Start here this is a great movie. Shows how sugar affects our bodies. Shows scientific proof that sugar is just as addictive as cocaine.
Very well written and produced.
Lots of interesting information
My background of my mom being an attorney and me being super patriotic 365 days a year made me love this one. They show medical studies to the Supreme Court showing people getting healthier eating natural food. You have to watch the movie to see what happens. They made the documentary Forks Over Knives first so if you want to watch that one first before this one you can. Forks over Knives listed below.
After watching this I didn't want to eat any chicken. I'm now very cautious, and buy organic farm raised chicken.
I'm not a vegan, but I do not eat cows and pigs. It's hard on your heart. If you are going to eat beef, I recommend grass fed beef. I also recommend only eating it once a month. The American Heart Association recommendation is twice a week. It's your body you be the judge.
Oldie but Goodie
This one is cool you get to see the friendship and relationship that Top Chef's and Smart Bakers have with farmers. Farmers are the backbone of America!!
I loved these documentaries. Although I don't juice for breakfast, lunch, and dinner... I do enjoy having it as a snack from time to time. Check my blog Sippin' on Juice .
Has some good recipe ideas
Sippin' on fruit juice
I bought the Hamilton Beach Big Mouth® Juice Extractor - 67602 at Target for $49.99. It was cost friendly and worth every penny. It is super easy to clean and super easy to use. I love making fresh apple juice, with no added sugars or artificial ingredients. Just put some apples in the juicer and you have fresh homemade apple juice in a matter of minutes. I've made fresh grape juice many times. Kiwi juice is a fun tangy drink. Straight pineapple juice, which is great for boosting your immune system and fighting inflammation. A great drink to drink when everyone around you is sick. I also created a detox cucumber drink, it reminded me of spa water. Everytime I use to get massages at Massage Envy, they always had various spa waters made before you got your massage. With this juicer you can live the life of luxury without even leaving your home. The possibilities are endless...
Cheers to happy healthy life!!
Organic Carrot Juice
I definitely recommend these two documentaries. You can find them on Netflix. Start with the first documentary then watch number 2, because it follows up with some of the people in the first documentary. There are some great inspiring stories.
Fellow juicers highly recommend this book
Jay Kordich is known as the Juiceman to millions of television viewers. Here, he shows how you can use delectable fresh juice combinations to help lower your cholesterol, overcome fatigue, lose weight, reduce your risk of many serious diseases, and relieve scores of common ailments, including headaches, insomnia, upset stomach... and even acne., Known as "the Juiceman" to the millions who have seen him on television, Jay Kordich has at last written a book detailing his revolutionary program for staying healthy, looking young, getting trim, and feeling great--all by taking advantage of the natural healing power of fresh fruit and vegetable juices. The Juiceman's Power of Juicing shows how you can use delectable fresh juice combinations to help lower your cholesterol, overcome fatigue, lose weight, reduce your risk of many serious diseases, and relieve scores of common ailments, including headaches, insomnia, upset stomach...and even acne! A complete guide, for beginners and for avid juicers, to the health revolution that will give you more energy and have you feeling and looking better than you ever dreamed possible. It's easy and delicious. Don't delay...start juicing!, The secret to staying healthy, looking young, getting trim, and feeling great?The natural healing power of fresh fruit and vegetable juices.The Juiceman(r)'s Power of Juicing shows how you can use fresh juice combinations to improve your health. Simple, flavorful recipes for drinks such as Grape-Pineapple Punch, Carrot-Cantaloupe Coolers, and Pear-Apple Cocktails can help you lose weight, overcome fatigue, reduce your risk of many serious diseases, and relieve scores of common ailments.The Juiceman(r)'s Power of Juicing is the ultimate guide, for beginners and for avid juicers, to the health revolution that will give you more energy and have you feeling and looking better than you ever dreamed possible
Steamed Apples Dinner Recipe
This is a great healthy side dish for dinner. Also it doesn't take long to cook.
1Tablespoon of Coconut Oil
3 Apples sliced and diced with the skin on.
Cinnamon add as much or as little as you like.
A little water to cover the bottom of the sauce pan.
Once they start to boil, put the lid on the pan and simmer.
Once they soften up their ready.
Cage free chicken farm raised (boiled) salad, & steamed apples.This is quick, easy, and healthy meal for dinner. On a side note i bought the whole chicken for only
The truth about CARBS
We can have carbs. They just have to be complex carbs. Stay away from simple carbs. Complex carbs give you energy and make you feel full longer. They take longer for your body to digest. Simple carbs leave you feeling hungry, so you'll want eat again way sooner. Complex carbs are vegetables, 100% Whole Wheat Breads, 100% whole wheat pastas, 100% whole wheat crackers, & 100% whole wheat oats.
Keep in mind it has to be 100% whole wheat or 100% whole grain. It can't say "made with whole wheat" or "made with whole grain". Check the nutritional facts on the side of the box or the back of the box for sugar. It needs to have the no sugar or lowest amount of sugar available.
Remember complex carbs is the smart way to eat. Simple carbohydrates is bad eating and leads to weight gain.
When comes time to put food in your body... You have to have a strong mindset that you will be disciplined, and you will only eat foods that give you body nutrition. Other foods harm your body and your mind.
Would you rather have your friend lie to you or tell you like it is?
Pooch Foods to stay away from.
Burgers, Fries, Pizza, simple sandwiches on White Bread, & white pasta. I put this list together to clarify the foods that you don't need to eat I know when you get hungry these are the easiest foods to go to or you think you're eating healthy but it's really not these foods are foods that your body your doesn't have time to process it so it immediately stores it to fat.
Nuts & Seeds
One thing I love to keep in stock in my pantry is...
Definitely my number one fave.
Make sure it's unsalted. The sodium/salt will make you bloated.
I love when they have mixed nuts during Autumn. Nuts and seeds are a quick and healthy snack. Nuts are a good fat.
I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream...Not really though it's just a silly sayin' we were taught as kids. Ice cream is filled with excessive amounts of sugar. I once heard a comedian tell this "joke" The reason kids are screaming about ice cream is because they are dying from it. Sadly childhood diabetes has sky rocketed. This milkshake literally taste just like good old fashion ice cream, without all the sugar and ingredients you can't pronounce.
This tasty recipe is healthy and guilt free.
1-2 Sliced frozen bananas
1 Tablespoon Hershey's unsweetened cocoa powder
4 Frozen Strawberries
1 Teaspoon Chia Seeds
Unsweetened Coconut Milk
Sweet Treats-Frozen Grapes
Frozen grapes are a quick go to healthy snack when you're feeling snacky. You can purchase 4 pounds of grapes at Costco for $10. Wash them and stick the entire basket of grapes in the freezer, when you are ready to snack grab a bowl full and enjoy.
Sweet Treat - Add a little protein and some grapes, and it is a perfect neal for after a workout. Since grapes helps with muscle repair. Or this can feed your sweet cravings. This sweet littke treat can be a rewarding little dessert after dinner.
Coach Crystal Lynn is a Master Trainer, Author, Nutritionist, & Foodie. She loves working out, dancing, & blogging. She loves hanging out at the beach. She's a mermaid at heart, and has music in her veins.