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Hello, dear viewer, and thank you for visiting my blog! I am a dedicated (and certified) Food Coach and Personal Trainer with a very individual attitude to coaching. I search to look beyond people's health issues and modify their lifestyles so that they can live a healthier life, increase vitality and longevity. Recently as a strong believer in natural healing I have published two books on Ayurveda and how to use Ayurveda lifestyle and food at home. Further, I am very much into TCM and the concept of original Chinese Food, especially after my recent stay in China. I am striving to become a Yoga expert through intense training and am practicing some kind of exercise every single day. My second blog http://thrumyeyes-kat.blogspot.com/ is dedicated to my passion to capture the world with my camera and create my own world like that. Everything you will find on these pages about nutrition and exercising is authentic and self-tested. Enjoy and don't forget to send me your comments, which are always welcome in my attempt to meet your expectations even better!

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Health food - Vegetable juices

Dear readers,

I recently got back into juicing vegetables again. The trigger was an article about curing cancer naturally, where the statement was made, that by juicing your veggies the vitamins and minerals access your cells on a highway! There's nothing faster than a veggie juice to bring good stuff down into your cells, nutrients are quickly absorbed in your body!

This does NOT mean, that you start juicing like crazy and stop eating (=chewing) vegetables. But juicing is a great way of consuming more and in particular more RAW veggies. 

So, which vegetables should I choose then?
You can basically juice ANY vegetables, the more diversity the better. To any juice you should add some dark green leafy vegetables (like dark green salad or spinach or kale) as they are absolutely essential in our diet.
Tomatoes make an exception, they are best juiced and consumed on their own.

Try not to mix too many veggies together, 2 or maximum 3 / day are more than sufficient, but have a lot of variety throughout the week. Be careful not to add too much salt to your juice, I try to avoid that (except in tomatoe juice). If you need salt, try to go for a good herbal salt. For taste rather add some ginger, coriander, parsley or even a few seedless grapes or some pieces of apple (the only fruit you should mix with vegetables!).

Looking for recipes? You find many recipes on the internet, one very good page I found is this one: http://www.soymilkquick.com/vegetablejuicerecipes.php


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