Super Green Cleansing Juice

Super Green Cleansing Juice

By Jamie Matthewman
January 17th, 2015

This simple super green juice recipe. It is the one I tend to start most days with. It is a zingy, refreshing juice that really wakes you up in the morning, plus it has some amazing health benefits too.

The recipe below makes between 400 – 500 ml of juice. Simply put all the ingredients through the juicer, preferably the kale first so that you capture all of it’s juices.

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  • Thumb size piece of ginger
  • Two large handfuls of kale
  • Two celery sticks
  • Half a cucumber
  • One lemon, preferably skinned
  • One or two apples

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Health Benefits

Fresh-made green juice, it is almost like receiving an intravenous infusion of vitamins, minerals, and enzymes because they go straight into your system without having to be broken down. When your body has an abundance of the nutrients it needs, and your pH is optimally balanced, you will feel energized and your immune system gets a boost! Here are just a very few of the key health benefits associated with each of the ingredients in this juice :

Apples

Apple juice is a rich source of minerals like iron, potassium, magnesium, calcium, copper, manganese, and phosphorus. They are also rich in vitamins including vitamin A, C, K and B-complex and has high levels of antioxidants like flavonoids and polyphenols. Antioxidants help nullify the adverse effects of free radicals that are formed as a result of various biochemical reactions in the body, which could otherwise initiate chain reactions and cause tumors and cancer.

Celery

Celery is an anti-inflammatory, meaning it helps protect against inflammation in the digestive tract itself. Some of the unique non-starch polysaccharides in celery—including apiuman—appear especially important in producing these anti-inflammatory benefits. In addition to well-known antioxidants like vitamin C and flavonoids, scientists have now identified at least a dozen other types of antioxidant nutrients in celery. These antioxidants include dihydrostilbenoids like lunularin as well as furanocoumarins like bergapten and psoralen. The antioxidant support we get from celery is largely due to its phenolic nutrients that have been shown to help protect us against unwanted oxygen damage to our cells, blood vessels, and organ systems.

Ginger

Ginger has a long tradition of being very effective in alleviating symptoms of gastrointestinal distress. In herbal medicine, ginger is regarded as an excellent carminative (a substance which promotes the elimination of intestinal gas) and intestinal spasmolytic (a substance which relaxes and soothes the intestinal tract). Modern scientific research has revealed that ginger possesses numerous therapeutic properties including antioxidant effects, an ability to inhibit the formation of inflammatory compounds, and direct anti-inflammatory effects.

Cucumbers

Cucumbers – with vitamin K, B vitamins, copper, potassium, vitamin C, and manganese, cucumbers can help you to avoid nutrient deficiencies that are widespread among those eating a typical diet. Plus, cucumbers contain unique polyphenols and other compounds that may help reduce your risk of chronic diseases. Cucumbers contain polyphenols called lignans (pinoresinol, lariciresinol, and secoisolariciresinol), which may help to lower your risk of breast, uterine, ovarian, and prostate cancers.3 They also contain phytonutrients called cucurbitacins, which also have anti-cancer properties.

Lemons

Lemons are really healthy due to its many nourishing elements like vitamin C, vitamin B, phosphorous, proteins, and carbohydrates. Lemon is a fruit that contains flavonoids, which are composites that contain antioxidant and cancer fighting properties. It helps to prevent diabetes, constipation, high blood pressure, fever, indigestion and many other problems, as well as improving the skin, hair, and teeth. Studies conducted at the American Urological Association highlight the fact that lemonade or lemon juice can eliminate the occurrence of kidney stones by forming urinary citrate, which prevents the formation of crystals.

Kale

Kale juice comes packed with nutrients your body needs to produce energy. The many B-complex vitamins found in the juice work in combination to help you derive energy from nutrients. Iron and copper abundant in kale juice activate enzymes your cells use to generate fuel, and iron also helps deliver the oxygen your cells need to maintain cell metabolism.

Enjoy!

Jamie Matthewman

About Jamie Matthewman

Jamie is the founder, main contributor and editor of The Inspired Man.

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