Juicing is said to have healing powers for the body. Drinking fresh, raw fruits and vegetables (especially veggies) daily can cleanse, purify, detox, energize and promote proper functioning and healing within yourself. And we all know that healthy insides lead to optimal health and happiness. But, admittedly, a glass of green “garden in a glass” can be intimidating and unappetizing. That is, unless you know how to do it correctly so you get the best taste and nutrients. More
Rumors of Jennifer Aniston‘s daily juice habits have spurred a new wave of headlines about celebrity juice detoxes, and as usual, there’s a lot of confusion and misinformation surrounding the trend. But Daily Mail‘s latest contribution is especially bad: Titled “Juicing can wreck your looks: Flaking skin, hair loss and rotting teeth. The latest A-list diet craze has some ugly side-effects,” it’s just a sneak-attack on women’s looksâ€”in this case, Janice Dickinson’sâ€”thinly veiled as helpful health advice. Sound familiar? More
There’s a lot of hype around juicing and its health benefits, and nearly as much skepticism about the expensive nutrition trend. “Don’t drink fruit juice and absolutely avoid a high-fructose diet,” says Tim Ferriss, author of the 4-Hour Body and advocate of a high-protein, low-carbohydrate diet. But many swear by the health benefits of drinking juiced fruits and vegetables regularly. More
According to a new study by Exeter University, beetroot juice can give you more speed, energy and stamina during your workouts. Not only that, but it provides a healthy dose of Vitamin A, Vitamin B-6, iron and calcium, and it aids in cleansing the body, lowering blood pressure and decreasing your chances of dementia. There’s only one problem. It tastes horrible. More
Dramatic weight loss is no longer relegated to TV specials and single-page spreads in fitness magazines; there are entire, multi-season shows centered around the transformation of morbidly obese Americans. So I can’t blame you if you’re wondering why you should watch yet another story about someone who went from fat and sick to thin and healthy; you’ve probably seen that story before. But what’s interesting about Joe Cross’ new documentary, Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead is that he didn’t make a spectacle of his belly for a paycheck (as an investor and owner of Jaymsea Investments Pty Ltd., he has far more efficient means of drumming up cash). He did it to spread the message of green juice and better health. More
Our 40 Days of Giveaways are back, and we’re looking for our next winner. (If you’re late to the game: Blisstree is using the Lenten holiday to reward you for giving up your vices for healthier habits. Each weekday from now until May 3, we’re giving away a different prize to one reader just for becoming our Facebook fan.) Todayâ€™s prize should keep you inspired to stay healthy well past Lent: We’re giving away a copy of the Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead DVD. As featured in the Vogue‘s annual “Shape” issue, this new documentary follows the journey of Joe Cross, who goes from suffering a chronic autoimmune disease to getting off his meds by drinking fresh fruit and vegetable juices. More
In 1960 Americans spent 17.5% of their income on food and 5.2% on health care; now we spend 9.9% on food, while 16% of our national income goes to health care, according to Michael Pollan’s In Defense of Food. His point being that if we spent more money on healthy food, we’d probably land ourselves in the hospital less often. In today’s market of expensive “superfoods” and anti-aging, anti-cancer, anti-fat foods, many companies use this argument to persuade customers that they should pay top dollar for their product, be it kale from the farmer’s market or frozen acai smoothies from Brazil. If it’s good for your health, it’s worth it’s weight in gold, they seem to say; and so we siphon our savings into food we think will benefit our health.
But are all health foods worth the money? We can’t guarantee savings in hospital bills down the road, but maintaining a healthy weight through diet and physical activity significantly reduces your chances of developing diabetes, heart disease, and even some of America’s other top killers. So to us, healthy food is a worthwhile expense. Still; we’re not willing to hand out our cash for every new health trend. Being smart about health doesn’t have to mean being stupid with your money; you can be healthy (and even have green drinks) on a budget, too. More
In today’s edition of T Magazine, the New York Times sent The Selby to photograph New York’s popular raw food and juice bar, The Juice Press. Check out his interview and photos of “the juice doctor” Marcus Antebi’s shop, which is less than a year old but already has a cult following (and they’re not all raw foodists, he says). More
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We don’t always believe in taking health and beauty advice from celebrities (especially when they’re shilling for questionable beauty treatments or acting as spokesperson for the unproven health benefits of milk), but when they’re telling us to eat our vegetables, it’s hard to deny their wisdom. With several beautiful celebrities, smart doctors, and qualified nutritionists telling us to drink our greens for lower cholesterol, anti-aging benefits, and better digestion, we’re starting to think they’re onto something. (Plus, we just read Kris Carr’s Crazy Sexy Diet, and she makes yet another convincing case for getting your superfoods and greens through a straw.) More
Last night Blisstree dropped by the paperback release party for Born Round, former New York Times Restaurant Critic Frank Bruni’s memoir about eating.