Green juice, green tea and smoothies

Green tea comes from the Far Eastgreen tea accounts for about 20% of the global tea consumption, especially in Asia and several countries in North America. In recent years, green tea has become increasingly popular in the West, for a variety of health benefits associated with it. Has been attributed to green tea are many health benefits, green tea helps in strengthening the immune system, the recovery process after a workout plus green tea raises metabolic rate in the body and thus helps in weight loss. Main advantage of tea is that it is completely natural, contains no added flavorings, colors or preservatives. In addition, tea without added sugar, honey is calorie-free beverage and is a vital element in maintaining the fluid balance in the body.

  • Lettuce juice: Lettuce delicious and nutritious. Dark varieties, such as the Arab lettuce are the most nutritious. Arab lettuce is an excellent source of calcium, chlorophyll, magnesium, iron, potassium, silicon and vitamins A and E. Lettuce especially useful for building Hhmogblin blood. Lettuce juice adds shine, thickness and health of hair and skin. Lettuce provides the hair roots essential nutrients. Silicon containing lettuce keeps muscles and joints flexible. Lettuce juice is beneficial in situations of: anemia, constipation, hair loss, insomnia, liver disorders, nervous disorders and weight reduction.
  • Spinach juice: Drives the gut (good for constipation). Fresh spinach juice no oxalic acid, but only cooked spinach.
  • Another green juice: Parsley juice (1/4 cup) with carrot juice (3/4 cup). Green juices cleanse the lungs. Thus smokers are also excellent. Vegetable juices are also rich in chlorophyll, which is important in the process of cleansing the body. It is used as antiseptic, anti-viral and anti-bacterial, red Maksur builds and enriches the blood iron. Fresh green bean juice plus cabbage sprouts backpack: This combination re-pancreatic cells. Mix with carrots, parsley, celery. Vegetable juices can also add a little green powder (of wheat grass / barley, Chlorella, Spirulina, etc.) or fresh wheat grass juice to complete them into something powerful and healthy. You can also add one or two herbs (parsley, dill, mint, cilantro, etc.), or seaweed Dulles (which is rich in protein, iodine and iron DULSE). Juices – What do we actually have? Vegetable juice as a daily supplement to your diet (2-3 glasses of juice a day). Juice fasting days – which are used in juices daily diet. These days drinking 5-6 glasses of juice a day, in addition for drinking water and herbal tea. Example juice: 1/3 cup carrot juice, 2/3 cup cucumber juice and celery or cucumbers and lettuce.
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SUPER FOODS

Superfoods help keep us healthy and youthful. They potentially fight diseases such as diabetes, cancer and heart disease and may even help slow the aging process. So what better foods to toss into your salads?

cucumbers, lemons, avocado and other greens

 Beets &spinach . Thanks to a unique pigment, called betalain, biting into a beet provides antioxidants, reduces inflammation and may help flush toxins out of the body. Beets are also rich in blood pressure lowering nitrates.Much of the research on carrots has traditionally focused on carotenoids and their important antioxidant benefits. After all, carrots (along with pumpkin and spinach) rank high on the list of all commonly-consumed U.S. antioxidant vegetables in terms of their beta-carotene content. But recent research has turned the health spotlight onto another category of phytonutrients in carrots called polyacetylenes. In carrots, the most important polyacetylenes include falcarinol and falcarindiol. Several recent studies have identified these carrot polyacetylenes as phytonutrients that can help inhibit the growth of colon cancer cells, especially when these polyacetylenes are found in their reduced (versus oxidized) form. These new findings are exciting because they suggest a key interaction between the carotenoids and polyacetylenes in carrots. Apparently, the rich carotenoid content of carrots not only helps prevent oxidative damage inside our body, but it may also help prevent oxidative damage to the carrot polyacetylenes. In other words, these two amazing groups of phytonutrients in carrots may work together in a synergistic way to maximize our health benefits!

A vegan office: How one workplace has moved to get healthier together

By Sarah Halzack, Published: May 12 – the washington post

Carrie Clyne’s last job was in an office that feasted on a steady supply of junk food. Donuts in the mornings and cupcakes for staffers’ birthdays were the familiar routine.

But in January, when she took a position with nonprofit organizationPhysicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, she was pleasantly surprised by her new employer’s decidedly different attitude toward food.

PCRM has an office policy mandating that only vegan food may be eaten in its office. The organization, which advocates for healthy eating, preventive medicine and ethical clinical research, is so committed to the rule that it notifies prospective employees of the policy when they receive an offer letter for a job.

PCRM decided to go vegan for a simple reason.

“We want to practice what we preach,” said Susan Levin, the group’s director of nutrition education.

For Clyne, it was a relatively easy transition because she was already a vegan. But she still appreciated how devoted the whole team was to a plant-based diet.

“I feel like we all motivate and encourage each other,” Clyne said.

The staff at the District-based organization help one another enjoy the diet in a variety of ways: They exchange recipes, share their finds for tasty vegan dishes at lunch spots near the office, and take turns making breakfast smoothies for each other in the mornings.

PCRM’s strategy is a different twist on a familiar approach to workplace wellness. In recent years, many employers have been using team challenges or social activities to create incentives for exercising. At PCRM, the built-in community of co-workers is being leveraged to encourage staffers to improve the way they eat.

 

Adapting to a vegan office environment required varied levels of adjustment for PCRM’s 64 employees.

Levin said about one-third of staffers were already eating a fully vegan diet before coming to PCRM. Another third, Levin estimates, were “some of the way there,” perhaps eating a vegetarian diet. For the rest, the diet was likely a big lifestyle change.

The notification employees get when they’re hired is the only direct messaging they receive about the vegan dietary policy.

“There’s no proselytizing,” Levin said.

And if someone chooses not to eat vegan at home, there’s no pressure to change that. (Levin described their approach on this as “Don’t ask, don’t tell.”)

Several employees say they have noticed positive health changes since they began working at PCRM and embracing the group’s approach to eating.

vegan life choices

an article by Dennis Thompson
HealthDay Reporter

vegan “super foods” like soy products and quinoa have been found to contain proteins that break down all the essential amino acids.

“It is absolutely possible to get enough protein from beans, lentils, tofu, soy products and other plant sources like seeds and nuts,” Sheth said. “As long as you’re getting a varied amount throughout the day, your body can mix it up and get what it needs.”

Nutrients that vegans do have to keep careful track of in their diets, according to Sheth and Giancoli, include vitamin B12, a key nutrient in cell metabolism, nerve function and blood production, and calcium, which is needed for healthy bones. Animal products are rich in vitamin B12, and dairy products contain loads of calcium.