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Menunaikan Ibadah Puasa Bersama dengan Pakej Ramadhan La Juiceria

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The month of Ramadhan is a great opportunity to focus on bringing back a balanced and healthy lifestyle in your life. Through fasting, you will begin to learn how to manage your eating habits, how to improve self-control, discipline and binging. This month requires you to give the stomach a break, and by doing so you are able to break down and expel the accumulated toxins from your body.

Your main metabolic fuel source for bodily function during fasting is mainly fat, which is a good thing, but also at the same time, we need to prevent the breakdown of muscle for protein. The use of fat for energy aids weight loss, preserving the muscles, and in the long run reduces your cholesterol levels. In addition, weight loss results in better control of diabetes and reduces blood pressure.

A balanced food and fluid intake is important between fasts. To prevent muscle breakdown, meals must contain adequate levels of ‘energy food’, such as carbohydrates and some fat. Hence, balanced diet with adequate quantities of nutrients, salts and water is vital.

For the Month of Ramadhan, La Juiceria have specially designed a fibre rich and well-balanced nutrients juice package to suit your body needs during the fasting period. The package includes a selection from the Greens to enrich you with the essential vitamins and minerals for your daily immunity boost, the Beet Aid to keep your stamina up, the Omega Hydrator that is truckload with fibre to keep you feeling full and our limited edition ‘Almond Dates Mylk’, which fits well for the Prophetic traditions. Almond Dates Mylk contains very high levels of potassium which is one of key minerals that keep re-hydration working for the body and also a special nutrient called beta D-glucan, a soluble fibre that can enhance satiety and control food urge.

The below is the recommended juice sequence specially designed by our in-house nutritionists to ensure you are getting adequate energy and essential nutrients to sustain throughout your fasting period.

Recommended Juice Sequence for Ramadhan Package

Sahoor:   Goodness Greens + Almond Dates Mylk

Iftar    :   Almond Dates Mylk + Beet Aid

Supper:  Chocolate Almond Mylk + Omega Hydrator

This package can be taken as a meal replacement or as a supplementation drink.

Believe us, this healthy and nutrients rich juice package will bring your fasting month into a whole new exciting experience!!

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Puasa Ramadhan adalah masa yang baik untuk memulih gaya hidup yang sihat dan seimbang dalam kehidupan kita. Semasa menunaikan Ibadah Puasa, kita juga akan belajar menjadi seorang insan yang berdisiplin untuk menahan diri sendiri daripada makan , minum serta perkara-perkara yang membatalkan Puasa, dan seterusnya mengubah tabiat makan kita supaya menjadi semakin sihat, bersih dan berkhasiat.  Dengan itu, badan kita dapat berehat secukupnya supaya toksin yang terkumpul and tersimpan dalam badan kita dapat disingkirkan.

 

Menurut penelitian, puasa menyehatkan tubuh, dan sumber tenaga utama bagi system metabolisme pada masa tersebut adalah lemak dalam badan kita. Oleh sebab itu, berat badan kita akan turun, dan tahap kolesterol kita juga dapat dijaga. Dan seterusnya, akan mengakibatkan penurunan tekanan darah kita.

Keseimbangan sumber makanan adalah sangat penting semasa bulan puasa. Makanan yang perlu dipertimbangkan untuk buka puasa dicadangkan perlu mengandungi sumber pembekalan tenaga yang secukupnya seperti karbohidrat dan sumber mineral yang diperlukan setiap hari supaya otot badan kita tidak akan digunakan untuk menjana tenaga.

Kami, La Juiceria, ingin memperkenalkan suatu pakej yang penuh dengan fiber dan nutrient yang secukup untuk badan kita serta jadual minuman semasa buka puasa. Pakej  dan jadual minuman yang dicadangkan adalah seperti berikut:-

Sahur : Goodness Greens dengan Almond Dates Mylk

Goodness Greens adalah penting untuk membekalkan vitamin dan mineral untuk meningkatkan system imuniti badan kita supaya kita sentiasa sihat semasa berpuasa. Manakala Almond Dates Mylk, jus edisi khas yang diperkenalkan hanya semasa Ramadhan ini, membekalkan Kalium yang secukupnya supaya system penghidratan badan kita sentiasa dikekalkan pada tahap yang optima semasa puasa. Beta D-glucan dalam jus tersebut merupakan salah satu fiber yang dapat mengekalkan kekenyangan dan menahankan diri daripada nafsu makan and minum semasa berpuasa.

Iftar: Almond Dates Mylk dengan Beet Aids

Beet Aids adalah salah satu jus yang penting semasa Ramadhan untuk mengekalkan stamina diri sendiri.

Makan Lewat Malam: Chocolate Almond Mylk dengan Omega Hydrator

Manakala Omega Hydrator yang penuh dengan biji selasih membekalkan fiber yang cukup untuk membekalkan tenaga semasa berpuasa serta meningkatkan penghidratan dalam badan kita.

 

Pakej yang diperkenalkan seperti atas, dicadangkan sebagai penggantian sumber makan untuk buka puasa ataupun sumber nutrient tambahan semasa Ramadhan.

Kami percaya, bahawa jus pakej yang diperkenalkan tersebut, dapat memberi anda suatu Bulan Ramadhan yang istimewa, sihat, dan ceria.

 

Juice of the Month (May): Cold- Pressed Fruit Tea

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Our Cold-Pressed Fruit Tea, alone is enough to make anyone fall in love with the feeling of summer. There are many hidden benefits of drinking the fruit tea as it is truck-loaded with assorted vitamins and minerals. La Juiceria Cold-Pressed Fruit-Tea is made from a delicious blend of orange, apple, passion fruit and infused with Organic Ceylon Peach Tea. Fruit tea is regarded as a rather recent custom, being especially popular with children and those who want a healthy drink without the caffeine. It is both refreshing and energy boosting, definitely the perfect ‘pick me up’ during a long day at work.

The great thing with fruit teas is that they are not overly sweet and still have all the benefits which can be found in the raw form of fruit used. There is no added sugar, as all the sweetness comes from the natural sugars contained in the fruits. The fruit tea is also packed with antioxidants such as Vitamin C & E, which has the power to reduce the formation of cancer cells and improve skin regeneration and repair. Besides, it may also reduce the risk of getting Parkinson ’s disease, kidney stones and heart attacks. So much benefits yet it still taste so yummy! That’s exactly what we aim to do for all our customers! We believe that healthy don’t have to taste bad, there is no need to compromise taste for a healthy nutritous diet.

Another common mistake people make is to assume that fruit teas are restricted to only drinking, but such is not the case! It can be used in many other ways, for example being added to cooking for things such as dessert, smoothies, Ice cream or even cocktails! Why not grab a bottle of La Juiceria Cold- Pressed Fruit Tea and start to be innovative today?! Show us what you can make with fruit teas and post up your creations on Facebook or Instagram and tag us @lajuiceria ! We want to see what you are up to and what brilliant ideas you have. Juice on!!

La Juiceria Top Picks: Our 7 favourite ‘Superfoods’ !!

 

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Berries, Kale, Salmon, Garlic- we have all heard countless times before about the nutritional benefits of these everyday ingredients, commonly labelled as ‘Superfoods’. Although there is no official scientific definition of a superfood, but it is generally accepted that superfoods are loaded with high levels of crucial nutrients to health and wellness. Since the magic health pill has yet to be invented, we believe superfoods are the body’s best bet.

In conjunction of Superfoods Month,  we have selected our top 7 Superfoods to incorporate into your diet!

 

Kale

Kale – dark green leafy vegetables from the cabbage mustard family. Everyone knows that vegetables are good for us, however, the health benefits of these go well beyond providing a truckload of vitamins and minerals, kale is packed with phytonutrients such as glycosinolates and flavonoids. This has made kale the antioxidant Superstar among the vegetables! Thanks to its broad nutritional profile, kale is thought to aid in fighting cardiovascular disease, rheumatoid arthritis, cancers and asthma.

 

BeetrootBeetroot– This fantastic maroon red juice has earned its reputation recently among the healthy foods industries. Historically the beet root was generally used for medical for a range of illnesses, including fevers, constipation and skin problems. Beetroot is a good source of iron and folate. It also contains magnesium, betaine, nitrates and other antioxidants. More recent health claims suggest that beetroot can help lower blood pressure, boost exercise performance and prevent dementia.

 

turmeric rootTurmeric Root– The orange-yellowish root commonly used as a spice in curry dishes, has one of the most extensive histories of all food medicines. However, this powerful anti-inflammatory agent has begun to gain its recognition in the modern science. Curcumin, the active component in turmeric, has been proven to bring benefits such as wound healing, anti-oxidant, anti-parasitic, and anti- malarial properties by numerous human studies.

 

cinnamonCinnamon– Cinnamon comes from the interior bark of evergreen trees in Asia. This amazing ingredient is one of the oldest spices known and long- used in traditional medicine. Many studies have shown that Cinnamon can help in regulating blood sugar levels. Besides, it also helps in stress relief, menstrual cramps and pain.

 

 

chia seedChia Seeds– This tiny seed is a member of mint family and grows natively at South America. Despite their tiny size, they are filled with protein, omega 3, fatty acids, fibre and various micronutrients. Chia seeds can absorb up to 10-12times their weight in water, becoming gel-form and expanding in the stomach. This will increase the fullness and stimulate slow absorption of food which help us to reduce extra calories intake. For such, chia seeds definitely would be one of the top picks for your weight loss journey.

 

goji berriesGoji Berries – Goji Berries, a Himalayan berry have been used in Chinese medicine for more than three thousand years, is current hailed as the newest superfood. These shrivelled red berries are alleged to boost the immune system and brain activity, protect against heart diseases, cancers and vision sickness. Goji berries contain Iron, Selenium, Vitamin C, B2 and A. Comparing gram to gram, goji berries contained more beta-carotene than carrots!

 

Maca-powder-and-rootMaca– also called the ‘Peruvian Ginseng’ is an ancient food sources and herbal medicine that packed with various vitamins, minerals, fatty acids and sterols. The Peruvian used maca for menstrual disorders, menopausal symptoms, mental clarity, enhance memory and to improve general immune function. It is also used as an aphrodisiac, to correct impotence and erectile dysfunction, enhance fertility and act as a natural alternative to anabolic steroids.

 

Last but not least, what is ultimately the most important to good health is a dietary pattern that includes all these foods, along with a wide variety of other nutritious foods and regular physical activities. Besides, do not forget that portion size matters, even when it comes to healthy foods.

References:

  1. Hassimotto NMA et al. (2005). Antioxidant activity of dietary fruits, vegetables, and commercial frozen fruit pulps. J Agric Food Chem 53:2928–35.
  2. BUSHWAY, A. A., BELYEA, P. R. and BUSHWAY, R. J. (1981), Chia Seed as a Source of Oil, Polysaccharide, and Protein. Journal of Food Science, 46: 1349–1350
  3. Navarro, P et al. (2011), Effects of Cyclodextrin Type on Vitamin C, Antioxidant Activity, and Sensory Attributes of a Mandarin Juice Enriched with Pomegranate and Goji Berries. Journal of Food Science, 76: S319–S324.
  4. Yu, L. J., & Jin, W. W. (2004). Study on nutritional components and the anti-fatigue effects of dry powder of maca (Lepidium meyenii). Food Science, 2, 037
  5. Khan, A.et al. (2003). Cinnamon improves glucose and lipids of people with type 2 diabetes.Diabetes care, 26(12), 3215-3218.
  6. Chainani-Wu, N. (2003). Safety and anti-inflammatory activity of curcumin: a component of tumeric (Curcuma longa). The Journal of Alternative & Complementary Medicine, 9(1), 161-168.
  7. Nagarajah, S., & Ulrich, A. (1966). Iron Nutrition of the Sugar Beet Plant in Relation to Growth, Mineral Balance, and Riboflavin Formation. Soil Science, 102(6), 399-407.

DO’s and DON’T’s for pregnant moms

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“Am I getting too fat?” This is always a concern among pregnant mothers.  Appropriate weight gain during pregnancy is important to prevent the birth of a low birth weight (LBW) baby or baby with excessive birth weight (macrosomia). The table below gives a guide on how much weight you should gain throughout the pregnancy. =)

 

Recommended weight gain

Pre-pregnancy weight Recommended weight gain (kg)
Underweight (BMI < 18.5) 12.7 – 18.2
Normal weight (BMI 18.5 to 24.9) 11.4 – 15.9
Overweight (BMI 25 to 29.9) 6.8-11.4
Obese (BMI > 30) 6.8

Source: Institute of Medicine. Weight Gain during Pregnancy. National Academy Press 1999.

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There are also some physiological changes during pregnancy. Do you know that there is a decreased concentration of vitamins and minerals in blood during pregnancy? This is due to the expansion of blood volume. Hence, pregnancy nutrition is essential for a healthy baby. A wide variety of nutritious food is the key to meet both mommy and baby’s nutritional requirements. The chart below is a guide on what pregnant mothers should and shouldn’t eat and do during their pregnancy period of time.

DOs and DON’Ts in Pregnancy

  • DOs
No.   Reason
1 Take more calories than usual. Your body need extra 300-400 calories daily during 2nd and 3rd trimester. Your body need supply extra nutrients for you baby too!
2 Take 1-2 more servings of protein foods. You need protein to build up the body and muscle tissue of baby.
3 Take more iron-rich foods, eg. whole grains, green leafy vege, lean meat. Your blood volume will increase during pregnancy. Hence iron is important to prevent anaemia.
4 Folate-rich foods, eg. green leafy vege, legumes, whole grains are beneficial. Folate plays a key role in prevent birth abnormalities like spina bifida
5 Take more vitamin C foods, eg. guava, lemon, orange, kiwi, tomato. Vitamin C helps in wound healing, tooth & bone development, promote iron absorption.
6 Get more calcium into the diet, eg. milk, cheese, tofu, legumes, leafy greens. Helps build strong bones and teeth for baby. If you’re not getting enough calcium in your diet, the calcium needed by your baby will be drawn from your own bones.
7 Get active. Eg. swimming, walking. But before you start a new exercise program, it is better to consult with your health care professionals.  Exercise helps in relieving backaches, constipation and may prevent gestational diabetes.  It can elevate your mood and improve posture as well. Moreover, it helps to keep you fit during and after pregnancy!
  • DONTs
No.   Reason
1 Don’t eat raw meats Reduce the risk of contamination with coliform bacteria, eg. Salmonella, Toxoplasma gondii.
2 Limit leftover foods Hormonal changes in the body will lower your immune system which can make it harder to fight off illness and infection.
3 Avoid alcohol Alcohol can lead to miscarriage, stillbirth, premature birth or your baby could be born with foetal alcohol syndrome.
4 Eliminate caffeinated beverages, eg. coffee, tea, chocolate, cola and some other soft drinks Excessive intake may increase the risk of miscarriage and premature birth.
5 Quit smoking Smoking increases the risk of premature birth, low birth weight, respiratory problems and SIDS
6 Avoid drug use Drug used may reach babies, hence, any drug prescription should be approved by doctor/ pharmacist.

 

 

References

  1. Pregnancy Nutrition. American Pregnancy Association. Jan 2014. Available from: [URL]: http://americanpregnancy.org/pregnancy-health/pregnancy-nutrition/
  1. Food Safety during Pregnancy. NSW Government. Australia. Available from: [URL] http://www.foodauthority.nsw.gov.au/_Documents/consumer_pdf/pregnancy-brochure.pdf

 

 

LOVE W!

sWatermelon is considered the best fruit to beat Malaysia’s scorching hot weather. We introduce to you, the newest addition to our cold-pressed family, LOVE W. Curious what’s in it? It’s a perfect blend of delicious watermelon, beet root and apple! This refreshing juice is not only pleasant to the taste buds, but has many health benefits in it as well.

Watermelon is a rich source of lycopene, the carotenoid compound that gives watermelon their red colour. It is one of the important anti-oxidants for our body. A study conducted in South Korea has found that lycopene may benefit heart health by boosting our body’s natural antioxidant defences and protects against DNA damage (1). Lycopene also has cholesterol-lowering properties and blood pressure-lowering effect (2).

Next, all the ladies would want to listen up! Lycopene has anti-aging properties! It is beneficial for the skin as the antioxidants will decrease free radicals from the body and supresses the process of aging effectively. Watermelon acts as a natural moisturizer and keeps the skin glowing and well hydrated. Too good to be true, no?

As for all the men in the house, the benefits are great for men too! Lycopene is proven to enhance prostate health. A Canadian study reported that lycopene plus selenium and vitamin E was effective in inhibiting prostate cancer in mice. Thus the researchers concluded that lycopene is an essential component of the selenium/vitamin E combination in helping to prevent prostate cancer. (3)

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For this coming Valentine’s Day, to spice things up a little, here’s a recipe to whip up a special cocktail for your loved ones! To make our version of a LOVE W mojito, you will need:

Ingredients

1 bottle LOVE W

1 oz Rum

5 oz Sprite or 7-up soda drink

8-10 Mint leaves

1 oz lime juice

½ cup ice

Method

  1. Add all the ingredients into a jug and mix together.
  2. Pour the juice into 2 glasses. Garnish with mint leaves. Enjoy!

 

Reference:

  1. Ji Young Kim. Effects of lycopene supplementation on oxidative stress and markers of endothelial function in healthy men. Atherosclerosis. March 2011. 215(1); 189–195.
  1. Ried K,Fakler P. Protective effect of lycopene on serum cholesterol and blood pressure: Meta-analyses of intervention trials. Epub 2010 Dec 15. 68(4):299-310.
  1. Vasundara Venkateswaran. A Combination of Micronutrients Is Beneficial in Reducing the Incidence of Prostate Cancer and Increasing Survival in the LadyTransgenic Model. Cancer Prev Res May 2009 2; 473

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西瓜,是被公认在这炎热天气里最佳的消暑水果。在此推荐我们全新的LOVE W,它采用西瓜、甜菜根及苹果慢磨榨汁而成! 这瓶LOVE W喝起来不止清爽可口,而且还能带来不少的健康好处呢!

西瓜富含番茄红素,这是一种红色的分子,叫类胡萝卜素。它是我们身体其中一个重要的抗氧化剂。有一项在南韩的研究显示,茄红素能促进心血管健康,因为它能加强人体内的天然抗氧化防御和防止DNA被破损(1)。此外,它也有降低胆固醇及血压的特性(2)。

接下来,所有女士们要注意咯!茄红素有抗老化的本质!它能减少体内的自由基及抑制老化的过程。西瓜也是天然的滋润霜,让您的肌肤补补水,看起来晶莹透亮。爱美的女人可要好好吃西瓜保养美容咯。

不仅如此,西瓜对男士们也很好的哟!一项在加拿大完成的研究报告指出茄红素加上硒和维生素E在老鼠体内能有效抑制前列腺癌。因此,他们总结出茄红素是硒和维生素E在帮助预防前列腺癌中必要的元素(3)。

mojito

在这即将来临的情人节,来做一些特制饮品给你的爱人吧!调制这杯情意满满的LOVE W mojito,您需要:

材料

1 瓶 LOVE W

1 oz 朗姆酒

5 oz Sprite or 7-up soda 汽水

8-10 薄荷叶

1 oz 青柠檬汁

½ 杯 冰

方法

  1. 准备一个坛子,把所有的材料混合在一起。
  2. 把混合好后的饮料倒去两个玻璃杯中。用薄荷叶做装饰。好好享用!

 

参考资料:

  1. Ji Young Kim. Effects of lycopene supplementation on oxidative stress and markers of endothelial function in healthy men. Atherosclerosis. March 2011. 215(1); 189–195.
  1. Ried K,Fakler P. Protective effect of lycopene on serum cholesterol and blood pressure: Meta-analyses of intervention trials. Epub 2010 Dec 15. 68(4):299-310.
  1. Vasundara Venkateswaran. A Combination of Micronutrients Is Beneficial in Reducing the Incidence of Prostate Cancer and Increasing Survival in the LadyTransgenic Model. Cancer Prev Res May 2009 2; 473

 

 

Are you eating right?

have-a-healthy-new-year-from-la-fitness           We are supposed to be practicing “eat to live”, not live to eat. The food that we eat every day are converted into nutrients that our body needs and are being utilized by our body to function well. Nevertheless, nowadays, with this modern era and higher demand of ‘tasty’ foods and ‘fast’ foods, people are getting unhealthier and developing a sedentary lifestyle. Getting the right nutrition and exercising regularly are the two of the most important elements in order to adopt a healthy lifestyle.

When we eat our food, liver is the main detoxification organ to help digest and process all the waste products from our body. However, if a person is not getting the right nutrition and always eat unhealthy foods, such as pizza, steak, fast foods, alcohol, instant noodles and other processed foods, the body will create a warning alarm to inform you that your body need a rest!  Symptoms will show up and that means you need to start paying attention to what you eat.

The symptoms may include:

  • Increased body fat or visceral fat
  • Congested sinus
  • Acne
  • Itchy skin
  • Insomnia
  • Fatigue
  • Moodiness

If you have 4 or more of the signs mentioned above, then you may need to think back and reflect on the diet and lifestyle you are having. Perhaps your body is not getting the right nutrition. Our body needs carbohydrates, proteins, fats, vitamins, minerals and fiber to maintain a healthy body system. Balance is the key to a wholesome diet.

However, Malaysians are not consuming enough of fruits and vegetables compared to their consumption of other staple foods, such as meat and rice. According to the statistics from the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, the result indicated that fruits and vegetables consumption in Malaysia between 1980 and 2003, was achieving 57% recommended intake (WHO dietary guidelines: 5 servings) only (FAOSTAT, 2009).

So how can you increase your consumption of much needed fruits and vegetables? Through juicing!

Juicing allows you to consume an optimal amount of fruits and vegetables in an efficient manner. It allows you to consume a wide variety, which means veggies and fruits that you usually won’t eat, you will most likely be able to drink it down.  And because it is in liquid form, your body can easily absorb the nutrients.

Juice cleansing is also a good way to allow your body to naturally go into a detox mode. Cold-pressed juices will flood your body with live nutrients, including essential vitamins, minerals, and enzymes that will help you to release the toxins, which  we have  accumulated in the body over time because of what we eat and how we live.

There is a proverb saying that, ‘the new one won’t be coming if the old one does not go away’. Juice cleansing allow your body to release these toxins to regain balance, normalize digestion and metabolism. You will be amazed with the improvements it will bring to  your body . Your body definitely will thank you for it. Try a  juice cleanse today! Wishing you a Happy and Healthy New Year!

#healthyisthenewsexy

Love,  La Juiceria Team

Diet for Dengue Patient / 骨痛热症病人的饮食

Dengue is the most common emerging viral disease of humans that in recent decades has become a major international public health concern. The hot and humid weather in Malaysia also yield the breeding ground for Aedes aegypti mosquitos.

Patients with dengue fever have to keep hydrated at all times. Malaysian Dietitian Association (MDA) president, Prof Dr Winnie Chee mentioned fluid intake should be at frequent interval to compensate for the loss from urination and sweat for excreting wastes. Other than fluid, calorie and protein intake should be increased by 50% of the daily requirement. Protein is very important in replenishing for protein tissue during fever, the protein food sources including milk, eggs, fish, poultry and legumes. Although a high calorie diet is needed for dengue fever, but avoid fried and oily foods. They need to take readily digestible foods in order to have better absorption, eg. porridge, boiled foods, and green vegetables.

papaya leaf extractResearch also demonstrated that papaya leaf juice can help in recovery from dengue fever, because it induced rapid increase in platelet count in patients with grade one and two dengue fever and the fatal dengue haemorrhagic fever [1].

So, how to prepare papaya leaf juice? It is very simple. You will just need 2 fresh papaya leafs and blend using slow juicer, food processer, or blender. The pure papaya leaf juice has a very bitter taste. Hence, add 1 to 2 teaspoon of honey or other fresh fruit juices to make it more palatable to drink after filtering. Then, take 2 tablespoon of the papaya leaf juice every 6 hours, preferably 3 times a day.

Below are the recommended juices from La Juiceria that are beneficial for dengue patients:

  • Goodness Greens
  • Tropical Greens
  • Celery Cilantro Punch
  • Orange Power
  • Almond Mylk
  • Vanilla Cashew Mylk

References:

1. Soobitha Subenthiran et al. Carica papaya Leaves Juice Significantly Accelerates the Rate of Increase in Platelet Count among Patients with Dengue Fever and Dengue Haemorrhagic Fever.  Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Vol 13; 2013. [Online]. Available from: URL: http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ecam/2013/616737/

 

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骨痛热症是其中一个最普遍的通过病毒传染的疾病,这已成为了主要的国际性关注的健康课题。在马来西亚这样炎热潮湿的气侯,也已导致黑斑蚊繁殖的温床。

骨痛热症病人必须要时时刻刻补充水分。马来西亚饮食治疗师协会主席,Prof Dr Winnie Chee强调喝多水能补充从汗液和尿液流失的水分。不仅如此,骨痛热症病人需要摄取比平时高50%的卡路里 (热量)及蛋白质。蛋白质在补充流失的肌肉或组织扮演重要的一环,蛋白质可从牛奶、蛋、鱼、肉类及豆类摄取。虽然骨痛热症病人需要更高的卡路里饮食,不过避免油炸或油性食物。他们需要较容易消化的食物以便有更好的吸收率,例如粥、蒸过的食物与青菜。

papaya leaf extract

科学研究显示木瓜叶汁能帮助骨痛热症发烧的病人复原,这是因为木瓜叶汁能增加第一级及第二级出血性骨痛热病人的血小板数量 [1]。

要怎么准备木瓜叶汁呢?这只需要简单的步骤。您只须采用2片新鲜的木瓜叶,然后经搅拌机或慢磨榨汁机打碎机及过滤。木瓜叶汁非常苦及难入口。因此,您可尝试加入1-2茶匙蜜糖,或加入新鲜蔬果汁,让木瓜叶汁更易入口。骨痛热症病人在每6小时须喝下2汤匙的木瓜叶汁,最好每日3次。

以下是推荐给骨痛热症病人的La Juiceria蔬果汁:

  • Goodness Greens
  • Tropical Greens
  • Celery Cilantro Punch
  • Orange Power
  • Almond Mylk
  • Vanilla Cashew Mylk

 

References:

1. Soobitha Subenthiran et al. Carica papaya Leaves Juice Significantly Accelerates the Rate of Increase in Platelet Count among Patients with Dengue Fever and Dengue Haemorrhagic Fever.  Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Vol 13; 2013. [Online]. Available from: URL: http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ecam/2013/616737/

Juicing Tips for Breastfeeding Mothers / 给哺乳妈妈的小贴士

breastfeeding           There are some recommended juices for the breastfeeding mothers who need more calories and nutrients to supply breast milk. Breastfeeding mothers need optimal nutrition to promote the health and growth of babies. The list below shows some key ingredients which are beneficial for breastfeeding mothers that are included in our cold-pressed juices.

        1. Beetroot. It offers beta-carotene (vitamin A), vitamin B and vitamin C. Most importantly, it has folate and iron which can help in producing red blood cells.     ***Our juices: Beet Aid, Burdock Beet. beet
              1. Carrot. It contains high beta carotene that is beneficial for breastfeeding mothers as they have higher vitamin A requirement. It also provides extra energy for mothers.     ***Our juices: Orange Power.carrot
            1. Spinach. It is an excellent source of minerals and vitamins, such as calcium, iron, Vitamin K, A, and folate.Studies have shown that calcium is drawn out of the bones during pregnancy and lactation, hence calcium is an important mineral for pregnant and breastfeeding mothers. Other than that, spinach also contain phytoestrogen to promote breast tissue health and induce lactation.        ***Our juices: Goodness Greens, Tropical Greens.                                        Spinach_2337460b
            1. Nuts, especially almond, are considered to be galactagogues, which can help to increase breast milk supply. It is believed to contribute to the sweetness and creaminess of the breast milk too!      ***Our juices: Almond Mylk, Vanilla Cashew Mylk, Chocolate Almond Mylk. nuts

For breastfeeding mothers who are keen in doing juice cleanses or detox, they can take all 6 bottles of juices in a day, and must also consume plant based foods for their usual meals to meet the nutrient requirement.  They can supplement with foods like avocado, bananas or sweet potato  as an example.  Alternatively, breastfeeding mothers also can take juices as a supplement, which means only take 2-3 bottles of juices in a day, preferably before meals for maximum body absorption.

Lastly, we would also recommend new mothers to invest in a Hurom Slow Juicer – to help keep the family healthy all throughout the year. You can make your own healthy vegetable and fruit juices for you and your family.

 

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哺乳妈妈总是需要更高的热量 (卡路里)及营养素来供给宝宝足够的食物。哺乳妈妈需要均衡的营养来确保宝宝的健康与成长。以下列出了La Juiceria 蔬果汁中几种能帮助哺乳妈妈的材料:

  1. 甜菜根。它拥有β-胡萝卜素 (维他命A),维他命B 及维他命C。最重要的是,甜菜根中的叶酸和铁质能助造血。     ***La Juiceria 蔬果汁: Beet Aid, Burdock Beet.beet
  1. 萝卜。它富含对哺乳妈妈有益的β-胡萝卜素,因为哺乳中的妈妈需要更多的维他命A。萝卜叶提供额外的能量给哺乳妈妈。     ***La Juiceria 蔬果汁: Orange Power.                                     carrot
  1. 菠菜,是富含矿物质及维他命的一种蔬菜,如钙质、铁质、维他命K, A 及叶酸。研究显示钙质会从怀孕或哺乳妈妈的骨头中被抽出,因此,钙质对妈妈来说是很重要的矿物质。除此之外,菠菜叶含有植物雌激素,此物质能促进乳腺组织的健康及增进母乳分泌量。     ***La Juiceria 蔬果汁: Goodness Greens, Tropical GreensSpinach_2337460b
  1. 豆类。尤其杏仁是其中一种能促进母乳分泌的豆类。不仅如此,它还能提供母乳顺滑的口感及甜味呢!     ***La Juiceria 蔬果汁: Almond Mylk, Vanilla Cashew Mylk. nuts

若哺乳妈妈欲做La Juiceria的排毒疗程,妈妈们可在一天内饮用我们的6瓶蔬果汁,同时也需进食,不过只能摄取植物性食物来达到哺乳妈妈所需要的营养素。例如,香蕉、番薯、鳄梨。另一方面,若选择不做排毒疗程,哺乳妈妈可尝试喝La Juiceria蔬果汁当做保健品,一天内可饮用2-3瓶蔬果汁,最好是在用餐前饮用来达到对身体最高的吸收率。

最后,我们建议准妈妈投资一架Hurom Slow Juicer,来确保您与您家人的健康。这样,您也可在家自行准备蔬果汁给您与您的家人饮用。

 

 

Sweet Potato Salad / 甜薯沙拉

Always doesn’t feel full if eating salad? You can make this wholesome, nutritious and satisfying salad as a main meal at home now! The different thing of this version of salad compared to others is that it included the three macro nutrients that our body needs, which are carbohydrates, the one we need it most to supply energy, protein which responsible in maintaining our lean body mass and lastly, the fats, we need it in manufacturing hormones and they have anti-inflammatory properties (for unsaturated fats, eg. avocado in this recipe). We uses baked sweet potato as a source of carbohydrate, tofu as protein, and avocado as fat. This recipe is great for the people who doing the detox too, whereby need to avoid meat and heavy meals.

Ingredients: sweet poato salad

Baked sweet potato sticks:
1 sweet potato
1/2 teaspoon coriander seed powder
1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
1/4 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon basil
1/2 teaspoon oregano
1/2 lemon or lime 

Salad:

150g silken tofu, cut into cubes
1 avocado, cut into cubes
1 teaspoon sesame
2 teaspoon sesame oil
1 cup kale / lettuce (or your favourite greens)
100g cherry tomatoes
Handful of sliced onions
Handful of sliced bell peppers
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon lemon juice

Procedures:

1. Preheat the oven to 270 Celsius degrees. Slice the potatoes into sticks, circles, or whatever shape you like.

2. Place the sweet potato sticks into a large bowl and dump on the herbs, spices and then spray with lemon or lime juice. Make sure they are evenly coated.

3. Bake on parchment paper for 15 minutes, then flip them all and bake until lightly browned. You can stick a fork in one and bite it to see when they are done.

4. Toss the salad together and spray on the lemon or lime juice. Enjoy! =)

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您总是埋怨沙拉填不饱肚子吗?现在,您可尝试自己制作这个健康,营养价值高及填得饱肚子的甜薯沙拉来取代正餐!这沙拉的特别之处就是它采用了人体最需要的三大营养素,包括碳水化合物、蛋白质及脂肪。碳水化合物负责提供能量;蛋白质帮助修复肌肉细胞;而脂肪则制造激素,无饱和脂肪含有抗炎作用( 在这里,我们将采用鳄梨作为无饱和脂肪的来源) 。在这个食谱里,我们会采用甜薯为碳水化合物,豆腐作为蛋白质,鳄梨为脂肪。这个食谱很适合那些做排毒疗程的人,尤其要避免肉类摄取及大餐。

材料:sweet poato salad

甜薯条:
1 甜薯
½ 茶匙芫荽籽粉
¼ 茶匙黄姜粉
¼ 茶匙辣椒粉
½ 茶匙小茴香粉
½ 茶匙九层塔
½ 茶匙牛至
½ 柠檬/酸柑

沙拉:
150克日本豆腐,切小块
1 鳄梨,切小块
1 茶匙芝麻
2 茶匙芝麻油
1 杯芥蓝/生菜 (或者您喜欢的青菜)
100克小番茄
生洋葱圈
青椒,切丝
½ 茶匙盐
1 茶匙柠檬汁

步骤:

1. 把烤箱预热270摄氏度。切甜薯成条状,圆形或您喜欢的形状。

2. 把甜薯条放在一大碗中,放入香料,然后撒上柠檬或酸柑汁。请确保它们均匀地沾上香料及柠檬汁。

3. 把沾好香料的甜薯条放在羊皮纸上。放入烤箱烘烤15分钟至浅褐色。您可用叉子来试吃甜薯条是否熟透。

4. 最后,搅拌所有沙拉材料,撒上柠檬汁。请慢用!=)

Chlorophyll Water

leaf-highChlorophyll is a green pigment found in plants and it supports the growth of plants by absorbing sunlight to synthesis food. The interesting fact about the chlorophyll is its molecular structure is similar to heme, a red pigment found in our blood and is the oxygen carrying portion of haemoglobin. Both haemoglobin and chlorophyll play a vital role in life processes. Haemoglobin is an iron-containing conjugated protein similar to chlorophyll, but the central atom of chlorophyll is magnesium instead of iron.

Chlorophyll improves the quality of red blood cells by increasing the number of your red blood cells and hence, result in better oxygen transportation and make you feel energetic.

On the other hand, studies showed that chlorophyll has healing properties, treating conditions ranging from respiratory tract infections to cancer lesions. Other research also showed that chlorophyll helps prevent inflammation due to its antioxidant content. It also helps in deodorizing for bad breath or body odor, and enhanced wound healing [1].

Another important fact about chlorophyll is, it is an effective agent for detoxification! It detoxify your liver and cleanses your digestive tract by removing putrefactive bacteria from the colon, and helps heal the mucosal lining of the gastrointestinal tract.

Last but not least, chlorophyll acts like a stored sunshine in our body, performing like vitamin D in regulating calcium. Therefore, for those people who always stay in indoor, such as office workers who receive least sunshine, will need more greens to help regulate calcium in our body [2].

Chlorophyllwater-250-highSo, are you ready to getting more sunshine into your body? Let’s “go-green”!

Gentle reminder:

For customers who taking our detox package, the chlorophyll water can be taken at any time and it can replace the plain water that we normally drink.

Reference:

1) Lisa Turner. Meals That Heal: A Nutraceutical Approach to Diet and Health. 1996. U.S. Healing Arts Press.

2) Paul Pitchford. Healing with Whole Foods: Asian Traditions and Modern Nutrition. 3rd ed. 2002. U.S.A. North Atlantic Books