Why is Juicing beneficial to your health

Why is Juicing beneficial to your health

With juicing your body can absorb more vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and enzymes than it can if you were to eat the produce. Heating and cooking vegetables will destroy some of the enzymes especially if you like your veg ‘soggy’. Juicing has shown to improve and at times alleviate skin diseases, immune disorders, lower blood pressure and help fight cancer (some people have attributed juicing to getting rid of cancer but this has yet to be scientifically proven). Juicing is a great weight loss aid, detoxes the body and if you find you cannot eat 6 – 8 portions of fruit and veg a day then juicing helps you keep up your quota. Also by drinking juice you are able to drop a couple of glasses of water per day as the juice substitutes the liquid. Juices can be an acquired taste. Our taste buds are so used to sugars that

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Published: Wednesday, February 28, 2018

GI lunch and snacks - 22 foods to eat more of...

GI lunch and snacks - 22 foods to eat more of...

GI lunch - eat more of.... Open sandwiches on rye or wholegrain bread Wholemeal pita breads Baked sweet potatoes Cracked wheat, pasta and noodles Baked beans Vegetable soups with pulses or barley Salads made with beans, nuts and pulses Fresh fruit Naturally low-fat cheeses, such as ricotta, Edam or cottage cheese or low-fat varieties of feta and Cheddar cheese Lean meat, fish and chicken Raw vegetables such as grated carrot in a salad or sticks of celery and florets of broccoli and cauliflower used as crudités Salad dressings made from lemon juice and vinegars  GI SNACKS - eat more... Oat-based snacks, such as low-fat flapjack or yoghurt topped with muesli Fresh fruit, such as grapes, diced pineapple, puréed mango and banana in a smoothie, or freshly sliced kiwi fruit Nuts and seeds Fruit cake Oatmeal biscuits and muffins Low-fat yoghurts Dried fruit Lentil spreads and hoummus with vegetable crudités, such

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Published: Thursday, February 15, 2018

Ten Ways to Change your Metabolism Speed

Ten Ways to Change your Metabolism Speed

Metabolism jump start - walk or run in bursts of 30 seconds. When you do this, you will take in more oxygen into your body and this will cause the cells in your body to work harder in order to burn energy more efficiently. Eat fish - Good sources of omega three oil fish are salmon and tuna, or you could take a cod liver oil supplement instead. Or if you don’t like eating fish try these other alternatives instead flaxseed oil, walnuts or eggs that are high in omega three oils. Do resistance training - When you’re actually working against something, and you start to build muscle this alone will enable your body to burn calories, even when you’re resting up to a hundred more over a period of time. Muscle tissue tends to be active where as fat isn’t. If you work out for 30 minutes two times

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Published: Thursday, February 01, 2018

A New You in 2018

A New You in 2018

How to get your GI in balance for a new you in 2018. The glycaemic index (GI) is a rating system for foods containing carbohydrates. It shows how quickly each food affects your blood sugar (glucose) level when that food is eaten on its own. Try some of these simple Low GI Breakfast Ideas for a great start: Unsweetened, natural yoghurt mixed with fresh fruit and muesli. Yoghurt, fruit and nut smoothies
 Rolled oat porridge cooked with soy or rice milk, mixed with dried fruit & nuts Rye toast with a poached egg, and fresh fruit Whole-wheat pita stuffed with scrambled egg, and fresh fruit All-bran muffin with nut butter spread, and fresh fruit Natural yoghurt with frozen berries, topped with sunflower seeds & nuts Wholegrain toast with salmon & avocado, and fresh fruit Buckwheat pancakes topped with lightly stewed fruit Pumpernickel toast topped with melted low-fat cheese, and fresh

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Published: Tuesday, January 16, 2018