So here is Day 9 on the challenge! Sorry it took me so long to get this post out I am very busy. First I will leave you with the workout plan. Here it is back on day 1:
Back & Biceps
Deadlift : 2 sets of 5 reps
One Arm Dumbbell Row : 3 sets of 8-12 reps
Lat Pull Down : 3 sets of 10-12 reps
Barbell Row : 3 sets of 8-12 reps
Seated Cable Row : 5 minute burn session
EZ Bar Preacher Curl : 3 sets of 10-12 reps
Concentration Curl : 3 sets of 10-12 reps
Seated Dumbbell Curl : 5 minute burn session
Ok so done with the workout and here is a juice recipe and health benefits below. I can’t tell you enough how much these fresh juices really make you feel! I have been feeling the best I have felt in a very long time and I know that these juices are a huge factor in it. These juices nourish your body starting with your cells to your skin! Bye Bye free radicals and toxins hello health!
Green Juice Recipe:
2 Cups Kale or Spinach
2 Green Apples
4 Stalks Celery
1 inch Ginger Root
1 inch Turmeric Root
1 Handful of Parsley or Cilantro
Wash all ingredients and run through the juicer, stir and serve!
Green Juice Health Benefits:
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.
Cucumbers: 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.
Limes: Limes are packed with vitamin C. They also are abundant in the antioxidants phytochemical called limonin, which some studies show can have effects on anticancer, antiviral and lowering cholesterol.