I can remember when I was young, my mother used to chase me around the house with a glass of freshly juiced carrot juice. I would scream bloody murder, scrunch up my face, hold my nose and act like it was the most disgusting thing I had ever tasted in my life. And to me, at that point, it was. Oh, to be a kid again!!
As I get older, I realize the benefits of carrot juice and now I juice for myself, adding a twist to it now and then. A very easy combination that you can try is Carrot Juice and Almond Milk (using unsweetened Almond Milk). This is a great shake that you can use in the morning with your breakfast or in the evening after a long day. It is very easy to prepare and tastes fantastic. The list of benefits includes promoting heart health, improving skin, helping in bone health and development and so much more.
The directions are very easy to follow:
Step One: Wash and clean carrot.
Step Two: Put them through a juicer to extract the juice.
Step Three: Pour Almond Milk into a glass.
Step Four: Add an equal amount of Carrot Juice (this amount can vary depending on your preference).
Step Five: Mix and enjoy.
Tip for today:
Back in the day eggs came in two varieties, brown or white; and from there the only other option of consideration was size. Today we have to choose between omega-3 fortified, cage free, free range and the list goes on and on. This can sometimes prove distracting when the main element in question should be cholesterol. Eggs carry more cholesterol than any other food and that is mainly stored in the yolk. An average daily intake of cholesterol should be 300 milligrams per day, and that includes cholesterol from other sources like dairy products, cakes, meat and so on. A large egg contains about 215 milligrams of cholesterol. So if you're aiming for a healthy heart and healthy arteries be aware of the amount of whole eggs that you are consuming daily and/or weekly.
I'm crazy about Bananas!!!
Bananas are a good source of fiber, potassium, vitamin C and a very good source of vitamin B6. A medium to large banana has about 100-125 calories. You can add a banana to your cereal in the morning, a smoothie after a hard workout, or for dessert mix vanilla yogurt with banana and granola. Banana bread can also be a very healthy alternative and interesting change especially when adding wheat germ, ground flaxseed, whole grains and chopped nuts. Bananas can help guard against atherosclerosis, support eye health, strengthen bones, regulate the digestive system, and keep away stomach ulcers. Eating bananas on a regular basis may also help lower the risk of developing kidney disease. So go ahead, get crazy about bananas too. Just be creative with it.
On the affirmative, eggs are known for their cholesterol, but not to worry, you can indulge in an egg or two, or even three, a week. If you are monitoring your cholesterol or have had it checked recently and it is normal, you need not worry about an occasional indulgence in eggs. Eggs are an excellent source of protein, are low in sodium, and contain essential vitamins and minerals. If you are really concerned about the cholesterol from eggs, throw out the yolk and only use the egg white. Another solution is to simply purchase the egg whites this will make excellent breakfast options.
Toss some blueberries on your cereal. Even frozen blueberries are packed with antioxidants; just 1/2 cup can double the antioxidant power of most people's diets. Some studies suggest that blueberries help reduce cancer risk and heart disease and may slow the aging process. All the more reason to get these tasty, tiny health protectors into your meals.
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