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.
You can't live without sodas or soft drinks, huh?? Well I suggest you rethink that notion!
I had a client in the past who was literally addicted to soft drinks. She drank about 8 - 12 cans per day, maybe more. She had tried to ween herself off of it years before we met, and she suffered from headaches, sweats and nervous shakes. We tried again, when she came in to start her workout and health improvement program with me, but she was only able to get her intake down to a certain level before her symptoms resumed and she could not muster enough willpower to work through it again.
Before you think that drinking soda is a joke and the claimed addictions are not real, think again! Soda can reek havoc on your internal system and introduce you to a host of unnecessary ills.
I came across this great posting from Diet Blog that gives a perfect pictorial on the health effects of drinking to much soda.
Check it out below (click the photo for a bigger image):
Want a cold beer or margarita on a hot day? I keep hearing the phrase 'It's soo hot!! A cold beer would be so great right now!!"
Summer, for some people, can be synonymous with sitting in an outdoor patio and downing a 'couple' of beers. Keep in mind that, alcohol in moderation can be an occasional part of a healthy meal plan. Be careful of frozen or mixed drinks that are usually loaded with extra calories and sugar. Choose a light beer, small glass of wine, or 1 (one) shot of alcohol with soda water or a diet mixer. Keep it to 2 drinks or less for your health and your weight.
Nutrition labels and descriptions on food products are intended to help us make better food choices. But is an item claiming to be 'Fat Free' truly free of fat? Do these claims really help us on our journey towards better healthier lifestyles?
Download the file below and place it on your fridge and/or pantry. This is a great way to evaluate what you are consuming on a daily basis. Remember, Knowledge is Power!!
New Years Eve is fast approaching! It will definitely be a night of Food, Fun and Beverage. New Years is a traditional time to indulge in food and drink. Alcohol contributes to obesity due to the high calorie content, because it reduces the body's ability to burn fat and it stimulates hunger. Try to alternate your drinks with some water. The water will keep you hydrated and slow the rate of drinking. Keep in mind that it is recommended that women drink no more than 1 drink a day and men drink no more than 2 drinks a day.
In this section, you will be able to view relevant information about how to optimize your nutrition to suit your fitness needs.