07 May

Tips For Juicing With Your Kids

Tips For Juicing

Keep it cold. Your kids are sure to love the majority of these healthy fresh juices, but they’ll love them even more, when they’re cold. Keeping your fruits and vegetables in the refrigerator is good, but by adding ice into the glass makes them taste even better.

To ensure your kids can enjoy the benefits of juicing when they’re not at home, store their juice in a sealed drink bottle and fill it to the brim, the less air the better, as air degrades the quality of the juice quicker.

If you do not have enough juice to fill to the brim, put ice in until it reaches the top. You can even prepare their juices the night before and pop it in the freezer for them to take to school the next day. When they are taking it with them I recommend storing it in a thermal cooler bag to make sure it’s nice and cold when they’re ready to drink it. The quicker you can freeze the juice the better as it would help maintain flavor and nourishment. If you want it to freeze quicker, you can add ice into the juice that you are trying to freeze to help bring it to freezing point.

Ice pop moulds are an excellent and fun way to make a hot summer cool and groovy. Kids will absolutely love their favorite juices done in this way and the great thing about it is its very tasty and really nutritious for them, unlike ice cream and artificially flavored ice pops.

Fresh Juices are a great alternative to milk. Research is now showing that milk is not as good for us as the milk companies would have you believe. Cow’s milk is intended for calves and it can be extremely difficult for a child’s digestive system to break it down and utilize any goodness from it.

Milk is often filled with steroids and growth hormones and is very mucus forming. It has been linked to many health problems, ranging from ear or throat infections to allergies, respiratory problems, diarrhoea and constipation or even acne. If your child has been suffering from any of these, try and refrain from giving them milk for 30 days, and you should notice a dramatic improvement in their health. For more information on this, try reading “Don’t Drink Your Milk” by Frank A. Oski, M.D. or “Milk  A-Z ” by Robert Cohen.

07 Jun

Things To Look Out For When Juicing With Kids

Juicing For Health

Always consult your paediatrician before implementing a considerable juice diet for your child, and fully discuss your plans to introduce juice into your child’s diet.

Always consider any food allergies that your child may have before making a juice.

Some of the healthier green vegetables like broccoli and spinach do not taste nice to a child in their raw forms. It is easy to camouflage the flavor with sweeter juices like apple, pear, and carrot.

Beets and leafy green vegetable juices should be consumed in moderation and diluted with other juices as it may cause diarrhea.

While juicing fresh fruit is healthy, there is still very high level of sugars present. Thorough teeth brushing after juicing is always recommended.

Depending on the age of your child, consider initially diluting fresh juices with distilled or mineral water. This will help prepare your child’s system for this fresh concentrated goodness in a glass.

07 Jun

The Battle Against Advertising

Every second, every minute, every hour, every day we are being constantly bombarded by advertisers on the TV, radio, billboards, newspapers, magazines and more, who are trying to convince us that their brand of junk food, soft drinks / soda pop, energy bars and drinks, etc. are fun and great to eat.

Our kids are also being subjected to ambush advertising at a very early age to believe that this is OK and that a lot of fast food chains make a point of winning children over to their side early on in the game, by slyly enticing them with their special “Kid’s Meals” where they get free toys, and by providing kids playgrounds and birthday parties, etc. to ensure they will form this eating habit early on in their lives.

As parents, we have to be strong and focused on being able to win our kids back over to our side of the fence. One of the best ways of teaching this principle is to lead by example. You can do this by eliminating from your lifestyle what you know is bad for them.

Teaching them at a young age what’s good and what’s bad to put into their bodies will help the build a foundation that will last the rest of their lives.

18 May

Why the Jump Start Healthy Diet Plan is So Effective

Healthy Diet Plan Using Soup Maker Pro

Many diet plans focus on a reduction of calories, carbohydrates and intake of food, matched with tough workouts and strict exercise routines. Others offer pills or powders that suppress your appetite or cause you to go to the bathroom every 30 minutes. None of these focus on the elimination of toxins from your body, and until you get rid of these, your body may still retain the fat. However, there is a much faster and easier way and that’s my Jump Start 7 Day Juice Program. It will allow you to lose weight in a much safer and healthier way, without spending many months sweating and working out for hours on end in the gym.

As explained in Chapter 4, the body stores and accumulates toxins and puts fat around these to protect the body from being harmed. Once you flush away these toxins and poisons, the fat that was once protecting them from harming your body now has no need to be there and can be expelled and flushed away through your normal bodily excretions.

That’s the basis of this 7 Day Healthy Diet Plan and that’s why it’s more effective than anything you’ve ever tried before. I’ve often heard people say, “You know I workout, I eat healthy, but no matter what I do I just can’t seem to lose the weight!”. “I can’t seem to lose that spare tire around my waist or this cellulite on my legs!” The reason may well be that you are storing toxins. Your body won’t allow you to release the fat because it is protecting itself from the harmful effects of raised toxins levels in your system.

As mentioned in Chapter 3, digestion requires a tremendous amount of energy to break down food. The great thing about drinking fresh, live juice is that it requires little or no energy to break it down in order for it to be absorbed and have its life-giving nourishment assimilated as fuel for your body. My Jump Start 7-Day Juice Program gives your digestive system a long overdue and much needed vacation by temporarily putting it into rest mode. This means that your body has an abundance of extra and available energy that can now be focused and put to use to heal your body naturally by flushing these toxins out of your system.

Once the toxins go, the fat leaves with it. It’s as simple as that. It’s fast, extremely effective and it works like a dream.

 

18 May

The Power of Fresh Juice and Live Food

Benefits Of Juice Extractor

A juice extractor works in very much the same way as the human digestive system. The second food enters your body the digestion process begins. Your mouth and stomach prepare it for your digestive tract and intestines that squeezes and extracts the JUICE out from the FIBER of the food. By the time it reaches the end of its journey all the nutritious components of the juice have been separated from the fiber and absorbed into your system, so only waste remains.

By putting fruit and vegetables through a juice extractor you take out the need for the above process and are able to get all the nourishment without the hard work.

You don’t have to be a nutritional expert to know that fruit and vegetables are good for you. Generally, from the time we are old enough to remember our mothers have been teaching us this. These days with our diet of cooked and processed food we need to redress this imbalance by eating more healthy vegetables. Imagine trying to eat a dozen raw carrots in a day. Sure, it wouldn’t be impossible, but who would really want to? It would take a tremendously long time and your jaw would get tired from all the chewing. It also takes a lot of effort for your stomach to digest this hard, raw food.

Carrots put through a juice extractor are transformed into a powerfully healing super food in an easy-to-drink and delicious liquid form. Now you have all the essential vitamins, minerals, nutrients and liver enzymes of the carrots in one extremely powerful and healthy glass that is an absolute pleasure to drink. All the healing benefits of this great tasting beverage are quickly and easily assimilated into your body and require virtually no energy to digest.

Now you may say, “I can easily buy some carrot juice or other fruit or vegetable juice from a store in a bottle or carton to get the same kind of nutrition.” Well! Firstly read the label of a store-bought, so-called ‘juice’ and you’ll see for yourself that these are a potent mixture of sugars, preservatives, emulsifiers, additives, chemicals, colorings, flavorings and pasteurized juice. Pasteurized is really a fancy word for ’cooked,’ and by law, the store-bought juice has to be cooked between 160° – 200° Fahrenheit / 71° – 93° Celsius which destroy the nutritional value and living enzymes. Fresh is best and closest to the vine is the most divine.

A healthy body needs live enzymes. When we don’t give our body live enzymes by eating live food, as in eating too much cooked or processed food (dead/ empty food), our pancreas kicks into action and will produce these live enzymes that our body needs. This, however, is not the main function of the pancreas, but it will do this because our body needs these enzymes for general daily functioning. The pancreas’s main purpose is to produce insulin for the body, but in performing this secondary function it becomes overworked and doesn’t perform as well as it should.

After eating of cooked food for years, the overburdened pancreas can swell to four times its size. The body starts to break down and disease can set in. Live food repairs and restores the cells that are damaged and also builds new cells. In order to let the pancreas do its main function, you need to be getting these living enzymes from your food.