Juicing Nutrition

Nutrition is every bit as important as exercise to promote a healthy lifestyle. Maintaining a good diet can be every bit as hard as maintaining a good exercise routine. It is easy to get sidetracked by the countless fast food, fast coffee, and sweet treats out there. 

We all know the fast food is loaded with bad stuff that makes it taste good, and is not conducive with a healthy lifestyle. There are some obvious nutritional nightmares out there too. But the one that is often overlooked is the quick drinks (like coffee). Now, a regular cup of regular coffee is not so bad. But the flavored, syrupy, speciality coffee can be packed full of empty Calories. A lot more than you would think. Feel free to check the nutrition facts on the Starbucks website sometime. 

This brings us to juicers. A juicer is a great way to eliminate the preservatives, coloring, and unnecessary elements that most big companies put into their juices. Blending protein shakes is a great way to improve your workout results, but when you start juicing, a whole new world of nutrition opens up. Fruit juice, vegetable juice, delicious combinations of the best nature has to offer. 

Changing how you eat is an obvious dietary health advanatage, but be sure to not overlook what you drink too.

Posted under Health, Juicers

This post was written by Joseph Mackay on January 28, 2009

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Your Body’s Many Cries for Water

Drinking water is such a simple thing to do and yet it has such a profound effect on our health in so many ways. Just to list a few, water can help prevent heartburn, arthritis, back pain, angina, headaches,  migraines, Asthma, high blood pressure, colitis,  and even diabetes. Unfortunately most of us walk around most of the time in a state of semi dehydration and we aren’t even aware of it. Part of the reason for this is the thrust is not a reliable indicator or when we need to drink. In fact if you feel thirsty you are already dehydrated! The Mayo Clinic has some excellent information on the importance of water and also provides some simple tips on determining how much water you should be drinking.

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/water/NU00283

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This post was written by David White on November 28, 2008

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