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8 Health Benefits Of Lemon May 16, 2015 06:09 1 Comment

Lemon — Secret superfood you should try more often.


We all know that lemon has many health benefits. But, a majority of people only know that lemon is a citrus fruit that aids weight loss. Well, you will be surprised to know that the small lemon has many health as well as cosmetic benefits. Apart form being good for the health, skin and hair, you can also use lemon as a cleaning agent to remove stains from clothes and utensils. Lemon is a super food that has become popular for aiding weight loss and curing acne. The citrus acid in lemon juice burns fat deposits in the body and also reduces acne from the skin. Let';s take a look at few amazing health benefits of lemon. 8 Health Benefits Of Lemon 8 Health benefits of lemon: Aids weight loss: Lemon and honey juice is a famous health drink that is consumed by many dieters to lose weight. You can have lemon juice regularly to burn fat deposits in the body and get back in shape. Digestion: This is a well known health benefit of lemon. If you are suffering from digestive, gastric or acidity problems, have lemon juice with hot water. You can also chew few carom seeds (ajwain) with lemon juice to get rid of digestive problems. Fights infections: One of the health benefits of lemon is that it increases the antibodies in the body that fights infections and unhealthy bacteria. Lemon kills the micro-organisms that affects the body and leads to infections. Removes free radicals: Free radicals can damage the body and make it prone to cardiovascular diseases or cancer. Lemon as an antioxidant kills these free radicals in the body and cleanses the system. Heart healthy: This is one health secret of lemon. The citrus fruit reduces high blood pressure. It also reduces the bad cholesterol levels and increases good cholesterol levels. Prevents cancer: Lemon has health benefits for women as it has carcinogens that lowers the risk of colon, prostrate or breast cancer. A natural cleanser: Harmful toxins in the body can be really harmful for the overall health. Even glowing skin looks dull and unclean if toxins are present in the body. Have lemon juice to remove toxins from the body and get glowing skin naturally. Beauty product: Lemon is great for the skin and hair. It is used as an ingredient to get rid of acne, dark spots and pigmentation from the skin. Lemon is also effective to remove dandruff and other hair problems like hair fall and an itchy scalp. These are few health benefits of lemon. Did you know the hidden secrets of this citrus fruit?


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2 pressed juices a day helps to lose belly fat May 16, 2015 06:09

I’m not sure at what point I began to get fat. It was sometime in living in sunny Southern California. Where everyone is beautiful and it seems that no one works and everyone has a lot of money. How was I living in West Hollywood around the most beautiful people in the world and gaining weight. I was exercising, eating healthy, active, but depressed. Part of it could have been my dead end job or just overall unhappiness in my life. I later found our the primary reason I was stacking on the belly fat was because of my lack of digestion. Even when eating healthy I was always bloated and always had a stomach ache. I was sensitive to EVERYTHING!


As it turns out I had no enzymes left in my body. My body was no longer breaking down food the way it used to so instead of digesting it my body stored it in a muffin top around my ass and my waist. I went from a size 32 to a size 36, YES THIRTY FREAKING SIX WAIST! UGHHHHH. Nothing would fit around me.


I remember waking up one night with horrible stomach pains and drawing the line saying that is it . I WILL FINALLY DO SOMETHING about my stomach issues. So I got online in the middle of the night and read about enzymes. The importance of enzymes in digestion . I immediately started juicing, and pressed juicing to be exact because of the many many enzymes that help break down food. Within 2 weeks my waist started slimming and my stomach aches were completely GONE! Yes Gone Here I am 8 months later. I drink 2 juices a day. I have lost 25 lbs and have more energy than I have ever had in my life. I feel great and my body is the fittest it has ever been. 


Sure pressed juices have been known to cure cancer and help people lose weight during a fast but I think we are just on the cusp of something so great, so cutting edge, that could vastly change our physical bodies as we now know them. I’ll post some before and after pictures. One year ago and today! 

How Stress Messes With Your Stomach May 16, 2015 06:08

The enteric nervous system, or the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, is often referred to as the “second brain.” That’s because much like your brain, the GI tract relies on the same types of neurons and neurotransmitters to complete specific functions, as well as maintain communication with the central nervous system. Have you ever noticed that fluctuations in your emotions cause a reaction in your stomach? You may feel butterflies with love, nausea with anxiety, or gut-wrenched with fear. This is because the brain has a direct effect on the GI system.


This also means that when you’re experiencing stress—whether chronic stress or ongoing tension from small daily stressors—your gastrointestinal health is impacted. Psychological stress can impair contraction of the GI tract, induce inflammation, and increase susceptibility to infection.


The GI tract/brain connection is so intense, in fact, that research has shown that patients who seek therapy for stress and mental anxiety see a reduction in GI symptoms. The reverse has also been shown: Changes to your diet, such as eliminating certain foods, can improve your mood and energy levels.


Is it stress?
Chronic upset stomach, irritable bowels, and other unpleasant symptoms of the digestive system are the gut’s natural reaction to stress. To minimize the damage to your mental and physical health, you need to identify the source of your discomfort and when it began.


Then, try these strategies for reducing stress:


  • Meditation. Try quiet meditation exercises, join a yoga class, or simply find a quiet time and space to unwind. Be sure to take quiet time for yourself on a weekly basis.
  • Journal. Sometimes you just need a space to “let it all out.” The pages of a diary can be a great way to rid yourself of stress and free your mind and body from what’s bothering you.
  • Make a list. Sometimes managing stress is as simple as writing down and prioritizing what needs to be done.
  • Therapy. Talking to a trusted advisor or professional counselor can help ease stress.

Is it diet?
If the stress in your life seems to be under control, yet you still suffer from moodiness, feelings of anxiety, or lack of energy, it may be related to food sensitivities. Food sensitivities are different from food allergies, in that the reaction isn’t as severe and often doesn’t manifest itself for up to three days. Processed foods, gluten, dairy, peanuts, alcohol, soy, sugar, and artificial sweeteners are the top culprits of GI discomfort and diet-related mental anguish.


To determine the source of your GI distress and related symptoms, try an elimination diet. Develop a healthy eating plan that eliminates food items over the course of three to four weeks. This should sufficiently rid your body of the harmful effects each food may be having on your GI tract.


After the 21 to 28 day period, start adding back each food item one at a time, watching for discrepancies in your mental and physical state. Reactions may include—but aren’t limited to—mental fogginess, fatigue, depression, abdominal cramping, upset stomach, bloating, diarrhea, constipation, or acne. If effects aren’t observed after one week, the added food item is a safe part of your intake, and you should choose the next food on the list to add back to your diet. If effects are observed, cut that item out of your regular dining rotation.


Once you’ve finished the elimination diet, you can devise a balanced diet eliminating the foods that cause you distress. Removing these foods from your diet will enhance your energy, improve weight management, boost mental clarity, and may even help you sleep.

The Best move to lose your belly fat May 16, 2015 06:08

A note from Chris Hudson:


“Spring break, pool parties, summer vacation…it’s all right around the corner which means it is flat belly time!


Diet, cardio, and core work will get you started but there is one thing people always forget and something I’ve been telling my clients and students for years! You will NEVER have a flat stomach if you have tight hip flexors. Don’t want to stretch for flexibility or mobility? Hey, that’s on you, but if I told you it would get you that flat belly….”well maybe I can spend a few minutes on the mat.” Check out the following article:”


Working hard but you just can’t lose that stubborn fat on your tummy? Doing lots of crunches and endless hours on the treadmill to try to get rid of it?


Here’s a little secret: When you sit all day — as almost all of us do — your butt muscles turn off and your hip flexors (the muscles on the front of your hips) get short and your abdominal muscles stop working. This causes your hip bone (pelvis) to tilt forward which puts stress on your back — causing, yes, lower back pain — but it also pushes your belly out. You can be adding to this scenario with exercises like crunches and running on the treadmill creating shorter and shorter hip flexors. So you look like you have a gut, even if you don’t have an ounce of fat! This is also the case if you are spending a lot of time in spinning classes which are a huge culprit of tightening the hip flexors and creating this pooch.


Look at yourself sideways in the mirror. Check to see: Does the top of your hips tilt forward, creating a pooch, because your pelvis is being pulled forward by your hip flexors and your core and glutes are not engaged and working to flatten out your center? Or are your hips underneath your center with a flat tummy?


I have an exercise to fix the former — it’s called the hip extension, and all you need is your bodyweight. This exercise will stretch out your hip flexors, engage your core and switch on your butt muscles, which will lead to your hips getting into the right position to flatten out your pooch! The Best move to lose your belly fat


Position: Lie on your back, on the ground, arms outstretched at 90 degrees from the body. Bend one knee so the foot is flat on the floor as it would be in a sit-up.


Movement: Keeping the other leg straight and in line with the trunk at all times, drive down with the bent knee foot, causing the body to lift. The top of the movement is when the straight leg is in line with the thigh of the bent knee, which is about a 45 degree position. Make sure the body is straight at this point and both hips are even.


Reblogged from Huffington Post.

Guest Blogger Crystal: My Favorite Cleanse May 16, 2015 06:08

Spring and Summer are right around the corner! It’s beautiful outside today and I can’t wait for the warmer weather to arrive! Kicking your winter hibernation habits and getting back into pool party shape can be a difficult thing. A Roots Juices cleanse is the perfect “jump start.” Trying one of the many refreshing flavors would be a great addition to any diet. I have found that one huge benefit to drinking at least one fresh pressed juice per day is that my energy level has increased, I feel more alert and not to mention healthier! Juicing is also a great source of your daily fruits and vegetables, who doesn’t need that? We do cleanses per day – so if you aren’t sure you want to commit to a full 3 or 5 day cleanse you can always just try out a single day. You can also find us at tastings and samplings around town, we have a really fun one coming up at Mockingbird Station Saturday the 23rd at 9:30AM. I’m looking forward to meeting all of you! My favorite cleanse is a juices cleanse.

Stop Hunger with juice May 16, 2015 06:07 1 Comment

Stop Hunger with Juice
Stop Hanger.


Hangry: (han-gree) adj. A state of anger caused by lack of food, hunger causing a negative change in emotional state.


Hanger is an ugly epidemic. Don’t fall victim. This meal/snack is quick & easy to make and avocado’s heart-healthy fats will keep you satisfied…..and more pleasant to be around in general.


Avocados are a good source of fiber, potassium, and vitamins C,K, folate, B6 and heart-healthy unsaturated fat. One avo contains more than one-third daily value of vitamin C, and more than half the day’s requirements of vitamin K.


Green Smash Toast Recipe


INGREDIENTS


2 slices of your favorite whole or sprouted grain bread- lightly toasted, ½ avocado, ½ lime, red pepper flakes, sea salt & pepper to taste.


DIRECTIONS
1. Toast bread slices. Slice a ripe avocado in half. Squeeze the meat of the avocado onto the toasted bread and spread it evenly.


2. Cut a lime in half and gently squeeze the juice over the avocado on your slices of toast.


3. Sprinkle red pepper flakes, sea salt, and black pepper to taste.


Nutritious & filling. Smash now & often.

Radish Juice May 16, 2015 06:07 698 Comments

Radishes are the Susan Lucci of vegetables. Always in the running, but never awarded the superfood trophy. It’s time to give these little guys the recognition they deserve.


For Your Consideration:
-Radish soothes sore throats, eliminate excess mucus and clear sinuses . Basically, they should be your best friend when you are fighting a cold. Radish helps to relieve congestion within the respiratory system, making it an excellent food for asthmatics and those who suffer from bronchial infections and sinus problems.


-Radish is rich in folic acid, Vitamin C and anthocyanins, which make it a very effective as cancer-fighting food! They also contain zinc, B-complex vitamins and phosphorus which make them effective in treating skin disorders such as rashes and dry skin.


-Radish juice helps to soothe the digestive system and detoxify the body by promoting gallbladder and liver function while protecting them from infection.


-Radish is a natural diuretic. This makes them effective in preventing and fighting urinary tract infections. Radish juice helps to cure the burning feeling during urinary tract or bladder infections, as it is an excellent kidney cleanser.


Here @ Roots Juices, we offer our new Gin & Greens Juice bursting with radishy goodness alongside other nutrient-rich greens and a hit of ginger for a lil kick!


We like you, Radish. We really, really like you.

Exercising on a juice cleanse May 16, 2015 06:06

Exercising on a Juice Cleanse


A hot question we get asked almost daily is whether or not it is safe to exercise on a juice cleanse. The good news for some is YES! The bad news for some is yes. In all 3 levels of our cleanses, you are getting an adequate amount of calories daily to sustain you through exercise. During a juice cleanse, you are feeding and nourishing your cells, not just filling your stomach.


But do you have to exercise on a juice cleanse? No. Even without exercise, your body will shed pounds and toxins.


Deciding to exercise should be based on listening to your body. If you are feeling fatigued in the beginning of your cleanse, abstain or do light exercise such as gentle yoga or a brisk walk. When you feel your energy levels increased (many report around day 3), stick with your normal routine, whether that be running, pilates, yoga, etc. While cleansing, your body actually gains more energy because it is uses so much energy on digestion. On a cleanse, our cold pressed juicer has already done the digesting for you, so feel free to use that excess energy for a jog or even base jumping if you’re feeling risky (*Disclaimer: We here @ Roots do not advocate base jumping as part of a sane exercise regime).


If you are someone who relies on protein in their workout regime, try our Pre-Party pack which is a juice cleanse that includes raw protein powder that you add to your health nut almond milk! You can also add chia seeds to any of our juices for a protein boost and added satiety!


If you are new to exercise, start small when energy allows. Don’t overdo it, especially while you’re cleansing. After your cleanse is finished and when you transition into healthy, clean eating, start to step up your exercise program. A juice cleanse is a fantastic way to jumpstart a healthy new lifestyle all around!

New Organic Smoothies Now Available in Dallas and Atlanta May 16, 2015 06:06

Have you been looking for a refreshing, organic smoothie to kick-start your day, or refuel your body post-workout? Roots Juices has exciting news! We are now offering our new organic smoothies now available in Dallas and Atlanta.


Freshly squeezed every day, our juices contain nearly 3 pounds of nutritious fruits and vegetables in each bottle. Revitalizing your system, our juice has 50 times the amount of nutrients than regular juice you would find in your local supermarket.


So, what’s the importance of organic?


Organic Vs. Non-Organic Smoothies


Certified organic farmers have pledged to never use any of the following in the production of their produce:


  • GMOs
  • Synthetic Pesticides
  • Synthetic Herbicides
  • Synthetic Fungicides
  • Irradiation
  • Chemical Fertilizers
  • Sewage Sludge
  • Antibiotics

You would think with any type of food-based farming these chemicals would be
avoided since we consume the products, right?


Wrong.


Non-organic farmers are free to use a wide variety of chemicals that seep into the fruits and vegetables, ending up in our bodies.


Pick Up an Organic Smoothie in Dallas or Atlanta


With 19 delicious flavors to choose from, we have a juice to suit everyone’s taste buds.


And with complimentary shipping for the entire state of Texas, Georgia and Alabama, an organic smoothie is always at your fingertips. Pick up an organic smoothie at your local Dallas or Atlanta Roots Juices store, or start shopping online now.

Chocolate Beet Muffins Juice Pulp May 16, 2015 06:06

Hey we are going to try this one out.  http://forbiddenriceblog.com/2013/02/05/chocolate-beet-pulp-muffins/


Makes about 14-16 small muffins


Ingredients:


1 cup all-purpose flour
½ tsp. baking powder
½ cup unrefined cane sugar
½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
3 oz. dark chocolate (70% cocoa)
2 tbsp. unsalted butter, melted
¼ cup unsweetened applesauce
½ cup plain yogurt
¼ cup milk (dairy, soy, almond…)
½ tsp. vanilla extract
1 egg
½ cup raw beet pulp
optional: ½ cup miniature chocolate chips


This delicious muffin recipe we are going to use with out beet pull.  AMAZING!

The big juice question- a juice diet where should I start? May 16, 2015 06:05

The big juice question I get asked every day is where should I Start on a juice diet? There is no short or straightforward answer however its not so much about which cleanse your start with. Its more about maintaining your weight loss and resetting your mind and body into craving fresh fruits and veggies. It s important to add juice to your diet every day. You need the enzymes and fresh fruits and vegetable that are not easy to access while traveling, at work, or on the go. You should start with a short juice cleanse 3-5 day to add juice to your daily diet A green juice, a root juice, and a citrus juice and you should mix it up every day. When you do this you will see great results in weightless, mind clarity, and focus.Come in and see us or call us and we will help you decide on a mix that is great for you. The big juice question I get asked every day is where should I Start on a juice diet?

Try Our “Healthy Eats” March 02, 2015 10:51

While you’re in between juice cleanses, consider munching on our “Healthy Eats.” These snacks are not only delicious, but will help you stay on the right track as you continue making healthy diet choices. Need some help deciding where to fit these into your diet? Here are some suggestions:

Breakfast: Try one of our three delicious cereals (Goji Cacao, Espresso Maca Mulberry, or Coconut Maple Vanilla). Simply add water and you can even enjoy it on-the-go.

Snack: Find yourself already hungry around 3:00pm at work? Pack one of our Vanilla Bars (a yummy and healthy take on a granola bar) or one of our Gone Nuts! products.

Dessert: Need to finish every meal with something sweet? Indulge with our delicious Mint Chocolate Chip Superfood Macaroon or a few Coco-Roons Brownie bites.

If you enjoy our “Healthy Eats” as much as we all do at Roots Juices, stock-up your pantry and you’ll be on your way to creating healthy diet habits.

Shop all of our “Healthy Eats” here.



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