[Beets] contain an ample amount of well-known antioxidants such as vitamin C and manganese, but much of their antioxidant powers come from a lesser-known antioxidant called betalains.
These potent antioxidants are responsible for giving beets their characteristically bright-red color and have been shown to help fight cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and inflammation in the body.
These helpful little antioxidants also support cellular detoxification and cleansing in your body. Through a process called phase 2 cleansing, toxic substances in our body are chemically combined with a small nutrient group which helps to neutralize the toxins and make them water-soluble so that they can be flushed out with your urine.
Pretty cool stuff, right?! It’s facts like this that originally drove us to want to inform people of the powerful benefits of juicing. Here’s the recipe for juicing from Just Juice:
Kale is loaded with fiber and sulfur, both of which help your body detoxify. Another benefit of juicing kale is it’s high levels of antioxidants and Vitamins C and A. Apples are also great for detox juices because of their high fiber content which helps your digestive system function properly.
Juicing recipes like these are great because the ingredients are mostly have a low caloric value while being high in fiber, which leaves you feeling full longer. Plus, these recipes for juicing are full of ingredients that pack a huge nutritional punch! Let’s get to the recipes.
1 ruby red grapefruit
1 stalk of celery
4 large kale leaves
Fresh as a Daisy
2 cups of alfalfa sprout
1 bunch of parsley
*NOTE: It’s important to remember that just drinking these juices without proper exercise and other dietary supplements can be dangerous, so consult a local professional nutritionist before going on a complete juice cleanse.
Kale is loaded with Vitamins A and C, potassium, iron and fiber which helps your body process foods properly. Cucumber is great in many juicing recipes because it hydrates your body and helps your body fight off bad cholesterol levels. Pears are great for detox juicing recipes because they are high in fiber and help your digestive system process toxins.
North Pole Green Juice
3 leaves kale
40 grams fresh mint
If you have a ‘low’ setting on your juicer, begin with the softer items first – cucumber, kale and mint. Then turn to ‘high’ and juice the apple and pear.
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!
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 can’t tell by now, green juicing recipes make up a large part of what we blog about here at Best Juicing Recipe. That’s because the benefits of juicing greensand other veggies are tremendous! It’s been said before that any juice you prepare should be about 3/4 veggies and 1/4 fruit–greens being some of the most nutritional ingredients you can add!
Your liver will love you after drinking this detox juicing recipe from Joy McCarthy, who blogs at Joyous Health. Beets are especially great in juicing recipes geared toward liver cleansing because they contain betaine, a compound that encourages the liver to get rid of toxins.
Beets also contain the fiber pectinwhich also helps your body flush out toxins that the liver has processed, rather than being absorbed again into your bloodstream.
Liver Loving Juice w/ Beet
* 1 large beet
* 2-3 medium carrots
* 2 parsnips
* Thumb size of fresh ginger
Our friends over at Roots Juices recently posted about the incredible benefits of juicingwith cayenne pepper. Cayenne pepper is not the first ingredient that I would think to add to myjuicing recipes, but after reading about these benefits I’ve reconsidered!
As pointed out above, cayenne pepper can be a powerful ingredient injuicing recipes for weight loss. That’s because cayenne pepper lowers your appetite and boosts your metabolism, allowing you to fight off fat better!
Get some cayenne in your diet with Roots Juice’s FAT FIGHTER juicing recipe! Don’t be afraid of the heat!