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Food of the Week: Beets

24 Jul

Beets are very detoxifying, this is thanks to a powerful antioxidant called betacyanin, which helps cleanse the liver, the kidneys and the gallbladder.

They are high in vitamins B3, B5, C, Folate and beta-carotene, calcium, iodine, magnesium, zinc iron and fiber.

Beets stimulate the immune system and the production of new red blood cells. They are helpful against cancer and maintain an alkali pH in the body.

Beets can be cooked or eaten raw. I love them raw in juices!

Remember… Eat Healthy, Be Happy!

Detox: Juicing

5 Jan

I just finished a 3 day juicing detox and it was great!

A juicing detoxification is when nothing else but freshly made fruit and vegetable juices (organic and pressed is best) are consumed. The juices provide for the nutrients needed and I recommend taking some fiber supplements in the morning as well.

You can do it for 1, 3 or 5 days. I recommend 3 days for beginners, and 5 days for those who have tried it before. You can also do a day of juicing per week.

Juicing helps give your digestive track a break, while it cleanses and repairs your body.

Try eating a clean diet, free of processed food, meats and dairy 3 days before and 3 days after the juicing detox.

You can prepare the juices yourself with lot’s of greens (make sure you add a bunch of kale!) or you can buy them from a specialized store. This time I went for Pressed Juicery, based in LA (www.pressedjuicery.com) is was great! I’ve also tried Cooler Cleanse (www.coolercleanse.com) and loved it!