Who doesn’t like freshly squeezed, heavenly-tasting, mixed, smooth and healthy fruit or veggie juices? It’s like you’ve taken all of your favorite fruits and ate them all at once, only with juices, it’s a liquid pleasure. The creations and combinations are endless, and the result is a healthier you, a happy and vital body and a clear mind. Basically, there’s no reason why not to start making fresh juices, but there are many reasons why to do it. (Photo to the left is of a green juice I made one morning. Check out our Pinterest to see more pictures of the juices I have made!)
Fresh juice is exactly what it means – freshly squeezed by you at home or at the store, but one that is squeezed where you can see. Bottled ‘fresh juice’ may not be as fresh because it may contain more water and less freshness. [click to continue…]
The Acid/Alkaline diet is one of the many diets out there that promotes healthy food, healthy body and healthy weight loss. It is based on the principle of foods that affect the acidity level of the human body and the pH value of the fluids in the body such as blood or urine. The main belief related to this diet is that it can prevent many diseases and help you lose weight.
The food we eat, after it’s digested, releases either alkaline or acid base into our body, specifically in the blood. Consumption of acid base foods meant an acid-producing diet, and consumption of vegetables and fruit declined. The human blood has an optimal pH level of 7.35 – 7.45 which makes it slightly alkaline. So basically, if you eat more acid base foods than alkaline base foods, this pH balance can be disturbed and the body loses important minerals: sodium, calcium, potassium etc. The alkaline diet restores the body’s health and prevents it from being prone to illnesses. [click to continue…]
Nature’s Fast-food – RAW FOOD!
As the name itself states, Raw Food Diet is a diet consisting of unprocessed and uncooked raw foods, mostly of organic origin. This diet may be vegetarian, vegan or omnivorous, depending on personal choice, dietary needs, preferences and metabolism. The foods in the raw food diet are natural and usually consumed with no cooking, or, if any, on a very low temperature (usually 40 degrees Celsius). This is a belief of raw dietists who are certain that if food is cooked above the assigned temperature, it loses its enzymes and nutrients. Some people may not be comfortable with the idea of not cooking their meat, so another alternative would be to avoid it altogether if they decide to follow this diet and hence become a Raw Food Vegan. [click to continue…]