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9 Foods For Weight Loss

We’ve all read about this or that vegetable, fruit, fish, bean, nut, seed or tea that is purported to speed up the process of losing weight. After going through the research, I’ve prepared a list of the foods reported to have special properties when it comes to helping us with our weight loss goals.

All of these foods by the way, have been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties. This is also an indication that these foods are disease fighting as well as weight loss promoting foods. Research is showing lower inflammation as one of the keys to good health and it’s a subject I’ll cover in a future blog post.

Avocados for weight lossAvocado – Can help satisfy your hunger with valuable mono unsaturated fat, similar to olive oil. Also contains fiber, protein and twice as much potassium as bananas. Good for skin and hair. Supplies vitamin E and B vitamins and folic acid.

Pears – Loaded with fiber, one pear has up to 15% of daily recommendation. It’s filling and helps to lower cholesterol. Eat with the skin on. That’s where much of the extra fiber resides. Anti-oxidant and phytochemical rich.

Wine –  Studies show people who drink wine have less belly fat than liquor drinkers. Red wine contains the anti-oxidant resveratrol which is purported to stop fat storage for 90 minutes after drinking. No alcohol consumption at all is also associated with weight loss however. Therefore don’t drink to lose weight but if you do drink alcohol, wine is reported to be a better choice.

Grapefruit can help you lose weightGrapefruit – Helps to steady and lower insulin production which can lead to less fat storage especially around the belly. Studies show eating grapefruit before a meal can help with weight loss.

Apple – High in anti-oxidants and fiber. Helps steady insulin production for less belly fat storage. Eaten before a meal, it has been shown that people will eat fewer calories overall. Eating an apple a day turns out to be a great idea.

Sardines - Nutrition powerhouse and great bargain. High in protein to help normalize blood sugar and promote less betty fat through better insulin sensitivity. High in omega 3s for cardiovascular health and help balance omega 6 intake. Because they are small and in the sea for such a short time, they pose less of a mercury contamination concern than salmon and other larger fish.

Green Tea daily alternative to coffeeGreen Tea -  Studies show people lost weight drinking multiple cups per day. Loaded with anti-oxidants. Long history of health-promoting properties.

Almonds – Research is showing they can help with weight loss, calorie for calorie, in place of eating crackers or other high carb snacks. Also a handful is a great appetite suppressant.

Oranges to juice or eatOrange –  Jam-packed with nutrition and can aid in weight loss as well. Flavonoids to decrease inflammation. High levels of folic acid and phytochemicals to help prevent cancer and heart disease. Vitamin C for the immune system, eye health, heart health, blood vessel strength and blood pressure. Whether you eat or juice oranges or tangerines, keep as much of the white as possible. It contains herperidin which decreases inflammation, opens up blood vessels and normalizes cholesterol levels.

We also wanted to mention our new Jay Kordich 7 Day Jumpstart to Healthy Weight Loss Program. You can read more about it in last week’s blog post by clicking here.

 Jay's Weight Loss Program

 

 

Jay’s Holiday Dozen Day Ten Jay’s Famous Lemonade

This is Day Ten of 12 consecutive posts with Jay demonstrating how to make each juice recipe. Also included is nutrition and research information to compliment Jay’s choice of fruit and/or vegetable drinks.  Happy Holidays from all of us at JayKordich.com

Day Ten – Jay’s Famous Lemonade

Most everyone loves an ice cold glass of freshly made lemonade. In the video below Jay Kordich says if you’ve never made HIS famous lemonade, then you haven’t had REAL lemonade. No sugar is used, just lemon and apples.

Did you know that the white pulp of lemons is chock full of bioflavonoids?  This provides antioxidants, is anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer, protects against free radical damage and strengthens weak blood vessels and cataracts. Lemons are also high in vitamin C, yet another powerful antioxidant as well as a strong builder of the immune system. Also they are one of the best alkaline foods you can put in your body.

JAY’S FAMOUS LEMONADE Recipe:
1/4 lemon,  two apples.

As you’ll see, Jay is using the outside skin as well as the inside of the lemon. For this reason, we recommend a thorough washing of the lemon before juicing, even if you purchase organic lemons.

Jay’s Holiday Dozen Day Seven Mint Julep

This is Day Seven of 12 consecutive posts with Jay demonstrating how to make each juice recipe. Also included is nutrition and research information to compliment Jay’s choice of fruit and/or vegetable drinks.  Happy Holidays from all of us at JayKordich.com

Day Seven –  Jay’s Mint Julep

First up is the Mint with many health benefits. An anti-oxidant with disease preventing properties, it contains the essential oil Menthol, an analgesic, (pain killer) and counter-irritant. Research has shown mint to relax the intestinal wall and help with irritable bowel syndrome.

Mint contains calcium, magnesium and potassium as well as vitamin A, beta carotine, vitamin C and E. There are also B-complex vitamins like folates, riboflavin and B-6 and it also contains vitamin-K.

Next is Lemon with the skin and the white pulp. High in potassium for reduced risk of stroke, they also offer pectin for controlling cholesterol and of course vitamin C and bioflavonoids for strong blood vessels and eye health. Hesperetin and naringenin are flavonoids in lemons that show anti-inflammatory properties and immune system support.

Research indicates the lemon peel and oil helps reduce the risk of skin cancer. It also contains a substance called Limonene, which produces anti cancer properties in lab research and increases beneficial enzymes in the liver. Plus the vitamin C is a natural antihistamine and helps with allergic reactions.

Finally the apple. Research conducted at Cornell University has also shown apples may help keep breast cancer away, as well as the doctor.  Apples are full of phytonutrients for blood sugar regulation and flavonoids like Quercetin to help break down carbohydrates into simple sugars.

They have polyphenols that have been shown to lessen the absorption of glucose from the digestive tract and to stimulate cells in the pancreas to secrete insulin. This increases the uptake of glucose from the blood contributing to better regulation of blood sugar.

Apples are also high in pectin for controlling cholesterol. They have a strong antioxidant composition that helps with the oxidation of fats in our diet and apples have anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties that is still being studied aggressively by scientists and researchers worldwide.

Sound good?  Use Jay’s PowerGrind Pro juicer and make a glassful today. You’ll be glad you did.

Recipe:
1 Handful Spearmint Leaves
1/2 Lemon with the skin
3 or 4 Apples.
Ice

Here’s Jay:

Jay’s Holiday Dozen Day Six Evening Regulator

This is Day Six of 12 consecutive posts with Jay demonstrating how to make each juice recipe. Also included is nutrition and research information to compliment Jay’s choice of fruit and/or vegetable drinks.  Happy Holidays from all of us at JayKordich.com

Day Six –  Pear & Apple Evening Regulator

We usually do not think of pears as one of the most nutritious of fruits, when in fact pears pack quite a punch when it comes to nutrient content as well as great taste. As far as juice recipes are concerned, pears are a great neutral sweetener for many combinations, especially for almond milks.

Pears have been shown in recent studies to improve insulin sensitivity in women, attributed to certain groups of flavonoids. Intake of these groups has been associated with decreased risk of type 2 diabetes in both women and men. The new analysis of the Nurses’ Health Study shows that among all fruits and vegetables when studied for their flavonoid content, apples and pears had the most consistent ability to lower diabetes risk.

Phytonutrients are where pears really stand out. The Baltimore Longitudinal Study on Aging with over 1600 people ages 62-69 years has shown apple/pear combo to have the second highest level of flavonols of all fruits and vegetables. This provides us with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits.

Jay calls his Pear-Apple combo the Evening Regulator because pears and apples contain large amounts of pectin to keep your digestive system moving. Here’s the recipe:
1- Pear
2- Apples

Watch Jay make this great tasting combo:

 

Jay’s Bourbon-Free Kentucky Mint Julep

This was a real treat for those of us at the studio when we shot our latest video. It was a new recipe for us and when Jay finished making the juice and we all tasted it, we went crazy for it. It was one of the best tasting juice recipes ever. It’s simply spearmint, lemon and apples. Besides the great taste, this is a nutritional powerhouse of a drink.

Lemon

First we have Lemon with the skin and the white pulp. Lemons are high in potassium for reduced risk of stroke, offer pectin for controlling cholesterol and of course vitamin C and bioflavonoids for strong blood vessels and eye health. Hesperetin and naringenin are flavonoids in lemons that show anti-inflammatory properties and immune system support.

Research indicates the lemon peel and oil helps reduce the risk of skin cancer. It also contains a substance called Limonene, which produces anti cancer properties in lab research and increases beneficial enzymes in the liver. Plus the vitamin C is a natural antihistamine and helps with allergic reactions.

Spearmint

Next up is the Mint. This popular herb has many health benefits. It’s an anti-oxidant with disease preventing properties. It contains the essential oil Menthol, an analgesic, (pain killer) and counter-irritant. Research has shown mint to relax the intestinal wall and help with irritable bowel syndrome.

Mint contains calcium, magnesium and potassium as well as vitamin A, beta carotine, vitamin C and E. There are also B-complex vitamins like folates, riboflavin and B-6 and it also contains vitamin-K.

Apple

Finally we come to the apple. Most of us know it’s a great source of total nutrition. Research conducted at Cornell University has also shown apples may help keep breast cancer away, as well as the doctor.

Apples are full of phytonutrients for blood sugar regulation and flavonoids like Quercetin to help break down carbohydrates into simple sugars. They have polyphenols that have been shown to lessen the absorption of glucose from the digestive tract and to stimulate cells in the pancreas to secrete insulin. This increases the uptake of glucose from the blood contributing to better regulation of blood sugar.

Apples are also high in pectin for controlling cholesterol. They have a strong antioxidant composition that helps with the oxidation of fats in our diet and apples have anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties that is still being studied aggressively by scientists and researchers worldwide.

Sound good?  Use Jay’s PowerGrind Pro juicer and make a glassful today. You’ll be glad you did.

Recipe:
1 Handful Spearmint Leaves
1/2 Lemon with the skin
3 or 4 Apples.
Ice

Here’s Jay:

Our Top 2 Kidney Tonics!

Our Kidneys are quite important….it is our filterating system and if it becomes infected or congested, bladder troubles, urinary tract infections and serious problems can arise.  Yet we don’t really speak much about how to take care of our kidneys, so we thought we would write a short blog about what we have studied in these past three decades on how to take good care of our Kidneys. First and foremost let us say that freshly made, organic Cranberry, or Watermelon juices are some of our favourites.  Combined with other fruits helps make them even more important such as combining the Cranberries with the Apples. More on this below. ** The ingredients in these juices help keep our kidneys in good functioning order and working at their optimum.
Also, certain foods we eat can greatly impact the health and overall longevity of our kidneys.  Foods such as flour, either white or wheat, sugar, crackers, red or white meats can greatly harm our kidneys from functioning optimally.  Millions of Americans were eating high protein, flesh food diets to drop weight but they didn’t realize their kidneys were being negatively impacted by the high protein, no fiber foods.  That would include macrobiotic diets as well.   They don’t recommend drinking much water…and our kidneys NEED a flow of water to keep them buoyant, and functioning at their optimum, yet drinking vegetable juices and/or purified water is important, drinking liquids all at once can harm them as well, so try to stretch your liquid intake throughout the day.
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Here’s a great recipe we have been using for many decades:
Cranberry-Apple (Our Pink Flush!)
2 Cups Organic Cranberries (fresh)
2 Organic Red Delicious Apples
Alternate in between juicing the Cranberries with the Apples so that the thick Cranberries get flushed through properly.
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Here’s a great tonic we use in the summertime when Watermelon’s are at their peak.
WATERMELON WHIP!
1 small, Organic Watermelon
Directions: Cut into long strips, using the entire Watermelon.
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Cranberry Apple Juice with Jay

Cranberries have been subjected to some of the most comprehensive research ever conducted on fruits or vegetables. Studies have shown how cranberry juice can heal urinary tract infections and help to cleanse the bladder, kidneys and prostate. Reports are also showing anti-inflammatory effects and a new study that says the juice itself is better than extracts for fighting infections.

Jay Kordich, known as The Father Of Juicing has been teaching people about the power of cranberry juice for decades. He has followed the research and seen the benefits of cranberries and today we are posting his latest video, Cranberry Apple. It’s a great tasting recipe and you control how tart the juice is by how much apple you use. Unlike most commercial cranberry juice, no refined sugar is added to this recipe.

RECIPE
2 cups Cranberries
2 Apples

Now here’s Jay using his PowerGrind Pro juicer:

Apples shown to decrease bad cholesterol

A recent study confirms old advice, this time it’s about apples. Research funded by the USDA has shown apples to deliver quite impressive health giving results. All it takes is about an apple a day. Imagine That! Lower bad cholesterol up to 23 percent, lose three pounds even while increasing calories, lower hydroperoxide by 33 percent and C-reactive protein by 32 percent, (for lowering inflammation and blood pressure and heart disease).

Eating apples is great but you can juice them and receive all the benefits as well. Apples go great with carrots and also when making your favorite green juice combos.

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