5 Tips to ‘Juice’ Your Way To Great Health
In the second part of our series, Sheetal Ramchandani, an integrative nutrition health coach, talks about juices.
In celebration of World Health Day, Dubai-based Health Awareness Company LivLively in collaboration with the Retreat the Palm, recently hosted a morning workshop to address various concerns of women. Aptly titled ‘Healthy From Within’, the morning workshop featured sessions covering both nutrition, fitness and spiritual wellbeing, including:
1. Awareness about Gut Health
2. Nutrition Advice and Juicing Demo
3. Tips on Fitness
4. Guided Sound Meditation to balance energies
Here is the second part of the series.
Sheetal Ramchandani is an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, Hormone Health specialist and founder of Livlively FZE. A mother of two herself, she believes that the best gift you can give yourself and your family is good health. Sheetal puts the focus on ‘Juicing Your Way To Good Health’.
What is juicing?
The extraction of juice from fresh fruits and vegetables into a cocktail of vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients.
Tips and Tricks for Juicing
1. Drink it fresh
Fresh juice can develop bacteria at a rapid rate, so to be safe, don't wait, particularly if a centrifugal juice is used. Vitamins and minerals can be destroyed with increased exposure to air and light. In order to get the most from it, drink the juice right away
2. Don't live on juice alone
While a great way to add extra nutrients and minerals to your diet, juicing does not involve much protein, fat or fiber. The digestive system was created to work. A rest now and again is fine, but just as the mind must be kept active in order to keep it working at a high level, bodily processes like digestion need to be used as well.
3. Make use of the pulp
Cleaning your juicer may be inconvenient, but instead of throwing away your leftover pulp, consider putting it to good use. Pulp can be added to garden compost or recreated into your favorite dishes using some very creative methods of cooking.
4. Be adventurous with your produce selections
One of the biggest benefits of juicing is that it allows you to consume a wide variety of fruits and vegetables. The next time you shop, choose something you've never juiced before and try it out.
5. Choose high quality produce
Even though going organic is expensive, it is a health investment that pays off in the long term. However there is no need to buy all organic if you are on a budget. Use the website www.ewg.org or Google 'Clean 15' or 'Dirty Dozen' and prioritize your purchase accordingly.
HEALTHY JUICE RECIPE
Sheetal shares a healthy juice recipe:
• 1⁄2 cup of lettuce
• 1 kiwi
• 1⁄2 a green apple
• A few thin strips of ginger
• A few thin stips of fresh organic turmeric
• Salt to taste
1. Wash all produce well.
2. Prepare produce by-cutting into pieces that are small enough to fit in the top of
3. Add one ingredient to the juicer at a time.
4. Pour the juice into a glass and drink immediately or refrigerate in a well-sealed container.