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Detox Juicing Recipes for Better Health

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We absolutely love how juicing truly impacts people for the better at Best Juicing Recipe! So, when we came across this post about juice cleanses from Gaby Dalkin (What’s Gaby Cooking) we had to share it with you.

Here are some of Gaby’s thoughts on how to prepare for a juice cleanse:

I usually juice for about 5-6 days. 2 years ago when I first started, it was a 3 day juice cleanse. Which really means 9 days… because there is a 3 day pre cleanse and 3 day post cleanse schedule that I follow. That means, in the 3 days leading up to the cleanse, I cut out basically everything except fruits and veggies. I eat lots of loaded salads with different veggies, drink boat loads of tea, and obscene amounts of water to prepare myself.

So once I’ve got the 3 days of pre-cleansing under my belt, it’s time to hop into the juicing stage.

Some great thoughts for anyone considering this difficult, but rewarding endeavor. Now to the great detox juicing recipes that Gaby created!

The Juice Cleanse Recipes

GREEN JUICE

Green Juice
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  • 3 leaves kale, stem removed, roughly chopped
  • 1 handful spinach leaves, roughly chopped
  • 1 cup chopped romaine lettuce
  • 1 bunch parsley, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 English cucumber
  • 2 sticks celery, roughly chopped
  • 1 apple, halved and seeds removed
  • 1 inch piece fresh ginger
  • 1 lemon, rind removed

There are many benefits of juicing greens – check out our posts about the benefits of juicing parsley and spinach. You’ve got to include vegetable juicing recipes like this one to cleanse your system of toxins!

RED JUICE

Red Juice
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  • 1 apple, quartered
  • 2 red beets, quartered
  • 3 large carrots
  • 1 orange, rind removed
  • 1 (1-inch) piece of ginger
  • 1 handful spinach

The beets and carrots in this juicing recipe are great for cleansing the liver, enhancing eye health, and protect against cardiac disease.

ORANGE JUICE

Orange Juice
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  • 9 carrots
  • 1 orange, rind removed
  • 1 apple, quartered
  • 1 slice pineapple, skin removed
  • 1/2 of a lemon
  • 1 inch turmeric root

Many people don’t know what turmeric roots is, which is a problem! This root veggie is one of the best ingredients in recipes for juicing to cleanse your liver.

STRAWBERRY ALMOND MILK

Strawberry Almond Milk
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  • 1/2 cup raw, unsalted almonds
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/2 tablespoon Agave Nectar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
  • 1/2 vanilla bean, seeds removed
  • 3 strawberries, tops removed

This is a healthy juicing recipe that will flat out knock your socks off with how great it tastes!

Source: http://whatsgabycooking.com/juice-cleanse-2/#.UqtDRI0xKk8

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Benefits of Apple in Recipes for Juicing

Benefits of Apple in Recipes for Juicing
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“An apple a day keeps the doctor away.”

This saying isn’t always the case, but there is some truth to it! Adding apples to your recipes for juicing can be one of the best ways to keep your body healthy and your juices tasty. Continue with us on our journey into some of the benefits of juicing apples.

Reduce Cholesterol Levels
Many of the benefits adding apples to your juicing recipes is based on the fruit’s high fiber content. Apples are loaded with soluble fiber called pectin, which helps you lower cholesterol levels by binding to fats in your intestines.

Detoxification
Perhaps the greatest benefit of apples is how they help your liver cleanse your body of harmful toxins. Apple therefore makes a great fruit addition to any detox juicing recipes you find or come up with.

Aids in Weight Loss
Apples are the perfect fruit for any juicing recipes for weight loss because of their high fiber content. The fiber keeps you feeling full much longer, helping you consume fewer calories overall.

Aids Digestion
The high fiber levels help your stomach and intestines process food at a more normalized pace. Apples can help you with either constipation or diarrhea by softening stool or absorbing excess water slow your bowels down.

If you’re interested in learning some more benefits of apples, then check out this helpful article from Best Health Mag.

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Source: http://www.besthealthmag.ca/eat-well/nutrition/15-health-benefits-of-eating-apples

The Benefits of Cucumber in Juicing Recipes

Cucumbers great for juicing recipes
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We pick back up on our journey through the benefits of juicing various fruits and veggies today with the cucumber. I always grew up thinking cucumber was a veggie, much like tomatoes, but it’s technically a fruit! This cylindrical vine fruit is a great addition to many great juicing recipes, so let’s take a look at why.

The Benefits of Cucumber

Loaded with Vitamin K
Adding cucumber to your recipes for juicing at home is great for getting Vitamin K, which is essential for the development of strong bones. In addition, Vitamin K nourishes your kidneys and acts as a blood coagulant which helps prevent lots of blood loss due to injury or in surgery.

Heart Health
Cucumbers contain sterols, which some studies show may help your heart by reducing bad cholesterol levels. That makes cucumbers an important ingredient in heart healthy juicing recipes!

Brain Health
According to Louise Tremblay, Cucumber juice also provides a source of copper, which helps your body produce  neurotransmitters, the family of chemicals your brain cells need to communicate. I wouldn’t be able to write this post without these important neurotransmitters!

In addition, cucumbers make great additions to juicing recipes for weight loss because of the high water volume and low caloric value.

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Source for insights: http://healthyeating.sfgate.com/benefits-cucumber-juice-6930.html

Fennel Juice for this Fall

Fennel Juicing for Fall
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One ingredient you should consider including in any of your Autumn juicing recipes is fennel. This bulb vegetable, similar to celery and onion, has many great health benefits. Here is a great post about some of the benefits of juicing fennel from Marley Braun, Founder of Beauty Brains & Braun Nutrition, LLC.

Providing flavors of licorice and anise, with a texture similar to celery, fennel is an excellent source of vitamin C, dietary fiber, potassium, manganese and folate. Fennel also contains a potent phytochemical called anethole, which has been found to inhibit cell signaling responsible for inflammation and carcinogenesis (1). Not only is fennel good for reducing inflammation and preventing cancer, but it has also been used for centuries to ease digestion (2).

Fennel is great for many vegetable juicing recipes, but also pairs well with fruits such as pear, apple, cucumber and watermelon. Try this recipe for juicing at home that includes some of these fruits and fennel!

Fennel Juice Recipe

1 Fennel Bulb
1 Cucumber
3 Celery Stalks
3 cups Spinach

Source: http://www.rebootwithjoe.com/spinach-fennel-cucumber/

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The Benefits of Grapefruit in Juicing Recipes

Follow us on our journey into the benefits of juicing various fruits and veggies today with the grapefruit, also known as “the forbidden fruit! Grapefruits are bittersweet in flavor, a taste that is definitely needs to be acquired for most, and loaded in nutrients. Learn more below!

The Health Benefits of Juicing Grapefruit

grapefruit benefits in juicing recipes
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1. Helps with Weight Loss
Grapefruit are known for having a low glycemic index, which enables your body’s metabolism to burn fat more easily. This amazing quality makes grapefruit an excellent candidate for any juicing recipes for weight loss!

2. Helps fight arthritis
High levels of salicylic acid in grapefruit are great for joint health. Salicylic acid helps break down inorganic calcium that builds up in your body’s joints. So, if you struggle with joint pain, consider adding some grapefruit to your juicing recipes.

3. May help prevent cancer
Grapefruits contain lycopene, a carotenoid that gives them their red color. This color isn’t just pretty, though. It packs a health punch by attacking free radicals in your body that are responsible for tumor and cancerous growth. Harness the cancer-fighting properties of grapefruit in your next recipes for juicing at home!

4. Helps lower cholesterol levels
Antioxidants found in grapefruit have been shown to help lower your LDL cholesterol levels.

We hope these facts about the benefits of grapefruit have convinced you to add this fruit to your next healthy  juicing recipe!

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Source: This article has been adapted from 3 Fat Chicks article http://www.3fatchicks.com/5-health-benefits-of-grapefruit/

Benefits of Aloe in Juicing Recipes

Benefits of Juicing Recipes with Aloe
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I’ll be honest, when I think of aloe I think of the cooling green gel I’ve slathered all over my bright-red, sun burnt shoulders at the beach time and time again! But aloe vera has some amazing health benefits and should be included in your juicing recipes arsenal.

We came across a great post from Sacred Source Nutrition about the health benefits of aloe vera, and wanted to share the highlights with you. Below is an adaptation of their original post.

Here are 5 benefits of using aloe in your recipes for juicing:

1. Cardiovascular Health
Studies from the British Medical Journal have shown that aloe vera, particularly the beta sitosteral it contains, can help regulate blood pressure, improve circulation and oxidation of the blood, and lower cholesterol. This makes aloe vera a prime candidate for any healthy juicing recipe out there aimed at helping your heart stay strong.

2. Aloe helps detoxification of body
Aloe is a gelatinous plant, which are great for detoxifying your body. As the gel travels through your digestive tract, it absorbs harmful toxins and carries them out of your body through the colon. Consider adding some aloe vera gel to your next detox juicing recipes!

3. Helps boost your immune system
Another benefit of juicing aloe is how it strengthens your immune system. Aloe is loaded with anti-oxidants, which help combat free-radicals responsible for aging aging, and polysaccharides, which stimulate the white blood cells that are so important for fighting disease and sickness.

4. Helps with weight loss
A secondary effect of juicing aloe vera is how it can help you lose weight. Because of the way aloe improves digestion and detoxifies your system, your body will be able to efficiently eliminate waste and toxins, providing more energy. Aloe is a must have in any juicing recipes for weight loss.

5. High in Vitamins and Minerals
Aloe is loaded with vitamins including A, C, E, folic acid, choline, B1, B2, B3 (niacin), B6. Aloe also contains many essential minerals, including calcium, magnesium, zinc, chromium, selenium, sodium, iron, potassium, copper, manganese.

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Benefits of Pears in Juicing Recipes

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We continue our journey into the health benefits of juicing recipes with various fruits and vegetables with pears. Not all pears are shaped, well, like pears, but all pears have similar health benefits that you need in your daily diet. Let’s take a look at some of the benefits of juicing pears!

Maintain healthy bones
One great advantage of using pears in your recipes for juicing is the high amounts of Vitamin K, also called phylloquinone. Vitamin K is an important nutrient for developing strong new bone tissue, which can help you fight against the effects of osteoperosis later on in life.

Fight the coldPears are loaded with Vitamin C which helps your body develop white blood cells which are so important in fending of various types of sickness. Adding pears to your juicing recipe can help you get more Vitamin C than you would from eating a whole pears because the juicing process extracts more Vitamins. One cup of pear juice contains 12.4 milligrams of vitamin C, compared with 7 milligrams in one serving of whole pear.

Support healthy skin and hair
Pears are great for hair and skin health because they are a substantial source of the trace mineral copper. According to Louise Tremblay, M.S. Biology,  “Copper makes up a part of melanin, the pigment that gives your skin and hair their color and provides natural protection from the sun.” Adding pears to your juicing recipes for weight loss can provide 243 of the 900 micrograms of copper you require daily.

We hope this has helped you see some of the important health benefits of juicing pears. In addition, pears provide a sweet flavor that is a great addition to any vegetable juicing recipe with kale, spinach, or other leafy greens.

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SOURCE: http://healthyeating.sfgate.com/benefits-juicing-pears-4393.html

The Benefits of Cantaloupe in Juicing Recipes

Juicing Recipe Benefits with Cantaloupe
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Not only does cantaloupe taste sweet, but it offers incredible health benefits when used as an ingredient juicing recipes. Cantaloupe was first cultivated in ancient Greece and Egypt some 4000 years ago. Today, this orange-fleshy melon is grown all over the world and as a result has many names, including mastmelon in India, mushmelon, muskmelon, rockmelon, sweet melon, Persian melon, spanspek (South Africa). To understand why this melon is the perfect ingredient for juicing recipes for weight loss, let’s take a look at the nutrients it is full of and how these nutrients impact your body.

Vitamin AThe beta-carotene most notable in carrots and sweet potatoes is the same nutrient that gives cantaloupe their light orange hue. This nutrient is a large source of Vitamin A which is helps your body maintain healthy tissues, strong bones, functional retinas, skin cell growth and a strong immune system. The results of adding cantaloupe to any healthy juicing recipe will help keep your eyes healthy and your bones strong!

Vitamin C
Adding fresh cantaloupe to your recipes for juicing at home will also give your body loads of Vitamin C. As an antioxidant, Vitamin C helps your body fight against oxidative damage to your cells and studies have shown that it also helps prevent some types of cancer.

Potassium
Cantaloupe in your weight loss juicing recipes also provides a great amount of potassium. In fact, just one cup of cantaloupe can provide 10% of your daily required potassium intake.

In conclusion, get more cantaloupe into your diet through juicing receipes!! This fruit is packed with nutrients and makes a great addition to any of your favorite fruit or vegetable juicing recipes!

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Source: http://healthyeating.sfgate.com/health-benefits-cantaloupe-4119.html

The Benefits of Fennel in Juicing Recipes

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Today we turn to the flowery herb with a sturdy bulb root in our journey through the world of healthy veggies and fruits for your juicing recipes. I’m talking about fennel, also know as fennel bulb.

There are many great reasons to include fennel in your recipes for juicing. Here are some highlights:

Heart Health
Raw fennel is rich in Vitamin C and dietary fiber. One cup of fennel contains up to 11% of the RDA of Vitamin C and up to 8.5% of the RDA for fiber in healthy adults. Studies have shown that high intake of fiber in your diet can lower your risk for heart disease, high blood pressure and stroke. And Vitamin C, which is an antioxidant, can help your body fight against free radicals from destroying DNA and cardiovascular tissue. Fennel is a clear ingredient of choice for healthy juicing recipes!

Bone Health
Fennel contains potassium and manganese, two essential nutrients for bone health. A high intake of these nutrients, plus the Vitamin C, may lower one’s risk for osteoporosis.

Neurological Health
Fennel in your vegetable juicing recipes can improve your brain health! This is due to folate, a nutrient responsible for maintaining the health and function of the nervous system.

We hope this information has helped you see the incredible health benefits of using fennel in your recipes for juicing at home. As far as taste goes, fennel has a licorice-like flavor that adds a sweet, earthy hint to any juicing recipe. Give fennel a try today!

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Source for post: Michelle Kerns, http://healthyeating.sfgate.com/health-benefits-raw-fennel-root-7649.html

Benefits of Spinach in Juicing Recipes

Popeye SpinachOl’ Popeye got it right when it comes to the nutritional power spinach provides! This dark green leafy vegetable is perfect for any green juicing recipes and even a great addition to a fruit smoothie with bananas, strawberries, blueberries and almond butter. Our friends at Roots Juices, a fresh-pressed juice company based in Dallas, TX, provide some insight into the health kick spinach provides. Here’s what they have to say:

Spinach is the best source of choline, which improves mental function. It is one of only 4 vegetables that are high in Vitamin E. It is also high in lutein, which is known to prevent cancer. Vitamins A and C, as well as potassium, iron, and calcium are known benefits of spinach.

In addition, according to Health Diaries, one cup of spinach has nearly 20% of your recommended daily intake of dietary fiber, which aids in digestion and can help fight your cravings to overeat. Your body will thank you for throwing a handful of spinach into your next recipes for juicing at home.

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