Green drinks are all the rage these days. All the beautiful, cool, successful folks are uploading photos and recipes to their social streams. And I’m one of them; converted and utterly convinced about this magic elixir. Green juice is beneficial to our existence. If you add some beets to your carrot juice, you can also take in hearty doses of betalains, which raises your body’s detoxification enzymes. This helps your body process out even more manmade chemicals which without detoxification methods can be hard to remove. Beet juice in large quantities has also been known to break down cancers and tumors.
Green Juice Provides us with Enzymes
Enzymes’ that we need to cleanse, detoxify and renew at a cellular level. Enzymes are also needed to digest food. We cannot have amazing health without enzymes. Cooking and processing of any type destroys all enzymes, so raw food, especially greens, is absolutely essential to maintain healthy enzyme levels. A daily green juice is a sure way to maintain enzyme levels.
Toxins are all around us. There’s no doubt to that, and not just from the most obvious sources like car exhaust fumes, chemical waste and pesticides. We’re living in a society that surrounds us with toxins and carcinogens. They’re in our homes, furniture, appliances, and even the foods we eat. Even the very carpets you walk on are emitting toxins your body absorbs. There is much evidence to show that the accumulation and interaction of toxins can cause a whole range of illness. Fresh green organic vegetable juice can support your kidney’s overloaded detoxification systems, especially when used as part of a regular juice cleanse/fast.
Processing and cooking foods is shown to reduce their nutrient content quite remarkably. Michael T Murray points out in his book The Complete Book of Juicing that “leafy vegetables will lose up to 87% of their vitamin C content” when cooked! Juicing allows you to retain the maximum nutrition within each vegetable and consume enough of them at one time to gain optimum nutritional benefits, which may otherwise may prove difficult in today’s busy lifestyle.
The antioxidant properties of fresh vegetable juice is thought to combat the damage to our bodies caused by the natural ageing process and also provide protection against degenerative diseases such as cancer, arthritis, heart disease and Alzheimer’s.
Delicious Green Juice Recipe:
2 Sticks of Celery, Handful of Spinach, ½ Cucumber, 1 large apple or 2 small apples