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What Is the Best Way to Get Your Vitamin D

What Is the Best Way to Get Your Vitamin D

Vitamin D As many of you know, vitamin D is an essential mineral to our health. Without plenty of vitamin D, our bones can feel the effects. Vitamin D promotes bone growth, and also allows us to absorb calcium. People that become vitamin D deficient […]

The Kim Shapira Method

The Kim Shapira Method

The Year You Take Back Your Health! I have been on this incredible journey through the nutrition world for 20 plus years.  In this time I have had the opportunity to work in hospitals, gastroenterologists offices, sports clubs, community centers, addiction centers, taught Nutrition at […]

Smile More And Make Those Around You Happier

Smile More And Make Those Around You Happier

Smiles Are LITERALLY Contagious When someone smiles at you, have you ever noticed that the majority of the time, you will smile back. It isn’t just a courtesy, it is actually your brain trying to feel what they are feeling; making a smile contagious. Showing […]

How to Make Intentions for Our Health

How to Make Intentions for Our Health

Set Daily Intentions At one point or another in our lives, we have all been in a place where we wanted to make a resolution to better ourselves, and more importantly, our health. Chances are, it came from a holiday, like New Years, where we […]

What’s The Hype: Himalayan Salt

What’s The Hype: Himalayan Salt

Himalayan Salt Have you guys been hearing about the Himalayan Salt craze that has been going on lately? Well if not, basically, people are switching from their normal white table salt, to a pink-tinted salt that comes from Himalaya. Let’s get into some of the […]

Gratitude

Gratitude

Effects of Gratitude Being thankful and appreciative during certain situations can actually play a really large role in our daily lives. Just by saying thank you, and truly meaning it, you will feel a sense of gratitude that you wouldn’t normally feel if you had […]

What’s The Hype || MACA Powder

What’s The Hype || MACA Powder

Maca Powder Maca Powder was discovered in the Andes mountains of Peru in the 1980’s but has recently began to gain some great attention. And for good reason! It has tons of amazing health benefits that you wouldn’t even think about. Firstly, a little background […]

What’s The Hype: Spirulina

What’s The Hype: Spirulina

Spirulina If you haven’t heard of spirulina, don’t worry, it is just on the upswing. Although it’s too bad that many of us didn’t find out about it sooner! Although, I have a feeling that vegetarians and vegans have known for quite some time, because […]

What’s The Hype: Turmeric

What’s The Hype: Turmeric

Turmeric Turmeric has been gaining tons of popularity in the U.S. over the past few years. There are quite a few reasons for it, too! It has been used in tons of countries and thousands of dishes for years and years, but just recently became […]

How the Environment Can Influence Eating Habits

How the Environment Can Influence Eating Habits

How the Environment Can Influence Eating Habits Have you ever heard the saying, “You are what you eat.”? Okay, now how about this one, “You tend to eat what is around you.”? I don’t know how much I believe in the first one, but the […]

Are You Wearing Enough Sunscreen?

Are You Wearing Enough Sunscreen?

Sunscreen!! This is a quick post/reminder to wear extra sunscreen this week. It is going to be a hot one! If you don’t already wear sunscreen on a daily basis (especially if you’re in the sun), regardless of your skin tone, you should really switch […]


Read This Before You Juice Cleanse

Read This Before You Juice Cleanse

Juice Cleansing May Be Worse Than You Think!

There are a few different reasons as to why they may be doing more damage than improvement for you. Knowing these can be very helpful, especially if juice cleanses are something that you do regularly or consistently. Whether or not you believe in them, this short read maybe an article worth looking over, as it may aid some of your more health crazed your family and friends.

One of the biggest reasons that juice cleanses are possibly doing more harm than you thought is because of one of its contents: Fruits. There are insoluble fibers that are lost when you blend fruits versus eat them normally. Those fibers stick to your digestive tract, and helps to coat your digestive system. This protects your blood stream from the sugars. When you eat fruits (no blending), that insoluble fiber sticks around, pun intended, and protects you from future diseases, including type-2 diabetes. This can all be found from an in-depth 2013 published study from the Harvard School of Public Health.

Furthermore, those fruits will get you on track to add huge calories that aren’t being felt as they should. Meaning, you are getting a bunch of sugar calories that aren’t making you full. This can lead to over-eating very easily and should be avoided if possible. If this is something that you have been doing, it is easy to fix the problem; just stop including fruit into your juices. I know they taste better, but your body isn’t liking you for it. More veggies mean less calories, less sugars, less tricky hungriness, and more beneficial nutrients. If you are trying to lose weight or even just change your diet to become healthier, it is always best to  just reach out to a dietician. Plus, then you don’t have to do hours of your own online research to find a diet that might not be healthy or might not even work!

 

Thanks for reading today! I hope you gained some insightful knowledge from this, I sure did! Don’t forget to cut the fruits out of your juices! Oh, and leave your thoughts in the Comments section below. Thanks again!

xoxo

Kim Shapira MS, RD