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How to Lose Weight in 3 Days with Juicing….and lots of food!

Losing weight, especially when we are over the age of 45 seems impossible.  The truth is, as we age, our metabolism naturally slows, our passion for exercising and enthusiasm just seems a bit skewed.  It’s just natural, as we age, things change for us as our priorities take on different hues.

However, that does not mean we should allow ourselves to stay out of shape, carrying around those extra 20 or 30 pounds.  It’s dangerous on all levels.  So, instead of starving ourselves, and going to the gym with all those young kids, try adopting a 3 day SuperJuicing Diet…and once you finish this diet, you will be raring to workout, even if it’s just on your own recumbent bicycle or taking a long hour walk daily.

If you have a 3 day weekend coming up, or if you are retired, take three days to focus on juicing and within the first 24 hours you may notice something quite surprising!  After the initial taste adjustments, and the few headaches you may encounter as you give up the coffee, alcohol and sugar…… you will notice a naturally balanced surge or energy and your skin will start to glow.

Here’s our 3 day Super-Cleansing Diet ~ Good Luck and don’t hesitate to write to us!

Our 3 Day 100% Living Foods Super-diet for Super-health!

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Our Seven Day 100% Living Foods and Juice Diet with Super-Salads
(designed for two people)
Linda and I are sharing some sample recipes from our book: Live Foods/Live Bodies, a 100% vegan and 75% Living Cookbook that we published and is part of our Living Health Program on our website: www.jaykordich.com.
These recipes are foods we use every day, and is basically the way we live and eat on a daily basis. It’s very important to start your day off with green juices.  Also, we like to use the same ingredients for our evening juice as we use for our super-salads, as it makes it easier to prepare meals and also we drink our juice with our dinner to help with digestion as these juices are rich in enzymes to help better our digestive processes.
We also use Super-salads as our evening meals, and since we are not completely raw, sometimes we will use some spinach tortillas, or organic corn homemade tortillas to use in our salads while we are eating, in case we feel like something a bit heavier, but in the spring/summertime we usually don’t add cooked foods into our salads, but in the fall/wintertime we add cooked grains into them and/or tortillas/or flax crackers to balance off all tastes and textures.
We hope you like them!


Day One:

Upon rising:  celery/apple/parsley (3 ribs celery/2 golden apples/one handful of parsley)
(wait 30 minutes before consuming breakfast)
Breakfast: Chopped fresh nectarines and peaches and slivered almonds placed in a bowl with coconut flakes over the top, and fresh almond milk. If it’s wintertime, use apples and pears instead of nectarines and peaches.
Lunch: Green Whopper Salad
3 cups Organic Baby Field greens
1 cup Organic Baby Spinach
1/2 cup Walnuts
1/2 cup Grated Carrots
1 cup Grated zucchini, yellow or green
1 cup quinoa (red is the best!) you can get it at Trader Joe’s
1 large Beefsteak Tomato
1/2 cup Green onions
1 cup Sunflower sprouts
Dressing: Fresh Herb Dressing
1 cup unrefined grape seed oil
2 cloves garlic
1/3 cup yellow onion
1/2 cup fresh spinach and one 1/2 cup fresh parsley and 1/2 cup fresh cilantro and 3/4 cup fresh dill
1 tbsp. Braggs or organic tamari
2 tbsp. balsamic vinegar or Apple cider vinegar
1/2 cup purified water (more or less depending on how thick or thin you like it.)
Dash of cayenne pepper
Blend everything together except the oil. Add the oil last slowing pouring it in to help emulsify it.
Dinner: Super-spinach Super-salad #1
2 cups organic baby leaf spinach
1/2 cup slivered almonds
1/2 cup fresh sliced mushrooms
1/4 cup dried cranberries
1/2 cup julienne green zucchini and cucumber (no seeds)
1/2 cup diced broccoli floweret’s
1 cup Quinoa or 1 cup short grain brown rice
1/2 cup organic green olives or kalamata olives.
1 large or two medium garlic cloves, crushed
Dressing: Olive oil with Bragg’s or Tamari over the top with a bit of fresh lime juice
Juice with Dinner: 18 to 22 carrots/1 cup parsley/1 cup spinach/ 2 granny smith apples/ 1 medium beet.
Before bedtime: Chamomile Tea and Stevia :)

Day 2:

Upon rising:  2 Medium Zucchini or Cucumber, 1 cup Spinach and 2 Pippin Apples
Breakfast: Muesli (raw)
1 cup Steel cut oats
1 cup Purified water
1/2 cup Raisins
1/2 cup Pitted prunes or dates, chopped
1/2 cup Dried apricots, chopped
1/2 cup Apple, grated (pippin or granny smith)
1/4 cup Raw organic almonds, slivered
3 tbsp. Organic honey or Agave Syrup to taste.
Lunch: Tomato and avocado sandwich with slices of wala-wala onions and cucumber slices on top over raw flax bread or 12 grain bread flax bread
Dinner: Supersalad #2
2 cups Baby Field Greens (you can purchase them at the store by bulk or in large plastic containers)
1/2 cup Fresh Basil, chopped
1 cup Romaine Lettuce
2 Organic Beefstake tomatoes
1/2 cup Slivered Wala Wala Onions or sweet onions
1/2 cup Tamari soaked pumpkin seeds
1 Avocado (crushed and placed on top of the salad with the pumpkin seeds
1 cup cooked grain: quinoa, brown rice or millet
Dressing: Barlean’s Flax oil with fresh lemon juice and Nama Shoyu (raw tamari) or Braggs Aminos to taste.
Juice for Dinner: Carrot/apple/beet/basil
20 medium sized carrots/2 apples (golden), 1 medium beet and 1/2 cup basil.


Day 3

Upon rising:  celery/apple/cucumber ~ (3 ribs celery/2 apples/2 medium sized cucumbers)
Breakfast: Super-smoothie: High Protein Nut Smoothie
2 tbsp. each Sunflower Seeds, walnuts and almonds
2 tbsp. Flax Seeds
4 cups Pure Water
1 cup Fresh or frozen berries of your choice
2 tbsp. Agave Syrup or Stevia or Honey
2 tablespoons of Spirulina
Soak the nuts for 15 minutes before blending in purified water. Best to soak them overnight, but 15 minutes will soften them. Put all ingredients in hi speed blender until you are happy with the consistency.
Lunch: Living Soup with flax crackers
Ruby Ambrosia Living Soup
1/2 cup Organic Beet
2 tbsp. Fresh Basil
2 tbsp. Raw Tahini
2 clove Garlic
1/2 cup Fresh lime juice (from the juicer)
1 inch Fresh ginger
1/2 Cucumber (peeled)
1/3 Yellow Onion
2 Medium sized tomatoes, beef stake or heirloom are the best
1/3 tsp. Celery salt
Seasalt and Organic Pepper to taste.
Dinner: Supersalad #4
2 cups Red or Greenleaf Lettuce
1 cup shredded green cabbage
1/3 cup shredded or chopped brussel sprouts
1 cup shredded carrots
1 cup shredded jicima
1 cup sunflower seeds
1 cup millet
Dressing: (Macadamia Wonder Dressing)
1/2 cup Olive or Macadamia Oil
1 tsp Organic dijon mustard
2 tbsp. Fresh lemon juice
4 tbsp. Apple cider vinegar
1/4 cup Parlsey
1/4 cup Cilantro
1/4 cup Spinach
1 tsp. Seasalt
Black pepper and Red pepper to taste. Add all ingredients together and blend, but leave oil last and blend slowly into the dressing.
Juice for Dinner: Apple/Parsley/Cilantro/Spinach. 3 golden apples, 1/2 cup parlsey, spinach and cilantro or 4 ribs celery.
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ENJOY NATURE and THESE BEAUTIFUL RAINBOW COLOURED FOODS AND JUICES!

Jay and Linda Kordich

www.jaykordich.com

Freshly Made Vegetable Juices!

Cantaloupe ~ Nature’s Finest Fruit!

I have been eating cantaloupes for over 80 years. And I have been juicing them for over 62 years, and Linda and I never tire of them.  I want to make sure you are juicing them as well, so I thought I would write a quick note about CANTALOUPES.

How to Juice: Peel your cantaloupes (unless they are organic and scrubbed very well) cut in long strips and juice entire cantaloupe, minus the seeds.  We add some fresh ginger root to the juice in the mornings to give it a little zest.  One cantaloupe (medium size) can juice more than a quart.  NEVER let your cantaloupe juice sit without refrigeration, and if you are saving it, it will only last 5 hours. So it’s best to juice it and then drink it immediately. Vitamin C in the juice along with the natural enzymes and lifeforce start to die immediately after you break open the cells of the fruit.
Here’s the Benefits:

Cantaloupe Gets an A+
Our food ranking system qualified cantaloupe as an excellent source of vitamin A on account of its concentrated beta-carotene content. Once inside the body, beta-carotene can be converted into vitamin A, so when you eat cantaloupe it’s like getting both these beneficial nutrients at once. One cup of cantaloupe is just 56 calories, but provides 103.2% of the daily value for vitamin A. Both vitamin A and beta-carotene are important vision nutrients. In a study of over 50,000 women nurses aged 45 to 67, women who consumed the highest dietary amount of vitamin A had a 39% reduced risk of developing cataracts. In another study that looked at the incidence of cataract surgery and diet, researchers found that those people who ate diets that included cantaloupe had half the risk of cataract surgery, while those who ate the highest amounts of butter, salt and total fat had higher risks for cataract surgery. Beta-carotene has also been the subject of extensive research in relationship to cancer prevention and prevention of oxygen-based damage to cells.
Cantaloupe also emerged from our food ranking system as an excellent source of vitamin C. While beta-carotene and vitamin A are fat-soluble antioxidants, vitamin C functions as an antioxidant in the water-soluble areas of the body. So, between its beta-carotene and vitamin C content, cantaloupe has all areas covered against damage from oxygen free radicals. In addition to its antioxidant activity, vitamin C is critical for good immune function. Vitamin C stimulates white cells to fight infection, directly kills many bacteria and viruses, and regenerates Vitamin E after it has been inactivated by disarming free radicals. Owing to the multitude of vitamin C’s health benefits, it is not surprising that research has shown that consumption of vegetables and fruits high in this nutrient is associated with a reduced risk of death from all causes including heart disease, stroke and cancer. One cup of cantaloupe contains 112.5% of the daily value for this well-known antioxidant.
In our food ranking system, cantaloupe also qualified as a very good source of potassium and a good source of vitamin B6,dietary fiber, folate, and niacin (vitamin B3). The combination of all these B complex vitamins along with the fiber found in cantaloupe make it an exceptionally good fruit for supporting energy production through good carbohydrate metabolism and blood sugar stability. These B complex vitamins are required in our cells for processing carbohydrates (including sugars), and cantaloupe’s fiber helps ensure cantaloupe’s sugars are delivered into the bloodstream gradually, keeping blood sugar on an even keel.
Cantaloupe’s Pro-vitamin A Promotes Lung Health.
If you or someone you love is a smoker, or if you are frequently exposed to secondhand smoke, then making vitamin A-rich foods, such as cantaloupe, part of your healthy way of eating may save your life, suggests research conducted at Kansas State University.
While studying the relationship between vitamin A, lung inflammation, and emphysema, Richard Baybutt, associate professor of nutrition at Kansas State, made a surprising discovery: a common carcinogen in cigarette smoke, benzo(a)pyrene, induces vitamin A deficiency.
Baybutt’s earlier research had shown that animals fed a vitamin A-deficient diet developed emphysema. His latest animal studies indicate that not only does the benzo(a)pyrene in cigarette smoke cause vitamin A deficiency, but that a diet rich in vitamin A can help counter this effect, thus greatly reducing emphysema.
Baybutt believes vitamin A’s protective effects may help explain why some smokers do not develop emphysema. “There are a lot of people who live to be 90 years old and are smokers,” he said. “Why? Probably because of their diet…The implications are that those who start smoking at an early age are more likely to become vitamin A deficient and develop complications associated with cancer and emphysema. And if they have a poor diet, forget it.”
If you or someone you love smokes, or if your work necessitates exposure to second hand smoke, protect yourself by making sure that at least one of the World’s Healthiest Foods that are rich in vitamin A, such as cantaloupe, is a daily part of your healthy way of eating.

Protect Your Vision with Cantaloupe
Your mother may have told you carrots would keep your eyes bright as a child, but as an adult, it looks like fruit is even more important for keeping your sight. Data reported in a study published in the Archives of Ophthalmology indicates that eating 3 or more servings of fruit per day may lower your risk of age-related macular degeneration (ARMD), the primary cause of vision loss in older adults, by 36%, compared to persons who consume less than 1.5 servings of fruit daily.
In this study, which involved over 100,000 women and men, researchers evaluated the effect of study participants’ consumption of fruits; vegetables; the antioxidant vitamins A, C, and E; and carotenoids on the development of early ARMD or neovascular ARMD, a more severe form of the illness associated with vision loss. Food intake information was collected periodically for up to 18 years for women and 12 years for men.
While, surprisingly, intakes of vegetables, antioxidant vitamins and carotenoids were not strongly related to incidence of either form of ARMD, fruit intake was definitely protective against the severe form of this vision-destroying disease.
Three servings of fruit may sound like a lot to eat each day, but by simply slicing some cantaloupe over your morning cereal, topping off a cup of yogurt or green salad with a half cup of berries, and snacking on an apple, plum, nectarine or pear, you’ve reached this goal.
Description

The fruit that we call the cantaloupe is, in actuality, really a muskmelon. The true cantaloupe is a different species of melon that is mostly grown in France and rarely found in the United States. It derives its name from the Italian papal village of Cantalup where it was first cultivated around 1700 A.D. From hereon, we will still use the term “cantaloupe” when referring to the muskmelon.
The cantaloupe is a melon that belongs to the same family as the cucumber, squash, pumpkin and gourd, and like many of its relatives, it grows on the ground on a trailing vine. It is round or oval in shape and usually has a ribless rind. Having a distinctive netted skin, it is also referred to as netted melon. Many of the cantaloupes available today are hybrids of muskmelons and true cantaloupes and have qualities that reflect both.
Cantaloupes range in color from orange-yellow to salmon and have a soft and juicy texture with a sweet, musky aroma that emanates through the melon when it is ripe. Cantaloupes feature a hollow cavity that contains their seeds encased in a web of netting.
Cantaloupe is also known as rockmelon in several parts of the world. The scientific name for cantaloupe is Cucumis melo.
History
The exact origin of melons is unclear, although they are thought to have originated in either India, Africa or ancient Persia and have been cultivated in these lands since ancient times. Historical texts from Greek and Roman times note that these ancient civilizations enjoyed cantaloupes. They were introduced to the United States during colonial times but were not grown commercially until the very late 19th century. Today, major growers of cantaloupe include the United States, Turkey, Iran and many Central American countries.
How to Select and Store
The key to purchasing a good quality melon is to find one that is ripe, which is sometimes a challenge because oftentimes they are picked while still unripe in order to ensure that they make it through the shipping process undamaged. There are many clues that you can look for to find a melon that is ripe. If you tap the melon with the palm of your hand and hear a hollow sound, the melon has passed the first test.
Choose a melon that seems heavy for its size, and one that does not have bruises or overly soft spots. The rind, underneath the netting, should have turned to yellow or cream from the green undertones that the unripe fruit has. The “full slip,” the area where the stem was attached, should be smooth and slightly indented, free from remnants of the stem. The end opposite the full slip should be slightly soft, and you should be able to smell the fruit’s sweetness subtly shining through, although be careful since an overly strong odor may be an indication of an overripe, fermented fruit. Cantaloupe is so fragrant that you will be able to test for its aroma of ripeness even if you purchase already cut cantaloupe, packaged in a plastic container.
For the most antioxidants, choose fully ripened melon:

Research conducted at the University of Innsbruck in Austria suggests that as fruits fully ripen, almost to the point of spoilage, their antioxidant levels actually increase.
Key to the process is the change in color that occurs as fruits ripen, a similar process to that seen in the fall when leaves turn from green to red to yellow to brown- a color change caused by the breakdown and disappearance of chlorophyll, which gives leaves and fruits their green color.
Until now, no one really knew what happened to chlorophyll during this process, but lead researcher, Bernard Kräutler, and his team, working together with botanists over the past several years, has identified the first decomposition products in leaves: colorless, polar NCCs (nonfluorescing chlorophyll catabolytes), that contain four pyrrole rings – like chlorophyll and heme.
Leaving a firm cantaloupe at room temperature for several days will allow the texture of its flesh to become softer and juicier. Please note that cantaloupe can be left at room temperature only if it is whole, intact, and not yet to the stage of full ripeness.
Once the cantaloupe has reached its peak ripeness, place it in the refrigerator to store. Melon that has been cut should be stored in the refrigerator as well and should be wrapped so as to ensure that the ethylene gas that it emits does not affect the taste or texture of other fruits and vegetables.
Since bacteria can grow on the surface of most melons, it is important to wash the outside of the cantaloupe before cutting into it. After washing, simply slice the melon into pieces of desired thickness and scoop out the seeds and netting. Remember to refrigerate your sliced cantaloupe if you are not going to consume it immediately.
No time to prepare your fruit salad right before serving? You can prepare it several hours ahead or even the day before and still have fresh, flavorful cantaloupe. Simply cut up the fruit while holding it under water. Once again, be sure to refrigerated your cantaloupe immediately after cutting. Looking for a way to keep pre-sliced ready-to-eat cantaloupe fresh longer, USDA Agricultural Research Service scientists found that slicing the fruit when it’s held under water short-circuits the signals plant cells send to each other when they detect an injury, such as being sliced.
No significant losses in phenolic phytonutrients were found in any of the fresh-cut fruit products. “Contrary to expectations, it was clear that minimal processing had almost no effect on the main antioxidant constituents. The changes in nutrient antioxidants observed during nine days at five degrees Celsiuswould not significantly affect the nutrient quality of fresh cut fruit. In general, fresh-cut fruits visually spoil before any significant nutrient loss occurs,” wrote lead researcher Maria Gil.
Cantaloupe is not a commonly allergenic food, is not known to contain measurable amounts of oxalates or purines, and is also not included in the Environmental Working Group’s 2010 report “Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides” as one of the 12 foods most frequently containing pesticide residues.
Nutritional Profile:

Cantaloupe is an excellent source of vitamin A and vitamin C. It is also a very good source of potassium and a good source of dietary fiber, vitamin B3 (niacin), vitamin B6 and folate.<a href=”http://blog.jaykordich.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/Fruitbasket.jpg”><img src=”http://blog.jaykordich.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/Fruitbasket-807×1024.jpg” alt=”" title=”Fruitbasket” width=”807″ height=”1024″ /></a>

Our Powerful Super-Green Recipes to Juice Now!

Benefits of Green Juice!

Leading medical authorities, nutritionists, dietitians, and other known experts in the medical field recommend that we consume three to five servings of green leafy vegetables a day. No vitamin or medicine is a legitimate substitute. The healing elements that are found in green leafy vegetables are so powerful and synergistic, no combination of synthetic medicines or supplements could ever match their power.

six main benefits of green foods are:

1. Chlorophyl from the dark pigments of the greens
2. Natural Trace minerals ~ hard to find!
3. Vegetable Protein which is easier on our human bodies to assimilate
4. Powerful Natural Plant Enzymes
5. Alkalizing our bloodstream (helps eliminate inflammation)
6. Cleansing detoxifying effects for major organs of our bodies

Chlorophyl:

Chlorophyll, a green plant pigment, is quite possibly the most powerful element that exists in the universe. Chlorophyll is one of the most intensely researched elements in history and has been used in the treatment of everything from periodontal disease, diabetes and low iron, to open wounds, ulcers and body odor.

it has only been recently that our scientists and researchers have started to study the powerful healing abilities of green plants, so look for more and more research to come in our favour as they progress into the mysteries of plantlife and why our human bodies need them on a daily basis.

Today, foods that contain chlorophyll are gaining wide acclaim for their ability to prevent disease.
While science does not fully understand the miracle of chlorophyll, we do know that its chemical makeup strongly resembles hemoglobin (the portion of the blood that carries oxygen). The major difference between the two chemical structures is that the center element of chlorophyll is magnesium, while the center element of hemoglobin is iron. And did you know that carrot juice, strangely enough is almost identical to the structure our human blood? Only one chemical is different.

Here’s a great LINK about carrot juice and all the beneficial qualities: (so don’t forget to add carrots to your green tonics as well!)

http://www.carrotmuseum.co.uk/nutrition2.html

Some research is now suggesting that chlorophyll can efficiently release magnesium, and replace it with iron. In other words, chlorophyll can actually be converted to hemoglobin, which increases the flow of oxygen to all parts of the body.

The ability of the body to maintain an environment rich in oxygen is important for several reasons. One of the most important benefits is that it allows the body to release more carbon dioxide, which in turn, reduces stress on the body, creates greater energy and endurance, and creates an aerobic environment. In an aerobic environment, disease cannot get started.

An aerobic environment also is beneficial to the so-called friendly bacteria, and detrimental to bad bacteria. The good bacteria promote digestive health, while bad bacteria contribute to such things as disease, body odor, and bad breath.

tom wrote this lovely note today, and we wanted to share it with you all.

Here are Jay and my favorite green tonics………….and don’t forget, when it’s summertime, MINT is in season!

(for two)

8 ribs celery
2 green apples
1 cup parsley
1 cup spinach
1 cup mint
1 inch square fresh ginger root
1 medium size lime, (juice the entire lime).

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1 cucumber (whole without wax)
1 cup parsley
1 cup wheatgrass
1 lime (whole lime)
2 green apples
3 large kale leaves or swiss chard leaves
1 inch fresh ginger root

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want or need something simple?

here’s one:

8 ribs celery
2 green apples
1 cup parsley
1 lemon (whole lemon)

These are all powerful green tonics and can be used as JUICE AIDS even if you are eating a cooked meal or a salad with cooked grains in them. These tonics help digest the cooked foods, by bathing them in your stomach, as they are rich in enzymes amongst other great digestive aids.  See our book, Live Foods/Live Bodies, page 20-21 for the benefits of consuming Digestive Aids during meals.

We don’t recommend adding tomatoes or other fruit in digestive juice tonics. Apples are high in enzymes and are also very compatible wise with greens.

We recommend our POWER GRIND PRO  for these tonics to get the BEST dark green juice, surprisingly better or equal to the Greenstar or the Samson Juicer, or the Champion. Why spend $600.00 if you don’t have to?  If you have a pulp ejector juicer, then that’s ok too, but the green juices won’t be as green as if you use a triturating type juicer, so you may have to use more greens to get the darker colour. The darker the better!

Here’s to JUICE!

Jay Kordich