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Amazing Benefits Of Juicing Vegetables

Amazing benefits of drinking vegetable juices

The word “juices” brings before our eyes a glassful of orange juice, pineapple juice or carrot juice. But have you every thought of taking a glass of vegetable juice? If you have not yet started on this diet, you must read about the amazing powers of vegetable juicing.

Nature has offered man with fruits and vegetables that are packaged with the right nutrients that balance each other to give us amazing power of healing, repairing and cleansing the body. Fruits are full of vitamins and minerals but vegetables have something more especially the green vegetables and that is chlorophyll.

How do juices of green vegetables work?

Just as chlorophyll prepares food for plants, when juices are prepared from them, this protein compound acts as red blood cell builder. Researchers report that chlorophyll is like hemoglobin in our body and our body has the ability to convert it into hemoglobin and thereby enriches the blood. Green vegetables like spinach, kale etc contain potassium, iron, phosphorus and other nutrients also that makes you strong.

Since it is not always possible to consume the required amount of vegetables regularly, Extracting juices from vegetables is the appropriate way to fortify your self with the important elements required to fight diseases and cleanse toxins.

The benefits of juicing vegetables are innumerable. Here is a list of the benefits of drinking vegetable juices in the right quantity.

  1. Increase in hemoglobin count.
  2. Controls blood sugar problems.
  3. Detoxifies and cleanses.
  4. Relieves gastric ulcer and gastric related ailments.
  5. Great relief from sinus and asthma problems.
  6. Hastens healing of wounds.
  7. Inflammation pain is reduced.
  8. Improves liver functioning and reduces body odor.
  9. Great relief from hemorrhoid pain.
  10. Melts away toxins.

Valuable nutrients available in vegetable juices

When we extract the juices from vegetables, we are able to extract nearly all the effective nutrients stored in the fibers of the vegetables. Green juices are full of enzymes, magnesium, potassium, sodium, and iron, pro-Vitamin A, vitamin B-Complex and Vitamins C, E, K.

You can try out the juices of celery, cucumber, lettuce, spinach and the richest greens like alfalfa, barley grass, wheat grass and spirulina. The uniqueness of vegetable juices lies in the fact that it assimilates very quickly and is absorbed by the cells without disturbing the digestive system. So include a glass of vegetable juice of any variety like carrot juice, or spinach juice, anything in your regular diet and enjoy the rejuvenated life that will always be ready to accept all challenges.

Carbaholics Anonymous was started because of vegetable juicing. My son and I watched a movie called “Fat, Sick and nearly Dead” by Joe Cross.  It changed our lives and we hope it might change yours.  Rent a copy and be inspired, trust me, you will be inspired.  My son, Kevin, has been in touch with Joe.  Hopefully, we may meet him, if he comes back to America to shoot his sequel movie.

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Baby Boomer Health Issues

Baby boomer health issues

Wikipedia defines Baby Boomers as those people born between 1946 and 1964.  Seventy-six million American children were born between 1945 and 1964, representing a generation that is significant on account of its size alone.The remaining portion of these 76,000,000 have or will be reaching retirement age.  According to the Press:  70 is the new 65.

So many of these Baby Boomers are now concerned about the economy, cost of health care and their personal health and well-being.  These are all important concerns .  Here at CarbaholicsAnonymous, our focus is on personal health and well-being. Through this article, baby boomer health issues are the main concern for us to discuss.

We grew up in the times of TV, drive-in restaurants, and fast foods.  We felt immortal.  We smoked.  We drank alcohol(sometimes to excess).  We did whatever we wanted with no binds on us.  Now, 50 or 60 years later, we come to the realization, it is time to make some big changes in our daily life.  The good news is that it is not too late to make those big changes.

I was born in 1941, so I am a pre-baby boomer.  2012 was a tough year for me, health wise.  Prostate and Bladder surgery, COPD and a mild heart attack.  I am doing great and thankful for all my blessings.  I had smoked for 57 years, which has been the cause of most of my health issues.  So, I have some practical knowledge of these health problems.

First and foremost.  If you smoke, do whatever is necessary to quit smoking.  It should be your most important priority.  This one step will add years to your life.  And that’s what Carbaholics Anonymous is all about, adding years of good health to your life.  One good way is to contact the nearest “Smokeline”.  They will send you smoke cessation aids.

Next, but just as important as quitting smoking, is a healthy diet.  Check through this site and see plenty of information about nutrition and diet planning.  I recommend an app you can download to your computer that will be a tremendous help in diet planning.  It is the “Bing health and Fitness” application and “Healthvault”.  They are both free.  They are amazing tools to assist in weight-loss programs.

Again Carbaholics Anonymous wants to thank everyone for writing in and requesting us to write about certain topics.  As you all know we are all Carbaholics, and we are trying to win the fight against obesity, and diabetes.  Please help Carbaholics Anonymous become the best free informative website out there.  God bless.. –

Who Are Carboholics

Who are carboholics

Who are Carboholics?  That is a great question.

Here are a few examples: The mid twenties athlete with a great 6 pack.  He works out about 5 days a week and eats like a bird.

The middle aged man, who doesn’t watch his weight and loves fast food, and exercises his fingers on the channel changer.

The elderly folks, who are just taking it easy, and eating steak and mashed potatoes loaded w/gravy and a lot of salt. And then, there is me, who has eaten at every fast food joint in the country and loved every bit of it.

The truth is: We are all Carboholics.  We need carbohydrates to survive.  They are building blocks to good health.  Trouble is that we add all the wrong  things to them.  You know what I’m talking about.  We load them up with butter, salt, sugar, sour cream and dozens of other things.  That’s what plays havoc with our health and waistline. Let’s have some fun and change the way we eat our carbs.  We will substitute good carbs for bad carbs.  A couple of things will happen.  First, you will start to feel amazing and secondly  you will change a couple of holes in you belt.

Please remember Carbaholics Anonymous is trying to get to everyone’s emails in a timely manner.  We still want to encourage everyone to still email us with questions.  Carbaholics Anonymous wants to fight obesity, and fight diabetes.  One person who we look up to is Brett Michael.  Brett Michael is not only fighting his own battle, but his childs battle too.  So please tell your friends and family about our site.  God Bless.

How Many Grams Of Carbs In A Day Should I Eat Everyday?

how much carbs should you eat everyday
One of the most common questions Carbaholics Anonymous gets asked is how many grams of carbs in a day is necessary for healthy living.

Not surprising , because carbs are pretty much always the nutrient that people are most often confused by these days.  All of this talk about good carbs and bad carbs, simple and complex, the glycemic index and the various low carb diets and low carb foods is enough to drive a person crazy.

Let’s figure out exactly how many grams of carbs you should eat per day to lose weight or build muscle, and cover what types of food sources they should come from.

How Many Carbs Per Day?

Let’s start with the biggest question first… how many grams of carbs should you actually eat per day? Answering this question is actually easy once you understand a few simple facts about how the rest of your diet should ideally be set up.

What I mean is, before we can figure out your daily carb intake, we need to take 3 other steps first. Let me show you what I mean…

Step 1: Figure Out Calories

Whether you want to lose weight, build muscle or do anything similar, every diet plan starts with calories. They are always the #1 key to making your body do what you want it to do, so they are always the first thing that needs to be figured out.  Go to   www.calculator.net    and calculate the amount of calories needed to maintain or lose weight.

Step 2: Figure Out Protein

Once your calorie intake is all figured out, you then need to figure out how many grams of protein you should eat per day.  Because protein is the next most important part of every diet plan.

To save you the time, 0.8-1.2 grams of protein per pound of body weight is usually the ideal range for most people.

Step 3: Figure Out Fat

With calories and protein set, we’re still not ready for carbs just yet.  Fat is actually the next most important part of your diet. To save you the time, usually about 25% of your total calorie intake should come from fat in most cases.

Step 4: And Now We Can Figure Out Carbs

With all of that out of the way, we’re finally up to the least important part of our diet… carbs. Surprised how unimportant they are? Don’t be. Calories are the key to controlling our weight, and protein and fat are the only macronutrients that are truly essential to the human body. Carbs on the other hand are not. We should definitely eat a sufficient amount of them each day, but they are no where near as important as calories, protein or fat.

So, how many grams of carbs should you eat per day? Simple. Carbs should be used to fill in whatever amount of calories are still left over after protein and fat have been factored into your diet.

Let me show you an example…

  1. Let’s pretend you calculated that you need to eat 2000 calories per day to lose weight or build muscle or whatever your goal is.
  2. Next let’s pretend you figured out that you need to eat 150 grams of protein per day. Since 1 gram of protein contains 4 calories, that means 600 of this example person’s daily calories will come from protein.
  3. Next, since 25% of your calories should come from fat, this example person can calculate that 500 of their 2000 daily calories will come from fat.
  4. So that’s 600 from protein plus 500 from fat which gives this person 1100 calories accounted for so far. Now they’d just subtract 1100 from their 2000 total and get 900 calories. Since 1 gram of carbs contains 4 calories, this example person can see that they should eat 225 grams of carbs per day.

And that’s why the 3 other steps needed to come before carbs. We needed to figure out calories, protein and fat in order to figure out how many carbs we should eat per day.

Once again keep in mind that the amounts used in the example above were just made up examples. You’d obviously need to use the amounts that are specific to you.

What Sources Of Carbs Should I Eat?

Now that you know how many grams of carbs you should eat per day, you also probably want to know which foods you should get these carbs from.

For the most part, people trying to lose weight, build muscle or just be healthy should get the majority of their daily carb intake from higher quality nutrient-dense sources as opposed to simple, high glycemic, processed crap. Some ideal examples include…

  • Vegetables
  • Fruits
  • Beans
  • Brown Rice
  • Oats
  • Potatoes (sweet, white, etc.)
  • Various Whole Grains & Whole Grain Products

Foods high in sugar (candy, cookies, cereals, soda, etc.) should be avoided most of the time, and typical refined sources of carbs like white bread, white rice and white pasta should usually be limited to some extent in favor of the foods on the list above.

Now, the reason for avoiding or limiting these types of carbs is NOT because they make you fat. That’s a myth. The type of food you eat is NEVER what makes you fat. Eating too many total calories is the only thing that does that. It doesn’t matter where those calories come from (protein, fat, carbs) or how  healthy or unhealthy (or “good” or “bad”) they are. Too much of anything will cause fat to be gained just the same.

Instead, the reason for avoiding/limiting these types of carbs is mostly for the purpose of controlling hunger and choosing better sources that are higher in various important nutrients, which is crucial for overall health.

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Use Of Protein Shakes – Fat Burning Mocha Madiness

Best Protein Shakes

use of protein shakes – Choosing The Right One
Always make sure you read the label
Protein shakes vary in the amount of grams of protein they have.  If your a body builder, then your going to have to eat about 150 grams of protein each day.  If your trying to build muscle mass, its very important to drink a portein shake after your workout.  This will help build muscle mass. It is good to intake about 70-80 grams of protein each day.  If your runner, your going to want drink something with allot of carbs for the energy.  If your looking to loose weight and body fat, like the majority of the population.  Then your going to want a drink that has high in protein and low in carbs.   Protein shake can boost your metabolism by 25%.  If your trying to loose weight you should never skip breakfast.  In fact you should get a protein shake.  You will save about 400-500 calories by doing this.  Its probably a much healthier choice for you too.  Your saving on fatty foods, also keeping your blood sugar balanced, and increase your energy level.  There are different types of protein such as Milk, Whey, Casein, Egg, Soy, and Rice.  The source of the protein and how it’s proified during manufacturing may affect how well your body can use it.  It is good to get as much protein through your diet, but sometimes its easier just to make a protein shake and get 40-50 grams of protein. Drinking a protein shake is better then becoming a carbaholic.
Fat Burning Mocha Madiness 
  • In a blender, mix ½ cup of cold water (you can add more or less water depending on the consistency you prefer).
  • Add 2 scoops of nutrient-rich chocolate-flavored protein powder.
  • Add 1 tsp of granulated instant coffee.
  • Gradually add 5 ice cubes to thicken.
  • Blend on high for one minute (in a pinch, this shake can also be made by simply mixing ingredients together in a glass with a spoon).
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