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



Quick Start to Weight Loss with Jay Kordich

It’s that time of year when many of us want to lose 4 or 5 pounds, or 10 to 20, or even higher amounts of body weight. While there are many ways to go about it, we would suggest that the most important aspect of your weight loss program should be that it’s done with overall health in mind. Otherwise you could lose a few pounds, only to gain them back in short order. What good is that?

To help you achieve your weight loss goal, whatever the amount, we have brought together what we believe to be a fast and efficient program that includes the plan, the protein, the enzymes and the motivation from Jay himself. It’s called Jay’s 7-Day Jumpstart to Healthy Weight Loss Program.

Raw – Vegan – Organic – Hemp & Brown Rice Protein Formula

One of the best plans of attack for any weight loss program is by making sure you are using top quality supplement products that can aid in the process of getting you to your weight goal. High quality protein should be foremost in any healthy plan. Our program includes Jay’s Complete Protein with Vanilla. This is a 100% raw, vegan protein that is formulated to easily mix with fresh juice or be blended into delicious smoothie recipes. Click this link for more info.

High Potency – Full Spectrum Enzyme Formula

Helping your body do it’s job more efficiently by taking an enzyme supplement is also recommended. Our own special combination is called LiveZymes. It’s a multi-enzyme formula that compliments your weight loss program. LiveZymes when taken with you daily meals aid in digestion and allow you to receive the full nutritional benefits from the foods you eat. It’s a plant based, vegetarian, full spectrum – high potency formula, delivering that extra boost to your digestive system. Click this link for more info.

Fast – Effective – Healthy Weight Loss Plan

It’s also important to have a road map – a plan of action that is simple and effective. That’s where Jay’s 7-Day Jumpstart to Healthy Weight Loss comes in.  This informative guide will lead you step-by-step to meet your weight loss goal. It is full of delicious and healthy recipes, tips, meal plans and Jay’s famous nutritional secrets to easily shed pounds and have more energy. Specific juice recipes tested for maximum weight-loss are the centerpiece of Jay’s program. It’s a PDF ebook you can download as soon as you order.

 Jay Kordich Audio – Lose Weight and Lower Cholesterol

To help you get in the weight loss groove, we include one of the 12 chapters from Jay’s Audio Series, How to Lose Weight and Lower Cholesterol the All-Natural Way. You’ll learn how to quickly and permanently lose weight through a regimen of fresh juicing. Jay also explains which juices are the absolute safest and fastest way to lower your cholesterol naturally by drinking just one glass of juice a day. Download this audio chapter the instant you order.

All together these products represent the best choice to jumpstart your weight loss in 2013. To make the decision even easier we’ve discounted the price to the lowest level we ever offered for these products. Regularly offered at $79.95, this complete program is now available to you for only $49.95 plus shipping.

It’s all here, everything you need to lose those extra pounds and improve your health at the same time. What could be easier?  Order now and get started today.  Click here or the graphic below to order.



Jay’s Holiday Dozen Day Twelve Christmas Cocktail

This is Day Twelve of 12 consecutive posts with Jay Kordich demonstrating how to make each juice recipe.  Happy Holidays from all of us at JayKordich.com

Day Twelve – Christmas Cocktail

It’s the day before Christmas so naturally we present Jay’s Christmas Cocktail drink. He’s been making this for people at his live seminars for many decades. It’s a crowd pleaser for sure!

Red grapes with stems and seeds
1/4 of a lemon
2 apples
Pour over ice
Deep purple or concord grapes with seeds are best as this makes the drink a deep red color.

Jay’s Holiday Dozen Day Eleven Mean Green Juice

This is Day Eleven 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 Eleven – Mean Green Juice

This is a powerhouse drink that combines antioxidants from high nutrient greens with potassium from celery and apple, bioflavonoids from lemon and the anti-inflammatory properties of ginger.

Mean Green Juice Recipe
6 kale leaves
1 cucumber
2 green apples
4 celery stalks
1/2 lemon with the skin
1/2 inch ginger or to taste

Watch Jay Kordich make this recipe with his PowerGrind Pro juicer



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.

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 Nine Cantaloupe Juice

This is Day Nine 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 Nine – Cantaloupe Juice

One of the best fruits to make into juice is cantaloupe. It has an amazingly different, more creamy and vanilla shake taste when juiced. The way to get that extra taste is by juicing with the skin and all, cut into strips and run through your juice machine. If it’s a conventional melon, you may want to consider removing the skin to avoid pesticide residue.

The orange-yellow color of the flesh of a cantaloupe tells us it’s full of beta-carotene. We know from years of nutrition research that this provides many anti-cancer benefits as well as helping to give our skin a healthy glow. It also contains high levels of potassium that works synergistically with sodium and is important in regulating nerve and muscle activity.

At first it looks like the antioxidant levels are lower than other fruits but when you juice cantaloupe this will concentrate those nutrients and actually provides more polyphenol concentration than many other fruits. Therefore juicing cantaloupe is an easy way to add all of these valuable nutrients to the body.

Lower Inflammation Indicated by Research

A study involving hundreds of women has shown cantaloupe to be effective at lowering the risk of metabolic syndrome in those who ate the most fruit. The five fruits that contributed most to total fruit intake were apples, grapes, cantaloupe, watermelon, and bananas. The indicator most used to show lower inflammation levels, C-Reactive Protein, (CRP) was at healthy levels in the group that ate the greatest amount, approx. 12 oz per day. It’s indicated that the anti-inflammatory phytonutrients in cantaloupe and other fruits helped the women have lower, healthy CRP levels as well as less risk for metabolic syndrome.

Here’s Jay making cantaloupe juice with his PowerGrind Pro juicer.

Jay’s Holiday Dozen Day Eight The Liver Mover

This is Day Eight 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 Eight –  Liver Mover

Over 40 years ago Jay Kordich created one of his signature drink combinations simply using beets and apples. He calls it The Liver Mover. In the video below Jay makes this drink and talks about the importance of making sure your liver is performing at top efficiency. He says “Your liver is one of your key organs and it’s imperative it’s functioning properly for optimum health.”

Through the benefit of years and also recent clinical studies about beets, we now know even more about the benefits, not only for eating beets, but also beet juice. Research now indicates beet juice can improve brain function, especially in older adults.

Beets are high in nitrates that stimulate circulation to benefit intestinal health, blood pressure and exercise performance. In a recent study daily beet juice consumption was shown to improve blood flow, especially to the frontal lobe of the brain where cognitive function is more critical as we age.

Jay’s Liver Mover is easy to make using his PowerGrind Pro juicer and provides measurable benefits. It’s tasty too! The recipe is 1/2 beet and one or two apples.

Now here’s Jay:

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.

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

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 Holiday Dozen Day Five Cabbage Carrot Celery

This is Day Five 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 Five –  Cabbage Carrot Celery

Most of the time those of us involved in promoting natural foods are prohibited from using the word Cure.  This is one of those times where it’s entirely appropriate and accurate to talk about curing ulcers by simply drinking freshly made cabbage juice. We have the published, peer reviewed scientific study to back it up.

In fact Jay himself, assisting Dr. Garnett Cheney in 1949 at Stanford University Medical School Cancer Division, treated patients by having them drink freshly made cabbage juice. Out of 65 patients in the study, 63 were healed and the remaining two patients had minimal symptoms as a result.

Recently we asked Jay to recall that time many years ago and tell us how it all transpired. The video below is Jay in his own words.

Download your own copy of the original Stanford University Medical Center study by Dr. Garnett Cheney. Click on this link or the study photo on the right to download a PDF version.

- About 1/3 of the glass for each, cabbage, carrot, celery.
- If you are using this combination to get serious about a stomach problem you should try for a larger percentage of cabbage to carrot and celery, say about 50% cabbage.

An excellent quality juice machine is also recommended. Fortunately we can suggest Jay’s own PowerGrind Pro for the job! Here’s Jay to make Cabbage Carrot Celery juice