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JUICING MY DAYS



With the recent heart attack scare my dad had a month ago, our family has definitely prepared and ate healthy food since. Even in the Eid month currently, mom had to prepare a separate rendang dish and what not and skipped the coconut milk. He is not able to take lots of dairy, seafood, spicy food and the list goes on.

When we have family get togethers, all of the us, the children will thoroughly plan out the menu that is delicious and healthy for all of us to eat. Sacrifices have to be made. Although we love food, we love our dad most!

When he came out from the hospital, a few days later was his birthday. My sisters and I decided to get him the HUROM Slow Juicer so instead of buying juices everyday of his life, we might as well invest in a juicer and juice it ourselves. 

I never used a juicer before. I previously make smoothie and juices just by using my blender. So I am definitely having fun using this juicer!

Been making lots of juices since then using carrots, ginger, kiwi, apples and oranges.

Today, I made my dad the green juice kind. I ran out of spinach though, so ignore the salad I threw in the picture. It just helps to make the picture a lil more ...green.

2 celery sticks
1 lemon
1 inch ginger
2 apples
1/2 of cucumber
Handful of spinach

Celery

Celery hearts contain compounds called phthalides. These compounds have a relaxing affect on the arteries; in turn, they allow blood to flow at a lower pressure. Phthalides also help lower stress hormones and calm the central nervous system, leading to lower blood pressure. A serving of four stalks per day can have a significant impact on blood pressure levels, providing a natural approach to hypertension management. - Livestrong.com

Lemon

Lemon is a fruit that contains flavonoids, which are composites that contain antioxidant and cancer fighting properties. It helps to prevent diabetes, constipation, high blood pressure, fever, indigestion and many other problems, as well as improving the skin, hair, and teeth. - Organicfacts.net

Ginger

Ginger has long been used for promoting a healthy heart. It lowers cholesterol level, regulates blood pressure, and helps prevent blood from clotting, which in turn helps reduce the risk of various heart diseases. - Top10homeremedies.com

Apples

An extensive body of research has linked high soluble fibre intake with a slower buildup of cholesterol-rich plaque in your arteries. The phenolic compound found in apple skins also prevents the cholesterol that gets into your system from solidifying on your artery walls. When plaque builds inside your arteries, it reduces blood flow to your heart, leading to coronary artery disease. - Besthealthmag.ca
Cucumber

It is a very good source of potassium, an important intracellular electrolyte. 100 g of cucumber provides 147 mg of potassium but only 2 mg of sodium. Potassium is a heart friendly electrolyte helps bring a reduction in total blood pressure and heart rates by countering effects of sodium. - Nutrition-and-you.com

Spinach

Atherosclerosis is caused due to the hardening of the arteries. A pigment called lutein that is found in spinach has been shown to reduce the occurrence of atherosclerosis, heart attacks, and strokes. This is due to the fact that spinach proteins tend to reduce the cholesterol and other fat deposits in the blood vessels. - Organicfacts.net

Juice away and enjoy!

To investing more to your health and your loved ones!










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