Saturday, March 9, 2013

Increase your fruit and veggies by juicing

(NC)—Fruits and vegetables are an essential part of a balanced diet. But do we eat enough each day? Many of us are not getting the daily recommended amount. Fruits and vegetables are a primary source of much needed vitamins, minerals, iron, fibre, and water. Canada's Food Guide recommends that an adult male between 19 and 50 years of age consume 8 to 10 servings of fruit and vegetables a day, and a female in the same age group consume 7 to 8 servings. 

A simple way to increase your daily intake of fruits and vegetables is to juice them. The thought of eating a minimum of seven servings can be overwhelming and if you're not a fan of vegetables, it can seem like an impossible task. Juicing allows you to enjoy several servings at once ---and if you need some guidance with making a purchase, retailers point to the popular Breville Juice Fountain Plus. It's a dual-speed juicer with specialized Nutri Disc that extracts more nutrients than other choices. 

Leafy greens such as kale, spinach and swiss chard provide our bodies with nutrition and chlorophyll – essential to healthy cell function. The vegetable taste can be masked by simply adding in an apple or pear. By juicing, you're on your way to consuming the recommended amount of produce and having a healthier body and lifestyle.

Patti Friday, Photojourno, reporting from inside 'The Art Dept.' at the international 'Embassy of Ideas'.
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