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National Green Juice Day!

Today we celebrate a drink that has grown popularity, especially for dieters.  This day is observed annually on January 26th.

Green juice has been a popular green drink craze for dieters and health-conscious watching their health.  During the beginning of the year, almost everyone thinks of going on a diet or changing the way they eat for health purposes or just losing weight, and the most people think of whipping up some green smoothie or green juice when they don’t have time and are always on the go.

Green Juice had been popular when DoctorOZ featured it on his show and made everyone started consuming green juice.  Yes, green juice is a healthy drink if you don’t overload it with fruits or sugar and use the right ingredients to make a healthy juice that gives you all the benefits.

Nowadays, there are a variety of healthy drinks in the market like fruit juice, vegetable juice, and one of them is Green Juice.  But sometimes going the easy route and buying the premade Green Juice drinks in the market is not really a good idea because they have preservatives and are loaded with sugar.  Always remember if you are going the easy way to read the labels.

I love drinking my version of Green Juice which is made of Kale, or Spinach, half of a lemon, a stalk of celery when available, and some coconut water.  I used to put some fruit on my green juice but I started eliminating some fruits since it is loaded with carbs that can spike your insulin.

So, today, celebrate this day by making yourself some green juice.  If you don’t have any idea where to start, there are many recipes on the internet that you can follow, just avoid the green juice that is loaded with too many fruits and enjoy it.

1788 Australia Day

On January 26, 1788, Captain Arthur Phillip guides a fleet of 11 British ships carrying convicts to the colony of New South Wales, effectively founding Australia. After overcoming a period of hardship, the fledgling colony began to celebrate the anniversary of this date with great fanfare.

Australia, once known as New South Wales, was originally planned as a penal colony. In October 1786, the British government appointed Arthur Phillip captain of the HMS Sirius and commissioned him to establish an agricultural work camp there for British convicts. With little idea of what he could expect from the mysterious and distant land, Phillip had great difficulty assembling the fleet that was to make the journey. His requests for more experienced farmers to assist the penal colony were repeatedly denied, and he was both poorly funded and outfitted. Nonetheless, accompanied by a small contingent of Marines and other officers, Phillip led his 1,000-strong party, of whom more than 700 were convicts, around Africa to the eastern side of Australia. In all, the voyage lasted eight months, claiming the deaths of some 30 men.

(excerpted from https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/australia-day)