones this valentine’s day! A red and box of dark sweets will have double demerits in lots of way :p

From The Australian

Eating is Mother Nature’s chemo – study

* From correspondents in California

* From: AFP * February 11, 2010 2:59PM

CABERNET and chocolate are potent medicine for killing cancer, according to research presented in the US.

Red grapes and dark chocolate join blueberries, garlic, soy, and teas as ingredients that starve cancer while feeding bodies, Angiogenesis Foundation head William Li said at the Technology, Entertainment and Design Conference in Long Beach, California.

“We are rating foods based on their cancer-fighting qualities,” Mr Li said.

“What we eat is really our chemotherapy three times a day.” The Massachusetts-based foundation is identifying foods containing chemicals that evidently choke blood supplies to tumours, starving them to death.

Mr Li cited a Harvard Medical School study showing that men who ate cooked tomatoes several times weekly were 30 to 50 per cent less likely to have prostate cancer. “There is a medical revolution happening all around us,” Mr Li said.

“If we’re right, it could impact on consumer education, food service, public health, and even insurance agencies.”

About a dozen drugs are already in use to deprive tumours of blood supplies in a treatment tactic called “anti-angiogenesis”.

The foundation pitted some foods against approved drugs and found that soy, parsley, red grapes, berries and other comestibles were either as effective or more potent in battling cancer cells.

Eaten together, the foods were even more effective in fighting cancer.

“We discovered that Mother Nature laced a large number of foods and herbs with anti-angiogenesis features,” Mr Li said.

“For many people around the world, dietary cancer treatment may be the only solution because not everyone can afford cancer drugs.”

The foundation also discovered that anti-angiogenesis properties of foods melt away fat, which relies heavily on blood flow to sustain itself.

Tests showed that mice genetically prone to be chubby could be trimmed to average mouse size using the approach.

“It got weight down to a set point for normal mice,” Mr Li said. “In other words, we can’t create supermode mice”.

How Organic Are You?

What factor do you take into account when you’re doing your weekly groceries?  Do you try to eat healthy? And by healthy does it mean to be organic?

I’m not really into organic things but when I shop for food, especially for my kids, I always make an effort to read the ingredients in its contents.  I always try to avoid food with preservatives, antioxidants, colors and flavours enhancers.

There’s nothing wrong to be organic either.  I would like to be totally organic devotee if I can afford it. But, the thing is organic stuffs are much dearer than non-organic it’s a fact.  So how far should you go to be organic?

I found this information about what foods you should buy organic and which you don’t need to, which I think is very helpful.

 

According to Andrew Weil, M.D these are foods that you should buy organic if you can:

  • Celery
  • Peaches
  • Strawberries
  • Apples
  • Blueberries (Domestic)
  • Nectarines
  • Sweet Bell Peppers
  • Spinach
  • Collard Greens/Kale
  • Cherries
  • Potatoes
  • Grapes (Imported)
  • Onions

And foods that you don’t need to buy organic:

  • Avocados
  • Sweet Corn
  • Pineapples
  • Mangoes
  • Sweet Peas
  • Asparagus
  • Kiwi
  • Cabbage
  • Eggplant
  • Cantaloupe (Domestic)
  • Watermelon
  • Grapefruit
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Honeydew Melon

So, at least you have  choices here.  It would be perfect if you could grow your own vegs and fruits garden plus couple chooks and maybe a cow…and a pig :)