Posted on : 17-08-2015 | By : Stephan, The Alkaline Diet Guy | In : Uncategorized
With the warmer temperatures it is good to integrate juicing and smoothies to your diet. Today we want to focus on juicing.
If you do not own a juicer, a “middle class” juicer for $100 will do the trick.
Juicing allows vitamins, minerals, vital substances and nutrients to go straight into the bloodstream, without the body having to expend energy to break down food.
There are many health benefits of drinking freshly juiced fruits and vegetables, and it’s a great way to add nutrients from the fruits or vegetables that you normally wouldn’t eat. Fruit and vegetable juices retain most of of the vitamins, minerals and plant chemicals (phytonutrients) that would be found in the whole versions of those foods. These nutrients can help protect against cardiovascular disease, cancer and various inflammatory diseases, like rheumatoid arthritis. Valuable compounds called flavonoids and anthocyanins are abundant in a variety of fruits and vegetables and protect against cellular oxidation, which comes from everyday cellular maintenance and is exacerbated by exposure to acids and toxins.
Experts say that juicing can lead to clearer skin, better sleep and a stronger immune system
Here is our favorite detox juice:
4 large kale leaves (any variety)
3 sticks of celery (including leaves)
1 handful of watercress or rocket (arugula)
½ inch of fresh root ginger
Squeeze of 1/2 fresh lemon
300ml of filtered, preferably ionized water
1. Thoroughly wash all ingredients and then chop the celery into small pieces
2. Juice everything
Please enjoy our little video about juicing