Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Vegan Papaya Smoothie

     When our bodies age we have a more difficult time fighting free radicals.  Especially now when the majority of us are taking some kind of prescription medication.  And not to mention all the toxins that are in our bodies due to the toxic environment in which we live today.  Whether it be from that coffee you had this morning or that glass of wine last night.  Or that burger and fries with a coke.  Or what about that nice clean starched shirt from the cleaners.  Toxins are everywhere we turn.  That waxed apple you ate on your way to work.  Unfortunately, that apple has been sprayed then waxed so all that washing you do won't take those pesticides away.
     But how do we fight those free radicals?  We fight them with antioxidants.  And where is the best place to get antioxidants?  From fresh fruits and vegetable.  Only one problem.  The majority of fruits and vegetable we by at the supermarket are from huge mega farmers that plant in soils that have been taxed for all there minerals and nutrients years ago.  That means that the vegetables we eat today only contain a small portion of those antioxidants, minerals and vitamins.  The meat and fish we eat today
do not eat what they should be eating.  Cows should be eating grass and then we would get sufficient omega-3 from them but they aren't, so we don't.  The farmed fish eat corn and whatever else and they also do not contain the important omega-3.  Instead when we eat these farmed animals we obtain omega-6 instead of omega-3
     So the most important step you can do to solve this dilemma is to grow your own fruits and vegetables and raise your own farm animals or buy organic and local if possible.  And eat as much as you can according to the seasons.
     Do you know that most Americans will experience some symptoms of chronic disease in their lifetime.  These are the diseases that cost so many so much suffering and money.  For these chronic aliments and there symptoms, modern medicine has little to offer.  Sure they will cut you open and repair it for now.  Sure they will offer you a little wonder drug that you take the rest of your life.  But when they do those things they will not talk about the long term effects that these remedies have on your health.
     They fix the problem ( for now) but they don't fix the why.  The body has the natural ability to repair and heal itself.  And when if can't then there is a problem.  So when the body can't do this then the cells are not functioning properly or the chemical reaction needed is not occurring or the body lacks ingredients for this process to occur.
     Over time our bodies accumulate toxins and allows our bodies to produce more free radicals.  Because of our toxic bodies and consuming fewer antioxidants it is know wonder more and more people are becoming ill.
     Another factor to consider is a the bodies alkaline level.  A healthy human body prefers to have a higher PH level than acidic lever.  A more acidic body in unhealthy and makes it easier to become ill. But a lot of things we put in our bodies makes our bodies more acidic.  For example; alcohol, coffee, meat, chicken, processed foods, etc...  Fresh fruits and vegetables on the other hand helps balance that out.
      One of the best ways to start the day and to make sure my body is getting a sufficient amount of antioxidants to fight off free radicals is by having a fresh homemade smoothie every morning for breakfast.  This morning I made a papaya smoothy with the papaya seed included.  The seeds are good for fighting off intestinal parasites.  Try it you'll like it.
Lemons from our tree

Papaya Smoothie
by Jeff Harter
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Keywords: blender beverage breakfast dessert snack

Pump up your antioxidants with this outrageous smoothie. Papaya seed are good for cleaning out parasites in the intestines.
Ingredients (serves 2)
  • Juice of 2 medium oranges
  • 1 cup papaya peeled and chopped
  • 2 tbsp papaya seeds
  • 1 sliced banana
  • 1 sliced peach
  • 1 carrot peeled and chopped
  • 4 ice cubes
  • Throw it all in your blender and blend 2-3 minutes.
  • Enjoy!


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