Supermarkets can be a little overwhelming. With 50,000 packaged goods on the shelves and an array of fresh food counters it can be a little daunting. Try to bring fresh produce home. Look at colour, texture, fruits and vegetables. The power of supermarkets to have their wicked way with us has never been greater! But the power of your local green grocers for knowledge, variety, skill and price is a much greater. Supermarkets use tricks to get you to part with more money while disregarding sensible nutrition, where as a green grocer will give you his time and guide you on what vegetables and fruits to eat and cook.
When carrying out your weekly supermarket shop: buy fresh fruit and vegetables where possible, look at seasonal and check for variety in colour, texture and flavour.
Buy at least:
Four green fruit and vegetables
Two red fruit and vegetables
Two yellow fruit and vegetables
One orange fruit and vegetables
One Purple fruit and vegetables
One spice and one herb you have never tried (if you can get fresh - do so)
Two types of nut
Add a new oil you have never used
For more ideas on food planning, tips and hints check out our Menu plans
The Four G's Smoothie©
Green tea (Cold)
Clove of garlic
Blob of Honey
Blend and serve over ice
Avocado and what often gets lost in our fat phobia: some fats are actually good for you. More than half the calories in each creamy green fruit comes from monounsaturated fat, which studies show can improve your cholesterol profile and decrease the amount of triglycerides (bad fats) floating around in your blood. That can lower your risk of stroke and heart disease. If you are slightly worried about weight gain? Don't be. There's no link between monounsaturated fats and body fat.
Peppers are loaded with antioxidants, but none so much as the brightly coloured reds, yellows, and oranges. This colour is the result of carotenoids, which are concentrated in the flesh of the pepper. Benefits provided by these pigments include better immune system function, protection against sun damage and a diminished risk for several types of cancer.
Almonds having daily 30g serving of soaked almonds will provide you with 9g of heart-healthy oleic acid. This monounsaturated fat is known to be responsible for many health benefits, including an improved memory. Snacking on almonds can help take your mind off your hunger. Nearly a quarter of their calories come from fibre and protein.
Swiss chard is nature's way of providing you with multivitamins. Packed with 16 vitamins and vital nutrients including bone-strengthening vitamin K, plus emerging research suggests that Swiss chard's combination of fibre and phytonutrients may provide an effective defence against colon cancer!
Oats contain beta-glucans, a soluble fibre that can help lower the unwanted form of cholesterol, low-density lipoprotein (LDL). Avenanthramides – antioxidants unique to oats – protect against atherosclerosis (the build-up of plaque on artery walls), so giving oats an advantage over other grains. In fact just eating 3g of oats a day is enough to reduce your cholesterol by five to ten per cent!
This is a guide to what vegetables and fruits with help in the boosting of your testosterone. Why not come up with your own recipe ideas? Add spice such as chilli, turmeric and ginger? Try some good health herbs for men: basil and parsley and turn your juices into taste sensations!
Asaparagus, sprouts, cauliflower, garlic, broccoli, button mushrooms, kelp, kale, spinach, nettles and cabbage
Bananas, blueberries, pomegranate, citrus fruits and watermelon
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Here at Passion4Juice we have been working the Summer festival circuit for more than 10 years, both in the UK and Oz. It has been interesting watching the diverse range of men come and sample our delicious juices and smoothies. 10 years ago a man would wander into the dome and maybe order an orange juice? But now... men are happy to come in for a Life-Saver, a Go-Green-Go or a Passion-Potion©. How times have changed, where men are now more open to new and interesting flavours, tastes and juices....
There have been a number of studies on the humble tomato...
Men who have the most tomatoes and tomato-based products in their diet are less likely to develop prostate problems rather than men who rarely eat them. It helps to reduce ischemic strokes in men and brings a happier heart.
A classic Virgin Bloody Mary is amazing at helping to cure a hangover and the humble tomato is also that rare food that's more nutritious when cooked than when eaten raw. So a glass of tomato juice a day may be quite beneficial!
4 Fresh tomatoes juiced
Half a lime
Half an orange
Fresh pressed/ juiced whole chilli
1/2 teaspoon of turmeric
Juice, blend and serve
In recent years, evidence has indicated that diet might be an important way for men to control and/or help avoid prostate cancer. Taking an active role in determining their disease and helping to outcome and regain their health. Research on advanced prostate cancer has suggested that your fat intake may be relevant to disease progression. Men with prostate cancer may significantly improve their survival chances with a simple change in their diet, less dairy and fat.
Juicing and smoothies are a quick and easy way in which to get the nutrients you need to boost your immune system, fight illness and release energy. Men forget that juicing isn't just for women. You boys need a good nutritious diet too. Did you know that men are four times less likely to head to the doctors, so it is important to keep an eye on your diet. Look at bringing variety, flavour and colour in food. Plus if you are busy take a smoothie to work with a supplement added.
Slight changes in your diet like removing animal fats and reducung your carbohydrate intake, can really benefit your health. Look at changing to olive oil, rapeseed oil and canola oil. Bring nuts, seeds and avocado into your weekly diet. You can seriously reduce the risk of developing prostate cancer and strokes if you tweek and make a few changes.
A lot of men experience prostate enlargement as they grow older, which can cause bladder and urination problems. An enlarged prostate can apply pressure to the urethra which can block the natural flow of urine. This often shows itself as a weak urine stream or an inability to urinate altogether. Men can also experience incontinence and painful urination. However, less than half of men diagnosed with BPH show these symptoms, which is why men of all ages are encouraged to take care of their prostates. Moreover, using herbal remedies can help you take care of your prostate, starting from a young age. BPH or Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia. An enlarged prostate gland is not cancerous and does not raise your risk of prostate cancer. Eating a healthy diet, rich in fruits and vegetables, can help manage your symptoms. Some vegetables and fruits provide particularly helpful benefits. For severe or long-lasting symptoms, seek guidance from your doctor.
Five useful ingredients to help combat the prostate issues:
Also pomegranate, broccoli and turmeric!
1 pomegranate de-seeded
Handful of fresh or frozen blueberries
1/2 teaspoom of tumeric
Blend and serve
Welcome to the best years of your life, kids grown, full of self-knowledge, self-confidence and no more mood swings. Life is for living and so kick back and take things a little easier. Juicing should be a part of your everyday routine. Look at getting a wide variety of fruits and vegetables into your diet.
Apple Cider Vinegar mixed with onion juice is a fantastic home remedy for age spots, leave on the skin and wash off after 30 minutes
Good home remedies for ages spots are lemon juice, onion juice, apple cider vinegar, aloe vera juice, castor oil, olive oil, cucumber, papaya, orange juice, garlic, dandelion, radish, rosemary oil, rose water.
2 Teaspoons of Flax Seed
10 Frozen Cherries
Tablespoon of Honey
Pot of Natural Yogurt
Chop and Blend
Teaspoon Chia Seeds
Teaspoon of Cinnamon
1 Raw Beetroot
Chop and Blend... Pour over ice
1/2 Teaspoon Cinnamon
1/2 Teaspoon Nutmeg
1/4 Pint of Almond Milk
Blend... Pour over ice
Beetroot Juice... A bold claim here but it could be the elixer of life? Beetroot juice has been proven to help blood flow, helping the brain and ( ready for this ) could even help in cases of dementia. Beetroot juice comes in many colours and all produce the same results.
1 Raw beetroot
2 Celery sticks
1/4 A cup of Acai berries
1/2 A cup of Cranberries
Chunk of Watermelon
A handful of blueberries
Celery and Blueberries are wonderful at keeping you feeling young. Look at adding yogurt to your juice to help with digestion. Add cranberries and watermelon for your urine, carrots and parsley for joint pain. Leeks, apple and ginger for anti-inflammitory. Blackcurrents and spinach to help the heart. And if you struggle going to the toilet try tomatoes, carrots and spinach.
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Rose hips have amazing health benifits for the older generation including their ability to reduce the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis, relieve various respiratory conditions, prevent cancer, lower cholesterol, manage diabetes, increase urination, regulate your digestive system, boost the immune system, increase circulation, and help to build strong bones!!!!
Grind a cup of dried rose hips
Pour over hot water and soak for about 20 minutes.
Strain and remove pulp.
Drink hot or cold,
Add to your daily juice or smoothie
Acai Berries are a good all rounder for health both inside and out. They are wonderful at lowering cholesterol. Fantastic for heart health and blood flow, they are also rich in plant sterols that provide cardio-protective benefits to our cells. Acai berry oil is good for your skin. Acai berries are full of anti-oxidants with anti-aging properties, plus boosting energy, both mentally and pysically and even your giving more stamina in your sex life.
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Adding extra goodness to your smoothies and juices is easy and very worthwhile for added health benefits. Here is an extensive list of power supplements that are natural, whole foods. Here at passion 4 Juice we use an extensive range of extracts and concentrated herbs, tinctures and ground foods to boost your immune system and give you more energy.
This is our secret Passion Potion© 5 Ingredients and a mystery to all?
Designed and created by Trish Tucker-May Passion 4 Juice©
Passion4Juice Energy BOOST – A combination of pure Guarana and Ginseng - improves energy and vitality! Keep you dancing longer!
Organic Guarana Powder - Is a Concentration booster. Guarana seed is a potent South American energy food with numerous health benefits used traditionally as a natural energy source or stimulant. Is provides a slow sustained release of energy into the central nervous system. Guarana increases concentration and clears the mind. It quickens perceptions, slows the pulse and suppresses the appetite which is very useful during long drives or work periods. Pure Guarana helps you stay awake, alert and invigorated!
Organic Guarana Powder - Concentration, energy, sustained energy.
Brazilian Ginseng -May boost the immune system and can decrease the number and severity of colds in adults. It may lower blood sugar levels, plus can improve concentration and learning.
Brazilian Ginseng - Great for Immune system and a concentration booster. It also improves mental and physical stamina and enhances immunity.
Organic Spirulina Powder – ‘Like 78 green vegetables’ gives you energy and stamina! It is one of the best vegetarian sources of protein (about 60%), and it contains all the essential amino acids. It is an excellent source of all the important vitamins and minerals, particularly iron and the B vitamins, antioxidants and chlorophyll. It can be very healing and calming, particularly if you've got a lot of stress in your life. Organic Spirulina Powder is packed with anti-oxidants and great for healing and calming.
Organic Spirulina - Minerals, vitamins and and protein.
Echinacea – Boosts the immune system, helps to fight the common cold, it is also used to help against infections For a maximum effectiveness, take it regularly to build up your immune system. Taking echincea increases interferon and interleukin.
Echinacea - Builds your immune system
Organic Wheat Grass Powder - is very high in Vitamin A, antioxidants and is a good source of essential fatty acids. Vitamin A is important for our immune systems. If taken half and hour before eating it can help with hunger pangs, so in turn helps with weightloss. Because organic wheatgrass is packed with vitamins it helps boost energy, helps with our metabolism so helping to support energy levels in the body .The high fibre content of organic wheatgrass means it is a great addition to green juices, which would otherwise lack fibre. Plus organic wheatgrass has an alkalising effect due to its high chlorophyll content.
Organic Wheat Grass - Liquid sunshine, boost your blood and immune system
Maca - Is known to increase libido, fertility, general energy and stamina. It is said to have powerful aphrodisiac effects for both men and women. It can also be used as a natural hormone balancer for women and can be used to reduce insomnia and acne for both sexes. It is a natural balancer both inside and out.
Maca - is the ultimate root, high in protein, amino acids , vitamins and minerals
Chia Seeds - are among the healthiest foods on the planet. They are loaded with nutrients that can have important benefits for your body and brain. They are packed With Antioxidants, this should increase fullness, slow absorption of your food and help you eat fewer calories. Plus they contain a decent amount of protein. They also contain a good balance of essential amino-acids. Chia Seeds are packed with anti-oxidants fuels the body and mind.
Chia Seeds - Slow release energy
Cacao - is full of flavonoids, which act as natural antioxidants. Antioxidants protect the body from ageing and disease caused by free radicals. Cacao has also been found to help regulate blood pressure and reduce cholesterol while building the immune system. It is also rich in magnesium, an energy mineral and vital electrolyte. Cacao is rich in minerals and lowers cholesterol.
Cacao - alternative to chocolate, lowers cholesterol and builds your immune system.
Organic Hemp Seeds - are a great source of easily digested protein and a good alternative to soy. Hemp seeds contain all 10 essential amino acids. Packed with omega-6 fat which is called GLA (gamma linolenic acid). GLA is a great anti-inflammatory, it fights against the symptoms of PMS, Hair loss, bad skin, This can be helpful to anyone with an inflammatory conditions: Asthma, MS, fibromyalgia and arthritis. Plus it lowers cholesterol! Organic Hemp seeds are protein rich and a great all-rounder.
Organic Hemp Seeds - The great all rounder
Bee Pollen - is and immune booster, it has antibiotic-type properties and helps in the defence of viruses and it contains a high quantity of antioxidants Its good for helping with weight loss It supports the cardiovascular system and has large amount of Rutin, which helps to strengthen the capillaries, helps with blood flow and lowers cholesterol. Bee pollen can help to reduce inflammation plus it’s a great hormone booster so a good aphrodisiac and helps to fight fatigue. Bee pellen sooths the skin and relieves itchiness, helps eczema and psoriasis. Full of amino acids and packed with vitamins, bee pollen helps in the rejuvenation of your skin..
It can help as an antihistamine for lots of allergies, as it works wonders against respiratory diseases such as asthma.
Bee Pollen – Wonderful for Respiratory illnesses, the heart and a sneaky aphrodisiac.
Rose Hip - Drank as a tea or in an oil. Rose hips are particularly high in vitamin C. One of the richest plant sources available. It has good anti-inflammatory properties relieving some symptoms associated with rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. Helps reduce scarring and Because they contain a variety of antioxidants; carotenoids, flavinoids, polyphenols, leucoanthocyanins and catechins, rose hips are considered to be a good cancer preventative. These same antioxidants are also used to prevent against cardiovascular disease too.
Rose Hips – Rich with anti-oxidants, good for the heart, bones and skin
Pau D'arco - Is well documented for having anti-parasitic, anti-fungal properties along with having ant-inflammatory properties too. It can be taken in tea form to help maintain sugar levels and managing diabetes. It is also suggested that this plant is useful in treating other medical conditions, amongst which arefibromyalgia(FMS) andlupus(SLE).Good in the cold and flu season and even helps to relieve a smokers cough.
Pau D’arco – Anti-inflammatory properties along with fighting colds and flu
Cats Claw - Works well with Echinacea. Cats claw has anti-inflammatory qualities, helps with pain relief and inflammation of rheumatism, arthritis and other types of inflammatory problems. It is believed to reduce wounds and tumors, ulcers and internal tummy complaints, boosts the immune system along with colitis, Crohn's disease, irritable bowel syndrome, leaky bowel syndrome, gastritis and duodenal ulcers, intestinal inflammation.
Cats Claw – Good for various stomach disorders
Nettle - Packed full of iron nettles are great for anaemia. A good blood tonic, it makes your hair brighter, shinier and stronger, good for eczema and other skin conditions. It has value in the treatment of arthritis and gout.
Nettle – Super for skin and Hair
Milk Thistle - is used to help ailments in the liver, lowers cholesterol. Helps people who have type 2 diabetes and cirrhosis. Milk thistle has been used in the reduction of cancer cells in breast, cervical, and prostate cancers.
Milk Thistle – Lowers cholesterol
Linden Flowers - Is used to help with nervousness, anxiety and ease sleeplessness, it has gentle calming effects. It helps relieve coughs and colds. Good for easing brittle hair.
Linden Flowers – Eases stress, fights the common cold
Purple Corn - Is full of phytonutrients and antioxidants, helps to lower blood pressure, reduces clots and gets the blood flow working. You can use it instead of flour. Associated with weight loss and also reductions in cancer tumours, but not proven.
Purple Corn – Great for high blood pressure and is packed with phytonutrients and anti-oxidants
Yerba Mate - Contains elements of potassium,magnesium and manganese. As a tea Yerba Mate is great at soothing the larynx and aids digestion. Rich in anti-oxidants, so is great at boosting that immune system. It can slow the signs of aging, It detoxifies the blood and helps to prevent many types of cancer. minerals, vitamins, antioxidants, animo acids and polphenols found in Yerba Mate tea have a balancing effect on the caffeine it contains. Enhancing the ability to focus and have more stamina.
Yerba Mate – Packed with minerals and soothes the digestion and throat
Acai Berries - Are a good all rounder for health both inside and out. They are wonderful at lowering cholesterol. Fantastic for heart health and blood flow, they are also rich in plant sterols that provide cardio-protective benefits to our cells. Acai berry oil is good for your skin. Acai berries are full of anti-oxidants with anti-aging properties, plus boosting energy, both mentally and physically and even your giving more stamina in your sex life.
Acai Berries – A good all rounder both inside and out, heart, blood, skin, boosts energy and lowers cholesterol
Kola Nut - Contains caffeine. It is used to ease hunger pangs, fights whooping cough, asthma and bronchial diseases. In the short term Kola Nut can be used to fight fatigue, depression and even migraines.
Kola Nut or Cola Nut – Suppresses appetite, fights coughs and bronchial illnesses
Barley Grass Powder - Has more than 4 times more calcium than milk!! Barley grass is loaded withevery essential amino acid, over 12 minerals, and 13 different vitamins (including Vitamin K). Helps with anti-aging, increases energy and aids weight loss.
Barley Grass Powder – 4 times the amount of calcium than milk and packed with 12 minerals and 13 vitamins
Chlorella - Contains a high amount of chlorophyll that binds to heavy metals and removes them from the body. It is also a natural and rich source of the mineral magnesium and contains mixed carotenoids, which act as antioxidants that protect healthy cells from free radical damage.
Chlorella - Contains healing nutrients-such as vitamin A, C, E, beta carotene, chlorophyll and C.G.F
Alfalfa and Sea kelp - Go hand in hand and together can make a significant difference in the health of those who have vitamin or mineral deficiencies. Because they are so rich in vitamins and minerals, alfalfa and kelp are ideal supplements. Alfalfa is especially rich in Vitamin K. Kelp is very high in minerals, especially iodine, zinc and manganese. These minerals are very important for people with thyroid problems.
Alfalfa and Sea kelp - Mineral packed goodness
Crystal Manna - Premium wild, fresh dried blue green algae from Klamath Lake. Rich in chlorophyll, a green pigment found in plants that is responsible for the transformation of light energy into chemical energy, it is exceptionally abundant in AFA, making it one nature’s most perfect foods. It has excellent anti-inflammatory properties encourages proper liver function, healthy digestive system and nutrient absorption; assists in weight-reduction and balancing blood sugar levels.
Crystal Manna - Liver, balancing blood sugar levels
Himalayan Rock Salt - A natural salt, it is harvested in mountains in Pakistan and is prized for its nutritional content and the fact that it is unprocessed. It also contains 60 to 65 trace minerals and can help keep your blood pressure in check as well as aiding in cardiovascular function.
Himalayan Rock Salt - Jam packed with minerals and great for the heart.