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    Fruit Juice Versus Vegetable Juice: Which One is Healthier?

    A few years back, juicing became a huge fad and many people tried the liquid diet to lose weight. While juices are great to detox and give your system a break, a diet that solely depends on them is not well-balanced or even recommended by nutritionists. However, the one-day juice detox is often suggested as a way to clean your gut, improve your energy levels and get rid of toxins accumulated in your body over time.
    Fruit juices lack the fiber of the whole fruit as a lot of it is lost
    Fruit juices lack the fiber of the whole fruit as a lot of it is lost.  Photo Credit: iStock

    When it comes to juices, there’s ample room for creativity and innovation. You can make your own blends and concoctions. A plain glass of orange juice provides an ample dose of vitamin C, simple green juice with spinach and cucumber makes for a refreshing detox drink and the popular apple, beetroot and carrot combination is known to be effective in weight loss. However, there is this ongoing debate on whether fruit juices are healthier or vegetables juices.

    A general suggestion for juicing is to follow the 90/10 rule which means 90% of your ingredients should be vegetables and 10% should constitute of fruits to add natural sweetness and flavour to your drink. The reason is that fruits contain high amounts of natural sugar in the form of fructose. It is important to know that fruits in any other form – be it juice or dried - tend to contain higher sugar as it gets concentrated. Also, most fruit juices lack the fiber of the whole fruit as a lot of it is lost while juicing and therefore, may not be as healthy as you think.


    Vegetables are definitely healthier than juicing them. Photo Credit: iStock

    A lot of health experts agree that the fruit juices can cause sudden spikes in your blood sugar levels and therefore, diabetics should have them in moderation. Nutritionists even advice to avoid fruit juice for breakfast as it will only contain carbs, fiber and lots of concentrated sugar with barely any protein and can increase your hunger even before you're ready for lunch. A good way, perhaps, would be to blend a thick smoothie or milkshake with milk or yoghurt, nuts, oats and some fresh fruits.

    As far as vegetable juices are concerned, juicing your veggies can give you a whole lot of variety that you may not be able to eat in a single meal. Some people may dislike eating vegetables and therefore, a part of their daily intake of veggies can be had in the form of a wholesome juice.  Carrot juice, beetroot juice and spinach are all great options, if you want to skip them in your salad. However, the case of low fiber remains the same. Whole vegetables are definitely healthier than juicing them, but you can lap up a glass or two occasionally to keep yourself active and hydrated.
    Moreover, vegetables tend to be more alkalizing in nature than fruits and this helps to maintain the ph balance in your stomach that contributes to optimal health and also stabilizes your bodily fluids. Fruits, especially citrus ones, tend to be more acidic and an acidic environment in your gut is more vulnerable to disease.

    According to Dr. Anju Sood, “Vegetable and fruit juices both impart equal vitamins and minerals. But if you are look at it in terms of the sugar content, then definitely vegetable juices are healthier as they contain less or zero sugar but fruit juices contain a lot of sugar. Both can be taken on daily a basis as long as they are a part of a well-balanced diet. For kids, particularly, I will recommend fruit juices as it can give them a great energy boost.”

    Adding to this Dr. Shalini Manglani shares, "An ideal combination would be vegetable juice with a piece of fruit in it to add just the right amount of sweetness. You can try a version with apple, beetroot and celery or the Green Horn made with apple, bottle gourd, cucumber and ginger."

    It is, of course, best to eat one’s vegetables and fruits rather than drink them, but if you'd like to add juices to your diet, make sure you add back the pulp which actually contains most of the fiber of the fruit or vegetable.


    Source : http://food.ndtv.com/food-drinks/fruit-juice-versus-vegetable-juice-which-one-is-healthier-1776104

  • Have You Been Eating Bananas with Milk

    We all love milkshakes and smoothies, don't we? The blend of seasonal fruits and milkis the perfect combination to cool down on a hot summer day. Who doesn't love to have a banana milkshake as a refreshing mid-meal beverage? While it tastes amazing, banana and milk might not go well when mixed together. Yes, you read that right. While the combination of banana and milk has long been seen in chilled milkshakes, it may pose various health risks. We spoke to many experts and here's what you should know about consuming this combination together. 

    Combination of Banana and Milk- Good or Bad?



    Whether the famous combination of milk and banana is good or bad for health has always been in debate. While many suggest that both make an excellent combination, some recommend against consuming them together. When we asked expert Dietitian and Psychologist from Care For Life, Harish Kumar, this is what he had to say, "We do not recommend this combination as it may prove to be very harmful for the body. Even if you want to consume them, you can first take milk and after 20 minutes, eat a banana. You must also avoid banana milkshake as it hinders the digestion process and disturbs your sleeping pattern.

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    On the contrary, expert Nutritionist and Macrobiotic Health Coach, Shilpa Arora says, "Banana and milk is a great option for body builders and people who wish to gain weight and need energy for high intensity work. However, it is not recommended for people with allergies like asthma as it creates mucus which leads to breathing disorders." 


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    What Does Ayurveda Say?



    As far as Ayurveda is concerned, every food has its own taste (rasa), post digestive effect (vipaka) and a heating or cooling energy (virya). Therefore, an individual's agni or gastric fire determines how well or poorly the food is digested, and right food combinations are of great importance. Ayurveda strictly puts milk and banana in the list of the most incompatible foods.



    According to the book The Complete Book of Ayurvedic Home Remedies, A Comprehensive Guide to the Ancient Healing of India by Vasant Lad, combinations of fruits and milk are to be avoided strictly. 

    According to a report Food Combining by Vasant Lad, eating bananas with milk can diminish agni, produce toxins and may cause sinus congestion, cold, cough and allergies. Although both of these foods have a sweet taste and a cooling energy, their post digestive effect is very different. Bananas are sour while milk is sweet. This further causes confusion to our digestive system and may result in toxins, allergies and other imbalances.



    Ayurveda Specialist at Dr. Vaidya's, Dr. Surya Bhagwati says, "It is a bad combination and is known as Viruddh Aahar (incompatible combinations). It generates Ama, a toxic substance that is the root cause of imbalance and diseases in the body. It douses the digestive fire hence disrupting the intestinal flora. It also causes congestion, cold, cough, rashes and allergies. It creates a negative reaction in the body, generates additional water, blocks body channel, contributes to heart diseases, vomiting and loose motion."

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    So, Should You or Shouldn't You?



    According to our experts, banana and milk do not go well together and may cause serious harm to our health. Therefore, it is better to avoid blending banana with milk and rather have them separately. They have their own properties that benefit our health; however, mixing both may kill those properties causing ailments in the body.

    http://food.ndtv.com/food-drinks/have-you-been-eating-bananas-with-milk-you-must-read-this-1694129



  • HOW TO MAKE GREEN JUICE IN YOUR BLENDER

     

    Don’t have a juicer? No problem! You can have green juice in minutes with this step-by-step tutorial on how to make a simple green juice in your blender.


    It’s been 10 days since I’ve posted anything new around here so I am SO thrilled to be back with an epic post for all of you.

    My trip to Costa Rica was fabulous and I’ll be recapping everything tomorrow once I’ve mustered the courage to look at the pictures and not want to teleport myself back there. It was truly one of the most spectacular places on earth.

    We were totally spoiled by having a private chef cook all of our meals for us and while I love me some rice and beans, my body was dying for some veggie goodness by the end of the trip.

     

    This always happens to me, I go a bit overboard with the treats and decadent eats and find myself needing an IV drip packed-full of vegetable juice. And by IV drip I mean I stop by Fresh Restaurant for one of their amazing green juices.

     Don't have a juicer? No problem! Here's a step-by -step tutorial on how to make green juice in your blender!

    But juices get seriously expensive, FAST and it also isn’t in my budget to buy myself a juicer. So each time I feel a cold coming on or am needing a detox, I go through the same internal battle of whether or not I should sacrifice my wallet to the juice gods.

    Let’s change subjects for a second here (I swear I’m getting to the point!). A few weeks ago, Blendtec offered to send me a Designer 725 Blender with Wildside+ Jar, so I did a little research on the blender and then patiently awaited its arrival.

    What excited me most was that the Blendtec has a “juice” option so you can actually make juice in your blender! Now here’s the catch, what actually separates juice from a smoothie is that the fiber (or “pulp”) from the vegetables and fruit has been removed so what you’re getting is the vitamin and mineral packed juice.

    There is absolutely nothing wrong with fruit and vegetable pulp. Fiber is great for the body and we all need it in our diet, but sometimes it can get in the way of our body absorbing all of those vitamins and minerals. When you drink juice (versus a smoothie), your body can absorb 100% of the good stuff, without the insoluble fiber getting in the way.

    Don't have a juicer? No problem! Here's a step-by -step tutorial on how to make green juice in your blender!So I set out to recreate my favourite simple green juice using my blender instead of a juicer. The Blendtec made it super easy because the “juice” option knows exactly how long to blend the fruits and veggies for (somewhere around 1 minute). It also has a self clean option which makes cleaning the blender completely hassle-free. Considering the horror stories I’ve heard about trying to clean juicers, this is a godsend!

    For the record, it has several other pre-programmed cycles including smoothies, soups, salsa and ice cream! I’ve made smoothies and soups using it and it has been fabulous. I’m looking forward to trying it out on nut butter.

    Back to juicing…To get around the whole “juicing without a juicer” deal, you have to take one extra step by straining the juice through some cheesecloth to remove the fiber. If you want to drink this with the pulp, go for it! But if you want real authentic green juice, you’ll need to do the second step. It’s all good though, because I walk you through the entire process.

    Besides being totally stoked about my new Blendtec, I am also so excited to kick off a new series on THM! Over the past couple of years, I’ve picked up quite a few food hacks that every healthy foodie should know. Healthy eating doesn’t need to be hard or expensive, so over the course of 2015 I will be bringing you a new “Healthy How-To” series teaching you some of these tips and tricks.

    I figured what better way to kick off the series than with this How To Make Green Juice In Your Blender post?

    After 10 days on vacation, I’m ready for about 5 of these!

    Let’s learn how…


    How To Make Green Juice In Your Blender
     

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    Serving size: 1

     
    Ingredients
    • 1 head of kale, stemmed and coarsely chopped
    • 2 celery stalks, coarsely chopped
    • 1/2 cucumber, coarsely chopped
    • 2 green apples, stemmed and coarsely chopped
    • 1 inch cube of fresh ginger, peeled and chopped
    • 2 cups water
    • supplies: a powerful blender, several pieces of cheesecloth (a nut milk bag works too), a large bowl.
     
    Instructions
    1. Place all ingredients in your blender and top with 2 cups of water.
    2. Press the "juice" button on your Blendtec and blend until done.*
    3. Place a large piece of cheesecloth over your bowl so that it covers all sides. Cut 3 pieces this size and layer them on top of each other.
    4. Place layered cheesecloth over bowl and slowly pour juice into bowl from blender.
    5. Pick up sides of cheesecloth to form a sieve and squeeze out juice. You should be left with about a cups worth of vegetable pulp.**
    6. Pour juice into a cup and drink immediately.
     
    Notes
    Or blend for about 1 minute. *You can add remaining juice pulp to soups, baked goods or smoothies, or discard.
     
     

     Don't have a juicer? No problem! Here's a step-by -step tutorial on how to make green juice in your blender!

    http://www.thehealthymaven.com/2015/01/how-to-make-green-juice-in-your-blender.html

  • Top 25 Healthy Vegetables

     



    The simplest way to improve your health and ward off countless chronic diseases is by eating more of fresh and healthy fruits and vegetables. In reality, any vegetable is good for health, but there are a few that are definitely more nutritious than the others.

     

     

    Here is a list of the top 25 healthy vegetables that you must include in your diet.

     

    1. Onions

    Usually used for flavor, this veggie contains cancer-fighting antioxidants. It is most beneficial when eaten raw. Cooking onions reduces the effectiveness of phytochemicals that fight against diseases, especially prostate and lung cancer. This pungent-smelling veggie is particularly good for people suffering from osteoporosis.

    Try adding raw, chopped onions in salads along with tomatoes, cucumber, and avocados. Add a dash of blood sugar-friendly lime juice for taste.

    2. Peas

    Green peas are a powerhouse of nutrition. They contain iron and folate, which are extremely important for pregnant women. They contain a generous amount of vitamins B1, B2, B3, and B6 that help in reducing homocysteine levels, therefore reducing the risk of heart diseases.

    3. Kale

    Kale is chock full of vitamin C that reduces the risk of heart diseases by lowering the levels of bad cholesterol or LDL. The organosulfur phytonutrient that is present in kale protects our body from ovarian cancer, and the carotenoids serve the purpose of lowering the risk of cataract.

    4. Broccoli

    This cruciferous vegetable is rich in antioxidants that help in reducing the risk of lung, rectal, and stomach cancer. They are also rich in folate, vitamin C, and beta-carotene, which boost the body’s immunity and protect against flu and cold.

    5. Spinach

    This chlorophyll-packed vegetableis an excellent source of every nutrient your body would require for functioning at its optimum. A cup of spinach can help you meet the body’s daily requirement of vitamins C and K, lutein, and potassium.

    They are also packed with carotenoids that promote healthy eyes and prevent macular degeneration.

    Scientists also believe that a diet with more of spinach helps you protect against various diseases such as colon cancer, arthritis, and even osteoporosis.

    6. Carrots

    The vibrant orange color of the carrot indicates the presence of high levels of carotenoids that reduce the risk of a few types of cancers and eye diseases. They are rich in antioxidants and vitamins A and C that protect the cardiovascular system against damage.

    7. Okra

    Okra, also known as lady’s finger, is a rich source of fiber that helps in reducing blood sugar and improving bone health. The abundant folate and nutritional value present in okra not only helps women to conceive but also helps in preventing miscarriages. It also aids in the brain development of the fetus.

    8. Green Beans

    Green beans are an easy source of folic acid and vitamins A, B6, C, and K. One of the benefits of this nutrient-packed vegetable is a reduced risk of heart diseases. It boosts the immunity and protects our body from colon cancer. It also helps in eliminating those harmful free radicals.

    9. Potatoes

    Whether you like it mashed, roasted, boiled or baked – the potato is one of the most versatile food staples. They are stuffed with phytonutrients such as carotenoids, caffeic acid, and flavonoids that help with digestion, promote a healthy heart, and maintain blood pressure.

    10. Corn

    The health benefits of corn include prevention of heart ailments, controlling diabetes, prevention of neural-tube defects during birth, and lowering hypertension. They not only provide the necessary calories for a healthy metabolism but also are a rich source of fiber and vitamins A, B, and E.

    11. Beet

    Both raw or cooked, this root vegetable is rich in antioxidants that fight against cancer. It also contains high levels of lutein that protect the eyes. Even the beet leaves are full of nutrition, and they can be cooked like any other leafy vegetable.

    12. Cucumber

    Cucumber is mostly made up of water, which means eating cucumber during summer helps keep you hydrated. It is rich in vitamins K, B, C, potassium, manganese, and polyphenols that help in reducing the risk of chronic diseases.

    13. Eggplants

    Eggplants are rich in antioxidants such as nasunin and other heart-healthy nutrients. Nasunin protects the brain cells from damage, and the presence of potassium and fiber reduce the risk of dementia and heart stroke.

    14. Radish

    Radish is diuretic in nature and helps in treating inflammation and that burning sensation during urination. It is a good detoxifier, and thus facilitates digestion. It can also help in treating piles.

    Radish is a rich source of anthocyanins that provide numerous health benefits to the body.

    15. Cauliflower

    The cauliflower is another member of the cruciferous family of vegetables that provides a number of health benefits. It contains sulforaphane that helps in killing cancer stem cells. It also improves blood pressure levels in the body and maintains the proper functioning of the kidneys.

    16. Celery

    Celery is an excellent source of beneficial enzymes and antioxidants, as well as vitamins B6, C, and K. It provides dietary fiber that boosts digestion and promotes weight loss. Because of the high percentage of water and electrolyte, celery also helps in preventing dehydration.

    17. Scallions

    Scallions or spring onions are very low in calories. They contain flavonoid antioxidants and fiber that protect against various diseases.

    18. Asparagus

    Asparagus is a very good source of vitamins A, C, E, and K, fiber, and folate that help in fighting against cancer. It is packed with antioxidants that help in neutralizing the effects of cell-damaging free radicals.

    19. Tomatoes

    Though technically considered as fruits, tomatoes are often served as vegetables. They are rich in lycopene, which is well known for its cancer-fighting capabilities. Being rich in vitamins A and K, they also help in maintaining the blood pressure and reducing the number of free radicals in our body.

    20. Parsley

    Parsley contains a flavonol called myricetin that helps in preventing skin cancer. It is also effective in the prevention and treatment of diabetes and maintaining bone health.

    21. Sweet Potato

    Sweet potato has dozens of anti-cancer nutrients including manganese and vitamins A and C. It is also rich in fiber and iron, and thus, provides energy and regulates the digestive system.

    22. Bell Peppers

    Bell peppers, whether red, yellow or orange, are packed with a number of heart-healthy nutrients such as folic acid and lycopene.

    Everyday consumption of bell peppers may help lower the risk of developing lung, colon, pancreatic, and bladder cancer.

    23. Squash

    Squash has a number of anti-inflammatory nutrients such as beta-carotene and vitamin C. It helps in treating a number of conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, asthma, and osteoarthritis.

    24. Brussels Sprouts

    These green vegetables are great for pregnant ladies since they are packed with vitamins B, C, and K, and folic acid that prevent neural tube defects.

    25. Alfalfa Sprouts

    Alfalfa sprouts are a powerhouse of beta-carotene that protects the body against lung cancer and maintains the health of hair, nails, gums, teeth, and bones. It is also a good source of vitamin E that protects our body from strokes and heart attacks.

    Our Mother Nature has gifted us with so many powerful sources of nutrients – so why not start eating them regularly instead of just relying on supplements? Hope you liked this article. Share your views in the comments box below.

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