All posts tagged: how to boost the immune system

Detoxifying and cholesterol lowering all in a cup.

The pungent scent in celery butylphthalide is a component that helps reduces bad cholesterol. Celery is rich in vitamin C and also commonly known for it’s detoxing capability due to it’s high alkaline properties. This understated vegetable is best consumed on a daily basis to help promote overall health. When selecting celery, look out for firm crisp stalks with fresh green leaves, if you find celery too pungent for your liking try choosing ones lighter in colour, the darker shade will be stronger in scent and flavour. Store celery in the refrigerator placed veggie bag, to revive limp stalks let them soak in water for a few minutes prior using. 1 orange peeled, deseeded, and chopped. 1 celery stalk. 1 cutting of wheatgrass. 1 teaspoon of spirulina powder. 1 teaspoon maca. Place all ingredients into the blender, start at the lowest speed until a puree forms, turn the blender on high for last remaining seconds. The blending should take about 30 seconds, try not to over do it. Recipe serves as two portions, you can …

Power up green!

Struggling with your 5+ of veg and fruits a day? Here is a solution; Smoothies, packed full of vitamins, minerals, fiber, and it adds a great score to the hydration count. True goodness all in a glass, what better way to meet your daily nutritional needs? So here are a few tips to begin.. Blend the mix as briefly as possible, this prevents oxidation which contributes to decreasing the nutrient content. Blending shouldn’t take any longer than 2 minutes even with the a underpowered blender, it takes me about 30 seconds to blend; start at the lowest speed until a chunky puree forms and then finish off on high for a few remaining seconds to smooth off. Prepping saves you time, you can wash and cut the ingredients into containers so it’s all ready to be dumped into the the blender. Buy and freeze fruits in season to keep. Peel, deseed fruits you normally would, then store in an air tight container to freeze, it’ll keep for months. I usually buy bags of spotted bananas …