Hey! Welcome back! Here is a breakdown of the ingredients in the juices we posted for day 1. I will explain the purpose of each so you know why you are juicing them.
Here we go!
Green Juice & Carrot Juice:
Kale: Kale is an excellent source of beta-carotene, vitamin C and two major antioxidants believed to be battle against cancer, heart disease, and age related declines in vision and cognitive function. It is packed with readily absorbed calcium which is needed to keep from getting osteoporosis. Kale also contains good amounts of folate, iron and potassium. Kale may also help keep blood pressure in a healthy range.
Beets: Beets are a good source of folic acid, which is an essential B vitamin. Beets contain vitamin C which is immune system support, and also provides potassium which is important for blood pressure control.
Celery: Celery supplies essential vitamins such as A, C, K and minerals folic acid and potassium. It also contains phytonutrients called phtalides which some studies suggest that it may help the brain from oxidative stress which could help keep Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s at bay.
Lemon: Loaded with vitamin C. Vitamin C helps ward off inflammation, heart disease and cancer. Vitamin C is essential for making collagen, a protein the body uses to repair and grow blood vessels, skin, cartilage, ligaments, bones and tendons.
Ginger Root: Ginger is an ancient remedy. It is used for relieving motion sickness, morning sickness, nausea associated with chemotherapy. It aids in digestion. It has lots of phytonutrients that act against inflammation. Ginger is also known for possibly combatting cancer, heart disease and many other disease that are linked to chronic inflammation.
Cucumber: Cucumbers provide potassium, the essential mineral for muscle contraction, nerve transmission and fluid balance.
Apples: Apples are rich in vitamin C, A, E, and K. They also contain potassium and calcium. Fight off colds, flu and other illnesses with apples.
Carrots: The abundant vitamin A which is beta-carotene in carrots helps protect the eyes. Vitamin A also keeps the skin in good strong shape.
There you go! Hope this helps you understand a little more about the juices and what they help your body with. Remember you got to fuel your cells to be healthy.
Check back tomorrow for day 2 of our 90 day challenge.