Juicing and Raw Foods

January 23, 2013
Hair Growth Promoting Drink

A Juicing recipe that encourages thicker hair growth

• 1 Cucumber
• 4 Large Carrots, ends trimmed
• 1 Apple

The right Juicing can help slow down the rate at which you are losing your hair and even help thicken and grow it back. Cucumber is high in potassium, manganese, silica and sulfur. The silica in cucumber, combined with Carrots, helps to promote good hair growth and health.

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May 30, 2012

Kristina Carrillo-Bucaram of Rawfully Organic (www.rawfullyorganic.com) and FullyRaw (www.fullyraw.com) shows you Easy Raw Food Storage Tips! Founder and chief co-operator of Rawfully Organic, the largest raw foods non-profit produce co-operative in the US. Kristina created ROC because she was able to overcome hyperglycemia by eating a 100% raw foods diet. Today, she maintains this lifestyle, and she not only make a living educating others on how to do this, but also manages handling a LOT…a LOT…a LOT of produce daily. After having been raw for almost 7 years and after having run Rawfully Organic for almost 5 of these years, storing and organizing produce has become an art form for Kristina, and it is something in which considers herself a mastermind! In this video, she shares with you 6 easy tips to help you organize your refrigerator when storing raw produce and when figuring out how to organize your foods when going raw! 1) Bag Your Greens to Keep Them Fresh 2) Learn to Rotate Your Food 3) Store Fruits and Veggies Separately 4) Don’t Block the Air Vents & Keep Temperature Consistent at 40F 5) Prepare as Needed 6) Real Food Does Not Last Forever! Being FullyRaw is a choice and a lifestyle. Make it a success, not a struggle.

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May 21, 2012

The co-author of The pH Miracle, Dr. Robert Young in an extended 42 minute interview, talks about the importance of juicing when starting down the road to health. His program advocates alkaline foods to help balance the body against the typical American diet of mostly acid-forming foods. He says using a juicer daily could be one your most important steps to good health and longevity.   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WuJrfYG7oh8&feature=player_embedded

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May 18, 2012
Benefits of Pineapple Juice
Pineapple is one of my favorite things to juice or eat raw. It just tastes great.  One of the most nutritious juices is fresh pineapple, as it contains many essential vitamins and minerals, such as vitamin C, Thiamine, vitamin B6, Manganese, Potassium, and Magnesium. I must stress the word "fresh" as processed pineapple juice is usually mixed with lots of sugar and many other unhealthy synthetic preservatives. You can gain as much as 75% of the daily recommended allowance of vitamin C which is vital to increasing the body's natural resistance to disease and in promoting cell growth and development which aids tissue repair. Without vitamin C, our bodies could not produce collagen, an essential protein responsible for the creation of our skin, scar tissue, ligaments, tendons, and blood vessels.  Vitamin C is one of the mos t important regenerative elements we can put into our bodies. Pineapple juice also contains a good dose of Potassium and Thiamine. You can't go wrong with Pineapple Juice. 
 
Pineapples also contain bromelain, a proteolytic enzyme that helps us to digest protein, prevent blood clot formation, and aids us as ananti-inflammatory to help reduce swelling, arthritis, and numerous other issues.

How can you tell if a pineapple is ripe?

Pineapple fruit is ripe when it has developed a goldish tint, smells sweet and is slightly soft to the touch.

pineapplesWhere do pineapples come from?

Pineapples are indigenous to South America and is said to originate from the area between Southern Brazil and Paraguay. The natives of southern Brazil and Paraguay spread the pineapple throughout South America, and it eventually reached the Caribbean. Columbus discovered it in 1493 in the Indies and brought it back with him to Europe thus making the pineapple the first bromeliad to leave the New World.The Spanish introduced it into the Philippines, Hawaii (introduced in the early 19th century, first commercial plantation 1886), Zimbabwe and Guam.

Although it was discovered by Captain Cook, John Kidwell is credited with the introduction of the pineapple industry in Hawaii. Large-scale pineapple cultivation by U.S. companies began in the early 1900s on Hawaii. Among the most famous and influential pineapple industrialists was James Dole,who moved to Hawaii in 1899 and started a pineapple plantation in 1900. The companies Dole and Del Monte began growing pineapple on the island of Oahu.

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