Loving the taste of celery juice as much as the benefits!

by Renee Lindstrom, GCFP – Living in Natures Love Lifestyles @insideawareness.com

Celery Juice using 2 stalks – around 4 calories and 1 gram of carbs

After ignoring an inner voice nagging to add celery juice to my morning routine I have finally listened to it.  It became so incident I couldn’t walk through the veggie department and have clarity.  This demanding voice finally broke through my resistance and boy am I happy I did.  I discovered I love the taste of it.  Never a fan of eating it as a snack food or table veggie, now I  am shocked to find I love it.  It is easily added to juicing in the morning before juicing wheat grass so for me, there is no extra clean up.  I have noticed that my stomach feels satisfied after drinking it leaving me less hungry during the day.  An added bonus –  my skin feels like it is glowing after drinking it.  I am definitely smiling more too.

Celery hasn’t had much independent scientific study yet this veggie contains high doses of vitamins, minerals and phytochemicals that do have proven health benefits.  The true indicator is ones own experience while exploring this veggies for possible personal benefits.  These following ingredients are why I am celebrating celery juice as I would much rather consume my vitamins from living foods versus buying them in a plastic bottle.

  • protein
  • carbs
  • fiber
  • sugars
  •  fat
  • calcium
  • magnesium
  • potassium
  • manganese
  • vitamin K
    • aids in blood clotting and promotes bone health
  • vitamin C
    • fight inflammation, free radicals and infections
    • supports immune function and tissue repair
    • help protect against gout, heart disease and other disorders with an inflammatory component
  • folate
  • vitamin A
  • vitamin E
    • protects the skin from free radicals, inflammation and UV-induced damage
  • beta-carotene
  • lutein
    • potent antioxidant, has anti-inflammatory properties and supports eye health
    • it may protect against cataracts, age-related macular degeneration and oxidative-based eye diseases
  • zeaxanthin
  • antioxidants; ferulic acid, p-coumaric acid and kaempferol
  • flavonoids, limonene, caffeic acid and alkaloids
    • may lower the risk of heart and liver diseases, prevent inflammation and boost antioxidant levels in the bloodstream
  • Apigenin
    • has been linked to a lower risk of cancer, arthritis and neurodegenerative diseases According to a December 2016 research paper featured in the International Journal of Food Properties, this flavonoid may protect against autoimmune disorders, liver toxicity, inflammation and cardiovascular problems.

I don’t think I would use an electric juicer or blender to juice celery.  I find my hand juicer does a fast and efficient job and it is also to clean.  I have integrated a morning routine of hand juicing that I may expand over the next few seasons to other time during the day.  We will see how time bends for me on this front.  Energy is going up by the day so that wouldn’t be the reason for not doing it.

I could not find a hand juicer locally at any kitchen or hardware store when I was searching for one so I will add a link to a wheat grass juicer that is similar to the one I am using and love.

Celery is a Green Heart Chakra Food


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Traditional uses and properties of foods are for educational purposes only.  This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.  Every attempt has been made for accuracy, but none is guaranteed. Any serious health concerns you should always check with your health care practitioner before self-administering.


Copyright 2014 – 2019  Living in Nature’s Love by Renee Lindstrom, GCFP,
Feldenkrais® Practitioner since 2007, Communication & Empathy Coach since 2004, Art of Placement  since 2000

 

 

Colour Spectrum Diet: Rejuvenating Chakra Centers with Food

by Renee Lindstrom, GCFP – Living in Natures Love Lifestyles @insideawareness.com

Earlier posts shared how coloured water and flower essences could stimulate  ones Chakra Energy Centers.  The focus of this post is on  how diet can nourish and rejuvenate these Energy Centers.   Eating foods that align with each one  the 7 Chakras can be a mood enhancer increasing ones sense of self-esteem and empowerment.  They each  vibrate at a different frequency rate and each has their own focus of human function and awareness.  Nutrition increases their vibrancy.  

Foods that nourish the Chakras are as follows:

The Crown Chakra  – Purple, White, Gold Food Spectrum

  • Air – Fasting

Fasting and drinking water recharges this Chakra.  When it is balanced it enhances ones strength and power.  If ones is defeated this energy center may be under-active, over-active or blocked.  The focus of this Chakra is at the end of the day in the evening.  It benefits from a period of fasting even with only a lengthy break between evening meals and the breakfast the following morning.

The Brow Chakra – Deep Blue & Purple Food Spectrum

  • Brain – Boosting Foods

This Chakra benefits from eating food that are deeper blue and purple.  Eating lightly and including healthy fats and oils in ones diet supports recharging this Chakra and calming your energy to transform feelings of frustration and anger into peacefulness.  This Chakra is important to focus attention upon when one is unable to forgive.

The Throat Chakra Light Blue Food Spectrum

  • Breathing – slowing down while you eat

This Chakra helps one to speak honestly and listen with empathy.  It supports reducing anxiety and helps to tonify ones kidneys. Lighter blue pigment foods represent this Chakra.

The Heart Chakra Green Food Spectrum

  • Intention – how you are cooking your food

The green foods of the Heart Chakra contain live enzymes, oxygen and chlorophyll.  These foods are rejuvenating and help to increase low vital energy levels and reduce stress.  If one is experiencing adrenal fatigue this Chakra is one to pay attention to.

The Solar Plexus Chakra  – Yellow Food Spectrum

  • Digestion –  Digestive Aids

The yellow, white and gold foods of the Solar Plexus are mood enhancers for those experiencing depression, are sad or emotional.  This Chakra represents joy!

The Sacral Chakra – Orange Food Spectrum

  • Warm, Nurturing, & Sensual Foods – Creativity

This Chakra reflects creativity and reflects comfort foods to increase confidence and self-worth.  Low on confidence? Telling yourself you are unworthy of love? or doubting your choices?   Focus on Mom’s comfort foods like casseroles and soups or warming teas.

The Root Chakra  – Red Food Spectrum

  • Hot and Spicy

This is the first meal of the day and the most important for stimulating one’s elimination process, boosting one’s energy levels, and body temperature.  If you are run down, fatigued, burnt out, lazy or lethargic begin your day with fresh fruits, root veggies and some spicy heat.


Colour Spectrum Diet Plan Choices

Two ways for cleansing, rejuvenating and learning more about your Chakras are either through  following a daily colour eating plan or to follow a  longer regime that has a focus on one colour for a longer period.  In the second choice it would be in stages of staying with one chakra colour for an extended period.   Each of these plans start with the lower frequency colour of red and move up the spectrum to violet which has a higher frequency vibration.

  1.  Daily Chakra Colour Spectrum Eating Plan – Integration 

The daily plan for following a Chakra led diet would be to organize your food to correspond with colours at certain times of day starting with red, orange and yellow foods in the morning hours, yellow, green and blue at mid-day and blue, purple, white and gold foods in the evening.  In this plan yellow is the bridge between morning and mid-day foods, and blue is the bridge between mid-day and evening foods.

A daily food plan is a great introduction to a coloured diet regime and it can be an easier way for one to integrate into their lifestyle while enjoying immediate results of increased energy, enhanced moods and a bonus of loosing weight simply by eating for the body.

2.  A Deeper Chakra Colour Spectrum Cleansing Diet – Experience

One can begin with checking in with ones intuition to make a choice of staying with each colour of food for an extended equal period.  This could be 1 to 7 days.  This pattern of eating would be one way of connecting with the frequencies of ones chakras in a deeper way beginning with the lower frequency of red.  Each stage on the Chakra Cleaning Diet would focus on an individual colour as follows:

  • First stage – Red Foods
  • Second – Orange Foods
  • Third – Yellow Foods
  • Fourth –  Green Foods
  • Fifth – Light Blue Foods
  • Sixth – Deeper Blue and Purple Foods
  • Seventh – Violet Foods

Committing to an extended stage of eating with a system of each colour starting with the lower frequency can give one a greater experience of the Chakras and the colours characteristics.  It would be an integrative experience and is a diet for body, mind, emotion and spirit.

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by Renee Lindstrom

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Copyright 2014 – 2018  Living in Nature’s Love by Renee Lindstrom, GCFP,
Feldenkrais® Practitioner since 2007, Communication & Empathy Coach since 2004, Art of Placement  since 2000