Have you heard about the health benefits of juicing? The chances are that your mom told you to eat your fruits and veggies as a kid, and it turns out she did so with good reason.
Fruits and vegetables are excellent sources of nutrition, packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. You don’t have to eat fruit to get the nutritional benefits – you can juice them instead! Juicing takes the effort out of consuming fruit and veggies, there’s no need to cook or prepare anything, toss your choice of ingredients in the juicer and let it work its magic.
Store-bought juices are often mixed with other ingredients like sugar, preservatives, and additives to protect the products during transport and enhance their shelf life. Avoid buying store-bought juice and make your own fresh every morning!
Here are our 15-most nutritious juicing recipes, try one or try them all for a burst of nutrients before you head out the door to work tomorrow morning.
1. Sweet Cilantro Juice
Everyone knows cilantro as a garnish. It has a sweet taste that brings life to any meal you prepare, and chefs rely on the herb to add flavor to guacamole and salsa, as well as curry and pasta dishes. Cilantro contains folate, potassium and significant quantities of vitamins A and K.
Consuming cilantro assists the body with managing cholesterol and glucose balance, as well as supporting optimal cardiovascular function.
The addition of orange to this recipe provides a healthy serving of Vitamin C, which keeps colds and flu at bay during the wintertime. Vitamin C in oranges helps with cell communication and new cell generation while removing free-radicals from the bloodstream.
Celery contains significant quantities of magnesium, beta-carotene, and flavonoids, as well as beneficial phytonutrients that protect cells from oxidation. The ginger in the recipe includes gingerols, potent polyphenol antioxidants that boost immune function.
5-leaves Swiss chard.
1-medium English cucumber.
1-inch ginger root, peeled and sliced.