Day 3 Juice Recipe & Breakdown

Hello! Sorry it took a bit to get this recipe up but here it is! We did a green juice today. Some studies show that after a workout could help combat lactic acid. This green juice also has turmeric and ginger for anti-inflammatory help.

Post Workout Green Juice:

1 Cucumber

2 Green Apples

3 Stalks Celery

2 Lemons (these were a bit on the small side but if you have large 1 is good)

1 Handful Parsley (we use flat leaf but it’s your choice either is good)

2 Cups Kale

1 inch Ginger Root

1 inch Turmeric Root

Wash all ingredients and run through the juicer. Stir and serve!

Green Juice Breakdown:

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.

Lemons: 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.

Parsley: Parsley is a good source of Chlorophyll. It may help lower blood sugar, which could help with diabetes. It also contains powerful phytonutrients called flavonoids. It contains beta-carotene and vitamin C.

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.

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.

Turmeric Root: Turmeric works as an analgesic and anti-inflammatory agent. It contains antioxidant Curcumin. It helps ease digestion by increasing the metabolic rate in your body. It helps with gas and constipation. It helps the stomach restore to a normal ph level. It helps flush toxins out of your body and controls the build up and fights formation of plaque. Turmeric juice helps maintain the balance of bili rubin and bili verdin the two liver secretions that maintain the liver. Turmeric is said to have anti-aging benefits due to the powerful antioxidants in it. It is also said to have long-term relief to diabetes patients due to it triggers sugar metabolism.

 

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