Juicing and juice cleansing is a popular topic these days. To get inspired, check out this video of Joe Cross, a man 100 lbs. overweight and suffering from chronic disease. After drinking green juice for 30 days, he completely heals himself. Juicing is wonderful however, it does not work for everyone. It’s best to consult a professional if you are thinking of doing a juice cleanse or any type of cleanse.
Start the new year right by upgrading the quality of food you buy. Do your best to avoid genetically modified organisms which are now prevalent in our food supply. They include corn, soy, and canola, among others, and all their derivatives. Follow these basic 3 tips to help you stay healthy and GMO-free:
1. Buy 100% Organic
Look for foods that are labeled 100% organic. Many organically-labeled packaged foods include only a percentage of organic ingredients. The labels will highlight the organic aspects while neglecting to mention the other ingredients that can be genetically modified.
2. Know your Numbers
Conventional Fruit Labels: Start with the number 4.
GMO Fruit Labels: Start with the number 8, and are usually, but not always, 5 digits in length.
Organic Fruit Labels: Start with the number 9, and are always only 5 digits long.
3. Look for GMO-Free labels
Buy products that say GMO-free, or non-GMO. If you’re not sure, avoid conventional products with the ingredients most likely to be genetically modified—corn, soy, alfalfa (in many green supplements), canola and cottonseed oil (commonly labeled as vegetable oil or shortening).
Have you tried chia seeds yet? If not, this is one powerful superfood I recommend adding to your diet. They are small but packed with nutritional goodness. Traditional cultures like the Aztecs consumed these tiny black seeds as a form of medicine and healing. See my top 5 benefits of chia below:
1. Great for digestion
2. Help you lose weight naturally
3. Excellent source of Omega-3s
4. Build strong bones and teeth
5. Energizing and easy