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Make a fresh juice drink with a secret ingredient which will leave you satisfied till lunchtime. The quantity below will make enough for 2 people.
2 Oranges – medium size – remove rind and seeds
1/8 Watermelon – remove rind and slice
1 Apple – cored and sliced
1 Pear – cored and sliced
1 Banana – peeled and cut in pieces
2 Kiwi Fruit – cut in half and peeled – (secret to easy peeling – cut in half and simply squeeze out flesh)
OR PREPARE your favorite fruits to suit the instructions of your particular juicer. Optional suggestions, ADD a few canned pitted cherries, Or ADD a few frozen berries.
JUICE all fruit.
ADD theSecret Ingredient1 or 2 heaped teaspoons ofNn Stabilized Rice Branper person to the juice and mix (or blend) enough to thoroughly mix the Rice Bran into the juice.
TIP – the mix of fruits should include a banana to ensure the juice has a thick consistency. This is to make sure the Rice Bran remains suspended through the juice and does not simply settle to the bottom of your glass.Serve and Enjoy!The Nn Stabilized Rice Bran adds substance to the juice to make a satisfying and nutritious meal. In addition to the juice, take 5 or 10 Nn Organic Spirulina tablets and 5 Nn Chlorella tablets for the perfect start to your day.
Click the link below to find out more about Healthy Juices
TIP – Not just any Rice Bran will do. Nn Stabilized Rice Bran is special – find out why Here
I use one of those Magic Blenders with the juice attachment to make my juice and then use the mixer blade to wizz up the juice and Rice Bran.
SPECIAL TIP: Ever wondered what to do with the leftover fruit pulp? Sometimes I use it in a cake. I add it to a store bought cake mix, I omit the butter/margarine/oil component, but I do use the eggs per recipe and add some milk. I mix the ingredients thoroughly and use a loaf pan (buttered and floured inside) so the cake cooks evenly. I cook the cake in a slow oven for longer than the recipe time as it has so much moisture from the fruit pulp. Just keep an eye on it, when its risen and nice and brown on top (maybe after around 50 minutes) – it’s done.
In the April 2008 issue of the Harvard Health Letter, researchers explained how seven common conditions can be managed without medication. In many cases, the nonpharmacological approach can do as much or more than pills.
Arthritis: Combine weight loss with exercise, and you may have less pain and more mobility — especially if the exercise that doesn’t put any load on the joints, such as swimming, reduces pain.
Cholesterol: Adding soluble fiber to your diet can reduce levels of LDL cholesterol.
Cognitive decline: Memory training can help you stay sharp, and physical exercise can do even more.
Depression: Regular physical activity has a potent antidepressant effect.
Diabetes: Exercise makes muscle more receptive to the insulin, and eating fewer sweets and simple carbohydrates helps control blood sugar levels.
High blood pressure: Lose weight, get more exercise, and eat less sodium.
Osteoporosis: Weight-bearing exercise causes bone tissue to get stronger and denser. Extra vitamin D and calcium are key for your diet.
Chemicals in processed food? “Empty calories” from high fat, high sugar foods or fast food?
Artifical this? Artificial that? It’s scary when you read the ingredient labels on some processed foods. You would need to be a scientist to even pronounce some of the ingredient names. And “they” expect us to eat it.
IN REALITY, NATURE KNOWS BEST!
Fresh whole foods really are what we should be eating. Nature has provided all the components to make a complete nutritionally balanced diet.
What’s more, because they are not processed they are more affordable, and with minimal packaging, the impact on the environment is lessened.
So what are nature’s whole foods?
Bell peppers (capsicum)
FISH & SEAFOOD
Milk, 2%, cow’s
BEANS & LEGUMES
Garbanzo beans (chickpeas)
POULTRY & LEAN MEATS
Beef, lean organic
NUTS & SEEDS
Olive oil, extra virgin
SPICES & HERBS
Chilli pepper, dried
Soy sauce (tamari)
It isn’t always easy to get the right amount of nutrition, even from whole foods. That’s where NATURAL SUPERFOODS come to the rescue , nutrient dense foods like:-
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“Consumer Health Advocate Reveals The Little-Known Dirty Secrets That The Pharmaceutical And Food Industries Are Keeping YOU In The Dark About!”
Today I made a variation on my cake recipe. To make it real, here is a picture.
Using the leftover pulp from my morning juice (today’s was made from 4 oranges, 1 banana and a pear with stabilized rice bran added to make it satisfying and healthy) and inspired by a TV cooking show, which showed a citrus and yogurt cake, I added 3 desertspoons of greek style yogurt I had in the fridge, and two eggs, plus today I added a heaped desert spoonful of our lecithin, of course I used a commercial cake mix as a base, I omitted any butter or oil. I bake it in a loaf tin at a lower temp than recommended, but for a longer time.
It all came together very nicely, and tastes great. Of course it’s not a light fluffy cake, its quite dense and moist as you would imagine with all that fruit pulp.
In the course of a five-month inquiry, the a major news organisation discovered that drugs have been detected in the drinking-water supplies of 24 major metropolitan areas serving at least 41 million people — from Southern California to Northern New Jersey, from Detroit to Louisville.
The findings came as no surprise to Judy Petersen, executive director of the Kentucky Waterways Alliance, a group that lobbies for cleaner rivers and lakes.
“There is a drug cocktail, if you will, in our nation’s waters,” Petersen said, adding that there’s little known about how those drugs might be affecting people or the environment. “We’re kind of flying in the dark.”
Louisville Water Co. officials acknowledged an increased concern of the potential health effects of trace amounts of drugs in drinking water, even as they noted there are no national standards for pharmaceutical chemicals in the water supply.
It’s only been in recent years that technology has even allowed detection of the chemicals, said Barbara Crow, a water company spokeswoman.
But they and other companies say the amounts are so small that they don’t pose a health risk. But others worry that the long-term effects of even those small amounts aren’t certain.
Flushed into the system
How do the drugs get into the water?
People take pills. Their bodies absorb some of the medication, but the rest of it passes through and is flushed down toilets.
Other pharmaceuticals end up in drinking water when people flush unused pills down toilets or drugs are used on farm animals that excrete back into the water supply.
Wastewater is treated before it is discharged into reservoirs, rivers or lakes. And some of the water is cleansed again at drinking-water treatment plants, but not all the drug residue gets removed.
Rengao Song, manager of water quality and research for the Louisville Water Co., said the concentrations of drugs they found in two samples taken in 2005 were so weak that they do not suggest any public health risks. They were detected in parts per trillion and lower, he said.
Crow said it was those samples, taken as part of an industrywide study, that found their way with sampling results from other cities into the A P report.
Louisville Water doesn’t normally test for pharmaceutical drugs because it’s too expensive, said Jack Wang, director of water quality and production for the city-owned utility.
Way below medical dose
The concentrations of the pharmaceuticals are far below the levels of a medical dose, the A P reported.
But the presence of so many prescription drugs — and over-the-counter medicines such as acetaminophen and ibuprofen — in so much of the nation’s drinking water is heightening worries among scientists of long-term consequences to human health.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency also is taking notice.
“We recognize it is a growing concern, and we’re taking it very seriously,” said former Louisvillian Benjamin Grumbles, assistant administrator for water at the EPA.
Recent laboratory research has found that small amounts of medication have affected human embryonic kidney cells, human blood cells and human breast-cancer cells. The cancer cells proliferated too quickly; the kidney cells grew too slowly; and the blood cells showed biological activity associated with inflammation.
Even those who use bottled water and home-filtration systems don’t necessarily avoid exposure.
Bottlers, some of which simply repackage tap water, do not typically treat or test for pharmaceuticals, according to the industry’s main trade group. The same goes for the makers of home-filtration systems.
Pharmaceuticals in waterways also are damaging wildlife, research shows. Notably, male fish are being feminized, creating egg yolk proteins that usually come from females.
Some scientists stress that the research is limited, and there are many unknowns. They say, though, that the documented health problems in wildlife are disconcerting.
“It brings a question to people’s minds that if the fish were affected … might there be a potential problem for humans?” EPA research biologist Vickie Wilson said.
Song, at the Louisville Water Co., largely attributed the problem to effluent discharged from treatment plants.
Metropolitan Sewer District Executive Director Bud Schardein said he’s aware of the issue, and he doesn’t want people flushing drugs down the toilet.
But Alex Novak, who runs MSD’s Morris Forman Wastewater Treatment Plant on the Ohio River in western Louisville, said MSD does not test for drugs in its effluent. He characterized concerns about health and environmental drugs in rivers or drinking water as being “more in the research realm at this point.”
Key test results
In its report, members of the A P National Investigative Team reviewed hundreds of scientific reports, analyzed federal drinking-water databases, visited environmental study sites and treatment plants and interviewed more than 230 officials, academics and scientists. They surveyed the nation’s 50 largest cities and a dozen other major water providers and smaller community water providers.
Some key test results:
Officials in Philadelphia said testing discovered 56 pharmaceuticals or byproducts in treated drinking water, including medicines for pain, infection, high cholesterol, asthma, epilepsy, mental illness and heart problems.
Anti-epileptic and anti-anxiety medications were detected in a portion of the treated drinking water for 18.5 million people in Southern California.
A sex hormone was detected in San Francisco’s drinking water.
Of the 28 major metropolitan areas where tests were performed on drinking-water supplies, only Albuquerque, N.M.; Austin, Texas; and Virginia Beach, Va.; said tests were negative. Arlington, Texas, acknowledged that traces of a pharmaceutical were detected in its drinking water but cited post-9/11 security concerns in refusing to identify the drug.
The AP also contacted 52 small water providers — one in each state, and two each in Missouri and Texas — that serve communities with populations around 25,000. All but one said their drinking water had not been screened for pharmaceuticals; officials in Emporia, Kan., refused to answer AP’s questions, also citing post-9/11 concerns.
Grumbles, the EPA’s water chief, acknowledged that just late last year the agency developed three new methods to “detect and quantify pharmaceuticals” in wastewater.
“We realize that we have a limited amount of data on the concentrations,” he said. “We’re going to be able to learn a lot more.”
Associated Press reporters Jeff Donn, Martha Mendoza and Justin Pritchard reported and wrote this story.
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