Nutrition will affect every area of your life. Your mental well-being, your vitality, your energy levels, your sleep, your skin, your weight and your ability to enhance the effects of your personal training.
Hopefully you have embarked on your fitness programmes and visited the Empower Spa and you are already feeling the benefits.
Let's empower your body nutritionally too.
What would your body (not your mind) really wish to eat? Really nourishing your body on a cellular level can be life changing.
Here we focus on nutrients not calories, as some calories are worthless, empty and actually rob the body of nutrients. You are only as good as what you digest and absorb.
Did you know it takes approximately 97% of the energy from your food to actually digest it! Wow no wonder so many of you feel sluggish after a meal. Energy is not calories energy is ATP in the body and most of us have enough stored to power the whole of London. Got you thinking again? What else is possible?
So lets get juicing
Juicing was a life changer for me especially through my years of ME and Chronic Fatigue. Making fresh juice a part of a well-balanced, plant-based diet is an important tool for achieving good health.
Green Juicing (75% vegetable) offers many life-enhancing health benefits including a faster, more efficient way to absorb immune boosting nutrients naturally found in fruits and vegetables. It provides a way to access digestive enzymes typically locked away in the fibre matrix of whole fruits and vegetables. Most commercial juices are processed and lacking in nutrition while freshly juiced fruits and vegetables are loaded with an abundance of vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients.
Drinking fresh juice can help you adopt healthier eating patterns. For those of us who do not traditionally consume many fruits and vegetables, incorporating fresh juice can be a fun and different approach to increasing consumption of these important plant foods for improved health and wellness and reaching your weight loss goals.
How does it work? Juicing removes the insoluble fibre from vegetables and fruits. While fibre is an established, important part of an overall healthy diet, removing the insoluble fibre allows for increased absorption of specific health promoting phytonutrients including enzymes, while the soluble fibre persists into the juice. By removing the fibres and consuming fruits and vegetables in liquid form, we are providing a nutrient delivery system to our bodies that allows individuals who would otherwise have difficulty consuming whole vegetables, the opportunity to reap the numerous benefits vegetables have to offer.
Juicing and Illness
There is lots of research that shows the healing properties of juicing. Not only will juicing facilitate weight loss, increased energy levels, strengthened immunity, strong bones and a glowing complexion, it may also reduce chances of heart disease, cancer and strokes, three of the leading causes of death. A growing body of research suggests that most vitamin supplements don’t help prevent chronic disease. A synthetic vitamin or mineral is a laboratory simulation of the real thing. Natural, plant-based vitamins and minerals are more easily and completely absorbed by the body.
Organic farming use methods that minimise the use of toxins while building soil quality and protecting water quality. Additionally, buying organic supports chemical and pesticide-free practices that are healthier for our farmers and for our planet. Lastly, I feel that organic foods have more intense and delicious flavors.
Your Introduction to Raw Food it’s truly Rawsome!
Did you know you can replicate any meal in raw. Yes even all your favourite puddings!
Its inspires me to see now a huge array of healthy plant based nutritional books on the market.
For an abundance of information on juicing/blending/supplements/juicers I recommend www.thejuicemaster.com. Jason Vale brought juicing into the world and his advice has been life changing for many. He also organising retreats.
The book Deliciously Ella brings you everyday simple recipes and fantastic food for a healthy way of life.
For a spot of healthy cake indulgence I recommend, Raw Cakes by Joanna Farrow, 30 deleicious , No-Bake, Sugar Free, Vegan, Gluten Free cakes. Don't be afraid of the healthy fats in moderation they improve skin tone, balance hormones and make you feel fuller for longer.
By increasing the amount of raw living foods and organic green juices while decreasing or (ideally) eliminating processed sugars, refined starches, animal products high in saturated fat and stimulants you can enter a new lifestyle. YOU will lose fat, find your ideal weight and have a new zest for life, a radiant glow, fewer colds, healthy organs clearer skin and sinuses. You energy will be more consistent and you will have less dis-ease. Your abs will be leaner and your body tighter all round.
Incorporate a wide variety of steamed vegetable in your diet every day. Adding non starchy root vegetable such as sweet potato's, carrot, swede, pumpkin etc can be very grounding and nourishing for the body.
Every body is very unique and it can take time to find the right balance for you.
There are many supplements which I can recommend that are actually bio-available (meaning real food) that can bridge the nutritional gap that many of us suffer from nowadays.
Now you can have mouth-watering food and a slim feminine healthy body