Food Delight

Juice Your Way To Health And Fitness

With the obesity rate up quite high and sickness and disease becoming more and more prevalent in the United States, the topic of juicing to become healthy and fit has become more and more popular in the last few years. If you happen to tune into television shows like Dr. Oz, you have probably heard a little bit about the raw food and juicing subjects and perhaps have been thinking about become a “juicer”. If so, I commend you because juicing is a great way to add nutritional value to your body and the act of juicing actually helps you mentally as well because you simply feel good about taking responsibility for what goes into your body.

Juicing involves taking fruits and vegetables and turning them into freshly squeezed juice through the use of a juicer. You can purchase a juicer online or at most department stores like Walmart, Target, or Kmart. Most people are aware that eating 5 servings of fruits and vegetables per day is recommended for optimal health, but how many people actually consume that? Not that many. Juicing is a wonderful way to pack all the nutrients of your fruits and veggies in delicious juices that you can consume in minutes.
The beauty of antioxidants
Eating fresh fruits and vegetables is recommended, but would you rather eat 5 carrots and 5 pieces of celery or simply drink a glass of juice that has the same powerful nutrients, enzymes, and antioxidants? This is exactly what juicing can do for you. It might take you a few minutes to wash and put fruit and vegetables into the juicer, but you will have delicious juice within a minute or two and be on your way knowing that you just drank a super-duper antioxidant cocktail that is feeding your cells excellent nutrients as you go about your way.
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Juicing is also a great way for you get your daily dose of vegetables too. Many juicers will put in their greens that they do not care to eat raw in the juicer and mix with fruits to offset the taste. You could add broccoli and cauliflower to cantaloupe, oranges, and kiwi for a delicious and healthy juice. You can even get your kids their greens through juice that they might not eat at the dinner table. Kids might not want to eat their greens, but through a glass or two of juice per day they can get all of their recommended daily servings of greens.
Juicers range in price from about $30 to hundreds of dollars. You do not need an expensive juicer to get started. Purchase one in your price range and give juicing a try. Chances are you will become a regular juicer and begin to feel better physically and mentally. Begin to do some research on juicers and the benefits of juicing. There are plenty of resources online and you can pick up many free juicing recipes as well. You will eventually come up with your own favorite juice recipes and your friends will love coming over for a fresh glass of juice!

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Delight Your Friends and Family with Raspberry Jam for Health and Yum

Being health conscious is very important to each and every one of us. Eating right and exercising is the way to go to have and maintain a healthy body. No one wants to have a sickly body, right? So you have to eat healthy foods which include fruits and vegetables. As one of the world’s healthiest foods, raspberry can provide you many health benefits. Not only are they delicious, they contain very low calories.

Raspberry is also rich in fiber and many other antioxidants which help clean the body and prevent aging, cancer, inflammatory diseases, and other degenerative diseases. Including raspberry in your daily diet is totally advisable. What better way to make it a part of your daily diet than always having a bottle of raspberry jam in your fridge. The best thing about this is here are some instructions on how to make raspberry jam. Making homemade raspberry jam is so simple you can do it anytime.


All you need to make this handmade jam is a couple of ingredients and your kitchen. That’s it. Wondering how? Here’s how. First thing’s first, acquire the following ingredients: 2 cups of freshly-picked, perfectly-ripened raspberries and 2 cups of sugar. Thoroughly wash your berries in cold water before all else. Make sure to clean them all of dirt or debris. With an inch of water inside a pot place lidded mason jars then bring it to a boil for a few minutes. Next, place your berries inside the pot. Make sure the amount of sugar you are using is directly proportional to the amount of berries. Mix them.

 With the use of a whisk, mix the two ingredients until the juice of the berries comes out and mix well with the sugar. Still keep track of the temperature making sure it is in medium heat. Stir. When the mixture boils, lessen the heat to the point the liquid mixture rises until it reaches near the top of the pot. Do not let the mixture overflow. Now, gently and carefully transfer your mixture into your sterilized container jars. Do not fill it up so much as it might overflow.

Put the jars in your stock pot with a rack so as to not have direct contact with the pot as it might break the glass jars. Add about an inch of hot water and let it boil for another few minutes. Take the jars out and use a towel to wipe if dry and let them dry for about a day before use. By the way, you can add a little pat of margarine to make it foamier. Having one of the healthiest fruits in the world as your everyday jam is a privilege, cherish it.


One of the best things in doing homemade raspberry jams is that you can experiment with it and may be do something new and exciting with your jam. All in all, with the benefits and the goodness raspberry provides you, surely it wouldn’t take long for you to be making another batch of your jams sooner.

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