Showing posts from July, 2017

Why I choose Juice Plus over and over again!

I was introduced to Juice Plus+ at a time when I was set in my ways with another product. I was in a rut and the other product was feeling more like an obligation than something I enjoyed and wanted to share. A dear friend reached out to me about Juice Plus+ and I didn't want any part of it. Being relentless, she sent me samples of the capsules, chewables, and shakes anyway. Grrr.

What I didn't know at the time is that Juice Plus+ was founded over 40 years ago and is *the* most researched nutritional supplement out there. Over 30 research studies in hospitals and universities around the world have shown the benefits of adding Juice Plus+ to your daily routine. More than 20 prestigious medical and scientific journals have published studies on Juice Plus+. So basically, JP isn't a fad, a scam, or a fly-by-night company.

Let's start with the shakes. I had been using a crazy-expensive shake that boasted exotic ingredients, sourced from all over the world. Seriously, the i…

Judge not, lest ye miss out on hidden beauty.

I bought some bok choy the other day. It was a typical bok choy, pretty unremarkable. I's leaves were a lovely shade of green and all, but still...bok choy is bok choy... am I right? I love leafy greens and buy them often. They're so good for you and add a lot of nutrients to your diet! Because they're such a staple, I rarely look at them other than to make sure they're not witly or buggy. I never thought to take a picture of it, so here's a random online photo.

Being a cruciferous, leafy green veggie, you know it has all kinds of vitamins and minerals. In fact, bok choy is very high in Vitamins A, C, K, and folate, and minerals like calcium, manganese, and iron. We also get some fiber and protein, as well as a bit of magnesium, zinc, and copper. It has a mild flavor so it's great raw or steamed. It lends well to soups, salads, stir-fries, and even smoothies! The entire stalk is edible so there's less waste and it's also not expensive in most s…

Do you have time to exercise?

"I just don't have time!" This is probably the Number 1 reason people have for not exercising. I know it was one of my top two. It sounds like a valid argument, too. I mean, once you've explained to someone how much you are expected to squeeze into the already-not-enough hours in a day, how could they tell you to do more, right?!?
If you're like me, you're busy more than you're not. When I was a single mom, I spent a long time, working long hours (sometimes at two jobs). When my kids were with me, I spent every moment that I wasn't working or commuting with them. When they were with their dad, I worked even longer hours, ran my errands, did my shopping and house hunting, and basically kept myself as busy as possible to try and not feel my kids' absence.
I've had people tell me that with a full time job, being a full time student, and having a full time family, they enjoy an hour-long workout every morning. 

Just kidding! I know that some pe…