Saturday, April 14, 2012

The most magnificent machine that you will ever be given is your body , keep it active and clean by DETOXING !

This is it ,,, I am starting a DETOX from tomorrow . No no no this is not just me saying it like that for the sake of the post or the subject. I am full of …toxins of course!!! And you are too if you drink and eat like I did in the last weeks … months…year I guess, well,, séance my last detox a year ago .
Detox should be part of our diets every 6 months .
  I  did exercised and run 3 times a week in the morning …but like I said before  , to be in a good shape and to get fit and have energy you must be 20 %  in to the workouts, fitness , running  and 80%  in your DIET and what you throw in your body .
If you’re experiencing signs of toxicity and want to start feeling better now, as well as ensure a longer, happier life, then start by helping your body to detoxify. You might be surprised to hear that one of the easiest and healthiest ways to do this is simply through food!
So I will start with the 3 days juice fast and this is what I found out about it .
"Juicing speeds up the detoxification process, removing toxins and hardened deposits in the body"
The juice of organic vegetables will not only speed up the process of detoxification, it will flood your body with enzymes, vitamins and minerals for quick absorption....and greatly benefit the immune system.
The juice of organic vegetables is rich in nutrients. As the cells of your body are bathed in these fresh, alkaline vegetable juices, they begin to release acids, which are toxins that can then be removed through the elimination channels of the body i.e. the lungs, kidneys, skin etc.
Juicing provides a rich source of live enzymes essential to the digestive process. Enzymes are proteins that break down foods into nutrients your body can readily digest. When you eat, digestive enzymes are released from your saliva glands sending signals to the stomach and small intestine in preparation for digestion.
What Does a Typical Juice Fast Involve?
  • Between 32 and 64 ounces of juice is usually recommended per day during the fast. The juice is sipped throughout the day. Typical fruits and vegetables include celery, carrot, kale, cabbage, apple, pineapple, cranberry, spinach, beet, and greens. Citrus fruits are often avoided.
  • Approximately 6 glasses of room temperature or warm filtered water is often recommended in addition to the juice.
  • Organic fruits and vegetables are usually recommended. If organic produce isn't available, practitioners suggest peeling the skin off fruits and vegetables or washing vegetables with a non-toxic produce cleaner, usually available at health food stores.
  • Freshly juiced fruits and vegetables are preferred, but if unavailable, practitioners suggest buying it from the health food store or juice bar as fresh as possible.
  • Green vegetables and sprouts contain the pigment chlorophyll, which juice proponents believe are especially beneficial during a juice fast.
  • A combination of fruits and vegetables is recommended.
Certain fruits and vegetables and their parts should not be juiced, such as the pits of peaches, apricots, cherries, and other fruits, apple seeds, citrus peels, carrot and rhubarb tops, tough skins (such as kiwi, pineapple, mangoes), and bananas and avocados.
Drink the juice within 30 minutes or less. Juice will start to oxidize after that, losing valuable enzymes and vitamins. Bottled juices are not a good substitute for fresh juices. Enzymes are destroyed in the bottling process.
Just before drinking the freshly made juice, put a little Himalyan Crystal salt on your tongue (contains 84 minerals), available at this link or possibly your health food store. Himalayan Crystal Salt is high in trace minerals, and will signal the body to absorb more of the nutrients as you drink the juice.

IMPORTANT !!  Always include 1 teaspoon of  spirulina powder  and 1 teaspoon of chlorella powder in your  juice for high protein. Chlorella and spirulina are truly the most astounding food sources on planet Earth and I invite you to read about this amazing superfoods in here  :
The following is a list of the most common organic produce to put in your juices; generally whatever looks vibrant and fresh, green and in season….which means not everything you read below is in every drink. Just do the best you can with the produce available.
1 head lettuce (not iceberg)
1 head dark green kale (remove stems)
1 carrot
½ beet OR 1 carrot - no more than this - high in sugar
Beet greens (top of the beets if they are fresh)
Celery sticks (chopped up first)
Collard greens
Dandelion greens
Cabbage - drink immediately if adding cabbage

There’s few juice recipes . They are to be juiced in a really good juicer but if you don’t have one  then a blender will do it as a chunky baby food .

Potassium Juice
3 carrots
3 stalks celery
½ bunch spinach
½ bunch parsley
Homemade V8 (6 glasses)
6-8 tomatoes
3-4 green onions with tops
½ green pepper
2 carrots
2 stalks celery with tops
½ bunch spinach
½ bunch parsley
2 lemons (just the juice )
Mean Green Juice Recipe
1 cucumber
1 good bunch of Kale
4 celery stalks
1/2 lemon (rind on ok)
one small knob (about ½ inch or less) of ginger root
2 granny smith apples (gala is good too)
Spinach-Veggie Mix

1 cup of spinach
1/2 cucumber
2 stalks of celery including leaves
3 carrots
1/2 apple

Core the apple, and juice 1/2 the apple, carrot, celery, cucumber and spinach. Serve immediately.
Parsley-Veggie Juice

1 cup of parsley
1/2 apple
2 carrots
3 celery stalks
Core the apple and split in half(you could use a whole one, if you'd like). Juice the carrots, apple, celery and parsley. Drink immediately.
This is a great energizer. Parsley (even just a little) in anything gives you a kick!

Easy Greens

1 head romaine lettuce or celery
5-6 leaves of kale (or spinach, dandelion, or parsley)
1-2 apples or pears
1 lemon, peel ok
Clean the lettuce and cut so it's manageable to juice. Cut the lemon in half. Juice hte lettuce (or celery), apples, kale, and lemon. Serve immediately.
The apples and pears are added to make it more palatable.

Refreshing Greens

1/2 cucumber
1/4 a small Honeydew melon
Small bunch of seedless white grapes
2 kiwi fruits (without skin)
Large handful of spinach
Small sprig of mint
1 lemon

Cut a cucumber in half. Cut the honeydew, and remove the rind as it's not good for juicers. Juice the cucumber, honeydew, grapes, kiwi, spinach, lemon and mint. Drink immediately.

Cabbage - Carrot - Spinach Juice

3 Carrots
A handful of Spinach
1 3-inch wedge of Cabbage

Juice the carrots, spinach and cabbage together as usual. Serve.


3 Carrots
2 Tomatoes
2-3 Celery Ribs

Juice the carrots, tomatos and celery together. Serve immediately. A classic in our collection of vegetable juice recipes!

Tomato Juice

4 Tomatos (Roma are firmer and work the best)
Cut the tomatoes into wedges and feed through your juicer. Serve.
Use tomato juice to make your own tomato soup! Mixing in some celery and a little carrot and parsley make a great tomato cocktail

Broc - Cabbage - Califlower

1 Stalk of Broccoli
Quarter head of Cabbage
Quarter head of Cauliflower
2 Kale leaves
1/2 Lemon, peel ok
2 Apples

Core the apples and cut a lemon in half. Prepare the cabbage and cauliflower. Juice the broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, kale lemon and apples together. Serve.
The benefits of juicing are enormous. Green juices help to eliminate wastes and toxins and irrigate the body, build the blood and carry oxygen and nutrients directly to the tissues.
What to expect during a green juice fast
Common detox symptoms include headaches, dizziness, lightheadedness and weakness. Some people experience loose bowels, although it is more common to experience several and soft bowel movements. Either way, this is a good sign. These symptoms usually mean that your body is cleaning itself out (exactly what the fast is meant to do). Do not get discouraged. Detoxing usually will only occur for the first few days. After it passes, you will have a heightened energy and feel very alive. Your mind will be clear, your vision might improve and you might feel like you’ve never felt before. Focus on positive thoughts, drink tea, take a nap if your body is telling you to, and persevere.
Remember that many people have been juice fasting for centuries with great success. Getting through any adverse symptoms will take you to a new level of health.
Teas to calm the stomach and mind are chamomile and peppermint.

To end a juice fasting it suppose to have solid food slowly introduced in your dayly diet . I recomand meat only after 3-4 days after the end of the fast .  As I am vegetarian I personally going to start eating salad and up to 2 portion of fruits in the 1st day after the fast , then slowly start eating nuts and quinoa .  And coffee ? Yes I am going to allow myself a small coffee soon after my juice fast . Alchool ?? No ! No ! No forever ...if only would be so easy J Maybe a glass of wine in the 3th day after finishing my fast J 

Enjoy your week and join me in this wonderful healthy green challange !!!!

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