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Power Up with Real Juice – 5 Super Juicy Recipes

A real healthy juice mix is not just a glass chock full of nutrition – they’re a burst of flavor, they are easy and fun to make. They’re also as close as you can get to a successful science experiment, and quite often, they taste as good as they look. And Smoothies are a great all year round healthy pick me up meal. Some people even claim that making a juice or smoothie has therapeutic qualities! Maybe!

Well, if you agree, then here are our 5 super juicy recipes we found for you to try for the next 5 days. They’re simple to prepare because all you need is a blender and a glass, and the ingredients, of course! Here we go.

1. Avocado Coconut Smoothie

For the avocado lovers we recommend this creamy and tropical brew of avocado, coconut and flax oil to fuel your body with good fat, which is essential for good eyesight, glowing skin, and to pump vitamins around your body. Throw a banana in and you’ll increase the yummy factor and will pretty much turn this smoothie into a healthy sweet pudding. (more…)

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The Best Foods to Eat During Your Period

You’re not alone if your diet gets seriously derailed in the days leading up to and during your period. That time of the month–particularly for those coping with premenstrual syndrome (PMS)–can cause us to indulge in some seriously unhealthy cravings (French fries and ice cream for dinner, anyone?).

If you’re in that boat, don’t despair. There’s a scientific reason women jones for junk food in the days preceding and during that time of the month. Estrogen, testosterone and progesterone–the main reproductive hormones–plummet in the days leading up to your period and remain low for the first few days of it, according to gynecologist Rebecca Booth, M.D., author of “The Venus Week: Discover the Powerful Secret of Your Cycle…at Any Age

“This sharp decline in hormones results in falling levels of mood-supporting brain chemicals such as serotonin and dopamine, causing cravings for foods that elevate them, like chocolate (dopamine) and starchy foods (serotonin),” explains Dr. Booth. (more…)

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