THE HEALTHIEST VEGETABLE … ISNT KALE .. THANK F*ck

I’m not a member of the Kale Club

I always feel like I’m chewing on a Nappy when I eat it .. so rough .. so rigid … and so needy .. you basically need to massage it better than a 90 minute Swedish Remedial to make it somewhat supple… and agreeable .. which actually does sound a lot like myself , so despite being the human equivalent of KALE , I simply don’t get the hype .

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I do appreciate it being the Gateway Vegetable (insert WEED joke here) for healthy living . but the same way a stoner can get locked into the monotony of lighting up daily “just cos” I think the other vegetables have been overlooked (this is not an incentive to try various drugs, this is just poor writing on my behalf… please stick to BUTTON mushrooms)

LUCKILY SOME SMARTIES TOOK THE TIME TO DO THE RESEARCH AND DISCOVER WHAT IS THE REAL SUPER FOOD VEGGIE ???

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Jennifer Di Noia of William Paterson University, looked at 17 important nutrients naturally occuring in food (fiber, protein, potassium, Vitamin A, B12, D) and calculated how much of those nutrients were found in a 100-calorie serving. The results are interesting. Watercress ranks as the most nutrient-rich vegetable, while other leafy greens like chard, chicory and lettuce rank well. Turnips, sweet potatoes and grapefruits performed worse.

SEE FULL CHART BELOW :

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SO the winner was WATERCRESS! who’d have thought .. being the cliche I am .. I naturally went out a purchased some .. and ate it stems and all .and then i found  A WHOLE FREAKIN’ SITE DEDICATED TO WATERCRESS!!!

NOTE : if you want to be super annoying you could pick the top ten and make a dish .. how Health-Food-Blogger Of you ..

http://watercress.co.uk

WATERBLESS .

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MARILYN MONROE on her “bizarre” Diet And Exercise Habits..

An absoloutley fascinating interview with Monroe in which she divulged candidly her diet and exercise habits .. and her penchant for bizarre tastes as well as revealing she sometimes sleeps 10 HOURS!! wtf babe was like a big fluffy pussycat

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“EXERCISE. Each morning, after I brush my teeth, wash my face and shake off the first deep layer of sleep, I lie down on the floor beside my bed and begin my first exercise. It is a simple bust-firming routine which consists of lifting five-pound weights from a spread-eagle arm position to a point directly above my head. I do this 15 times, slowly. I repeat the exercise another 15 times from a position with my arms above my head. Then, with my arms at a 45-degree angle from the floor, I move my weights in circles until I’m tired. I don’t count rhythmically like the exercise people on the radio; I couldn’t stand exercise if I had to feel regimented about it.”

 
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“Frankly, I’ve never considered my own figure so exceptional; until quite recently, I seldom gave it any thought at all. My biggest single concern used to be getting enough to eat. Now I have to worry about eating too much. I never used to bother with exercises. Now I spend at least 10 minutes each morning working out with small weights. I have evolved my own exercises, for the muscles I wish to keep firm, and I know they are right for me because I can feel them putting the proper muscles into play as I exercise.”
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“SPORTS. I have never cared especially for outdoor sports, and have no desire to excel at tennis, swimming or golf. I’ll leave those things to the men. Despite its great vogue in California, I don’t think sun-tanned skin is any more attractive than white skin, or any healthier, for that matter. I’m personally opposed to a deep tan because I like to feel blond all over.
largeBy nature, I suppose I have a languorous disposition. I hate to do things in a hurried, tense atmosphere, and it is virtually impossible for me to spring out of bed in the morning. On Sunday, which is my one day of total leisure, Isometimes take two hours to wake up, luxuriating in every last moment of drowsiness. Depending on my activities, I sleep between five and ten hours every night. I sleep in an extra-wide single bed, and I use only one heavy down comforter over me, summer or winter. I have never been able to wear pajamas or creepy nightgowns; they disturb my sleep.”
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“BREAKFAST. I’ve been told that my eating habits are absolutely bizarre, but I don’t think so. Before I take my morning shower, I start warming a cup of milk on the hot plate I keep in my hotel room. When it’s hot, I break two raw eggs into the milk, whip them up with a fork, and drink them while I’m dressing. I supplement this with a multi-vitamin pill, and I doubt if any doctor could recommend a more nourishing breakfast for a working girl in a hurry.
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DINNER. My dinners at home are startlingly simple. Every night I stop at the market near my hotel and pick up a steak, lamb chops or some liver, which I broil in the electric oven in my room. I usually eat four or five raw carrots with my meat, and that is all. I must be part rabbit; I never get bored with raw carrots.
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P.S. It’s a good thing, I suppose, that I eat simply during the day, for in recent months I have developed the habit of stopping off at Wil Wright’s ice cream parlor for a hot fudge sundae on my way home from my evening drama classes. I’m sure that I couldn’t allow myself this indulgence were it not that my normal diet is composed almost totally of protein foods.”
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Squeaky Clean Juice Feasting …Courtesy Of Fruveju Organic Cold Pressed Juice

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Well well well, its a seasonal shift , and you know what that means ! ITS JUICE CLEANSING TIME !!
I was Lucky enough (or spoilt ,whatever) to be given the opportunity to do a three day juice cleanse with new juice baby company Fruveju  , they dont juice babies , but they are newly established (i was going to say fresh but my puns are too much sometimes)
Seasonal changes deeply effect our bodies, so during the transition cleansing and or fasting are really easy ways to seamlessly adapt . THIS ARTICLE DETAILS WHY TO SEASONALLY CLEANSE  (see at the research i do for you guys!)
 I chose the EVOLVE cleanse because i’m super evolved (side note , i know you hate these anecdotes but when I was younger I had a tooth that never came through and my dentist told me it was because in evolution humans are getting fewer and fewer teeth, so I am more evolved .. unfortunately i was bestowed by the older boys at school with the nickname “The Pirate”)
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I have to say from personal experience I find it hard to differentiate one juice cleanse from another , green juice here , carrot juice there , celery EVERYWHERE (why!).. so I was kinda expecting the same old thing…

ALAS I WAS WRONG

 

this little cleanse had some unusual characters !  it was like an ensemble cast from a Garry Marshall Film (he did New Years Eve & Valentines Day if you are living under a rock sheesh)

IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER OF GREATNESS

The Spicy One 

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I came to this one with trepidation, i’d heard of this combination because of The Master Cleanse and wasn’t keen on an al caliente kinda beverage . but the coconut nectar (so glad to not see AGAVE for once!) and the fresh lemon was so precisely blended the kick only came at the end but nothing lasting .. so basically you get the benefits of the epic cleansing minus the face grimace . arrribbaaa

The Whole-istic One 

 

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aghh the all round good guy , the one you expect .. the green guy . it wasn’t too sweet but not too bland .. just what you would expect , I had 4 bottles a day .. its so nutrient packed that you don’t really crave anything , nor do you get those pangs of hunger or the tired lows .. he’s a sneaky little guru . he makes the cleanse sustainable .. truly

The Cute & Pink One 

 

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This wasn’t actually on my cleanse but I was given a bottle to try .. and thank f*ck .. Its so simple- just watermelon and lime , its now on my list of top juices EVER ! I found myself sipping it in bed and smiling , its like eating sweets but without the guilt . I cant even describe the deliciousness .. on the website they go on and on about the benefits ” Watermelon contains the amino acids citrulline and arginine, which help promote healthy arteries, blood flow and cardiovascular function” but its so unessesary because its like a guilt free cocktail,you’d drink it even if it wasn’t so good for you.

The Rooty One

(how rude, no but I mean root veg)

 

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Again this one wasn’t on my juice cleanse but I was given a bottle any whoo .. called the Red Pineapple it features pineapple, red apple, carrots, beets, ginger.  I was so thankful that the ginger didnt have that overtaking zest most gingery juices has.. people go mental on the ginger in a juice .. its like why!! its so strong .. my throats on fire . anyway its an all round good guy .. I was actually getting the ol’ tickle throat when I started the cleanse so nailed this bad boy and the tickly throat turned into .. nothing! I think from all the bromelain (anti inflammatory in pineapple) Vit C (beets) antibiotic properties (ginger) its def a juice to put down in the Food As Medicine Book. 

The Creamy Dreamy One 

 

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Oh.Mah.Gawd this is a game changer , Fruveju had perfected the cleanse and a lot has to do with this little bad boy, it tastes like a creamy tangy almost yogurty milkshake .. its just sweet and thick enough .. I’m literally “mmmmmhhmmm”ing recalling it .. I don’t even know why someone isn’t selling cartons of cashew milk .. almond milk can go bl*ow itself .. Cashew is soooo 2013 .. no but f*ck this milk was heaven and it comes as your very final juice of the day , so just when youre feeling a little fragile and that maybe you need something more filling .. you get it .. its so good guys , I even very sneakily poured a bit into my cup of herbal tea! do you know what , even if you don’t want to do a cleanse I suggest you order this juice by itself which you can do (as well as any of the others)
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anyway continue .. FOCUS ..BETHANY …FOCUS
 Fruveju bases its cleanses in 3 Categories (easy peasy) which go up in gradients of difficulty…
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you choose from 3 (im seeing a pattern) of durations
1day 3 days 5days

do you know what .. just click the website:

http://www.fruveju.com

Lets Wrap this up . its a cool company .. you don’t get bored, its unusual .. its run by young, hot, modern people including a banging nutritionist (you always take health advice more from someone that is a babe.. fact)
and it does all the work for you , delivers it , sends you supportive texts,tweets and emails ( who needs a boyfriend!)
SO WHETHER ITS WEIGHT LOSS, GLOWING SKIN, DIGESTIVE ISSUES, ALLERGIES , GENERAL DETOX (HEY BENDER) juice cleansing is your crack 
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DEPRESSING SIDE NOTE: the only thing  negative about this cleanse was  NOW WISH I HAD DONE 5 DAYS INSTEAD OF 3 … (bratty me!) no but seriously I (HAND ON HEART)  in all honesty will be doing it again .. if mainly for the mental clarity and the energy !!
IF YOU GUYS WANNA DO IT DO  IT I SORTED A LITTLE DEAL FOR YOU BABES: :
30% off discount + free shipping in London using coupon code

FRUVEJUYEAH

 

I know i know Im too good to you .. but I love you long time 🙂
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BENEFITS OF A JUICE FEAST/FAST

How To F*ck Up A Smoothie Or Juice

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health is all the rage at the moment … it seems more and more that people are posting photos on facebook/twitter/instagram about their health pursuits.. i am guilty (but conscious) of this .. but the more i’ve been looking at other peoples health boasts the more annoyed im getting  .. i didn’t realise people had the ability to royally F*ck up simple things like smoothies and juices.. CALM DOWN SHHHH .. and then people wonder why they feel no better, they get ill , or they still look like sh*t (not you reading, i’m sure you are beautiful, with ya glossy hair and your glowing skin)

here we go . these are the top SIX ways you have fudged your daily healthy Smoothie/Juice

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Adding Dairy To Your Smoothie

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this is really old school , that yogurt and milk go in a smoothie , but this is food combining 101 .. dairy does not goeth in the smoothie people .. its acidic and hard to digest , and if you are having dairy in your life (brave claps for being brave) aim for un-pasturised RAW organic dairy , as it contains the digestive enzymes (which are destroyed in pasteurisation) to allow the dairy to assimilate into your body . when you mix dairy with fruit (put the fruit yogurt down) you’re making your body work too hard , fruit digest within minutes.. dairy hours .. you’re going to get gassy .. i put it out there .. youre going to get GASSY

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Not Chewing It

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this sounds ridiculous .. I thought we eat smoothies and juices so we don’t have to chew.. oops? , actually the whole point of chewing is to begins digestion. Along with breaking down food , it mixes with saliva and the enzymes within to start breaking down the nutrients , so swishing your smoothie and juice around your mouth is going to allow for it to get into your body better and quicker … it will also allow for you to really take your time with it, limiting that high burst of energy . Anyway If you don’t believe me , heres someone else who has written about it http://healthywildandfree.com/are-you-chewing-your-smoothies-juices/

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Having The Same Greens Every Time

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only like spinach ? so you’re putting spinach in your morning juice/smoothie.. everyday … and you feel shit.. and you maybe have some skin problems ?!?! BOOHOO .. no but…  rotating your greens IS SO IMPORTANT !!! i see this one a lot,people assume because they’re having greens its all good .. but the saying too much of a good thing .. yeh its applicable here SO LISTEN : green leafy plants carry small amounts of protective inhibitors and toxin type properties in order to be protected . now if we have kale everyday all the time , its specific inhibitors build up in us .. and start to cause problems.. notably with the thyroid (your metabolism) so its important to change it out , plus you’re opening yourself up to different vitamins and minerals which is always good .. heres an article about the hows and whys of the green rotation http://www.incrediblesmoothies.com/green-smoothies/why-and-how-you-should-rotate-your-leafy-greens/

4.

Going Superfood Mental

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this one gets me so crazy , super foods like Cacao , Maca, Acai and Ginseng are all amazing , but they need to be treated with respect .. theyre nutrient powerhouses and should be used moderately .. Cacao for example is an Energy food .. but too much , similarly to coffee ,stimulates the adrenal glands.. doing this often , you’re going to get adrenal fatigued .. and you can say goodbye to getting out of bed

Maca is a hormonal balancer , so especially girls need to limit it .. so many girls have come to me have Maca in everything and wondering why they CRAY.. its your hormones (youre welcome).. so look at the back of the label .. and follow the recommended serving size.. no matter how delicious it is .. calm yo’self down

google your Superfoods and read up on them .

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FruitFest

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this is my favourite , when people put like 12 different fruits in a smoothie and then a tiny stem of broccoli .. and they’re all like HASHTAG CLEAN EATING  HASHTAG CLEANSE .. blah blah blah .. fruit is sugar .. sugar is bad .. especially in juices .. you’re removing the fiber which makes the sugar slow absorbing .. so you might as well just spoon some HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP in some water and drink that with a multivitamin , because thats about as good for you . Other than Berries and Citrus Fruit .. ONE PEICE IS MORE THAN PLENTY in your drink , look to stevia if you like it  sweeter … trust me , i just saved your pancreas .http://www.shape.com/healthy-eating/diet-tips/sugar-wise-how-fruit-stacks

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Not Diluting it

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this is a simple one.. water .. WATER is needed in both smoothies and juice in order to dilute it .. not too much though as you will dilute the enzymes , but enough to loosen it up , otherwise like NEAT vodka.. its strong , and its taxing on your body , also its lubricating all the vitamins and minerals and they’ll swish through you  like some harry potter magic .

Dumpster Juice & The Buddha Hand

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this my friends .. is a dumpster juice .. because its literally got anything compost-y in it .. that isnt a word i know .. but this is delicious .. as soon as you put strawberries in a juice .. its delicious .. its like a banana in a smoothie .. it could literally have an old shoe in it .. but it will just taste banana-ry .. today i am making up many-a-words

heres what went in it …

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 Broccoli

small apple

lemon

iceberg lettuce

rainbow chard

strawberries

spinach

black cabbage

dino kale

cucumber

Aloe vera Water

Stevia

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Now note the weird YELLOW MONSTER THING.. that my friends is a BUDDHA HAND! its a lemony aromatic fruit .. and its bizarre , the texture the whole way through is the same as the skin of a lemon or orange .. WERIDD but it isnt bitter .. its basically lemon peel that someone told to calm down .. but how much do you go “grab ma strong hand” when you see its little cripple fingers .. if you dont know what im talking about.. let me take you back

anyway this is all part of my 21 Days juicing which has just begun .. i personally love juicing and feel great.. im going to swap in some smoothies every now and then .. and hopefully find some more retarded fruit .. suggestions welcome

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Five Of The Best .. Wellness Websites

I’ve got you covered on the health website front .. these are 5 of my all time favourite websites

Part of me is being really bratty about putting them up as im like nooo they’re my little secrets .. but i must share because they deserve to be shared . so enjoy clickety clicking this weekend . endless hours ..

1. The Wellness Warrior 

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is a girl from aus( all healthy people are from aus) but she post really easy to read articles  and interviews with some of the best .. as well as little mantra’s at the end of every post

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this is a new one and my god it is beautiful , really really ridiculously beautiful .. its like being in an art gallery or some super zen spa … with great interviews with great women and simplistic well written articles

3. Mind Body Green 

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its like the WholeFoods Of websites… huge and you can find everything you’re looking for .. and its restocked daily

4. The ChalkBoard Mag

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One of the best online “magazines” you can find .. they also do a Guest Editor that has varied from Skin care gurus to Jamie Oliver … its the go to for current articles and superfood help .. its the kind of place you go just browsing and learn about 8000 new things

5. This Rawsome Vegan Life 

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This is Solely for Food Porn .. there is no one on earth who makes better healthier food alternatives than this girl .. nor anyone that photographs them better.. be prepared to dribble .. .loads

 

Superhuman Superfood Super Smoothies .. SSSUPPPEERRR

The Super Smoothie

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ohh super smoothie .. why you so delicious , on my hunt for more combinations .. i found the Smoothie Index on Navita’s Naturals Website.. its basically the porn of smoothie websites ..

*dribble*

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Secondly .. buying each individual powder was making my brain hurt.. not only remembering them all but finding them all in one place.. so instead opted for these superfood mix ins .. they are f*cking delicious..

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Rich in chlorophyll & high in magnesium, green foods alkalise the blood & provide minerals. As well as wheatgrass, barleygrass, spirulina and chlorella green foods, this excellent mix also contains zeolite, pau d’arco & milk thistle for exceptional cleansing support. 100g.

Ingredients/More Details

Wheatgrass powder (29%), spirulina powder (19%), chlorella powder (14%), milk thistle seed powder (14%), barleygrass powder (14%), zeolite powder (not raw-5%), Pau D’arco powder (5%).

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InSpirals magnificent maintenance mix to nourish and sustain you in your day, providing plenty of natural plant-based nutrients and antioxidants. Pleasantly sweet-tasting. 100g.

Ingredients/More Details

Maca root powder (24%), yacon root powder (23%), baobab fruit powder (15%), ho shou wu (fo ti) powder (11%), ginseng powder (9%), purple corn extract powder (9%), acai powder (9%).

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InSpiral’s mix is a perfect boost to lift your spirits. This stimulating mix is high in natural caffeines and will surely keep you alert and bouncing into the night the natural way! 100g.

Ingredients/More Details

Guarana seed powder (27%), maca root powder (20%), raw cacao powder (20%), yacon root powder (20%), suma powder (13%).

BUY THEM AT INSPIRALLED.COM

SO ALL THE HARD WORK IS DONE FOR YOU >>>YAYYAYYA

WHAT DOES YOUR CRAVING MEAN ? plus a donut with eyes ..

Cravings , cravings cravings ..

annoying and or baffling ..

but they’re actually our bodies way of balancing itself nutritionally .. either when we have too much of something E.g when we have a salty meal we crave water for hydration as salt dehydrates the body , same goes for certain nutrients. we also crave when we have deficiencies ..like when you’re desperate for a fry up .. your body is craving either fats (not the naughty ones) or protein eggs and meats  .. so look out for cravings .. because they can mean the following .. with a little help from Intergrative Nutrition Book you can get Online here

http://www.integrativenutrition.com

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LIKE :

Chips, crisps , fry ups , meats .. or dem colourless things

WHY?

other than the fact im pretty sure McDonalds is 50% food stuff and 50% crack cocaine … its usually a mineral deficiency – our bodies crave the minerals in sea salt and although normal salt gives the taste satisfaction .. its been stripped of its minerals , so you will never satisfy that reason behind the craving unless you replace those minerals

COUNTERACT IT :

leafy green vegetables , seaweed salads , Himalayan sea salt (tiny bit guys ) or mineral supplements if its something that reoccurs

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mmm cweamy

LIKE :
Icecream , yogurt, milky , even oils or creamy dressings

WHY ?

When craving something creamy, consider if you’ve had a lot of bread, crack- ers or other baked flour products recently. When eaten in excess, these foods create feelings of dryness and stagnation, and can also make us feel stuck, hard and irritable. When we reach that state of imbalance, we very often crave creamy, relaxing foods, such as ice cream, milk products or oily foods.*

COUNTERACT IT

Try eat- ing porridge made from whole grains, such as amaranth or brown rice. You can also make cream of broccoli soup, or cream of watercress soup, and use oatmeal rather than cream to get the consistency you desire. *

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LIKE:

Coffee & Beer

WHY?

this is usually a craving that occurs from digestion problems .. yep .. tum tum probs , as naturally bitter foods actually cut through a slugish digestive track and get sh*t moving .. literally (sorry )

COUNTERACT IT :

try eating dark leafy greens, such as dandelion, mustard greens, arugula, kale and collards. These greens will unblock stag- nant organs and promote healthy assimilation and elimination. *

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ahh this sweet F*cker

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Donuts, sweets , pastries .. honestly do i have to list sweet things?? we’re not retarded .. basically everything processed, resembling funfair food or pretty coloured … dammit

WHY?

its an ENERGY THING , sugars are the easiest processed nutrient into energy .. therefore our bodies will look for it .. hence after work sweet TOOF!

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Its An Emotional Thing.. because sugar produces more insulin which helps tryptophan go to the brain , thus increasing serotonin (the happy chemical)

COUNTERACT IT:

 Emotionally you have to deal with that.. i cant help … but spikes in your blood sugar levels by eating refined sugar will actually deplete your serotonin further .. so its a vicious cycle …. basically pinpoint the emotional reason and deal with it without food . hard but what am i supposed to say .. get a shrink basically

The problem is that the more refined the sugar e.g white sugar , high fructose corn syrup (and agave sorry foodies ) makes the bodies blood glucose spike.. so we get a surge of energy and then a quick fall .. we then continue to do this throughout the day .. so its long chained sugar intake thats required  to stop this sugar monster , which is found in fruits and veg because  fructose (fruit sugar) is accompanied by water, vitamins, minerals, fiber and phytonutrients, so it assimilates into the body slowly and with ease

so allow for unrefined sugars or naturally occurring sugars , like fruits and sweet vegetables like pumpkin , carrots, parsnips etc .. natural sweeteners like stevia , yacon and maple syrup , coconut sugar .

Dates are amazing because they taste fudgy and delicious and will satisfy that taste but still have the fiber needed to make them slow releasing

ALSO QUALITY MATTERS .. instead of shitty chocolate .. by ridiculously expensive RAW ORGANIC DARK CHOCOLATE .. because you will feel so guilty you spent so much on it .. you wont inhale it .. and it has health benefits

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hot tamales (remember when Mariah Carey use to say that just mid way through sentences .. she was cray )

but Hot Spicy cravings …

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Spicy Curries , Pizza, Mexican food … basically all that dirty food , Or even just dousing everything in Tabasco Sauce.. i know someone who travels with it , and has been know to withdraw from pocket at the most amazing times ..

WHY ?

Too Much Cholesterol & Fat in the diet

similarly with bitter foods spicy foods aid digestion by cutting through that stagnation. spices like Cayenne and chillies also speed up metabolic rate , which if you have high cholesterol or a high saturated fat diet .. your metabolic rate tends to be sluggish (ey fatty!) as well as aiding in circulation , spices are actually amazing for people with bad circulation … but its the forms it comes in which aren’t .. indian spices are great , but become obsolete when you’re eating them in a curry that has more saturated fat that a tub of Haagen Dazs (thats for real .. like actually )

People can crave The Spice O’ Life if they have a low vitality diet as well.bland or repetitive .. spice literally is craved to liven up the energy of the body and its spoken about vastly in Ayurvedic Medicine ( so if you always crave it like my tabasco friend, its good to read up on )

COUNTERACT IT :

like i said spices are great, craving them all the time is a sign you’re out of balance so make sure you eat clean and lean and sprinkling tumeric, cayenne, indian spice blends,  chilly flakes are all great and should hit the spot .

Tummy tips! From celebrity nutritionist Kim Snyder…

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Feeling tired?

Skin looking greyish? Eyes lost their twinkle?
And how is that tummy of yours… Bloating? Burping…?

Rest assured you are not alone!

Digestive health is one of the most common yet under studied areas in modern medicine, yet it is one of the key systems in creating energy and feeling beautiful!

Its lucky we have wonderful tummy experts like Kimbery Snyder, author of ‘The Beauty Detox Solution’ for tips on how to lose the food baby and renew our sparkle.

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Working with the likes of Fergie, Hilary Duff and Drew Barrymore, she knows a thing or two about how to give ourselves an energy kick, shed some fat and glow from the inside out – all without crazy calorie counting or cutting carbs.

“The less energy we tie up in digestion, the more energy we can “unlock” to spread through our bodies and confer beauty benefits” she says.

So what are some of her tummy tips to get that gorgeous glow?

1. You are not a tiger – don’t eat like one!
So many people are eating animal proteins every day, sometimes for 3 meals a day! Our stomachs just aren’t designed to tolerate that much. Take it easy on the steak and kidney pie and opt for veggie options when available. For meat lovers, this can be hard at first, so a good habit to start is meatless Mondays 😊 every week!

2. Alkaline first!
Before any meal, try to have some high-fiber alkaline foods like raw carrot sticks or a garden salad. This will ensure you’re getting your fiber needs, but more importantly, will help to balance your ph balance before you load up on saucy, starchy or meaty meals which are very acidic for our bodies.

3. Skip breakfast
Yes, that’s right!
Well, maybe that’s a bit extreme… But
eating breakfast like a king and dinner like a pauper is a health myth… and its high time everyone stopped forcing breakfast into their mouths to “kick start their metabolism”
Our bodies didn’t evolve like that. Breakfast should be eaten when we first feel hungry in the day, not because cereal companies are telling you to chow down corn flakes at 7am.
You will have more energy if you actually delay your morning meal until you are feeling hungry – when the best thing to eat is fruit, a green smoothie or a fresh vegetable juice!

One look at Kim and its easy to see how this way of eating has its beauty benefits…

Her signature glowing green smoothie recipe is a big hit in LA, see the recipe below and watch your inner beauty shine through 😊

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Ingredients:
4-5 large handfuls of leafy greens – Kim recommends romaine lettuce, kale and spinach
Parsley or Coriander (if taste doesn’t bother you – very detoxifying)
1 liter of water (filtered is best!)

1 Apple (cored)
1 Pear
1 Banana
Juice ½ Lemon
1 cup Ice

Instructions
Place ingredients in a big blender (the more powerful, the better and more appetizing your smoothies) – water and greens first, blitz, then add fruit and ice.
Blend until smooth.

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Enjoy!

Tip – use seasonal fruits – if apples aren’t available, substitute with peaches or whatever is lying around! Fresh is best.

BY AZUSA HYDE

 

Sweetness Of The Day … Dribble Inducing ICE CREAM

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Sometimes its FUDGING (yay more puns) hard to find healthier alternatives for everyday things..

but occasionally you come across a particular food that actually tastes better than in unhealthy alternative .. i know youre thinking .. lies… so many lies

but honestly Dairy Free Ice Cream is delicious and rarely requires more than 4 ingredients .. usually based of frozen banana’s , coconut milk or frozen berries .

DONT BELIEVE ME .. but hold up! this pinterest called

WE ALL CREAM FOR VEGAN ICE CREAM 

IS.GOING.TO.BLOW.YOUR.MIND

Created by VegNews its got cake batter, peanut butter, watermelon, fudgy chocolate .. literally all the best flavours ..

*holds napkin to face .. absorbs dribbles*

Dirty Dozen .. Dun dun dun

Going organic can be expensive and sometimes you’re like .. ugh is this necessary?

well …

pesticides are used on a vast majority of crops of produce, but some more than others! so each year a Dirty Dozen List comes out with the most heavily pesticide filled foods.. basically if you cant buy everything organic at least buy these ..

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p.s look how smug the broccoli looks…

THE DIRTY DOZEN 

also in case you’re still being a stingy F*ck read this article about the Benefits Of Organic Produce 

THE FOOD FACE OFF .. WHAT IS BETTER FOR YOU ?

because my friends are aware of my healthiness obsession … I no longer wish to supermarket shop with them .. as the amount of times im asked to be the nutrient equivalent of a price comparison service .. is making my brain hurt..

Friend : whats better pumpkin or sweet potato ?

Me: sweet potato …

Friend: broccoli or cauliflower ?

Me: Broccoli…

Friend: blueberries or raspberries?

Me: *voldemort voice* you shut your mouth .. and learn to google

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but now you don’t have to google or worry or ask me because.. dun dun dun

there is now a site that does the comparison for you .. like a knock out boxing match .. its incredible

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see so many questions answered !

then it breaks it down .. vitamin , calorie , everything wooowweeee

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AND THEN THE WINNER ISSSS

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LINNNNKKKK HEEERRRRREEEEE

no but seriously I actually don’t mind the questions as long as I know the answer (I have a phobia of my brain being exposed as actually very small) .. ive bookmarked this on my phone .. so I will now be a food fight genius

DIY FRUIT FACIAL INDEX

Everyone loves a good DIY .. i love putting food on my face as opposed to other stuff. as your skin is an organ .. therefore absorbs stuff including nutrients .. but what to put on the face ?

i’d heard potato’s, oatmeal , honey loads of stuff  before .. but it wasn’t till i read this article i was like ohhhhh sh*****TT i can put loads on my face !!!!

FUNN

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SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS :

THE BLEMISH ONE:
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THE POTENT ONE (TRUST ME) :

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THE LICK YO’FACE ONE :

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Cherry Bombe Magazine

if you’re in the US , know anyone in the US… you have to pass this one around .. like must

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CHERRY BOMBE MAGAZINE its the brain child of  Kerry Diamond and Claudia Wu (they met at harpers bazaar , so they know good sh*t)

They developed the idea for a magazine with an unusual twist fashion meets food glossy :

“Cherry Bombe features a variety of cultures, cuisines and voices—chefs and servers, food stylists and scientists, culinary icons and up-and-coming entrepreneurs—as documented by some of the most interesting food and fashion writers and photographers around.”

so no longer is a food magazine for old ladies .. or just men to perv on nigella lawson

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its so beautiful , like unbelievably so – but it needs to meet its KICKSTARTER budget of $30,000 in 16days .. pledge up people even just $20.00

because you know when its made you’re going to buy it anyway so you might as well be a part of its making

an Karlie Kloss is on the cover eating some kind of cookie dough, sticky goodness

for all the links

http://cherrybombe.com./

Dr. Alkaitis Edible `Skin Care .. Nom Nom Nom

basically food for your skin .

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Raw and living skin care

this is incredible ..

Only living ingredients are used

 chemical free

plant derived products

trans-fats and GMO’s (genetically modified organisms) are rigorously excluded

100% certified Organic Aloe Vera gel is the Base of our products. (Not water).

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(oh hey photo of self getting nekkid.. why did i do this , buhhh whatever)

As much as i love commercial skincare brands i’ve found them to be super grease-face . And have become an avid believer in what goes into your body shows, therefore what you put on it must too .

other than mushing up avocado and honey and face planting into it – this is the easiest way to have your skincare minus the nasty chemicals … which are alarmingly in a lot of things .

Plus if you ever get hungry and you’re on a train … instant food , I don’t think he meant it like that .. but we all know the first thing you’ll do if you try this is LICK IT … yeahh you doo!!!!!

Click below to see them

DIRTY DOZEN COSMETIC CHEMICALS

and for the  Dr. Alkaitis site HERE 

Model Come Raw Foody Lets us Know Her Secrets ( Interview with Alex Glenday)

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You know that ol’ saying Never trust a (skinny) i say fat chef … I always think that when people give me advice on nutrition or beauty tips .. and they look hmm how to put this politely a little less of what I would like to look like (its hard to sound succinct when you just want to say sh*t hey!)

However when i meet someone beautiful and radiant i literally want to climb inside them and find out everything they do , eat and rub on themselves.

This goes for Alex Glenday -Model, Raw Foodist , photographer , traveller .. somewhat entrepreneur .. this list could go on for a while . She’s walked for the likes of Paul Smith and Julien Macdonald and you’ve probably dribbled over her editorials in magazines …

But you cant disregard the facts , she’s beautiful and talented and full of energy .. because how the F8ck is she doing it all ? I found out what she does, her secrets (YHUSSS!!) and inspirations

What do you do? & what lead you to doing it?

I am busy with a couple of projects at the moment. I like to categorize those under two different fabulous f’s- the one is food the other fashion.  In fashion, I have reached my tenth year of modeling, a decade long journey that has taken me round the world, Asia, Europe, Africa and America and left with me with a little suitcase of essentials which I will get to later… more recently I have been dabbling deeper into photography.  After living in New York last year I returned to the summer in Cape Town South Africa, where I grew up, to start some new chapters in my life.  Here is my first published editorial: (http://www.afashionfriend.co.za/issue/aff-issue-35/nomadic-jewels)

I have been working with the brilliant photographer, Ulrich Knoblach on a book that he is making, as his illustrator, painting naked ladies frolicking around South African Landscapes in gentle watercolors.

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Food has been the most capacitating thing as a model, who must be in good shape.  An unending development which has left me with some simple solutions to energy and indulgent satisfaction.  I have wanted to share my discoveries with all my loved ones and now anyone who will care to taste creations I have made.  I started a raw food and yoga detox retreat, the ‘RAWreTREAT’ (http://rawretreat.withtank.com/) on a fruit farm in South Africa with a childhood friend.  This is on hold as the winter months close in, and a new business venture in the form of ridiculously delicious fine dining pop up dinners has resulted:  ‘Forage To Feast’, focusing on organic, wild and local foods that are perfectly combined, into delectable dishes.   Dinner parties in awesome locations with good live music, have a look at the concept here: (http://www.foragetofeast.com/).  I am also in the process of launching a company with my organizationally savvy sister, to bring Kombucha to the main stream market in South Africa and potentially for export in the future (http://www.brewkombucha.co.za/.)

What’s your healthy little secret?

You should combine your food perfectly! Of course it helps to eat all the right things, but if you get them in the wrong combinations, you create a digestive backlog which leads to a build up of waste and how can you be purely beautiful if you aren’t clean? Also don’t be scared of the right fats, they are great for skin and hair and mobilize bad fats and make them move on out! That is the best secret in terms of losing weight. An Avocado a day is great! – Just make bloody sure you combine properly. Look at the helpful food combining chart which Beth posted before, to see what I mean.

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What blogs or websites do you love?

Detox the world (http://www.detoxtheworld.com/blog.php)

Katherine Ung (http://www.hydroholistic.com/blog/)

Marks daily apple (http://www.marksdailyapple.com/ )

Raw for beauty (http://www.rawforbeauty.com/)

Who’s your female inspiration and why?

American Nutritionist, Natalia Rose is definitely my health inspiration.  Her book the RAW FOOD DETOX DIET was introduced to me in 2010 by a fellow model in Paris.  She has really changed the way I live my life and has in turn changed the thoughts of so many people that I know.  She is logical and clear. A guru.

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I didn’t know you existed, COconut water 2.0

coconut water .. everyone loves it .. but sometimes its too expensive or impossible to come by.. did you know they now have it freeze dried! freeze dried .. so it contains all the nutrients of bottled coconut water but easier to store.. and can be added by the spoonful to smoothies and water and recipes ect . i want to dip my fingers in it!

OH ITS BY NATVITAS NATURALS>> GOD BLESS DEM

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buy it heree