Are you feeding your cells? There is no debate that good nutrition helps you feel better when you’re in pain, especially when your immune system is compromised.There are so many ways so get good nutrition into your body, but if you’re not feeling that great, you may not have the energy, or the forethought to prepare healthy meals and take lots of supplements. The fastest and simplest way to get LOTS of POWER PACKED nutrients into your body is with either juicing, or making your own GREEN SMOOTHIES. You might be doing this already, and if you are, I commend you!!
If you have not bought a juicer, we recommend a super simple gadget that’s budget friendly too, called the Nutri Bullet. You can pick it up at Wal Mart or go directly to the site by the same name. The Vita-Mix is the granddaddy of juicer-blenders, and does the same thing but costs 5 times the price. The difference is that you’re making individual servings with the Nutri bullet, as far as I can tell. The greens, fruit and seeds or nuts are completely liquified, but you’re getting 100% of the LIVE raw nutrients that instantly feed your cells!
I never thought GREEN Smoothies could taste so incredibly good! We’ve (the family) been making them for breakfast for about a week, and I can totally tell the difference in my energy levels, and weight loss. Yes, we have done healthy shakes for years, which have mostly been protein drinks. I decided to do a little research into exactly why green smoothies are so good for you.
Green Drinks Are Rich in Vitamins
Green smoothies, juices or drinks give you loads of vitamins and minerals that are richly found in greens. Here’s what the vegetarian-nutrition.info website says: “Leafy vegetables are ideal for weight management as they are typically low in calories. They are useful in reducing the risk of cancer and heart disease since they are low in fat, high in dietary fiber, and rich in folic acid, vitamin C, potassium and magnesium, as well as containing a host of phytochemicals, such as lutein, beta-cryptoxanthin, zeaxanthin, and beta-carotene. One study showed that an increment of one daily serving of green leafy vegetables, lowered the risk of cardiovascular disease by 11 percent. In the Adventist health study, the frequent consumption of green salads by African-Americans was associated with a substantially lower risk of mortality.
“Because of their high magnesium content and low glycemic index, green leafy vegetables are also valuable for persons with type 2 diabetes. An increase of 1 serving per day of green leafy vegetables was associated with a 9 percent lower risk of diabetes. The high level of vitamin K in greens makes them important for the production of osteocalcin, a protein essential for bone health. The risk of hip fracture in middle-aged women was decreased 45% for one or more servings/day of green, leafy vegetables compared to fewer servings.Green vegetables are also a major source of iron and calcium for any diet. . .”
Obviously there is a litany of beneficial elements in these super green foods that get too often ignored. But also, remember that another important consideration, in fact quite possibly the most important consideration is that organic green foods that make up our great tasting green drink supplement are electron rich, making them alkaline and very alkalizing for the body.
Why Alkalizing is So Important
Green electron rich foods are a most effective natural cure for heart dis-ease, MS, osteoporosis, arthritis, diabetes, low energy, gaseous stomach, constipation, IBS, Crohn’s and most important cancer. In order to understand how green foods and green drinks really work, any preconceived ideas about nutrition must be put aside.
While green foods contain a number of vitamins, minerals, proteins, electrons, chlorophyll and more, they are actually catalysts that support chemical chain reactions within the body. Most cancers start when incomplete chemical reactions occur during digestion or food transformation, respiration and elimination, which create acidic toxic waste in the body that ultimately interferes with cellular transformation. Each cell by the body processes is liable for replicating itself.
During cellular transformation from liquid food, chromosomes split into chromatides and reassemble into genes. If they can’t match up properly, cellular defects cause aging, bone loss, heart disease and cancer. Green electron rich foods help “maintain the alkaline design of the body” and create an environment where a cancerous condition is unlikely to occur. Low pH or acidity in the colloidal connective tissue is often the root cause of many if not ALL diseases.
It begins when the root system or small intestine is congested or damaged and is not making healthy red blood cells to transform into healthy body cells. In addition the fluids of the body are deprived of alkaline ash food that creates a low alkaline buffer reserve in the interstitial tissue fluids to help maintain the alkaline design of the body. As the alkaline interstitial tissue fluid reserve is “used up” by maintaining the delicate alkaline pH of the blood at 7.365, acidity begins to increase in other organs causing latent tissue acidosis and stressing normal metabolic performance. To buffer the formation of lactic, uric and other damaging acids from food and metabolism, the body will leach calcium from the bones or magnesium from the muscles, or iron from the red blood cells to sodium ions from the plasma to “buffer” and neutralize these acids. Unfortunately this causes bone loss, muscle loss, arthritis and osteoporosis.
Making Green Drinks
First of all you may be saying, Green? “No Way!! I’m not drinking anything that’s green!” I promise you, they are delicious, and you can make them with 50% greens and 50% fruit, with a splash of nuts and seeds.
- Arugula and just about any green you can find!
Fruits: You Name It!
- Berries (all kinds!)
- Lemons & Limes
- Watermelon, Cantaloupe & Honeydew
Nuts & Seeds
- Flax seeds
- Sunflower seeds
- Chia seeds
Just let your imagination run wild! The combinations are endless. Stick to a ratio of 50% greens, 40% fruit and 10% seeds or nuts. Add the best water you can find, preferably alkaline, microclustered, antioxidant Kangen Water. This is the healthiest water you can drink. Acidity is what causes inflammation in our bodies, and drinking alkaline water combats that acidity, but goes much further by acting like a magnet to strip away existing acid already in your body.
Make a green drink every morning and just watch your energy change. Cut out sugar, white flour, and processed foods. Stick to plenty of salads, chicken, fish, meat sparingly if you want it, minimal dairy, tons of veggies & fruit, and nuts, beans and seeds. If you have weight to lose, it should melt off your body.