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Make it easy to get healthy with this delicious immune-boosting smoothie with essential soluble fiber, vitamins and minerals, which help stimulate digestion, provides anti-cancer properties and helps lower bad cholesterol. Let’s Go Red …

1 x red capsicum
Small bunch of red grapes
1 x serving of red cabbage
1 x tin whole or chopped tomatoes
handful red sultanas
1 red apple
Quarter of one small raw beetroot
Coconut water for desired thickness and taste
Recipe:
Beetroots contain valuable nutrients that may help lower your blood pressure, fight cancer and inflammation, boost your stamina and support detoxification. They do
Understanding the benefits:
Red cabbage is known for its strong concentration of antioxidants that can enhance the health of the immune system. Raw shredded cabbage is also an ideal addition to salads because it not only looks and tastes good, but one cup only contains 22 calories, so a great choice for weight loss and weight maintenance.
have the highest sugar content of all vegetables, so eat in moderation.
Red capsicum are rich in vitamins and can suppliment your diet with essential minerals and antioxidants. If you are trying to loose weight without sacrificing nutrition, red capsicum can be beneficial, with each medium pepper providing 1.18 grams of protein, 2.5 grams of fiber and 5 grams of natural sugar yet only 37 calories. They can contribute flavor to a variety of foods without adding an abundance of calories, fat or cholesterol.
Grapes are regarded in many cultures as ‘the queen of fruits’. These tiny berries are the storehouse of polyphenolic phytochemical compound ‘resveratrol’, which is one of the powerful anti-oxidants found to play a protective role against cancers of colon and prostate, coronary heart disease.
Continued research also found that resveratrol works on the body in two ways to significantly assist with weight loss efforts. It dramatically reduces cells’ ability to store fat by about 130 % and amazingly also causesThe great tomatoe is popular with many and is filled with nutrients and antioxidants that help combat several diseases as well as keeping our health in good shape.
According to studies, tomatoes contain large amounts of the antioxidant lycopene, which is effective in lowering the risk of cancer, especially lung, stomach and prostrate cancers.
The vitamin A present in tomatoes also helps to improve your eyesight as well as prevent night-blindness and macular degeneration and with only 18 calories per 100 grams, they are ideal for managing weight.
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Mehdi Jaffari’s Healthy Shake Recipe

Mehdi Jaffari’s Healthy Shake recipe                                              

For optimal health and beneficial ingredients to help fight cancer.

Raw foods are valuable when blended together as a natural “Green Shake”.

Take one glass three times daily.

Quantity and measurements can be varied to taste

When taken as part of a balanced diet, can assist in weight loss.

Healthy Shake Recipe

1 x medium sized green and red capsicum

Handfull (half cup) of Sultanas

Small bunch of Coriander

2 sticks of Celery

1 Avocado

Juice of half a Lemon or Lime

2 teaspoons Spirulina Powder

1 can of Coconut Water

1 Apple

2 Kiwi fruits

Beneficial ingredients incorporated in cooked meals:

Garlic

Ginger

1 tsp Cumin powder

1 tsp Turmeric

Mint Leaves (to taste)

Red onions

Healthy Breakfast Ideas:

Rock melon and water melon accompanied with 1 glass of healthy shake.

Cooked natural porridge oats. After cooking, stir in 2 dessert spoons of Chia Seeds and 1 dessert spoon of “Manukau plus 10” Honey.

Tips:

· It’s beneficial to try and eat up to three cloves of raw garlic during lunch or dinner

· Chewing on a handful of fresh parsley and fresh mint afterwards will help neutralize the aftertaste in   the mouth

· Eat a good selection of fruits, veggies and salad throughout the week

· Fish and white meat (no pork) Limit red meat intake

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