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Juicing Basics

All the facts and beneďŹ ts you need to start juicing.

Simply Better Meals Quick, simple, healthy, organic meals.

Forks Over Knives

Real life stories, real changes of lifestlyes, real people.

Core Core Core

Effective workouts alomg with the most effective foods.

Gear Up:

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Products of Complete Health

December2013


letter from the editor

Organix magazine is a college students #1 guide to ultimate health done the right way. It covers all aspects of health, not just for losing weight or staying in shape but how to make the right choices with basic diet plans. Organix will make it easy for you to stay fit and healthy, which for a busy college student isn’t always easy to do. Organix’s primary goal is to educate today’s college student about healthy living and food choices. It sets out to provide all the facts and information a busy student needs to get inspired to look great. Students represent a sector of the population that are interested in learning, and present a unique opportunity for Organix to help them become the fit generation. Organix isn’t your ordinary health magazine. It’s all about a fresh and organic lifestyle. Organix was established as an inspiration based off real life results from someone who had a disease that we call incurable these days. Medicine is changing and drugs are not always the answer. Healthy food has proven to be more effective for people that have serious illnesses. Proof is in fresh organic juices and smoothies, which are nutritious and fun to create. Organix is the central location for the creative organic cook that is looking for recipes shared by cooks and entrepreneurs alike. For the advertising world, Organix is a fresh new place to show off whats new and what is trending with everyone’s new and urgent obsession with health. With college students being the main focus, they are the best audience of the future. Having your advertisements in your magazine will give your product a great image in the organic and fresh lifestyle.


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4 Juicing Basics 8 Simply Better Meals 12 Forks Over Knives 16 Core Core Core 20 Gear Up: All the facts and beneďŹ ts you need to start juicing.

Real life stories, real changes of lifestlyes, real people.

Quick, simple, healthy, organic meals.

Effective workouts alomg with the most effective foods. Products of Complete Health.


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juicing basics Juicing allows you to consume an optimal amount of vegetables in an efficient manner. If you are a carb type, you should eat one pound of raw vegetables per 50 pounds of body weight per day. Some people may find eating that many vegetables difficult, but it can be easily accomplished with a quick glass of vegetable juice. Juicing helps you absorb all the nutrients from the vegetables. This is important because most of us have impaired digestion as a result of making less-than-optimal food choices over many years. This limits your body’s ability to absorb all the nutrients from the vegetables. Juicing will help to “pre-digest” them for you, so you will receive most of the nutrition, rather than having it go down the toilet.

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expensive and easier to clean than more expensive juicers like twin gears or even the $2000 Norwalk juicers. Here is my current favorite juicer. Many people initially think that juicing will be a real chore, but the majority are pleasantly surprised to find that it is much easier than they thought it would be.

important to note

It is important to note that vegetable juice has very little protein and virtually no fat, so by itself, it is not really a complete food. It really should be used in addition to your regular meals not in place of it. So unless you are undergoing some special fasting or detoxification program, it is probably unwise to use juicing as a meal replacement. Ideally, it can be consumed with your meal or as a between meal snack.

You can add a wider variety of vegetables in your diet. Many people eat the same vegetable salads every day. This violates the principle of regular food rotation and increases your chance of developing an allergy to a certain food. But with juicing, you can juice a wide variety of vegetables that you may not normally enjoy eating whole.

listen to your body

If you are new to juicing, I recommend a mid-priced juicer. The cheap centrifugal juicers (like the Juiceman) break easily, produce low-quality juice, and are very loud, which may contribute to hearing loss. They also don’t last very long. My favorite are the single gear juicers which are relatively fast, less

This is partly because you should only start by juicing vegetables that you enjoy eating non-juiced. The juice should taste pleasant -- not make you feel nauseous. It is very important to listen to your body when juicing. Your stomach should feel good all morning long. If it is churning or growling or generally making its presence known, you probably juiced something you should not be eating. Personally, I’ve noticed that I can’t juice large amounts of cabbage, but if I spread it out, I do fine. The health benefits of juicing are immense for adults and children.


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Lesson 1:

Use pesticide free veggies. It is wise to choose organic whenever possible. However, some vegetables are worse than others. Below are the vegetables that are the most pesticide-loaded ones according to the Environmental Working Group. So it would be wise to only purchase these vegetables if they are organically grown. The worst ones are listed first. Celery Spinach Kale Collard Greens Lettuce Carrots Cucumber (not as bad if you peel the skin)

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Get ready to juice!

Step 1: If you are new to juicing, it is recommended that you start out with these vegetables, as they are the easiest to digest and tolerate: Celery Fennel (anise) Cucumbers These three aren't as nutrient dense as the dark green vegetables. Once you get used to the 3 vegetables listed above, you can start adding the more nutritionally valuable, but less palatable, vegetables into your juice. Step 2: When you've acclimatized yourself to juicing, you can start adding these vegetables: Red leaf lettuce Green leaf lettuce Romaine lettuce Endive Escarole Spinach

Please note that the order listed below is only intended for those that are new to juicing so you do have a pleasant experience with it. However, if you use Ÿ to ½ lemon or lime, you can start experimenting with the more bitter greens early on as the lemon and lime effectively counter their bitterness.

Step 3: After you're used to these, then go to the next step:

Please note that it would be FAR better to use lemon or limes than carrots, beets or apples, which have far more fructose than lemons or limes.

An interesting side note: Cabbage juice is one of the most healing nutrients for ulcer repair as it is a huge source of vitamin U.

Cabbage Chinese Cabbage Bok Choy


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Step 4: When you're ready, move on to adding herbs to your juicing. Herbs also make wonderful combinations, and here are two that work exceptionally well: Parsley Cilantro You need to be cautious with cilantro, as many cannot tolerate it well. If you are new to juicing, hold off on the cilantro. These are more challenging to consume, but they are highly beneficial. Step 5: The last step: Only use one or two of these leaves, as they are very bitter: Kale Collard Greens Dandelion Greens Mustard Greens (bitter) When purchasing collard greens, find a store that sells the leaves still attached to the main stalk. If they are cut off, the vegetable rapidly loses many of its valuable nutrients.

Lesson 3:

Make your juice taste great. If you would like to make your juice taste a bit more palatable, especially in the beginning, you can add these elements: Lemons and Limes: You can also add a quarter to half a lemon and/or lime (leaving much of the white rind on). Cranberries: You can also add some cranberries if you enjoy them. Researchers have discovered that cranberries have five times the antioxidant content of broccoli, which means they may protect against cancer, stroke and heart disease. In addition, they are chock-full of phytonutrients, and can help women avoid urinary tract infections. Limit the cranberries to about 4 ounces per pint of juice. Fresh ginger: This is an excellent addition if you can tolerate it. It gives your juice a little "kick"! And, as an added boon, researchers have found that ginger can have dramatic effects on cardiovascular health, including preventing atherosclerosis, lowering cholesterol levels, and preventing the oxidation of low density lipoprotein (LDL). Coconut: This is one of my favorites! You can purchase the whole coconut or use unsweetened shredded coconut. It adds a delightful flavor and is an excellent source of fat to balance your meal. Coconut has medium-chain triglycerides, which have many health benefits. You can even add coconut water to your juice, which is an excellent natural source of electrolytes, especially potassium.

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Lesson 4:

Drink your vegetable juice right away, or store it very carefully. Juicing is a time-consuming process, so you'll probably be thinking to yourself, "I wonder if I can juice first thing in the morning, and then drink it later?" This is not a good idea. Vegetable juice is HIGHLY perishable so it's best to drink all of your juice immediately. However, if you're careful, you can store it for up to 24 hours with only moderate nutritional decline. This is really helpful if you are bringing your juice to work with you so you can consume it during the day. How to store your juice: Put your juice in a glass jar with an airtight lid and fill it to the very top. There should be a minimum amount of air in the jar as the oxygen in air (air is about 20 percent oxygen) will "oxidize" and damage the juice. Purchase a food vacuum pump like Food Saver with a Ball jar attachment. You can pour your juice into a pint jar and put the lid on and use the Food Saver to suck out the air in the jar to vacuum pack it. This will remove most of the oxygen that will damage the juice. Immediately store it in the fridge and consume it when you are ready. It is best to drink it as soon as possible and in any case within 24 hours of juicing. Most people juice in the morning, but if that does not work out well for your schedule, please feel free to choose whatever meal works best for your lifestyle.

Lesson 5:

Clean your juicer properly. We all know that if a juicer takes longer than 10 minutes to clean, we'll find excuses not to juice at all. I find that using an old toothbrush works well to clean any metal grater. If you buy a high-quality juicer, the whole process should only take about 5 minutes. Whatever you do, you need to clean your juicer immediately after you juice to prevent any remnants from contaminating the juicer with mold growth.


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simply basic meals Mediterranean Breakfast Sandwich

This delectable sandwich is a great way for one to start their day off right. The eggs and spinach provide an excellent source of protein. The fresh basil pesto blends the four ingredients together for a delicious healthy breakfast. What’s ďŹ rst:

Pesto

1. Basil and garlic. Collect a large amount of Italian basil from your favorite farmers' market or supermarket. (Don't use Thai basil, as the flavor is strong enough to be bitter in pesto.) Wash and stem basil, then pat dry with a kitchen towel. Pulse several cloves of garlic in the food processer, then add handfuls of basil until everything is chopped. The bowl will be a nice emerald green color. 2. Toast Pine Nuts. Toast a pan full of pine nuts over low heat, stirring occasionally to prevent burning. They will smell nicely nutty when done. Take them off the heat before they reach the desired toastiness, as they'll continue cooking for a while afterwards. 3. Adding other ingredients. The traditional version: Add pine nuts, extra virgin olive oil, parmesan cheese, and salt to taste. The olive oil controls the consistencyadd more for a softer blend. More parmesan makes it more crumbly. For freezing: If you plan to freeze your pesto, don't add the cheese! It doesn't take freeze/thaws well, and is easy to add after you've defrosted. You can add lemon juice to prevent oxidation. Freakish (but tasty) variations: If the basil turns out to be slightly bitter, you can add some honey or agave nectar. Salt, pepper, chili powder, and Worchestershire sauce are frequent additions. Taste to see what you like. If you're trying to make vegan pesto by skipping the cheese, add more salt and up the nuts and weird flavorings to make up for the taste, as Parmesan is pretty strong!


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spinach organic eggs sundried tomatoes crumbled up feta cheese and top off with multigrain cibatta!


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to drink Fruity Punch With A Twist

Ingredients

Apples: 2 medium (3" dia) 364g Kiwifruit: 4 fruit (2" dia) 276g Lemon (with rind): 1/4 fruit (2-3/8" dia) 21g Lime (with rind): 1/4 fruit (2" dia) 16.75g Oranges (peeled): 2 fruit (2-5/8" dia) 262g Pineapple: 1 fruit 905g

BeneďŹ ts

Stomach Cancer Prevention

Consuming vitamin C rich foods helps to lower the incidence of peptic ulcers and in turn, reduce the risk of stomach cancer. Consuming vitamin C rich foods helps to lower the incidence of peptic ulcers and in turn, reduce the risk of stomach cancer.

Digestion

Lemon juice helps to cure problems related to indigestion and consitpation. Apples contain a natural laxative. When juiced, it helps aid bowel movements. It is most effective when mixed with carrots and spinach juices, you can expect bowel movement the next day. Regularly eating apples also will ensure bowel movements due to its gel-forming fiber, pectin. It improves the intestinal muscle's ability to push waste through the gastrointestinal tract. Due to its relatively high content in fiber, kiwifruit has natural laxative properties that help cleanse the digestive tract and prevent or remedy digestive disorders. Though oranges taste acidic, it actually has an alkaline effect in the digestive system and helps stimulate the digestive juices, which helps to relieve constipation.

Mental Health

The high magnesium content in kiwifruit enhances energy production within the brain, thereby increasing concentration, memory, and relieving mental fatigue.

Cancer Prevention

Liminoid is a compound found in oranges that has been found to help fight cancers of the mouth, skin, lung, breast, stomach and colon. The high vitamin C content also acts as a good anti-oxidant that protects cells from damages by free radicals.

Antioxidants Several nutrients contained in kiwifruit, including iron, copper and vitamins C and E, have antioxidant properties.

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Immune System

Kiwifruit is highly effective in enhancing and modulating the immune system function, thereby contributing to combat and prevent cold and flu, as well as other types of infections and inflammation. Oranges, being high in vitamin C can help stimulate white cells to fight infection, naturally building a good immune system.

Heart Disease Prevention

Due to its high potassium and low sodium content, kiwifruit helps maintain blood pressure within normal ranges and prevent hypertension. In addition, potassium plays a critical role in regulating and improving heart function, while vitamin C helps lower blood cholesterol, thereby preventing atherosclerosis and related heart disease. Oranges, being high in flavonoids and vitamin C has been known to halve the risk of heart diseases.

Asthma Help

One recent study shows that children with asthma who drank apple juice on a daily basis suffered from less wheezing than children who drank apple juice only once per month. Another study showed that children born to women who eat a lot of apples during pregnancy have lower rates of asthma than children whose mothers ate few apples. Lemon juice assists in curing respiratory problems, along with breathing problems and revives a person suffering from asthma. Lemon, being a rich rich source of vitamin C, helps in dealing with respiratory disorders.

Breast Cancer Prevention

A Cornell University study found that rats who ate one apple per day reduced their risk of breast cancer by 17 percent. Rats fed three apples per day reduced their risk by 39 percent and those fed six apples per day reduced their risk by 44 percent. Recent studies shown that limonoids in lemons inhibit the development of cancer in laboratory animals and in human breast cancer cells.

Weight Loss

A Brazilian study found that women who ate three apples or pears per day lost more weight while dieting than women who did not eat fruit while dieting. Adding lemon juice to a beverage can help increase weight loss.

Lower Blood Pressure Drinking lemon juice is helpful for people suffering with heart problems as it contains potassium. It controls high blood pressure, dizziness, nausea as provides relaxation to mind and body. It reduces mental stress and depression. A flavonoid called hesperidin found in oranges can lower high blood pressure.

Alzheimer's Prevention

A study on mice at Cornell University found that the quercetin in apples may protect brain cells from the kind of free radical damage that may lead to Alzheimer's disease.

Bone Protection

French researchers found that a flavanoid called phloridzin that is found only in apples may protect post-menopausal women from osteoporosis and may also increase bone density. Boron, another ingredient in apples, also strengthens bones.

Colon Cancer Protection One study found that rats fed an extract from apple skins had a 43 percent lower risk of colon cancer. Other research shows that the pectin in apples reduces the risk of colon cancer and helps maintain a healthy digestive tract.

Liver Cancer Protection

Research found that rats fed an extract from apple skins had a 57 percent lower risk of liver cancer.

Lower Cholesterol

The pectin in apples lowers LDL ("bad") cholesterol. People who eat two apples per day may lower their cholesterol by as much as 16 percent. Recent studies shown that limonoids in lemons help in reducing cholesterol.

Lung Cancer Prevention

According to a study of 10,000 people, those who ate the most apples had a 50 percent lower risk of developing lung cancer. Researchers believe this is due to the high levels of the flavonoids quercetin and naringin in apples.

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forks over knives Two Heart Attacks at Age 29: A Story That Ends Well

On July 9th of this year, I had a heart attack at age 29. It hit me at the Walgreens pharmacy, after a couple of bouts of intense anxiety had plagued me over the prior week. BAM!!! The pain was excruciating. My only thought was that I was going to die in Walgreens. The pharmacy clerk called 911, and an ambulance took me to Banner Estrella Hospital in Phoenix. I arrived with an IV in my left arm, oxygen in my nose, and meds that had put me into a really weird state of mind. After several hours a nurse delivered the news: “Your enzymes are up, and we have confirmed that you had a heart attack. You’re not going anywhere for a while.” Once again, anxiety overwhelmed me. I kept thinking how my life was going to change and how I was never going to see my 50th birthday or watch my boys grow up. People asked me lots of questions, because I was so young and not obese or a drug addict … Why had this happened? I just answered their questions and prayed they would go away so I could go back to sleep. I had crazy nightmares as my body was adjusting to the meds. After several days, I was released from the hospital. Each day at home I felt trepidation, always expecting the worst. My anxiety had taken over, and I felt I could roll over and die of a heart attack any minute. The world was scary, and I didn’t want to leave my house. I had become a prisoner in my own home. Fast-forward to July 19th. As I was filling out some paperwork, it happened again: I felt that strong familiar jaw pain. Rather than calling 911, I got in my car and drove to the ER. Sure enough, I was having another heart attack. So back to the surgery room and the ICU, where the whole saga repeated itself.

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Who would have guessed the direction my life would head next? Today, just shy of four months since my second heart attack, my health prognosis has taken a 180-degree turn for the better! This would never have occurred if it weren’t for Nathaly, my nurse, who introduced me to Forks Over Knives. “Watch it I was meant to be your nurse, so I could show you this,” she said. What an awesome person! The film was a life-changer. I had never been obese, but I was overweight, ate out daily, and consumed very little water. Now I eat nothing but plants, and only minimal processed foods. In less than four months, I have lost 63 lbs., reaching my goal weight of 170, and my cholesterol has dropped 177 points. I attend cardiac rehab three times a week, and I am already off of Lisinopril, because my heart is getting stronger. Yeah, its been a challenge. But exploring new avenues, shopping for veggies that I have never tasted before, putting new recipes together, and watching my energy rise has been fun and rewarding. Going vegan was the best choice I ever made. It’s definitely a lifestyle change, and I am loving every minute of my life!!! This heart attack was a blessing in a nightmare. It’s hard to explain. The world is slower now. I have rebuilt bridges I had burned, and I’m just excited to wake up every morning. Special thanks to my friends and family, to Forks Over Knives, and to Banner hospitals.


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Cardiologist Robert Ostfeld, M.D., M.Sc.

The Plant-Based Lifestyle Is the Best Medicine I’ve Ever Prescribed As a cardiologist, I am delighted to share the many ways Forks Over Knives has been an incredible resource for my patients, my students, and for me. I recommend the movie multiple times each day when explaining to patients how they can dramatically improve their health by embracing a whole-foods, plant-based diet. Outside of an emergency medical condition that requires an urgent intervention, I have never seen anything come close to providing the breadth and depth of benefits that this lifestyle offers.However, ten years ago I would not have been writing this post or otherwise extolling the benefits of a plant-based diet. During my training at Yale and Harvard with many outstanding physicians and scientists, I learned little about this approach. For years after my training, I applied evidence-based medicine, recommended a “healthier” lifestyle, which typically included a Mediterranean-style diet, and watched as my patients’ diseases often progressed. I became frustrated. There had to be something more.Fortunately, I was introduced to the work of Drs. Campbell and Esselstyn. Based on their research, I started a Cardiac Wellness Program at Montefiore Medical Center in New York City, where we encourage patients to embrace a whole-foods, plant-based diet. The results have been amazing. My patients’ chest pain and shortness of breath have dramatically improved. Their cholesterol has plummeted, they have lost weight, and they are able to eliminate or reduce the need for multiple medications for problems such as hypertension, diabetes, high cholesterol, and chronic pain.I’d like to share a real-life example: A patient in his late 50s began to develop chest discomfort. It progressed to the point where he would feel it even as he sat still.


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Cholesterol blockages in his heart were the cause. He did not want any cardiac procedures, and he was started on all of the appropriate medications. However, he continued to have discomfort even walking a block or two. He then changed his lifestyle, embracing a whole-foods, plant-based diet. His cholesterol fell dramatically, he lost weight, and after just a few months he could walk over a mile. Now, two years and no procedures later, he is jogging over two miles and says he feels 30 years younger!*Patients also describe benefits they may not have originally expected, such as more energy, improved complexion, clearer thinking, better sleep, fewer colds, improved erectile function, increased stamina, and more! In fact, patients have cried tears of joy from the results they have achieved. Frankly, I have fallen in love with being a physician all over again. I am grateful that you are reading this, as the need for this type of lifestyle change is only growing. Heart and blood vessel disease is the number one killer of adult men and women in the United States,1, 2 and approximately two out of every three twelve-year- olds in the US has early signs of cholesterol disease in the blood vessels that feed their hearts with blood.3 We are literally killing ourselves from diet-driven disease.Each of you influences many people in your family and community. Please join the Forks Over Knives team in helping to spread awareness about the benefits of the whole foods, plant-based lifestyle.In my years of practice I have learned that it is never too early to make this change, and it is never too late. When we are born, our bodies are like turbo engines. A few decades of animal products and processed foods later, we turn those bodies into clunkers. Let’s turn back the clock ‌ because we can!

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core core core 15-Minute Crunch-Free Ab Workout By Sharon Liao

Try this quick exercise routine for a trim, toned core—no crunches required.

The Routine: Crunch-Free Abs The flat-out truth? Experts say that crunches aren’t the ticket to a slim midsection. That’s especially true if your protruding belly is the result of diastasis recti, a condition in which the rectus abdominus muscles separate due to pregnancy, weight gain, or exercising with poor form, says Julie Tupler, a registered nurse and a fitness expert in New York City (tuplertechnique.com). To tighten your tummy, you need to work your entire core—meaning all the muscles in your abdomen. This series of exercises, which Tupler created, can do the trick. For best results, complete the moves at least three times a week.


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Move 1: Core Contraction Sit on a bench or chair and place both hands on your abdomen. Inhale and expand your belly, feeling your hands move out. Exhale and contract your abdominals—imagine pulling them in all the way to your spine. Maintain the contraction for 30 counts (to make sure you don’t hold your breath, count out loud). Then do 10 small squeezes. Move 2: Seated Squeeze Rest one hand on your upper stomach and the other below your navel. Inhale to expand your belly. Exhale and draw your abs halfway toward your spine. (This is the starting position.) Contract your abs even more deeply toward your spine for two counts, then return to the starting position for two counts. Work up to 100 repetitions.

Move 3: Head Lift (A) Lie on your back, knees bent, feet flat on the floor. Inhale to expand your belly, then exhale to contract your abs toward your spine. (Imagine a scarf tied around your core, pulling your ab muscles together.) (B) Tuck your chin and raise your head off the floor, counting aloud for two. Return to the starting position for two counts. Repeat 10 times.


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Move 4: Upright Push-Up (A) Stand at arm’s length from a wall, with palms flat against the wall. Inhale to expand your belly, then exhale and draw it toward your spine. (B) Press against the wall in a push-up, keeping your elbows close to your sides. As you push back to the starting position, contract your abs even more deeply toward your spine. Repeat 20 times

Move 5: Squat Against the Wall (A) Stand with a stability ball behind your lower back. Step forward with both feet, keeping them hip-distance apart. Inhale to expand your belly, then exhale and contract your abs toward your spine. (B) Bend your knees to lower into a squat. Straighten your legs to standing and contract your abs even more deeply toward your spine. Repeat 20 times

Move 6: Squat With Squeeze (A) Stand with your back against the wall, feet in front of you. Place a playground ball or pillow between your knees. Inhale to expand your belly, then exhale and contract your abs. (B) Bend your knees and lower into a squat. Squeeze the ball with your thighs, drawing your abs even more deeply toward your spine. Do 20 squeezes; return to start.


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low sodium cottage cheese

apples

Ab Food Feed those abs the right stuff. You likely know that when it comes to getting ripped abs, your diet plays an extremely large role. Regardless of the type of program you follow, if you aren’t eating ab foods (which are geared toward helping you lose fat), you won't see results. It really is that simple.You have to push your limits to get the abs you want. To get defined abs, you’re going to have to obtain very low body fat digits. While you might be able to get chiseled arms and potentially even get some leg veins showing when you’re at higher levels, abs are not going to appear as easily.You’re going to need to tighten up on the diet and only include the ab foods that are specifically geared toward maximum fat loss and muscle maintenance.Here are the ab foods that should be filling your plate throughout the day.

coconut oil

unsweetened oatmeal

spinach

peanut butter

egg whites

So, if getting a set of defined abs is what you’re looking to achieve, make sure at least a few of these foods are a regular part of your day. Unless you devote a good amount of attention to your diet and then match this with the energy you put forth to follow your plan, you aren’t going to get the results you’re looking for.


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Best Juicer – Juicer Reviews 2013 Choosing the Right Juicer

Types of Juicers: 1. Citrus juicer – A cheap and basic juicer that juices citrus fruits only. ($20 – $100) 2. Centrifugal juicer – The most common juicer around that juices most kinds of fruits and non-leafy vegetables. Very affordable at $50 – $200. 3. Masticating juicer – Single gear masticating juicer; juices most kinds of fruits and vegetables. Can also make mushy foods. ($100 – $350) 4. Triturating juicer – Twin gear triturating juicer; juices all kinds of fruits and vegetables, keeping more of the enzymes in the juice undamaged. Some of them can juice wheatgrass too. ($250 – $950) 5. Wheatgrass juicer – Usually juices wheatgrass only, but some newer models can juice fruits as well. ($200 – $800)

Best Juicer: Breville Juice Fountain Elite 800JEXL This is the best juicer I have ever come across. And I’m not saying this because it sounds good, but because it’s true. After having tried out the Breville Juice Fountain Elite Juicer, I can’t go back to using ordinary, normal juicers anymore. To make my juice every morning is a hassle without my Breville Juice Fountain Elite Juicer. Get Juice Fast. I have realized that other juicers on the market just cannot compare with the fast juicing speed, and easy cleanup that make this juicer such a joy to use. I love how it is seriously fast, and makes me juice in record time, especially when I’m a person who doesn’t have much time to spare in the mornings. It also helps that it’s very easy to clean, which encourages me to use it often.Furthermore, unlike some juicers in the market whose mouth openings are quite small, this juicer has a relatively wide mouth opening of about 3 inches. I simply love this feature because I don’t have to waste time cutting up my fruits and vegetables into smaller chunks to be fed into the juicer. Lots of Juice, Little Waste. This juicer is one of the best in its class. After feeding through several apples and oranges and tasting the fresh juice at the end, I have come to the conclusion that this is a juicer, which will really go the distance. Little pulp was produced throughout the juicing process, which means that the juicer was so effective it used up most of the fruit and left little waste. It looks good too, with its easy-to-clean stainless steel body. It is one of my best-looking kitchen appliances!


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Best Budget Juicer: Breville BJE200XL Compact Juice Fountain Now, I put a lot of store by what my mother says which is why I’m recommending this Breville as the best budget juicer. It has a huge 3-inch chute which means you don’t have to cut fruit up into really tiny pieces to juice. My mother also loved the fact that it was super fast, probably due to its 700 watt motor, which she says juices in seconds. However, over time, she found that beet stained the plastic housing, but really that’s her only complaint. Other than that, she is completely in love with it, although she thinks I spent quite a pretty penny on it. Of course, considering that a manual citrus press costs but a few bucks. I guess price really is relative? Ceiling Juice. The first time she tried it, she didn’t quite know how to use it and didn’t cover the top like she was supposed to. Like me, she isn’t much of a fan of manuals! She was juicing mango chunks and bits flew up all over the place because the motor was so strong! My dad had to use a ladder to clean up the mess on the kitchen ceiling!

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Most Efficient Juicer: Acme Supreme Juicerator 5001 This model has been around for ages and ages. I think folks first started using it in the 70’s because I remember that a neighbor had one once. Even now by far it is still the most efficient juicer because the pulp the Acme produces is super dry in comparison to other juicers on the market. Classic case of oldie but a goodie!

It is very noisy because the motor is very powerful, but it’s a good thing because really, this juicer seems to make more juice than even my Breville at home. It’s a very efficient juicer to use if you need to make juice for a lot of people because it’s very economical.I have heard nothing but praise for its quality as the motor is very well designed and very sturdy. I have heard complaints about the filter sheets, because there are two types to choose from. The paper ones have to be replaced quite often, while the metal one doesn’t have to be, but must be washed thoroughly after every use.Although it is so efficient, clean up is a hassle, which is why I opted for the Breville when I was looking for a juicer. It’s not certified dishwasher safe, and there are 5 parts to be cleaned by hand, which is time wasted, to me.

Best Vegetable Juicer: Omega 8003/8005 Juicer I first thought this juicer looked a bit imposing and scary when I saw it on the shelf at my local electrical appliance store. I asked the sales person about it and was surprised to find out how versatile this juicer is. People who are trying to include more vegetables in their diets can consider this the best vegetable juicer. But seriously, it can juice practically everything but the kitchen sink. It runs on a very low speed, so unlike high speed juicers which whiz everything (the heat produced kills nutritious enzymes), no nutritional content is lost in the juicing process.


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Best Citrus Juicer: Cuisinart CCJ-500 Pulp Control Citrus Juicer No More Wasted Juice! This citrus juicer is what it says it is, a juicer only for citrus fruits. It has a reamer cone on top for reaming out the juice and works as simply as pressing halves of fruits down on it. The reamer will then spin out the juice and then when you lift up the fruit and press down again, it spins in the reverse direction to get more juice out. What is left in the rind is nothing but the rind. The whole process takes about‌20 seconds? What I think is the best feature with this citrus juicer is its final spin function. You can actually spin out juice from the pulp! I’m sure everyone hates waste and this is going to minimize it. This works by covering up the reamer and pressing down on the cover. There is usually quite a lot of juice left in the pulp and you can have the satisfaction of seeing it coming down the juice spout. Clean Up is Easier than Juicing. Remember to drink your juice immediately before going on to clean up your juicer! Citrus fruit juice oxidize pretty quickly so you will get more goodness out of it by enjoying the freshly squeezed juice.Cleaning up is very simple once you figured out which parts are to be taken out and cleaned. There are only three in any case: the reamer, juice catcher and cover. To clean them, you just have to lift them out (the reamer rotates out) and the dishwasher can do the rest. Or you can hand rinse them if you like. It would take less time to clean up than to juice a tall glass of neat juice, when you think about it.



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