Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Eating Healthy is Sexy| Fruit & Vegetable Juices

Hello guys,

It's me again with another blog post. I've being drinking fruit and vegetable juices for weeks now and I love it. In this post, I spoke about how I'm on this journey to get clear skin by increasing my intake of fresh fruits and vegetables; thereby, limiting my intake of processed foods, which includes pasteurized juices (they're processed too).

Drinking fruit and vegetable juices allows the digestive system to rest so that your body has time to put its energy, besides digesting, into elimination, recovery and healing.

Studies have shown that juicing increases your body's function and helps to strengthen your body's various systems — your endocrine system, digestive system, and immune system, to name a few.

Eating healthy is sexy! Don’t let anyone tell you different, because there’s nothing fun about being sick.

With my brand new juicer I juiced:
Apples, Carrots, Celery & Cucumber <----------------------Delicious!

Eat|Drink as many fruits and vegetables as you can. February is heart health month. Be a better you! Keep your body clean!

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Source: abc--Juicing Up your Nutrition

Friday, February 10, 2012

Song of the Week: I'm yours by Jason Mraz

Hello guys,

I'm Yours by Jason Mraz is one my favorite songs. I've been jamming to this song whenever my body needs to relax.
Music has the ability to take you to places, make you forget, ease the mind and allow for comfort. I'm yours by Jason Mraz has the ability to take me back home when I get home-sick...

I hope you enjoy... Let me know if you also love this song in the comment section below ;o)
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Sunday, February 5, 2012

February is Heart Health Month: Fiber+Heart Disease

Hello guys,

I’m back with another blog post. I hope that what I'm sharing with you today will inspire you to incorporate healthier foods into your diet.

February is Heart Health Month. Although heart disease affects men and women later in life, it is a work in progress. The foods we eat today definitely make a difference in our health later in life. Does anyone in your family have diabetes, high cholesterol, and high blood pressure? Is your mom, dad, grandmother, sister, brother, aunt, uncle? Did any of them suffer a stroke?

Trust that those illnesses/diseases /risk factors did not happen overnight. The developments of these risk factors have been a work in progress years ago. This could possibly mean that you are at higher risk for developing certain diseases as well. 

I know that I’m at a higher risk for developing a stroke, simple because my grandmother suffered a stroke later in life and so did her sister and most recently her nephew.
Here is my quick guide to lowering my risk of developing any of these risk factors. Hopefully, it is useful to you as well.

  •  I start my day with a nice bowl of whole grain cereal; typically old fashion oatmeal with half milk and half water or high fiber cereal. Why? Because high fiber cereals are high in fiber, which helps lower cholesterol and improve digestion
  • I make sure that I have at least 2 fresh fruits a day: Almost always bananas, oranges, pears, apples, and grapefruit. Other fruits with a good source of fiber are blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries. I typically have those berries in fruit smoothies that I make myself. Dried fruit are also great choices of fiber. 
  • Don’t forget your vegetables. They are packed with fiber. My all-time favorite veggies are broccoli, spinach, kale, carrots, bell peppers, snow peas, tomatoes…
  • Beans and peas are excellent sources of fiber. I love a handful of kidney (red) beans or black beans in my salad. And a handful of beans for me usually mean half a cup.
  • Whole grain breads and pasta are also good sources of fiber. Adding fiber to your diet can actually help prevent weight gain by making you feel fuller longer.

Chronic disease, such as diabetes and cardiovascular diseases, such as heart disease and stroke are increasing, which is so frustrating when they’re highly preventable. Know what you can do to help improve your health. Start by increasing fiber in your diet!

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Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Green Smoothie Recipe #2-You'd never guess what's in it!

I'm back with another Green smoothie recipe. You can find the first green smoothie recipe here.

I've been on the hunt for green smoothie recipes ever since I fell in love with them. I got this recipe from a friend, courtesy of Joythebaker. When I tell you this smoothie is delicious it is yummy...pure deliciousness.

Combined in this bright green goodness (btw green is my fav. color) includes:
1 heaping cup of spinach
1 heaping cup of kale (just the leaves)
1.5 cups of unsweetened almond milk
1 tablespoon of raw honey
1 frozen banana
1 pear (ripe)

First combine the kale, spinach, and milk in a blender. Blend until smooth. Stop the blender and then add the banana, pear, and honey. Blend some more and serve.

 Honestly, you don't even taste the spinach and the kale. If you love bananas, then this is the smoothie for you, because it seems like I only blended milk and bananas.

This green smoothie is pure, green deliciousness! Most importantly, its healthy!

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