Juicing and/or Smoothie making -
A step towards Healthy lifestyle.
Is this just a new trend or real breakthrough???
How true are the claims made by infomercials???? Do they hold any truth or they are mere hoax? Is it unnatural to gulp these juices down the throat when Mother Nature has provided us with beautiful set of teeth and around 2000- 8000 taste buds to chew and enjoy the food?
Started my Research….
I came across an outstanding documentary ‘Fat, Sick and nearly Dead ’ by Mr. Joe Cross. http://www.fatsickandnearlydead.com/. FAT, SICK & NEARLY DEAD is an inspiring film that records Joe's personal mission to regain his health. With doctors and conventional medicines unable to help long- term, Joe turns to the only option left, the body's ability to heal itself. He trades in the junk food vowing only to drink fresh fruit and vegetable juice for the next 60 days. What emerges is nothing short of amazing – an inspiring tale of healing and human connection.
Got Inspired !!!!
I was inspired by this documentary and decided to get juicer but after little research decided to buy smoothie maker instead. Hence we brought ‘Vitamix’ smoothie maker. http://www.vitamix.com/.
Clearly, A traditional Juicer separates the juice and the pulp, retaining only partial nutritional content of the fresh produce. The Vitamix makes juice smooth and full of pulp, while keeping all the vitamins, minerals and fiber from fruits or vegetables intact. Isn't it exciting?
Fresh Produce… Fresh Produce….More fresh Produce…
First few weeks I preferred fruit smoothies, which worked perfectly well for me and my family. Then I started experimenting by adding vegetables and still enjoyed the taste of smoothies. Before we knew, fresh produce from our refrigerator started disappearing. I was amazed how much fresh produce we started consuming.
Benefits I felt….
I started noticing difference in our energy levels and healing from common illnesses. Undeniably we caught common cold or cough during season but the recovery time was much faster.
Few tips from my healthy lifestyles are:
1 . A weekend trip to Farmers market and staking on lots of fresh produce is mandatory.
2.I would buy beets and calabash/bottle gourds in bulk, cut them in small cubes and store in freezer to add to smoothies.
3.Buying mixed berries frozen or fresh ones are great for adding little tartness to the smoothies.
4.I also add nuts like almonds, cashews or walnuts to smoothies
5.Adding seeds like chia seeds, hemp seeds or flax seeds for that extra nutrition.
6.For additional protein surge add tofu or protein powder, which can be easily found in health food store and super markets.
Lets do the math;
Can a person consume all of the above healthy alternatives in single day more precisely in single serving? Of course not ! it is almost impossible, but a healthful smoothie can make it happen.
It is not only easy but also very convenient way of achieving good health!