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Smoothies and Juices

Why is Juice or Smoothie so healthy?

It seems like the internet is bombarded with this topic these days, which makes me wonder… Why should I really juice or make smoothies?

The interesting thing with smoothies:

  • Invented as early as the 1920’s, due to more families had access to the newly invented refrigerator.
  • The fridge made it possible to preserve fruits and vegetables longer than usual and was thus a great way to store more in the house.

Why is Smoothies and Juice claimed to be healthy?

Nature have been supplying us with natural food which enriches our bodies with vitamins and minerals aiding the body to function at its best. Having a smoothie or a juice is an easy, quick, and great way for anyone who wants to be healthy to stay healthy.

“Once upon a time, all food was organic”

“We are what we eat” is a common phrase. I may not be one to talk about this topic without being a hypocrite, but this is a thing that stands close to my heart. Many of you may not have heard of Jack Lalanne who was the front figure for making smoothies popular in America, the same time as Arnold Schwarzenegger was working towards body building to become Mr Olympia, was the first who introduced smoothies into the diet.

Today, we all know that smoothies and juice can benefit in the way of supplying our body with the right building blocks so we can thrive and our body have the right proteins to recover from training or to build muscles. If you have the right juice/smoothies, it can even speed up injuries.

Quick on Why I juice:

  • Don´t need to change my normal diet, only adding juice and smoothie as supplements.
  • Immune fighting capabilities/strengthening my immune system. (Not been severely ill, or had a severe bout of flu for over the past 3 years, since I started to juice)
  • Right building blocks for all the cells in my body, so I can go to the gym, make a smoothie/juice and be refreshed and replenished for the evening/the next day.
  • Cancer fighting capabilities my smoothie/juice indigence.
  • Increases mood, and energy levels, which increases sex life!
  • Positive effect on improving my quality of life and pro-activity
  • Most important, it makes me feel super awesome!

Juices and smoothies have another superb effect, which is the synergistic effects of the phytochemicals natural in the food. It is this synergistic effect that give you an abundance of health benefits like:

“Reduced risks of cancer, cardiovascular disease, stroke, Alzheimer disease, cataracts, and some of the functional declines associated with aging.

Prevention is a more effective strategy than is treatment of chronic diseases.”
(Re: article 2003 American Society for Clinical Nutrition)

There are many reasons for doing whatever you want to do and now you got my reason to why I juice and make smoothies. It is simply a part of my lifestyle.

As a bonus I will include a video a friend of mine posted:
(Be aware, it is over an hour long video. Worth watching!)
http://nutritionfacts.org/video/how-not-to-die/

Kin Fai Ng (Ray)
(08.08.16)

Nutrition

Wiki Common

When talking about  Health, we HAVE to talk about nutrition since it is a huge part of it.

Have you ever wondered about WHAT to eat, and HOW MUCH in terms of proteins, sugar, fat, fibers, vitamins, minerals, yadda yadda yadda, badda bing bada boom? Don´t you find it tiring?

I find it TIRING that the MEDIA is constantly bombarding us with what food is best to eat, what food have the best nutritional value, and brands and so on and so forth. If you are like me, getting tired by all this fad, I highly recommend you to STOP listening to the mass media and start to find books, OR articles that are supported by research. A good example of such a book is “The China Study“. This book is after my opinion, based on sound research. “click on the link if you want to know more”.

Now, I´m not here to spout or force feed you with my opinions and views on what Good Health/Optimal Health is or what you should do in order to obtain it. I´m only trying to inform you because I myself am very interested in having a good health, and so by being updated on evidence based research helps me to stay on my toes and you wont believe the energy I have experienced!

I started to understand the human body a little better when I embarked on my journey to become a chiropractor, and the knowledge and insight I have acquired has helped me and also changed my opinion and views on many things. Nutrition is one of them, which means that it is only the last 4 years I have been largely focused on the nutritional aspects of my life. I used to believe that life was too short to be on any types of diet. I ate literally whatever I could come across and was a real food junkie. My diet included a lot of fast food, restaurants, pubs, processed food from the local store, soda/lemonade etc. However, when I started to notice how fast my “love handles” developed, I quickly realized that I’m not going to be young forever and it was about time to do something about it. Even though I always have been fit to some degree, I noticed that my cardio and general health was affected. I also have suffered with hives since the age of 18. (Hives is a very annoying allergy which causes severe itching all over the body)

Nutrition has certainly been a big factor in regulating my weight and also helped me with reducing my medication I have been taking for my hives. Now, as I said, nutrition is a big part of achieving good health, but there are several other “keys” in my opinion to Good Health/Optimal Health.

Superfoods!

super-foods

Why eat Superfood?
If you don´t know what superfoods are, let me tell you that you are probably eating some of it already. Superfoods are living foods. Foods that have not been tampered with by the big corporations into processed food or fast food. Food that comes from mother nature. Natural soil rich with nutrients so the plant can be full of essential nutrients.

“How do you nourish your body? Fast food? Processed food? Or ‘al a naturale’? Do you want to be healthy or sick?”

Food don´t only fill you up, but did you know that food can energize you and help you feel more awake and focused. The choice of food can also help you to decrease the time you have to stay bedridden due to seasonal diseases. Superfoods can help you do be healthier!

Your choice to juice, make smoothies, make healthy soups and salads. Eat nuts, and bake your own bread, instead of buying everything already done from the store. Small changes can lead to something big. It takes about 21 days for a new habit to become natural routine. I challenge you!

In general, superfoods are natural! The more natural, the better! If you are interested in food and diet, this is definitely a website to browse!

http://foodmatters.tv/content/superfoods

Good overview on superfoods:
– Green Superfoods
– Fruit and Nut Superfoods
– Bee Superfoods
– Seawead Superfoods
– Herb Superfoods

http://foodmatters.tv/content/superfoods