Articles by: Drewcer The Juicer

Phytochemcials – “WHAT… O… Chemicals?”

0 by / on September 9, 2008, 8:44 pm

What’s the latest, greatest, most super fantabulous little compound to hit the scene of our knowledge with a bang?…  PHYTOCHEMICALS.  Haven’t seen those listed in your daily multiple vitamins have you?  Why?  Because no one yet knows just how much of this stuff your body needs everyday—but what is certain is that need them your body does. (I sound like Yoda)  In fact some research indicates that a diet rich in whole foods, which is naturally high in phytochemicals, can prevent and in some cases even cure Cancer, Heart Disease, High blood pressure, Diabetes, and Autism. So what are they?  [...]

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Beta-Carotene Has Nothing To Do With Kung-Fu

Beta-Carotene Has Nothing To Do With Kung-Fu

0 by / on September 7, 2008, 8:41 pm

That’s David Carradine…  right?  Of course I never saw Cain with a cold so maybe he juiced carrots too; although with all that wondering around, you’d wonder where? Anyway, what we’re talking about here is beta-carotene.  What is it?  Glad you asked.  Beta-Carotene is one of over 600 Carotenoids that are responsible for the beautiful variety of colors found in our produce.  Rich orange and dark green fruits and vegetables like carrots, cantaloupe, sweet potato and pumpkin are particularly rich in beta-carotene.  This vital nutrient is converted within the body to Vitamin A which has been shown to be good [...]

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Benefits of Dehydrating – “Moses was 120 when he died. You think it was all that dried food?”

1 by / on September 5, 2008, 8:35 pm

Well, probably not—at least not completely. But there’s no doubt that without the ability to preserve foods by drying them, the Israelites wouldn’t have lasted very long in the desert. The reason drying food preserves it is that molds, yeast and bacteria all need water to grow. When foods are sufficiently dehydrated, microorganisms cannot grow and foods will not spoil. This time tested technique can not only help you keep your foods longer and make them smaller and portable for those long hikes and camping trips, it can make them darn tasty too. Sugars are concentrated in dried fruits making [...]

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Preventing Alzehimer’s – Remember your juice and you’ll remember a lot more

0 by / on September 3, 2008, 8:30 pm

Here’s just another incredible benefit of juicing as part of a healthy lifestyle. The results of a recent 10-year long study from the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine has shown that regular consumption of fruit and vegetable juice (at least 3 times a week) can reduce the incidence of Alzheimer’s disease by 76 percent. The reason…? Once again we have our little friends the antioxidants to thank. The study shows specifically that polyphenols (a particularly strong antioxidant found in the peel and skin of produce) have the potential to fight off beta-amyloid protein deposits that form in the brain of [...]

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Strong to the Finish Cause I Eats Me Spinach (And Wheatgrass)

0 by / on September 1, 2008, 8:27 pm

That cantankerous ol’ sea captain had some plain good sense. Don’t worry. Eating a large dose of spinach daily won’t give you absurdly disproportionate forearms. What it will do is give you a megadose of important nutrients including beta carotene, a potent antioxidant, and vitamin K, which helps to maintain strong bones as well as vitamin C, calcium, folate and lutein. It’s not just spinach mind you, it’s all your leafy greens. Spinach, wheatgrass, chard, kale, beet greens, arugula and broccoli rabe are all excellent sources of essential vitamins and nutrients. Just half a cup of cooked kale provides four [...]

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Omega-3 and Heart Disease – “Oh, Fishy, Fishy, Fishy, Fish!”

0 by / on August 31, 2008, 8:25 pm

Gotta love that Monty Python ($5 off any purchase at 877myjuicer.com if you guess the movie).    And who’d have thought that their little “Find the Fish” game could be a life saving exercise in our real daily lives.  What’s it’s really all about is Omega-3.  I know you’re thinking that sounds like a character in the new Transformers movie but in fact Omega-3’s are an essential fatty acid found in fish.  A recent study from Harvard University, compiling two decades of research, concluded that one or two servings of fatty rich fishy fish, like salmon or tuna, can reap health [...]

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Treating Seasonal Allergies Naturally

Treating Seasonal Allergies Naturally

2 by / on August 29, 2008, 8:24 pm

Who of us, if we’re honest, can really stand the nuisance of seasonal allergies?  I understand that the body’s production of histamines is a natural defense against toxins and that we want this critical function of our immune system in place when we’re exposed to a real threat, like the Mycotoxins produced by mold.  However, in the same way that neurosis is the mind’s maladaptive fear response; allergies are the body’s needless freak out when exposed to substances that pose no real threat.  Those swollen sinuses, that sneezing, runny nose, those itching and watery eyes are the physiological equivalent of [...]

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Smoothy Recipes

0 by / on August 29, 2008, 8:22 pm

Here are some various smoothie recipes. Hope you enjoy them! Mango Pop 1 mango 1 handful strawberries 1/4 pineapple 6 tablespoons pineapple juice Arctic Fruits 1/2 pineapple, fresh or canned 1 handful frozen strawberries a few dashes of pineapple juice Blueberry Bliss 1 mango 1 handful blueberries Juice 1/2 lime 1/2 cup apple juice Peachy Fruit 1 1/2 peaches 1/2 mango 1/2 orange 1/2 cup orange juice Fizzy Fruits 2 handfuls blueberries 2 handfuls of strawberries 4-6 ice cubes Sparkling mineral water Ginger Dream 1 mango 1/2 grapefruit 1/8 grated ginger root 1/4 cup apple juice Watermelon Whiz 11oz watermelon [...]

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The Healthy Approach to Food Preservation

4 by / on August 27, 2008, 7:20 pm

As you might figure out, we are all about healthy living and when it comes to preserving our food we are no different.  We have received so many emails lately asking about healthy food preservation that we decided to let you in on our favorites. These are the three methods of preserving food naturally without adding any preservatives and will prove most healthy for you. 1) Freezing – One of the most common forms of food preservation is freezing.  It works by reducing the temperature to a degree that it reduces the water activity to prevent microbial growth.  This form [...]

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Sick of the Same Old Fruit?

0 by / on August 25, 2008, 10:15 am

Bored with bananas?  Aggravated with apples?  Grumbling about grapes?  Me too. But if you’re like me you discipline yourself to stay healthy.  Is it any wonder most people have trouble sticking with a healthy diet?  Well I have some hope for you my friends.  Below are some alternatives to the old fruit standards to rejuvenate your palate while maintaining your healthy lifestyle. What was Beethoven’s favorite fruit? Banananaaaas!  (That joke is better told out loud where the punch line can be sung to the tune of Beethoven’s 5th.)  But, I think even he would get sick of them after a while… [...]

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