Fruit juices and vegetable juices are both very nutritious and aid in promoting overall health and well being. Both kinds deliver vitamins, minerals, enzymes and phytochemicals – plant compounds that fight cancer. However, vegetable juicer recipes take the lead in the eyes of many health professionals and juicing enthusiasts because they are less sugary than fruit juicer recipes. Vegetable juices, in the most part, are also more alkaline in nature and help to reduce excess acidity in the body. So here are some great vegetable juicer recipes you can make at home with a brief explanation of some of the health benefits that juice can supply.
Recipes for Juicers Drink #1
1 handful of spinach
1 handful of kale
8 large carrots
Wash vegetables thoroughly, top the carrots, juice, enjoy! Carrot tops and greens contain a substance that is mildly toxic to us.
Spinach and kale are two of the most profoundly nutritious and health promoting foods on planet earth. They are both super foods loaded with antioxidants and vitamins. Two of these antioxidants that are especially abundant in kale and spinach are called lutein and zeaxanthin. Not only are these antioxidants powerful at protecting us from cancer but they are extremely good for the health of our eyes were they are found in dense concentrations (provided we have enough of them in our diet!). As antioxidants that protect the retina (the lens) at the center of our eyes from the oxidative effects of taking in UV light. This helps to keep the eyes young as well as protecting them from eye diseases like macular degeneration, glaucoma and cataracts. In fact lutein and zeaxanthin are so effective at protecting the eyes that you will find them in just about any nutritional supplement designed for eye health. Although, supplements are never as effective as real food sources like kale and spinach recipes for juicers.
Recipes for Juicers Drink #2
handful of spinach
Wash vegetables well, top carrots and remove stem from tomatoes. Carrots are the best known food source of the antioxidant beta-carotene. Like lutein and zeaxanthin, beta-carotene also belongs to the ‘carotenoid’ family of antioxidants. Carotenoids are especially potent anti-cancer compounds among their many other health benefits. In particular, beta-carotene is also a great heart health antioxidant. Research shows that those who eat a diet with high in beta-carotene are considerably less likely to suffer any kind of heart related problems like high blood pressure, high cholesterol, arteriosclerosis, stroke and heart attacks. In fact, one study has shown that elderly people who eat carrots daily are 66% less likely to have a heart attack than those who eat less than one portion per day!
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