Monday, August 24, 2009

The Breville Juice Fountain Elite - From Fruit To Glass in 5 Seconds!

By Kia Masder

I have always been one of those folks that likes to make sacrifices to be "healthy." You figure an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

Although I haven't ever had any major health problems, I know that diet and exercise play a crucial role in helping us maintain our well being and increase our longevity. In truth, I walked the walk and started going out for 3 mile runs with my father back in 6th grade.

I have always joined sports teams and been active, kept my weight in check, and have always gotten a good health record from the doctor annually. I thought I was doing great.

But, then I found out about something that changed all that. I have just been reading a book called, "The China Study" which is basically making me rethink the "diet" portion of the equation for better health and I am now seriously pondering whether I am really on the right path to optimal health.

According to the China Study, which is a superb, understandable research-based book referencing over seven hundred systematic studies, animal protein, including eggs, milk and animal protein isn't the cure for good health and muscle-growth that we have all been given to understand. I was completely stunned to learn that skim milk is not a super-food when it comes to strong bones, teeth and muscles. In reality, the author is compelled to realize that - much to his disappointment since he grew up on a dairy farm - a diet free from animal protein is truly perfect for boosting our health and reducing the symptoms of aging.

The China Study book suggests a vegan diet rich in unprocessed plant-based foods.

Many advocates to this philosophy take this approach a step further and focus on eating raw plant foods, forgoing foods like rice, barley, pasta, etc. These raw food advocates believe that we preserve and ingest the most nutrition in our foods when we don't prepare them by cooking them.

One of the hardest issues to deal with when preparing and eating lots of plants is that it can just plain take a particularly long time. Cutting, washing, for example is definitely a laborious process. Especially after you begin to have a look at incorporating plants like lettuce, spinach, kale, and celery - which seem especially tedious to wash and dry. We need them, though: greens that are important to our growth.

That is where a robust juicer can solve your issues. Making juice out of your fruits, veggies and greens with the Breville Juice Fountain Elite is a good way to mix your fruits and vegetables into a fresh, tasty and mouth-watering drink that might guarantee you get all the nourishment you would like, even if you don't have time to sit down to "a healthy breakfast" of bacon and eggs.

Consider mouth-watering juice recipes like apple-cinnamon cider, carrot juice with ginger, or perhaps your own version of V-8. Green smoothies made with bananas and spinach are a favourite raw-food vegan classic - the fruit is cheap, the taste is great and it's vitamin-packed!

If you have a regular blender ( for making margaritas ), or perhaps a name-brand juicer like Jack LaLanne's from Television , you may find that they do not hold up to regular daily juicing, they are hard juicing, they're tough to use because they are under powered, or they just don't clean-up well.

The Breville Juice Fountain Elite solves all of these issues. It is made to be a top-of-the-line juicer for folks who make juice every day and need a quick-and-simple way to make their juice. In reality, you can produce an 8-oz cup of juice in under 5 seconds. And since the juicer takes big pieces of apple, carrot and other hard fruits down the fruit-chute - you don't have to do much cutting to prepare to make your juice. The juicer even does a nice job with leafy or stringy products like lettuce and celery. Including vegetables like this in your juice recipes will definitely enhance their nutritive value.

If you are prepared to make some changes in your diet to become healthier, more energetic, and perhaps increase your longevity - commence with including more fruits and veg. Like the Omnivore's Dilemma advocates - Eat Food. Not Too Much. Mostly Plants.

Start your program for better health and nutrition with tasty juice from local organic produce made with the Breville Juice Fountain Elite.

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