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Benefits of Green Juice & Recipe
Note: if you aren't using organic fruits and 
vegetables, I recommend washing everything before hand in a vegetable spray  to avoid drinking a pesticide stew.
 Veggie Wash recipe:
1 Tb lemon juice
1 Tb  Baking Soda
1 cup of water






 Green Juice
  Recipe

Makes 3-4 servings
1-2  bananas
2 pears
1 apple
2 celery stalks
2 baby cucumbers or
  equivalent
1/4 - 1/2 lime
Couple handfuls of romaine
  lettuce
Couple handfuls of fresh
  baby spinach
Optional: Couple handfuls
of  kale

Health  Benefits:
Bananas: Bananas are
  high in potassium, but very low in sodium, thus having a perfect ratio for
  helping to prevent high blood pressure. Also contains tryptophan, an amino acid
  that can be converted to serotonin, leading to improved mood. Bananas are high
  in potassium, which helps normalize the heartbeat and regulate the body’s water
  balance.

Pears: Pears are
high  in pectin and actually contain more than an apple. This makes them
effective in  helping to lower cholesterol levels and in aiding to tone the
intestines,  thereby keeping them healthy. Pear juice also has an
anti-inflammatory effect.  It also has a wide assortment of vitamins and
antioxidants, which will help  boost your immune system during cold and flu
season.

Apples: Apples
  contain plenty of vitamin A & C. Vitamin Ais critical in
maintaining  healthy teeth, skin and tissue. The importance of vitamin C is well
known, but  did you know that vitamin C prevents free radical damage?  Vitamin C
is also said to prevent  various health conditions such as heart disease and
inflammatory conditions.

Celery: Celery juice
  is one of the most hydrating foods we can put in our bodies and is an excellent
  natural diuretic. Celery is known to contain at least eight families of
  anti-cancer compounds. Drinking celery juice frequently throughout the day
helps  curb cravings for sweets.

Cucumbers: Cucumbers
  are a natural diuretic. Cucumber juice is used to help resolve acne, fluid
  retention, eczema, arthritis and psoriasis. It is also an aid in managing
weight  loss.

Limes: Lime juice
has  been used since the ancient times due to its medicinal properties. Like
other  citrus fruits, lime juice will boost the immune system and improve our
  resistance against various infections. A glass of lime juice in the morning on
  an empty stomach is said to have natural properties that can contribute to
  weight loss.

Spinach: There are substantial amounts of potassium in spinach, therefore
  drinking spinach juice is good for the cardiovascular system. Spinach is
  said to help to normalize the blood sugar levels, so it is
useful  for diabetics. It is also recommended for weight loss and
contains  anti-aging properties.

Romaine Lettuce:
  Romaine lettuce contains high levels of vitamins A, C and K, and also contains
  high levels of fiber along with many trace minerals. Raw lettuce is also a good
  source of folic acid. It is also useful for weight loss, constipation and
  insomnia. Romaine lettuce is also hydrating and adds a slight sweetness to your
  juice.

Kale: Kale is one of
  the most nutrient-dense foods on the planet and the best way to digest all of
  these nutrients is through fresh raw juice. Spinach and kale contain lots of
  chlorophyll, which has been found to be an especially potent antioxidant at
  fighting cancer. It also aids in keeping our cells healthy. Although carrots
are  the most famous for containing beta-carotene, spinach and kale are equally
as  good. Many studies show a strong correlation between beta-carotene intake
and a  reduced incidence of heart disease. It is said that diets high in
beta-carotene  will support cardiovascular health.


 
 
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Did you ever stop to taste a carrot? Not just eat it, but taste it? You can't taste the beauty and energy of the earth in a Twinkie.
– Astrid Alauda

Ginger Carrot Juice Recipe

The best part about this amazing drink is how refreshing and cleansing it is. Ginger is a powerful additive to any juice and brings with it amazing natural properties. With the addition of raw honey, this juice becomes much sweeter and also benefits from the addition of a natural antiobiotic. The Celery and Apple juice nicely compliment the rest of the ingredients to produce a magical elixir of life.

Ingredients:
5 pounds carrots.
1 chunk fresh ginger.
3 celery stalks.
2 Apples, unpeeled, use red apples such as Fuji or Pink Lady.
2 teaspoons raw honey (optional).
1 lemon.

Directions:
Wash and Peel the carrots.
Clean the ginger and peel.
Combine the carrots, ginger, celery and apples in juicer. Add lemon juice.
(thanks carrotjuicerecipe.com)

Anyone have a tasty recipe with carrots that they can't resit the urge to talk about?


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