Tuesday, November 25, 2008


According to The Cancer Society, The National Cancer Institute, and National Research Council, most folks don't get enough fresh fruits and vegetables that will assist in preventing disease. There are so many fruits of the earth that act as healing tonics in the body and they grow in abundance, just about everywhere. Not that we need medical professionals to inform us that folks are not healthy. Just look around, we are a society of consumerism. We rely on goods and services to provide nourishment. Its truly about seeking out certain information and making wiser decisions as far as our nutrition is concerned. I mean its what it is. Its up to us to want a better quality of life for ourselves and our families. Considering life and times, it is more convenient for folks to eat out, and that's understandable, to a certain degree. Try adding greener foods to your plate and checking a juice bar every once in a while. This also gives you an opportunity to incorporate more raw foods into your diet. Raw enzymes act as life force in the body, giving us the much needed energy, protection from illness, and vibrance that we try to purchase in serum or lotion forms. (ladies, i'm just saying) Figure with one green juice or smoothie, you will get some of that necessary daily green. If you check the menus now, there is always something there for the skeptics and they always become believers. It can't hurt, its from the earth, right? Start off slow, check out a juice bar menu and try whatever appeals to you, that will usually be what your body needs. I just think about what I would want in a salad and ask for those same ingredients in a juice. For example, spinach, lemon, cucumber, garlic and fennel are lovely as a salad and just as, if not more, in a juice. Or if you want fruit, papaya, mango and coconut, would make a nice breakfast bowl or smoothie. Its all about variety, its the spice of life. LOL!!! Juicing For Life by Cherie Calbom and Maureen Keane is a good read about the health benefits of juicing fresh fruits and vegetables. It also offers juice tonic recipes for ailments A-Z. You can never go wrong with ordering a carrot, apple, ginger, juice. Just add some spinach and celery to it next time, you will still love it, we promise.
Winter Cold Tonic
1 handful of parsley
4 carrots
1 garlic clove
3 stalks of celery

Be Well and Green...Bless

1 comment:

Kristen's Raw said...

I love green juice (I lovingly call it Plant Blood for fun). I can't imagine my life without it!

Happy Holidays,