Why Juice… Blend… Extract…?

Did you have any idea that you could be damaging your digestive system by not chewing your foods enough?! In short, this happens by overworking your system  as it tries to extract the nutrients from bulky improperly chewed chunks of food.  Overtime you will become less and less effective at absorbing and utilizing vital nutrients, making you weaker and more prone to sickness as you age. Pretty much: Even when you’re eating foods that are good for you, your body isn’t always able to access and make use of the full amount of nutrients.

By juicing or blending fruits, veggies and nuts, you not only cut down on the work that your body needs to do, but you make it much easier and faster to consume to recommended number of servings each day {remember the good ole food pyramid). This can be especially hard for serious veggie haters like myself. The very cool and (unbelievable by non believers} thing about this process is that the sweetness of the fruits you use usually covers up any taste of vegetables {depending on what you choose}. I swear! And they make great on-the-go breakfasts.

The biggest difference between blending/extracting and traditional “juicing” is that by blending you retain all the nutrients and fiber that are in packed in parts that would usually get thrown away i.e. seeds, peels,  and even stems.

Watch this video to learn more about the benefits.

I love fruitCurrent creation I’m loving: Sweet Vita-Berry Blast

  • Strawberries– loaded with heart protecting, anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory phenols.
  • Blueberries – Manganese, vitamin C, and vitamin K. These power fruits are also high in fiber, and renowned for their anti-inflammatory and cancer fighting chemicals
  • Pomegranates– most powerful source of antioxidants of all fruits, Vitamins C & K, decreases cholesterol, and protects against heart disease and  of prostate cancer
  • Oranges – Vitamin C, healing properties associated with a wide variety of phytonutrient  compounds. Also offers significant protection against mouth, throat and stomach cancers
  • Avocados – rich in vitamins and minerals and protein , also high concentrations of mono-saturated fats  and compounds that are essential to brain development
  • Romaine Lettuce– supports heart health with its wealth of vitamins A, K and C
  • Carrots – Rich in vitamins and  minerals, specifically  beta carotene which preserves eyesight , as well as potassium and fiber

Amount of each ingredient depends on your taste preferences. You can follow these simple guidelines to make up your own recipes.

Live healthy. Eat fresh. Rise&Revel

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