Back to School and Back to Basics

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October 11, 2012

It’s back-to-school time for me as I am now a student again after almost 10 years! I recently signed up to study Nutrition to receive a professional certificate from an accredited University in USA.  This decision happened suddenly, but not without surprise, as I’ve been interested in nutrition and healthy food for almost 6 years.  Since writing my first book – Healthy Happy Beautiful and launching my website HHB Life, I’ve read countless articles and journals on proper eating habits and healthy food.  I decided to give academia another try, as this subject interests me the most. And who knows where this can lead? Perhaps I will continue studying and get a degree in nutrition as well at some point.

In other news, which relates to nutrition as well, I started a new healthy habit in my life – juicing.  The newest addition to my kitchen appliances is a gorgeous Kuving’s Silent Juicer, which is just great! It uses a slow speed without heat to extract juice from fruit, vegetables, and leaves, without destroying their precious enzymes that are key health elements of any plant.

The reason I decided to start juicing is because wanted to increase my consumption of raw vegetables.  Although I already consume quite a lot of vegetables, a lot of the times they are cooked.  Most veggies are hard to eat raw.  For example, raw kale, broccoli, and beets have amazing healthy phytochemical compounds in them.  Clinical research suggests that eating 5-9 servings of fruit and vegetables a day is great for preventing many cancers and diseases.  Moreover, it should be in the raw form, not cooked, as cooking destroys valuable enzymes that are responsible for fighting diseases.  But getting the right amount of servings of raw veggies every day can be a challenging task. So juicing is a great way to get those nutrients – fast and easy.

I will be posting articles in the next few weeks about juicing benefits and different combinations of juices you can try. So far, I like carrot-beetroot-kale-apple juice.  Stay tuned for more.

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