Get your day off to a good start with healthy habits from the moment you wake up, starting your morning off with a healthy choice can prompt you to continue making the right food choices throughout the day.
Putting fresh fruits and veggies into your system will help you stay energized and avoid spiking your blood sugar levels. There are so many benefits to starting your day with a fresh juice:
Our bodies are able to absorb more of the nutrients from the fruits and vegetables that are juiced as the gut doesn’t need to digest all the fibre.
Juicing helps a lot with increasing your vegetable and fruit intake in the day as you are drinking in all the nutrients rather then having to eat them. A rule with most juices should be 80% vegetables and 20% fruit to minimize the amount of fructose.
Juicing also allows you to consume a wider range of vegetables, thus giving your body an increase in the amount of nutrients it receives on a daily basis.
Juicing helps feed the good bacteria in our gut. Keeping your gut healthy is so important. A third of our immune system is located in our digestive tract and vegetables are the best source of probiotics that increase the good bacteria in the gut.
Juicing can help fight cancer as well as help to reduce high cholesterol.
Juicing helps detoxify our bodies and lowers blood sugar levels.
One of my favorite benefits of juicing is that it is great for your skin. What we put in our bodies is so important as it has a huge impact on our skin. By juicing fruits and vegetables, our bodies are able to absorb more nutrients from green vegetables that are vital to improving skin health.
Now that we have gone through some of the benefits of juicing, lets go through the benefits of the ingredients in the antioxidant green juice.
There are many reasons green apples are great for our bodies as they are full of antioxidants and a rich in vitamin C. Consuming green apples on an empty stomach is great as the antioxidants fight off free radicals which cause damage to our cells.
Green apples can assist with weight loss
Regulates blood glucose
Healthy for your teeth
Celery is an excellent source of antioxidants and is packed with beneficial enzymes
Helps lower high cholesterol
Lowers inflammation by using the antioxidants and polysaccharides that are known as anti-inflammatory’s. Anti-inflammatory’s are useful in treating all sorts of issues from joint pain, gout, kidney and liver disorders, skin problems and IBS (irritable bowel syndrome)
Celery produces a special type of ethanol extract that is great for protecting and lining the digestive tract from ulcers.
Protects liver health
Boots digestion and reduces bloating
Contains anti-microbial properties that fight infections
Celery helps prevent urinary tract infections.
Broccoli is a great source of Vitamin K and C, as well as folic acid. Vitamin C is so important for building collagen which helps form the body’s tissue and bone and helps to heal wounds.
Broccoli is also full of potassium and fiber.
An interesting benefit of cabbage is that it is beneficial for the brain and treating neural disorders such as Alzheimer’s.
Cabbage has many nutrients such as vitamin E which helps keep our skin, eyes and hair healthy.
The calcium, magnesium and potassium in cabbage is great for our bodies.
Time: 5 Minutes
4 Green apples
4 celery sticks
1 handful of broccoli
1 handful of cabbage
Insert all the ingredients into a juicer and juice all the goodness together.
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