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Whether you’ve just walked through the greatest year of your life, or are incredibly glad to see this one finally over, one truth still rings clear amidst it all. You are not alone. Not ever. We wish you happiness, prosperity, and health in 2019. Whenever you need us, we are here.
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Which is Better
Juicing or Blending?
by: TNT Lifestyle Coach

Does one offer more health benefits than the other? I get asked this all the time in our Juicing and Blending class. Well the answer is Juicing and smoothies both play an important role in any wellness program. We believe that both juicing and blending are very beneficial but in different ways.
Here is a short comparison that explains the differences between the two as well as some of the specific benefits of each.

Juicing
Juicing is a process which extracts water and nutrients from produce and discards the indigestible fiber. Without all the fiber, your digestive system doesn’t have to work as hard to break down the food and absorb the nutrients. In fact, it makes the nutrients more readily available to the body in much larger quantities than if you were to eat the fruits and vegetables whole.
This is especially helpful if you have a sensitive digestive system or illness that inhibits your body from processing fiber. The fiber in produce helps slow down the digestive process and provides a steady release of nutrients into the blood stream.
Freshly squeezed vegetable juices form part of most healing and detoxification programs because they are so nutrient rich and nourish and restore the body at a cellular level.
Diabetics - A word of caution:  When you remove the fiber from the produce, the liquid juice is absorbed into your blood stream quickly. Please do not juice fruits, this would cause a rapid spike in blood sugar and unstable blood sugar levels can lead to mood swings, energy loss, memory problems and more!
Smoothies/Blended mix with Fruits and Veggies
Unlike juices, smoothies consist of the entire fruit or vegetable, skin and all and contain all of the fiber from the vegetables. Please make sure you remove the seeds and core. However, the blending process breaks the fiber apart (which makes the fruit and vegetables easier to digest) but also helps create a slow, even release of nutrients into the blood stream and avoids blood sugar spikes. Smoothies tend to be more filling, because of the fiber, and generally faster to make than juice, so they can be great to drink first thing in the morning as your breakfast, or for snacks throughout the day. 
Rules between the Two
·        It’s best not to combine fruits and vegetables (unless it’s apple). This can affect how well your digestive enzymes function. 
·        This doesn’t seem to matter too much in green juices and smoothies, but vegetables like carrots, beetroots, broccoli and zucchini don’t combine well with fruit due to their high starch content. 
·        Starchy foods have to be eaten alone because starches are digested with enzymes different from those used for any other food group. Combining starchy foods with fruit may cause fermentation and gas.
·        Try to drink your juice or smoothie straight away. After 15 minutes, light and air will destroy much of the nutrients.  If you can’t drink it straight away, transfer to a dark airtight container until you’re ready.
Which one to Buy
·        To get the most benefit from your juices and smoothies, it’s important to use the right equipment Invest in a good-quality juicer.
·        Cheaper, centrifugal juicers introduce heat and oxygen and destroy the enzymes and nutrients in your fruits and vegetables.
·        While it may cost you a bit more initially, a premium cold-press juicer will produce a superior-quality juice and allow you to extract more from your fruit and vegetables, saving expense in the long-term. I like the Omega brand.
The same goes for a blender. You want a blender that is gentle on your produce and doesn’t heat up the enzymes as it’s pulling apart the fibers. Big fan of the nutribullet.
If you have questions on what to buy you can contact us or look at reviews online.
From your
Mindset Coach








Connectedness
Holidays have come and gone but the relationships remain. During the holidays we make extra time to love on our family and friends. After the holidays, these feelings should continue to be fostered. Sadness and loneliness can set in after the holidays. Don’t let these feelings take over! Schedule time to see family and friends. Encourage the connectedness that we feed during the holidays. Studies have proven that connectedness to others promotes health and protects against disease. While we feed our bodies we need to continue to feed our souls with love and relationships. Make phone calls, send notes, meet for lunch, make connections!
From your
Lifestyle Coach

Juice Ingredients:
·4 stalks of celery
·1 Cucumber
·1 apple, cored and peeled

Drink cucumber or celery juice as a source of beneficial copper. Like many essential minerals, copper benefits your health by activating enzymes in your cells. ... Consuming copper also helps your red blood cells function, and a diet rich in both copper and iron prevents anemia.
 
Apples are high in Vitamins and minerals, and are a good source of pectin and antioxidants.
 
Remember – Juice does not store well and can build bacteria so you do want to drink it right away or store in a dark container for 24 hours refrigerated.
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NEW ON THE FLY CLASSES IN JANUARY:
New Core Restore Class
Learn to strengthen your body to achieve balance and alignment, eliminate aches and pains while preventing bone loss. Restore your core to feel energized all day long. You must be able to safely get up and down from the floor to attend the class. The class is held in our TNT Training Room.
Dates in January: 10th, 16th, 23rd, and 30th. S
New Walk and Talk Class
Join Shannon, our Mindset Coach, for a short walk session in January. The class will meet at the Lady Lake Soccer Fields - located behind our building.
Dates in January: 8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th.
• 01/08/19 10:30am Walk and Talk (At Lady Lake Soccer Fields)
Come join a short walk session with the Mindset Coach. Please meet at the Lady Lake soccer fields, 230 Rolling Acres Road in the parking lot to the far left. 
• 01/09/19 10:00am Chair/Floor Stretch (in Training Room)
Chair stretching is designed for beginners who would like to begin to promote their increased blood circulation. Stretching helps to reduce your stress levels. Do it safely from a seated position and intensify the stretch as needed. 
• 01/10/19 1:30pm Quick Stress Relief
Whether you have a lot of time or a little time, stress relief should be squeezed into your day. Don’t let stress get the best of you. Learn quick and easy ways to de-stress. Make stress relief fit into your day by finding creative choices that work for you.
• 01/15/19 10:00am Walk and Talk (At Lady Lake Soccer Fields)
• 01/16/19 1:00pm Core Restore (in Training Room)
Learn to strengthen your body to achieve balance and alignment. Eliminate aches and pains while preventing bone loss. Restore your core to feel energized all day long. *You must be able to safely get up and down from the floor to attend this class.
• 01/17/19 8:30am Chair Stretch (in Training Room)
• 01/22/19 10:00am Walk and Talk (At Lady Lake Soccer Fields)
• 01/22/19 11:00am Mineral Testing
Why are minerals important in the diet. What foods can minerals be found in? What disease states are affected by minerals? How can we replenish depleted minerals. Take the test and find out where you stand.
• 01/23/19 10:00am Core Restore (in Training Room)
• 01/24/19 10:00am Just for Moms
Feeling stressed and overwhelmed? Feel like you don’t have a moment to yourself? Looking for a place to find support and new ideas to share? Join Just for Moms to decompress and show support for the super moms of TNT.
• 01/29/19 10:00am Walk and Talk (At Lady Lake Soccer Fields)
• 01/30/19 11:00am Core Restore (in Training Room)
• 01/31/19 10:00am Just for Moms
For a detailed description of monthly classes please visit our website
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