Tag Archives: juicing

Food of the Week: Carrots

12 Jul

Carrots are rich in carotenoids, vitamins B1, B3, B6, C, E, K biotin, folate, calcium, magnesium zinc, potassium and fiber. Beta-carotene, a carotenoid found in carrots, has been found to reduce some cancer rates, by 50%.

Carrots are important for eye health. Lutein and zeaxanthin are two carotenoids that protect the eyes from macular degeneration and cataracts.

Carrots have also been found to reduce high cholesterol levels as well. Eating two carrots a day can help reduce your cholesterol levels.

I love to have my carrots raw, I use them in salads and they are also great for juicing. If juicing, remember not to use a lot of them, specially if the juicing method you are using is removing the fiber, because this increases the glucose concentration.

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!