Saturday, February 26, 2011

natural quencher

Natural juices has a lot of benefits + it will quench your thirst naturally! Here's some of it.... 

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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. 
  4. And a loooooooot MORE!
      my taste-tested fruit/vegetable juice combination

      Apple - celery
      Carrots - Pineapple
      Carrots - any citrus
       Carrots - Singkamas - Cucumber
       Carrots - cucumber - celery
       Pineapple - cucumber - ampalaya
       Pineapple - malunggay
       Pineapple - sugarbeets
       Kalabasa - sayote - singkamas - sugarbeets
       Pechay - pineapple - onion
       any citrus - w/ crushed garlic

       And here's my mom enjoying her favorite glass of pineapple - malunggay juice!


Saturday, February 12, 2011

Camote Tops Salad

As I promised, I'll share to you some recipes with easy to find ingredients! Easy as local (talipapa version ^^)
Here's my version of camote tops salad.

Ing. Shredded Camote Tops ( the one with violet leaves)
       fresh pineapple bits (of course you can try the can version!)
       GMO free soy sauce ( regular soy sauce is ok)
       Calamansi or lemon

Just combine the camote tops and pineapple. You can drizzle the calamansi and soy sauce over salad as dressings or you can serve it as sawsawan!

I always bring this for lunch in the office. You can eat this before your cooked food.
Hope you try this one.


Saturday, February 5, 2011

Simple reminders

As much as I want to post here, my time wouldn't allow me. But here's some simple tips I want to share you all for healthy you!
 * Observe proper fruit combination: sweet fruits should not be eaten together with sour fruit or vegetables at the same meal except sub-acid. Our stomach cannot be acid and alkaline at the same time.( see the list for sweet and acid fruits below)

* To wait atleast 30 minutes - 1 hour after eating before drinking water. Do not drink while eating also it will hinder digestion. Imagine your stomach with foods and water, it'll looks like aquarium (ewwwwww!)
*No to combine melon/watermelon with other fruits or vegetables. It should be eaten alone to prevent stomach upset.

* Eat raw food first before eating cooked foods.Food is processed differently in the body, fruits will digest quickly while cooked foods especially your ***MEAT*** may take a few days to process through your system. So if you eat fruit like banana after a meal, the banana must wait until the cooked food processed, this causing the food to be fermented and not digested properly.

Here's some shortlist of sweet and sour fruits:
Sweet Fruits:  Banana,Apple,Chico, Mango (ripe), papaya  

Acid (sour) fruits): Orange, Strawberry, Ponkan, Pomelo,Berries

Sub-acid(can be eaten with sweet or acid fruits) - Pineapple, pears, guava