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  1. Christmas Juice Recipes

    Christmas Juice Recipes

    Enjoy your family Christmas with these delicious juice recipes. Reduce stress, stay healthy and great for the kids too. A great alternative to alcohol OR you can mix with your favourite beveridge

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  2. Horizontal juicers - not just for juice

    Horizontal juicers - not just for juice

    Horizontal juicers are so much more than juicers

    Did you know that horizontal juicers are not just for juicing? Juicers such as the BioChef Axis double as raw food processors. Not only can you make your favourite juices you can also enjoy, nut butters, sorbets, dips, pasta, bread sticks and more.

    You can use a horizontal juicer for most kitchen food processing tasks making them more versatile than a vertical juicer. If you have just had a baby the horizontal juicer will be your best friend in the kitchen quietly making fresh, nutritious baby foods to both eat now and store for later.

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    Most horizontal cold press juice extractors such as the Oscar Neo 1000 come with a variety of different attachments turning your juicer into a food processor. The mincing screen is used to puree, emulsify and crush the ingredients turning them into a paste or sauce. For example, basil, garlic, lemon, pine nuts, olive oil and Parmesan can be alternatively fed into the machine where it is crushed and extruded as a fresh living basil pesto. When made with the juicer you won't believe the taste of this pesto! It is completely different than when using a fast spinning food processor,

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  3. Recipes for bliss - hemp seed bliss balls

    Recipes for bliss - hemp seed bliss balls

    Bliss in a Hemp Seed Ball

     

    When we think of hemp we think of getting high but is hemp the same as marijuana? In a nutshell, no, they are simply both part of the cannabis family. Using delicious hemp seeds in these delicious hemp seed bliss ball recipes you will get high on the delicious taste and natural health benefits of this special seed.

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    The Chinese knew that hemp seeds were healthy and used them as medicine for thousands of years particularly for mental illness related issues. Hemp seeds are rich in healthy fats and essential fatty acids and are a great source of protein, vitamin E, potassium, sodium and magnesium. A true superfood worthy of the name.

     

    Hemp seeds are good for your hearth as they are a great source of arginine (a basic amino acid and essential nutrient in our diet) and gamma-linolenic acid (a fatty substance found in various plant seed oils). With a ratio of 3:1 ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 hemp seeds are rich in healthy fats which may help with skin diseases providing relief from uncomfortable symptoms.

     

    Hemp seeds are complete source of protein as it makes up 25% of the calories and contain all the essential amino acids.

     

    Let's face it women don't feel very high when it is that time of the month. Hemp seeds may reduce symptoms associated with PMS and menopause, thanks to

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  4. 'Beet for Beat' for Heart Week

    'Beet for Beat' for Heart Week

    Beetroot Juice - good for the heart and your health

    Thanks to Heart Week we are becoming more aware of our hearts and what we can do to protect them. I am not sure if beetroot juice will protect your heart from being broken, however, this delicious, luscious red vegetable can play an important role in keeping your heart healthy.

    A natural way to lower blood pressure

    Studies have shown that "that a daily glass of beetroot juice can lower blood pressure in people with hypertension - even those whose high blood pressure was not controlled by drug treatment." Dr. Shannon Amoils, British Heart Foundation, senior research advisor

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    Beetroot contains high levels of dietary nitrate (NO3), which the body converts into biologically active nitrite (NO2) and nitric oxide (NO). These nitrates relax and dilate blood vessels, thereby having a blood pressure lowering effect on the human body.

    Boost your activity with beetroot juice

    Keeping active is one of the Heart Foundation's key elements in keeping a healthy heart. Even walking up to 30 minutes a day can be helpful. If you can't get outside as much as you would like a walking treadmill can help you keep your steps up... add a glass of beetroot juice and studies show you can exercise longer.

    For example, studies

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  5. International Carrot Day - Carrots are tops!

    International Carrot Day - Carrots are tops!

    If any vegetable deserves it’s own day, it's the carrot. The original superstar of the juicing world with its impressive powers has every right to be recognised. The humble carrot packs an impressive, colourful punch and has many health benefits. Carrot juice is the perfect natural weight loss drink too. 

    Instagram is turning orange for International Carrot Day and we can see why.

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    12 reasons to love carrots and carrot juice…

    1. One carrot counts as one serving of our daily veggies.
    2. Orange carrots are a great source of beta-carotene. Plant pigments carotenoids and beta-carotene were first discovered in carrots hence their names.
    3. Our bodies turn beta-carotene into vitamin A which is important for our health, especially eyes, bones, teeth and skin.
    4. Purple carrots contain purple pigments called anthocyanins, which act as anti-oxidants that protect the body.
    5. Carrots are a good source of fiber, helping maintain a healthy digestive system.
    6. Good for weight loss. Car
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  6. Do I really need a juicer and a blender?

    Do I really need a juicer and a blender?

    In a nutshell YES. People are becoming more and more discerning about what they eat and how they can get the best nutrient filled drink or meal for their healthy body buck. The high powered blender and cold press juicer offer different ways for the body to ingest healthy nutrients, enzymes and just plain deliciousness. Put simply the blender will retain the fibre and the juicer will give you a quicker nutrient blast that can be absorbed more easily. Both a juicer and a blender are important for different reasons but together they are unstoppable.

    What does my cold press juicer do?

    A cold pressed juicer is a masticating cold pressed juice extractor which also doubles as a living food kitchen appliance. The horizontal style auger design crushes almost any type of vegetables and fruits including leafy greens (kale, wheatgrass, herbs, aloe). The crushing and squeezing action mimics our own chewing action by correctly breaking open the cell wall, releasing the nutrients and organic water content while expelling the insoluble fibre.

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    Without all this indigestible fibre, your body doesn't have to work as hard to break down the vegetables and fruits. Cold pressed vegetable juices deliver nutrients into our bloodstream quickly and in a bio-available form. Juices are included in almost all types of healing and detoxification programs. The cold press juicer is named so because no friction heat is applied to the ingredients meaning all of the important enzymes are retained and remain valid for up to 48 hours. Lets look at the blender and see

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  7. Celery Juice Craze - Fad or Foe?

    Celery Juice Craze - Fad or Foe?

    Instagram is turning green for the latest superfood - celery juice.

    Anthony William the Medical Medium is the man behind the celery juice craze. He claims that we should drink 16oz (500ml) of plain celery juice every morning to radically transform our health and digestion and all in a single week!  Anthony is not a doctor, a nutritionist or a researcher. What he does do is converse with the 'spirit of compassion' for information on how to cure diseases. In particular those that baffle the medical profession. Each to their own of course but does it work?

    I can barely stand eating celery so I can’t think of anything worse than to drink celery juice first thing in the morning. However, even if it tastes bad should we listen to the crowd? Juice it up, pinch our noses and just swallow. Or do we stick with the morning cuppa of our choice.

    Celery.. upping the anti

    Like other ‘superfoods’ out there celery is said to be a powerful healing food. Celery juice is upping the anti when it comes to disease fighting anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory abilities. We need these little superheroes to protect ourselves from many chronic illnesses including cancer and auto-immune disea

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  8. New Year's Resolutions - Just say NO

    New Year's Resolutions - Just say NO

    People have been failing at their New Year's Resolutions for 4000 years. What makes me think I could do any better? It's been three days and I have already failed. At least back then the Babylonians were offering their resolutions up to God in the hope of improving the crop. Now we just offer them up to ourselves, or our nearest and dearest, who have no choice but to listen and nod along. But what do we get in return?

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    When looking at the top new year's resolutions I mostly notice this.. we have to give up, quit, try harder, be better, look better and on it goes. I think if we were going to do these things we would have already done them. Its just too hard especially with a hangover. I don't know about you but if someone, or even myself, tells me to do something I just don't want to do it. It's the latent toddler in all of us. So by the time we get to the second week, or day in my case, of January we think 'bugger it' and go back to normal really wishing we hadn't told anyone. What we are left with is a little bit of guilt and a lot of self loathing. Perfect start to the New Year.

    I like the old saying 'one day at a time' it's perfect for this time of year and any other. Instead of saying I must lose 10 kg this year then I will feel better about myself. Maybe just one day start the day with a cleansing juice and go for a walk

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  9. Cold Press Juice Recipes: Fruit Juice Collection

    Cold Press Juice Recipes: Fruit Juice Collection

    The health benefits of cold pressed living juice are abundant and so many people around the world are joining the Living Juice revolution. The best produce can be found at your local farmer's market or green grocer. Buy as much fruit as you can. It's time to start juicing!

    Cold Press Fruit Juice RecipesIf you don't already have a juicer and you are wanting to follow a healthy raw food diet, it is essential that you purchase a Cold Press Juicer for that perfect juice. This will quickly become your favourite appliance in your Raw Food Kitchen.

    We have put together a collection of healthy fruit juice recipes to help get you started with your Oscar Neo DA1000, Oscar Neo DA1200 or BioChef Axis Cold Press Juicer!

     

    Meine Mango

    Mangoes have one big advantage; they have a great and strong taste. Mangoes can be quite expensive, but the good news is that one mango is more than enough for a good juice. There are at least twenty-two different types of mangoes with the most exquisite taste. Usually we are lucky to be able to purchase one or two different variations during the stone fruit season. On your next holidays in the tropics have a look for them.

    Ingredients:

    • 1 mango
    • 1 papaya
    • 4 oranges

    Machine set up:

    • First place the Juicing Strainer into the drum and onto the screw. Attach
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  10. Cold Press Juice Recipes

    Cold Press Juice Recipes

    This is your portal for our wide selection of Cold Press Juice Recipes. As leaders in the juicing industry we have the knowledge and experience when it comes to juicing. Guided by the principles and teachings of leading health professionals such as Anna Wigmore, Dr Norman Walker, Dr Mercola and many more. We are constantly inspired by our customers who have been sharing their recipes, stories, thoughts and feedback with us for years! We have complied all of this juicy information (pun intended!) into a range of articles which are designed to help you along your health journey! Depending on what you are looking to achieve from juicing, we will have an article to help you; be it for weight-loss, detoxing, as part of a treatment program for illness or even just because you love a fresh glass of juice!

    By selecting a cold press juicer you are actively looking to improve or enrich an aspect of your health and well being, so we have split our juice recipes so that you can specifically target health concerns. We have included comprehensive information about the benefits of the fruits and vegetables in the recipes and how they are beneficial for assisting with those health concerns.

    A cold press juicer is an investment in your health and gives you the ability to create healthy drinks made from a very wide variety of ingredients. It is a great opportunity to experiment with different fruits and vegetables and some which you have never tried before. Cold press juicers create a full-bodied and rich juice and the addition of punchy flavours will really give your juice a kick!

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  11. Juice Recipes for Weight Loss: Tips & Recipes

    Juice Recipes for Weight Loss: Tips & Recipes

    As the industry leader in juicing and cold press juicers in Australia, Vitality 4 Life has an extensive amount of knowledge when it comes to what to juice, how often and in which combination is best for weight loss, cleansing and juice diets.

    Juice Recipes for Weight Loss

    When it comes to juicing for weight loss, in recent years we have seen a dramatic increase in the popularity of "juice diets" and "juice cleanses". We all want long-term results when it comes to weight loss so it is important to consider which approach to dieting or cleansing will help you achieve and maintain your desired weight loss goal. You can read more about juice diets here. In this article we have compiled our favourite juice recipes for weight loss, and the reasons why the ingredients will assist and support weight loss. This will help you to create your own recipes too, depending on your preferred flavours.

     

    Vitality 4 Life was founded on the principles of the The Hippocrates Health Institute, which, in a nutshell, encourages an 80% raw food diet, high in living food and cold pressed juices which retain very important enzymes and a maximum amount of nutrients. The gentle nature of the extraction method (originally using the Norwalk juicing press but now made possible with high quality twin and single gear juicers such as the Hippocrates Twin Gear Juicer, Oscar Neo DA 1000 and the Axis

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  12. How to Boost Immune System with Juice

    How to Boost Immune System with Juice

    If you've got a cold or feel like one is coming on, there is nothing better than than a cold press juice to make you feel better! Nutrient-rich cold press juice can help boost immune system and assist your body to fight off that nasty cold or flu. In general it is important to look at improving our immunity as this minimizes the frequency that we get sick, how sick we are and the length of time we are sick for. There are lots of fruits and vegetables who are powered to assist with fighting off nasties and can help you overcome a sickness naturally. Boost immune system with the amazing properties of commonly found fruits and vegetables.

    The concept of living juice was first introduced by Dr. Norman Walker who said “The human body is inextricably dependent on the quality of food and no less its compatibility with the needs of the body”. When your body is not at its best it is imperative to provide it with a maximum amount of particular foods that are crucial for optimum immune system functioning. When it comes to the immune system, two vitamins are essential for wellbeing: A and C.

    Vitamin A

    Essential for boosting immune function in winter. It has the same immune boosting properties as vitamin C, and can be found in a range of fruits and vegetables. Deficiency in vitamin A can lead to increased viral infections during winter. Juicing carrots, kale, rockmelon spinach and apricots can help protect you immune system from nasty flus and viruses.

    Vitamin C

    A champion when it comes to fighting winter colds and keeping your immune system strong. Unlike animals, humans cannot produce vitamin C, so rely on outside sources to get recommended doses. This vitamin is a white blood cell simulator and helps defend the body against viruses and bacteria. Research has shown that high

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