Vegetarian Means Vegan, Right?

Actually vegetarians tend to differ from what Vegans consider themselves to be. The exact reasons for why, evade me at the moment.

I eat plenty of vegetables but also enjoy eggs so I think this means I may be a vegetarian but I am not a vegan because eggs are not on their menu. I need to watch my calories and weight.

Veganism, if I may, seems to be more like a religion than just a healthy eating regime. I think the term is applied to not only eggs but even to wearing things that may have once been alive, like leather.

I have no feelings on this one way or another and think our life choices are just that, our life choices.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Detoxing the Body by Juice Fasting

By Jay Collins

Juice fasting is increasing in popularity as many people have found it is a great way to detoxify. A lot of people are interested in removing toxins out of their body so they can lead a healthier life and feel healthier. When toxins accumulate within the body, people often report feeling sluggish and also have a less effective immune system. Juice fasting, as a method for cleansing, can assist people to get a better better health and experience more energy. It is quite easy to achieve as fruits are easily obtainable and all that is needed additionally is a juicing machine.

If you are just starting out on juice fasting it is vital to start slowly on this quest and initially just try it out for one day. Remember, you will only be taking in juice for one day. Diabetics need to be careful as fruits are high in sugar. it is advisable to consult your physician first before embarking on a fruit fast. I would not recommend juice fasting for more than three days at a time. If you do decide to, I would, again, consult your physician first to discuss.

I have compiled some good recipes below which are great combinations of fruit and vegetables to get you started on your fast:

Recipe 1: A vegetable juice combination of two Swiss chard leaves, half a beetroot, two sprigs of watercress, a few carrots and one celery stalk. It is important to wash with filtered or distilled water then cut and put in juicer.

Recipe 2: Again wash with distilled water, cut and put through the juicer three green apples, one carrot and a few fresh basil leaves. This is simple and one of my favorites.

Recipe 3: This is a carrot juice with a little extra. Mix together a handful of dandelion leaves. mint, basil, one kale leaf, four carrots and coriander leaves and just juice for a quick drink.

Recipe 4: Adding four peaches into the juicer makes a very simple but surprisingly cleaning juice.

There are a lot of different types of juice fasts that you will find on your searches. Some call for just fruit juices only whilst others use less sugary vegetable juice combinations. It is very easy to come up with your own favorite combination of fruit and vegetable juice diet recipes.

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