Reading up on some great Jack Lalane juices recipes

Hi guys. Today we are going to introduce you to a legend in the world of health and fitness. We had a chat amongst ourselves before proceeding with this blog post and decided that we needed to give you all a heads-up first before introducing you to the commercial world of juicing, cleansing and detoxing. We are proud to say that this moral imperative is something that the great Jack Lalane would be quite proud of. He will be the first to admit that, boy oh boy, has he profited from the hundreds of juicing recipes that you can find on the internet at any time of the day.

If you are able to locate any of Lalane’s original juicing recipes, you may find that they are quite dated. That’s not a bad thing because these juicing recipes are inspired by the great man himself. And if he has had a hand in any of them, he has approved them for publication. Before we get ahead of ourselves on some great Jack Lalane juices recipes, we’d like to proceed with what the great man would have done anyhow.

That is to say what you should be doing first and foremost before trying your hand at juicing. On the subject of Jack Lalane and his juicing world, first give yourself a good introduction on the man and his background. While you learn about his methods, you will be inspired to take up his example. You will also notice that he has been quite open and honest about how juicing works when it is utilized into your daily diet correctly. He wants you to live a long and healthy life and appreciates the reminder that we are leaving you with today.

Read as much about Jack Lalane as you can

Go to online encyclopedic sites and get a non-biased and thoroughly informative overview of how one of the world’s greatest fitness gurus started out and what he introduced to the world in terms of exercising methods and dieting regimes.

It may also be worthwhile reading up about former Californian governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger, because to our mind, he leaves one of the most qualified impressions on Jack Lalane, having learned a great deal from the gym pioneer when he first started out as a bodybuilder in his native Austria.

Find out why a juicing diet may be necessary

Before even going through any online recipes, whether these are going to be delicious vegetable juice recipes or wholly fruit juice recipes, first find out why it is necessary to juice in the first place. Also learn about the perils of going on a juice fast without a regular protein diet.

There have been far too many incidences of desperate folks not listening to qualified advice on correct methodologies for juicing and detoxing. These folks had never exercised before and were quite overweight. They were also into processed and junk foods before they starved themselves just on fruit and veggie juices. Folks, don’t go there. First learn what you must do first and then learn how to juice the correct way and the Jack Lalane way.

Study how detox works

Look up the full word ‘detoxification’ and then give yourself a clear understanding about what this means essentially.  You should also align this word with the word ‘cleanse’. On short notice you will learn that correct juicing can work in your favor two ways. Make that three ways. Firstly, it most certainly can help you to lose weight. Secondly, correct juicing helps you to clean out all the harmful toxins that have accumulated in your body through incorrect eating over time. And lastly, once you have managed to balance your life the Jack Lalane way, equally through exercise, correct eating habits and, of course, juicing, you will be on the road towards being healthy on a permanent basis.

Good hydration revitalizes body, mind and soul

This has not happened to me for donkey’s ages. In regard to being healthy in body, mind and soul, there’s a lesson here for each and every one of us. Before I proceed with this next article on how good hydration revitalizes the body, mind and soul, let me just tell you what happened. It was an utter lapse of concentration on my part. As I scrolled through my document files I could not figure out what went wrong. Did I save my original article under a different name? Did I forget to save the copy? It seemed that all was now lost.

Now, while I had spent at least a couple of hours of my previous afternoon composing an insightful and inspirational article on blending the necessity of never forgetting to focus on healthy liquid refreshments with your healthy eating plans, just as I was about ready to publish this article I could no longer find it. Perhaps if you are in similar trades where you have to work with reams of paper, you have had a similar sense of loss. Or perhaps you are a lot more organized or software savvy than I am. Anyway, as I began to start from scratch, I calmly looked on the bright side of silliness and philosophically told myself that all was not lost.

Oh well, and so I calmly proceeded to rewrite the article in question. I refuse to write by rote and now rely on memory, isn’t that ironic, to put down what I originally had in mind. I most certainly still had good juicing habits in mind.  Most of what I wanted to say on that topic was written in the previous article which fortunately was not lost and many of you have perhaps already read. I began by saying that we should take a fun-filled approach when tailoring our daily healthy eating plans by also including a roster on what we should be drinking every day.

First and foremost, our drinking day should never be lost without water. We need to drink water as regularly as possible throughout the day to ensure that our body gets enough of its essential electrolytes that fresh water has. Of course, we mustn’t overdo the drinking of water either. I then went on to address those who still have a habit of skipping those essential water breaks during their working day. I suggested that this could be overcome by always keeping a cool water bottle close by. But I then emphasized just how important it is to get away from the desk for a complete break.

This is the lesson for both me and you. Don’t overdo things at work. Don’t wear yourself out unnecessarily. Make sure that you take regular short breaks during the course of your working day which should always be balanced. The other lesson for me was a bit more reassuring for me. I had to marvel at just how calmly I managed this mini-crisis of losing all my information and having to start my work all over again. As I type this note, I am reminding myself to save all information. Such mishaps cannot happen twice in two days, surely.

To my mind, my calm demeanor could not have been possible if I was not healthy in body, mind and spirit. It would have been quite different for me had I not addressed my personal life just a couple of years ago and implemented my own healthy lifestyle plans, something I’m still improvising and adjusting as I go along with life and adapt to new circumstances not always of my own doing. A lot of what I eat and drink everyday has a say in how I feel each day. Lately, I suppose I was feeling a bit more fatigued than usual.

This is natural, even for the healthiest person. I’m glad I went through with this and I’m happy to say that my marbles are still in one place. Perhaps this has something to do with what I had for breakfast this morning. It was not rush-hour black coffee to go. Rather it was red bush tea infused with a bit of honey and fat-free soy milk. Natural, organic teas, of which there are hundreds of different varieties, are rich in antioxidants and essential minerals.

Instead of my traditional raw oats, I decided to treat myself to a bowl of muesli . But I still garnished it nicely with a bit of my favorite berries and some banana. Instead of milk I used Greek yogurt. Another break beckons for me. As I finish typing up this personal article, I could not help noticing just how many times I’ve committed silly typo errors. But I kept up with the work and now it is almost done. It wasn’t what I originally planned, but never mind that. I hope that it has still inspired you, once more, to address your healthy eating and drinking requirements towards creating that healthy lifestyle that will leave you feeling calm and vital for most of your day.

Healthy lifestyle plans kick-started for both young and old

I hope our last note on healthy aspects for both young and old was at least enjoyable, if not inspirational or motivational. I like to believe that I ended it on a high and positive note in the sense that I closed it by talking about children. I was just saying how important it is for children to be taught healthy living and eating habits from the earliest age possible. This important lesson on life is made all the more easier for children if their parents are already living and leading by example.

This short article will now go straight into a plan of action. The healthy lifestyle plans being proposed or inspired here are two-fold because human psychological and physiological requirements will continue to evolve as men and women age, from childhood up to old age. In terms of finding some middle ground towards putting into place a balanced plan that includes all facets of healthy living, from playtime for children to seated calisthenics for the elderly and frail, from eating habits for the child that is obese to the elderly gentleman who has either had a heart attack due to high cholesterol levels or suffered a stroke owing to his irregular and inconsistent eating habits.

On the subject of healthy living aspects, let us start with the children and then end this article with a note for the elderly. From around three years of age, children start to communicate well with their parents and network with their new friends at pre-school level. Around this time it is a good stage at which to start teaching these little children who can now understand words and speech, some basic lessons on healthy eating habits and even lifestyle choices.

It is still the case that many young parents, under pressure with keeping up with work and the need to please their small children, also foist into their hands those things that are utterly bad for their children, just so that they can have a little peace and quiet after a tough day at work. It seems far easier for them to hand over sweets and chocolates and a soda or two than to listen to bratty children wailing for hours on end until their demands are met.

Young parents must learn the art of discipline, not just for the kids but for themselves as well. They must learn to be comfortable with saying no when unreasonable and unacceptable demands are made on them, especially when these demands are coming from their own children.

Cartoon networks are a no-no at breakfast time. Real oats with fruit and even a good juice instead of sugary fruit loops and sweetened milk are a must. Parents and their children should be seated together at the dinner table enjoying good, polite conversation with their wholesome and balanced meals of protein-enriched organic meat and vegetables instead of all rushing through their ill-prepared processed food packs to go and watch TV or do whatever else it is that they would like to occupy themselves with.

As I said, adults need to lead by good example. It rubs off on the children as they grow older. Good eating and living habits picked up from the parents will subconsciously be carried through to children once they are adults as well.

The frail and elderly should not be excused from healthy eating and living once they’ve landed in wheelchairs or even become bedridden due to illness or sheer old age. Had they carried on with healthy habits throughout their lives, the practice to live physically active lives alongside eating well would have never been diminished.

The mind is kept busy and a lust for life prevails. By the time they are too frail to move about normally, others should encourage them to be as active as is reasonably possible in both body and mind.



Healthy living aspects for young and old

Perhaps it’s getting to that time of the year, this writer’s thoughts are with both friends and family, especially those who she won’t be seeing by the time the end of year seasonal holidays start. Among those she won’t be seeing are those who never took care of themselves before and died before their time. Her thoughts, this time around are with both young and old. That’s the theme for this series of informational and inspirational articles on how to improve health and fitness, and reduce weight, where necessary.

In this article and the next few thereafter I’ll be talking about healthy living aspects for the young and the old.  The talk of my town is mostly over food at this time of the year so I’ll be trying to cheer up those who have begun to shudder at their high cholesterol levels due to previous years of festive overeating and everything else in between. I say that it’s not impossible to enjoy a festive life when everything that you eat and drink is absolutely good for your health. I vouch to say that you, both young and old, will end up enjoying life more.

Particularly for this time of the year when an abundance of food, particularly meat, is expected to be consumed and enjoyed, the perception is that when people turn their bodies and souls entirely to healthy eating in order to live entirely healthy lives, they will end up depriving their bodies, souls and minds of their cultural heritage and soul-satisfying rituals. Indeed, it is healthy to perceive that eating is a ritual. If you are able to ritualize your eating practices then you are already on the first rungs towards leading a healthy lifestyle.

Sitting in front of the TV at night may be a great pastime for most urban families today but it cannot be regarded as a holistic and healthy ritual. In some religions, the analogy of coming together around the table and breaking bread together is often used. This encourages a community of spirit. Even if you were to entirely remove these sentiments associated with religion, culture and customs, enjoying a meal at the table in the company of others is an utterly healthy experience. In fact, nutritionists and dieticians, as well as health-oriented psychologists, encourage this practice.

Experts encourage people to take their time with their meals, enjoy every morsel that passes from their plate to their mouth. And while eating, they can contemplate the prepared food’s wholesomeness and taste sensations. In the company of others, conversation often ensues. This is encouraged around the dinner table. While in conversation with others, people tend to chew and eat their food a lot more slowly. This is a far cry from rushing off to work in the morning with nary a bite to eat or rushing there and back for takeouts in front of the TV.

Think about it. Natural food, including meat, if properly prepared, is a lot tastier and thus nutritious than processed and junk food. Of particular importance to those who need to lose weight is the fact that the sense of satisfaction after enjoying a nutritious meal lasts for a number of hours, thus eliminating the need to eat further under the false influence that the body is hungry and needs more food. This sense of pale longing and hunger is persistent among those who eat mostly processed and junk food which is far from nutritious.

From the earliest age possible, children should be taught the benefits of healthy eating and drinking to go along with their healthy living practices. The sooner they are able to put these into practice the better for their long-term health.


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