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  1. Juicing for gut health with BioChef

    Juicing for gut health with BioChef

    A big part of wellbeing and health is the ability for your gut to remain in balance with good bacteria to ward off health issues and maintain a healthy brain-gut connection.

    But how do you stay super healthy on the inside without needing to consume more food or take supplements?

    Juicing is a simple, tasty and convenient way to keep your gut health in check. Vitality 4 Life has a high quality premium range of juicers, fit for every individual need and budget.

    In this article we will cover the benefits of juicing for your overall well being and gut health, the different styles of juicing and how you can best select the right juicer for your needs.

    Why is gut health important?

    Your gut is linked to your brain, communicating through nerves and hormones. If you have mostly good bacteria in your gut and maintain a healthy balance of these bacterias, your wellbeing will be greater.

    It’s visible too! Your skin will have more of a glow, your immune system will function more efficiently, you will have greater energy and vitality and just feel all round healthier, inside and out.

    If you have an imbalance of bacteria in your gut, you may experience a range of health issues like: crohn’s disease, irritable bowel syndrome, ulcerative colitis, fatigue, food cravings especially sugar, unintentional weight changes, allergies, mood swings and skin irritations.

    In order to maintain a healthy gut, it generally comes down to having enough probiotic food in your diet, healthy enzymes and good fats as a start. Decreasing stress, alcohol, highly processed foods and sugars also helps.

    Consuming high nutrient foods like greens, vegetables and fruits can assist your gut in returning back to balance and a great way to do this while easing up the load on your digestion is juicing.

    Home juicing machines have come a long way in recent years and are a must-have kitchen appliance that you and

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  2. 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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  3. Vacuum Blender - Life is better when it sucks

    Vacuum Blender - Life is better when it sucks

    Vacuum Blender - Sucking the life back into your blended foods

    It sucks when you spend time creating the perfect smoothie... thick, colourful, tasty and full of nutrients and by the time kids are called they are faced with an unappetising, watery drink, with brown froth on top? Solve the problem with our BioChef Astro Vacuum Blender.

    Oxygen IS life however oxidation of your blended foods does tend to take, not only the fun, but the life, nutrients, flavour and taste out. Bio Chef Astro Vacuum Blenders help suck the life back in to your blended foods and keep it there until YOU are ready to use it.

    What is Vacuum Technology?

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    Vacuum technology in the blending industry is still fairly new. For supermarkets and other food retailers it has been an essential part of food storage since the 1940’s. Vacuum sealed packaging and canning processes helped keep our food fresher for longer and now you can use that technology to prolong the shelf life of your soups, sauces, smoothies, nut butters and other blended foods. Your BioChef Vacuum Blenders with their built-in vacuum with air pressure sensors, will suck the oxygen out before it starts to blend leaving you with all the nutrients, colour, consistency and flavour. Pour into the provided vacuum storage container and store for longer.

    What are the health benefits of vacuum technology using the BioChef Astro Vacuum Blender?

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  4. 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

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  5. 10 N’ice-Cream & Sorbet Blender Recipes to Enjoy This Summer

    10 N’ice-Cream & Sorbet Blender Recipes to Enjoy This Summer

    We’ve put together a selection of delicious and healthy ice cream and sorbet recipes that you can make quickly and easily using your BioChef Blender and enjoy the tastes of Summer. From coconut to banana, peaches to blueberries, and even Kale You won’t be disappointed with these no guilt, n’ice cream and sorbet desserts.

    Coconut Ice CreamThese ice cream (or what we like to call n'ice cream) and sorbet recipes have been designed specifically with the BioChef Atlas Power Blender and the BioChef Living Food Blender in mind however you can also use the BioChef High Performance Blender – simply blend on ‘medium’ or ‘high’ in place or using the ‘ice-cream’ setting.

    Important: When using frozen fruit, make sure you allow your fruit to slightly defrost by taking it out of the freezer 10 minutes before putting it into the blender.

    ‘Milk’ in these recipes can be substituted depending on your dietary requirements. Coconut milk, almond milk, soy milk and dairy milks are all fine to use.

     

    Coconut Bliss Ice Cream

    Deceptively creamy but dairy-free, this delicious ice-cream is like a coconut party in your mouth.

    Serves: 3 - 4

    Ingredients

    • ½ cup coconut milk
    • ¼ cup unsweetened flaked coconut
    • ¼ cup maple syrup
    • ½ tsp vanilla
    • 2
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  6. Compare Best Bullet Blenders

    Compare Best Bullet Blenders

    Since the introduction of the Nutribullet, which has taken the kitchen appliance category by storm, there has been a flood of like-for-like copycat blenders emerge on the market. They come in vastly different price ranges, promising different nutritional benefits and are heavily marketed online, on TV and in-store. With so many models, which one is best?

    BioChef Nutriboost Bullet Blender Promo
    The leading consumer authority in Australia, Choice, tested single-serve blenders otherwise known as 'bullet blenders' and found the following three brands to be rated as best of category: Nutribullet Pro 900, Trent & Steele TS200 Nutritional Blender and the Vitamix S30 Personal Blender. BioChef, Vitality 4 Life's own kitchen appliance range has released it's own bullet blender, called the NutriBoost Bullet Blender, so we thought we would compare the Choice rated, best bullet blenders on the market against this newest model.

    Compare Best Bullet Blenders:

    Bullet Blenders Comparison

    Which is the Best Bullet Blender for Me?

    I want the best value bullet blender...

    The BioChef NutriBoost Blender is by far the best value for money blender from the above comparison.

    • RRP $99
    • 900 watts
    • Dishwasher safe parts
    • Comes with 4 different jugs/cups
    • 2 year warranty

    Coming in at $99 and with the power to match the most expensive models plus a 2 year warranty, the BioChef NutriBoost

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  7. BioChef Living Food Blender Review

    BioChef Living Food Blender Review

    The BioChef Living Food Blender is by far one of our most exciting products to date, and we truly believe that this product will surpass blender standards globally by giving customer access to the very latest technology without the exuberant price tag. This BioChef Living Food Blender Review will outline the reasons why the BioChef Living Blender is the easiest blender to use and operate in the world.

    One of the main priorities of a blender is to essentially speed up the process of crushing, grinding or chopping your produce. We all want a blender which will save us time and which should help you create smoothies, juices, soups etc easily and quickly. There are specific features of blenders which make some easier and quicker to use than others.

    Touch Screen Controls & Preset Functions

    Generally the controls of a blender are an indication of how simple the machine is to use. A machine which has limited to no controls means that the blending will stay at the same speed throughout and will result in uneven consistency and varying results. Also it will mean that the process is completely reliant on your judgement and you will have to watch over the blender for the processing time, meaning you can't do other things in the kitchen while this is happening.

    BioChef Living Blender ControlsWe have heard time and time again of customers who love the theatre of a blender demonstration and if your in the market for a high powered blender you will have seen them. However when they get the product home, whipping up the demonstrated recipes just isn't that easy. Customers become disappointed with their new appliance and it sits in the bottom cupboard and gathers dust. The BioChef Living Food Blender

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  8. 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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  9. The Best Fruit Juicing Recipes

    The Best Fruit Juicing Recipes

    The health benefits of cold pressed living juice are abundantly clear and so many people around the world are joining the cold pressed Living Juice revolution.

    If you don't already have a juicer and you are wanting to increase the amount of raw food in yur diet, finding a quality Cold Press Juicer, and finding ways to incorporate using it in your day or week is how we would like to see it.

    View our article Which Juicer is Right for Me? for help in deciding which juicer may best suit your unique requirements.

    We have put together some healthy juicing recipes to get you started.

    Meine Mango

    Mangoes have one big advantage; they have a great and strong taste. Mangoes can be expensive if you live away from growing areas, 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 mangos with the most exquisite taste. Usually we are lucky to be able to purchase one or two different variations during the stone fruit season.

    Ingredients:
    * 1 mango
    * 1 papaya
    * 4 oranges

    Machine set up:
    * First place the living juicer Juicing Strainer into the drum and onto the screw. Attach the drum cap onto the end of the drum by turning it counter clockwise until you feel it sits firmly. Then screw the Juicing Nozzle onto the drum cap turning it counter clockwise onto notch 0.
    * Place your Juice Pitcher under the Juice Outlet and place the other pitcher under the machines Pulp Discharge Outlet in order to catch the

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