Thursday, 23 November 2017

My Juice Pick Me Up.

I love freshly made juice and use to include them in my weekly food budget, which went way over the top as a result of my weekly juice habit.

With the help of my magic mix food processor I decided to juice my own fresh fruits. I am now able to come up with amazing receipts.

My favourite juice is a combination of carrots, apples and oranges.

I am use my mixer which does not take the fruits whole, so I slice them thinly and feed them into my juice maker in small portions.

Total processing time is 20 mins. I have been making this particular combination for a month and the processing time is getting shorter.

Whole Juice vs Just Juice.

You may say whole juice is better and I agree.
However, I want to drink the juice not make a smoothie.
I love my smoothies as they have a whole lot of benefits. however I feel more refresh after having a juice than I do after drinking a smoothie.j
 A smoothie is like a meal while a juice is my guilty pick me up.

So let's look what's inside my juice.

Carrots: carrots are rich in beta carotene, the body makes vitamin A from beta carotene.
They also aids digestion.
Helps weight control due to its high fibre content.
Contains silicon which benefits skin and nail.
They also contain lycopene and lutein which helps to maintain and promotes healthy eye.

They can be eaten raw or cooked, used in soups and added to lunch packs.

Oranges are part of the citrus family which includes lemons, limes, grapefruit, tangerines, mandarins as well as other fruits such as pomellos and kumquats.

Citrus fruits are big for their popular vitamin C contents. It is widely known that regular consumption will reduce the risk of heart disease, kidney stones and infections as well as warding off cold.

Citrus fruits like Limes and lemons have a high Alkalizing and detoxifying properties.


Apples come in different colour, and taste. Red, green and yellow. they are so versatile they can be added and used in many dishes.! They can be baked
dried, cooked, and puréed.

Apples are unique for the following reasons
their high fibre content.
They Release sugar very slowly, hence very good for diabetics as they help regulate the body’s blood sugar levels.
Apples contain pectin; pectin can provide relief from both constipation and diarrhoea. They also reduce levels of unhealthy cholesterol.

Green apples like other apples contain malic acid, useful digestive aid.k

Red apples contains antioxidants which can protect against neurological damage associated with Alzheimer’s disease.

Yellow apples the pectin in yellow and all other apples helps lower the body’s absorption of excess dietary fats.

Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Aloe Vera Drink

Forever’s iconic yellow and brown bottle has become synonymous with aloe vera, and rightfully so – after all, Forever Aloe Vera Gel contains 96% stabilised aloe! For almost forty years we have been at the cutting edge of aloe production and we believe our patented stabilisation process sets us apart from the rest. In fact, we are so confident in the quality of our aloe that our Forever Business Owners can offer their customers an unconditional sixty day money back guarantee if they aren’t completely satisfied with the products. Here at Forever, we’ve always known that aloe vera is a pretty incredible plant, but a recent report from Expert Market Research has shown that the world’s love for aloe is also growing at a rapid rate. In fact, the global aloe vera market is predicted to reach $728 million by 2021.The same report also named Forever as being one of the top players in the supply of aloe, which comes as no surprise considering Forever produces over 60% of the world’s commercially grown aloe vera – now that’s a lot of aloe!

Not all aloe is created equal 
US news outlet Bloomberg, warned it’s readership that a study it commissioned into aloe products found that reputable retailers were selling products that didn’t contain any aloe at all, despite them listing aloe vera as either the number one or number two ingredient after water. The International Aloe Science Council (IASC) represents the aloe industry and was formed in the 1980s to offer an independent certification programme to ensure both the quantity and quality of aloe vera in consumer products. We are proud to announce that Forever’s Aloe Vera Gel exceeded IASC’s high standards and the majority of Forever’s products have also been awarded with its Seal of Approval.

Why Forever’s aloe?
Aloe vera really is at the heart of everything Forever does, which is why our aloe is carefully grown and cultivated , ensuring it is of the highest quality possible. Forever is dedicated to bringing the best aloe vera directly to you by ensuring our products are always of a superior quality. Forever is able to quality control the entire production process since we own and manage everything, from the plantations to the factories. Forever’s plantations in the Dominican Republic and Texas employ local farmers who carefully nurture the aloe plants with the same level of care and high standards that we put into every one of our products. Once the aloe arrives at our factories it undergoes scrupulous quality control testing – in total, Forever carries out over 1.5 million quality tests per year. That’s equal to one quality test every twenty seconds, twenty four hours a day…phew!

Our products 
Forever’s devotion to this little green plant has been going strong for almost forty years now! Our commitment to finding nature’s purest ingredients and pairing them with the latest scientific advancements is ongoing. The more our research and development teams discover about aloe, the more they fall in love with it! It is this genuine passion for aloe that drives our innovation to develop new and improved products year on year.

Thursday, 26 January 2017

Savvy Food Swap

As our awareness of the importance of healthy eating and exercise increases, consumers often find themselves bombarded with mountains of information that can often be overwhelming and difficult to digest (excuse the pun!).
If you would like to give your health a kick-start but are unsure of where to start, take a look at our ten simple food and drink swaps below. Whether you crave sugary treats or carb-laden comfort food, here are some ideas for making a more nutritious choice:
  1. Use herbs and spices for flavouring instead of salt. Since too much salt can cause fluid retention and high blood pressure, switching to herbs and spices to jazz up your food is a much healthier option. With a vast amount of herbs and spices on offer, you are bound to find some winning combinations and it can be great fun experimenting and getting creative in the kitchen. 
  2. Swap sugary cereals for porridge. For a breakfast of champions, ditch the sugary cereals and create a bowl of delicious goodness instead. Use some plain, rolled oats with coconut or almond milk and scatter some mixed berries over the top for added yumminess and a phytonutrient-rich boost.
  3. Use spiralised vegetables for spaghetti instead of pasta. Whilst whole-wheat pasta is great, white pasta is stripped of most of the nutrients during processing. Spiralising vegetables offers a good alternative if you would prefer a lighter meal and ensures you are getting one of your five a day. 
  4. Use avocado instead of mayonnaise. Next time you’re tempted to slather your sandwiches in mayo, reach for the avocado instead. It has the same deliciously creamy taste and texture as mayonnaise, but it’s packed with omega-3 and good fatty acids rather than unhealthy sugars and fats. 
  5. Trade fizzy drinks and squash for water. We all know how important it is to stay hydrated but there really is nothing better than good old H2O. Fizzy drinks and squash may quench your thirst, but they also contain an abundance of sugar and artificial chemicals! If you find plain water doesn’t do enough to tantalise your taste buds, then trying livening it up with a slice of lemon or a handful of berries.
  6. Swap fruit yoghurt for plain yoghurt. Yoghurt is an excellent source of protein, calcium and vitamin B12, but flavoured yogurts often contain high amounts of sugar so stick to the plain stuff for a far healthier snack. Live yoghurt can also be beneficial for gut health, due to the abundance of ‘friendly bacteria’ which makes it one of nature’s finest probiotics.
  7. Switch milk chocolate and sweet treats for dark chocolate (at least 70% cocoa).Not all chocolate is created equal. Raw cocoa is actually highly nutritious and contains high levels of iron, magnesium and antioxidants. Dark chocolate has a higher percentage of cocoa solids than milk chocolate and contains much less added sugar. Just a few squares of dark chocolate is enough to satisfy most people’s sweet tooth due to its rich and intense flavour.
  8. Put a different spin on your daily brew. Tea and coffee are an integral part of daily life for most Brits, but consider swapping to herbal tea for a healthier alternative. Teas which are caffeine free and don’t contain any calories, provide a comforting substitute for your regular cuppa. Time to put the kettle on! 
  9. Trade your French fries for baked sweet potato fries. We all know that chips aren’t good for us due to the high levels of salt and saturated fats they contain. But what do you do when you are craving this fast-food favourite? Bake your own sweet potato fries instead! Sweet potatoes are loaded with vitamins A, B and C, are low in calories and provide you with slow-release energy to keep you going for longer.
  10. Use mashed cauliflower instead of dough for your pizza crust. Although pizza is an all-time favourite, it is also high in calories and saturated fats. Make your own healthier version using cauliflower for the crust and get a good dose of vitamins too, including vitamin C, K and B6.   
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