Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Juice Up You Life 101: Orange Juice

Orange-pineapple juice

Orange is a perfect match of pineapple juice. The sweetness of pineapples and the sour-sweet zest of oranges blend well to make a refreshing drink. Each juice is equally good when drink pure. But if you want a variation of your daily orange juice, you may add pineapple juice. I usually drink this juice 3 hours after a heavy meal.

photos taken from google image

The enzymes from pineapples help digest food. If you need to boost your daily fiber intake, it is best eaten raw. I tried grilled pineapple and it tasted so good.
grilled pineapple... yummy!

Pineapples contain vitamins A, C, calcium, phosphorus, trace minerals and carbohydrates. It contains the enzyme bromelain, that helps digest proteins and prevents blood clot. A perfect juice for meat eaters and people who has high blood pressures. However, because it is acidic, I recommend to not drink this juice with an empty stomach.

Oranges aside from its Vitamin C source, they provide vitamin A, calcium, phosphorus, potassium and flavanoids. It has antioxidant that helps boost our immune system.

Make this juice a 3 hours after meal habit. Do not drink it right after eating meal though, to avoid putrefaction.


Level Up

Did I tell you guys that I changed my Nikon D60 camera to Nikon D90? Yes I did. After I found out that D90 has better features, I decided to let go my D60.
photo from google image

I'm glad I bought it. There is joy in taking photos that I never thought there was before. It is very rewarding, I must say. :-) I am way far from being pro, but I would like to share some of my photos anyway. Everything is unedited. I still have to learn how to edit photos at this point. :-p So guys, please leave a comment of how to improve each shot - composition, exposure, everything :-) Thank you. :-)

settings: ISO 800, 50mm, aperture f/5.6, speed 1/400

I decided to take photos this morning, but it drizzled. My heart sank. Then I remembered I've read somewhere that it is nice to take photos of leaves after a rain. So I tried that shot above.  

Orang hue
                                                    settings: ISO 800, 92mm, aperture f5.6, speed 1/400
I was practicing how to achieve a good depth of field. I was surprised how subtle the rays of the sun against the orange hue of the bougainvillea flower. 

Yellow Orchid
settings: ISO 800, 92mm, f/5.6, 1/500

Another tweaking to achieve good bokeh. I love the yellow color of this flower.

Pink Bougainvillea
settings: iso 800, 105 mm, f/5.6, 1/1600
Pink bougainvillea this time...
Soothing Green
                                                    settings: ISO 800, 52 mm, f/5.6, 1/400                                                         

I found the green leaves soothing to my eyes. 

Nothing magnifico to these photos. I am still learning guys. It would be of great help if you leave a comment on how to improve my shots. Thank you very much :-)

happy mood! :-)

Juice Up Your Life 101: Green Juice

Green juice is one of my favorite juices to drink. I usually have this juice for lunch. Aside from its distinct taste and colorful hue, it's super rich in antioxidants, phytonutrients and minerals as well as vitamins that help our body fight diseases. Two glasses of green juice is made up of 2 big jicama (singkamas), 2 green bell pepper, 2 cucumber, 4 leaves green lettuce, a pinch of basil, and a pinch of parsley. If you find the taste unacceptable, titer your juice with jicama until you achieved the taste that you like. Into this juice, you may add whatever green vegetables you have in the house such as brocolli, malunggay, kangkong, spinach, wheat grass, kamote leaves. Fresh buko juice blends well with green juice too. If you can find spirulina powder, you may add 2 tablespoon of it. 

Go green for your afternoon delight? Yes!