Starting a Juicing Diet

Have you tried dieting but never really lost a lot of weight or had quickly fallen back to your bad habits and fattening ways?

Well, you might want to choose the juicing diet. Juicing has been around for years but only recently has it gotten the attention of many people.

First, if you want to start a juicing diet, you have to get hold of a juicer. This appliance extracts the juice fast. You might want to choose a good brand, especially if you really are hoping to make juicing a regular part of your system.

The second thing you must do is to create a juicing plan you can follow for an entire week. There are plenty of recipes available on the web to help you jumpstart your juicing diet.

The rule of thumb is that you should use more vegetables than fruits in your juice so as to lessen the sugar content of your drink. However, pure vegetable juice can be a bit overwhelming. You can add a squeeze of lemon for a nicer taste.

To motivate you into following through your juicing diet, use a variety of recipes so the drinks will not be boring and you’ll quickly learn to love the taste.

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Rare & Potent Antioxidants

My hubby has been taking a lot of pharmaceutical drugs in the last year and a half. The side effects that he has experienced have ranged from bad to disastrous with most of them. We have decided to try to stick with all natural products but it is sometimes difficult to figure out which ones actually really help him. We have found out that the natural remedies are usually much more effective and have far fewer bad side effects than what the pharmaceutical companies and mainstream medical practitioners have provided.

My hubby has now been making slow but steady progress toward getting better. We will continue to keep trying out different natural remedies until we can find something that really works well for him. The most difficult part is figuring out which natural remedies actually help and which ones don’t. In order to do that, he can only try one at a time and that can be a very time consuming process.

We had run across a cactus flower derived drink called Nopalea and it is said to taste like a fruit juice. Not only do we both love fruit juice but we know that most fruit will not harm us. It sounded very intriguing and we ordered a bottle of it when they were having a special promotion.  We only paid $9.95 for shipping and handling.  We had tried it and it tasted great.  Unfortunately,  just one bottle did not help my hubby’s inflammation problems.

Ground Pork with Veggies

This is my own version of Pork Giniling as widely known in my native country, the Philippines.  Ground pork is the primary ingredient in this recipe.  Then I added a variety of vegetables that both my hubby and I like.  I like this dish because it is very easy to prepare.

Ingredients:

1 lb ground pork
1 lb of oriental vegetables (Walmart)
1 medium sized onion, minced
1 piece of pork cube
1 tablespoon granola oil
1 cup water
4 cloves garlic, crushed

Cooking Procedure:

1. Heat the pan and pour-in the granola oil
2. When the hot is hot, saute the garlic until it becomes brownish
3. Saute the onions until the texture becomes soft
4. Add the pork and water. Simmer for 20 minutes
5. Put the veggies altogether then simmer for another few minutes
6. Add salt, ground black pepper to taste
7. Serve hot

Drink Water on an Empty Stomach

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My hubby usually drinks water on an empty stomach. I did not know why, maybe it is a habit or maybe  he is just thirsty. I did not know the health benefits of drinking water on an empty stomach until one day I came across an article online.  I don’t know if it works or not but the following is some of the things that are stated in the article.

Drinking water on an empty stomach works in treating many conditions such as headache, body aches, accelerated heart beat, epilepsy, bronchitis, asthma, TB, meningitis, kidney disease,  urinary tract problems, vomiting, gastritis, diarrhea, diabetes, constipation, eye diseases, diseases of the uterus, menstrual disorders, diseases of the ear, nose and throat, just to name a few.

It is advised that you drink water as soon as you wake up in the morning even before brushing your teeth. There are recommendations on how long you should drink water on an empty stomach depending on the type of diseases you have.  I don’t really know how beneficial drinking water on an empty stomach to our bodies is but I want to give it a try.  If it works, I will make it a habit.  It has been said that we should drink eight glasses of water daily. I haven’t followed that regime because I can’t drink that much.  I only drink water when I get thirsty but maybe I should try to drink more.