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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)

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Exercise

Exercise
Such an old Latin word which stood for “keep busy/practice“. Today, the word “exercise” is maybe related to the word “chore“, and I believe that today’s society is engulfed with more work and stress than ever and hence less time for exercise and fun.

I understand how hard it can be to fit exercise into a busy day, but luckily there is 7 days in one week and I really believe it is down to having some really good routines. A sad fact is that people usually don´t see the benefit of exercise, or anything that can benefit them in the long term for that matter. When we are busy and have our attention on so many other aspects of our life, it is easy to lose focus and do what to be the most comfortable and convenient, but what if I told you that with having exercise in your daily routine, you will actually have:

More energy, Sleep better, Think more Clearly, Control your Weight, Combat Health Conditions and Diseases, Improve Mood, Better Sex Life, and actually Feel Better About Yourself?

Are you ready to schedule exercise into your weekly routine, or you still don´t believe me? (Here is another blogger who have written about this topic in more detail).

Knowing is not enough, we must Apply
Willing is not enough, we must Do!
-Bruce Lee-


I was meant to say that the benefits mentioned above is all based on sound research. I encourage you to do some research if in doubt. A good tool to use for this is “google scholar“. Just write “benefit of exercise” on the search bar and see what pops up! Most articles are hard to read, and most articles only gives you the abstract unless you want to use money and buy them. If you should find access to a whole article I would recommend you to stay to the abstract which is usually found on the 1’st page, and also the results or discussion which is usually the last page before references. Enjoy!

Did you know that you lose grey matter (brain cells), by being sat still or stood still over a very long period of time repeatedly? In other words, a sedentary life style really can be detrimental to your health and well being. Additionally if you are suffering from low back pain the likelihood of reduced amount of grey matter is also increased, compared to healthy low backs!
Exercise will really do you good!
– www.neurobiologyofaging.org –