I’ve loved sugar my whole life and thought it was normal to constantly eat sugar even though it threw my body off balance. A normal day for me growing up involved eating chocolate-covered croissants for breakfast, a soda and cookies for lunch and sugar-covered cereal for a snack before a dinner of frozen chicken nuggets and crinkle-cut french fries. Notice a trend? Every few hours, when I would feel weak, shaky, fuzzy headed and irritable, I thought I was hungry and needed to eat something. I was right, I did need to eat something that nourished my body, but that’s not what I ate or thought of as normal food.
According to recent studies, raw chocolate can help prevent heart disease and cancer. In their article Cocoa nutrient for ‘lethal ills’, Michelle Roberts points out that epicatechin, a flavonoid in chocolate, seems to lower the risk of heart disease, stroke, cancer and diabetes. This nutrient is believed to relax blood vessels and improve blood flow, making it heart healthy. It also has antioxidant properties which may help prevent cancers.
We wanted to share some tips on how you can make fresh juice with a high powered blender instead of a juicer. Freshly made organic juice is a great way to get extra energy, a powerful nutrition boost and help your body clear out toxins and other waste while cleansing. Using a juicer is one option, but we use a technique that takes about as much time as it would to make a homemade meal and you just need a few items you already have at home, a high powered blender like a Vitamix and juice bag.