Quick and easy, made with fruit and veg readily available and packed with a full range of health benefits, from being high in fibre to being low in cholesterol, this juice pays attention to so many areas of our general wellbeing and improved mood.
2 green apples
Bunch of fennel
4 sticks of celery
Bunch of swiss chard
1 Beetroot (with leaves)
Fresh Ginger & Tumeric (Optional)
Green apples are known to lower cholesterol and are rich in antioxidants such as flavonoid & polyphenol which can prevent various forms of cancer and DNA damage. They are a great source of energy as they contain carbohydrates, so are good for sport-lovers. Green apples are also known to assist with blood purification and memory enhancement.
Carrots are full of goodness, and apart from the obvious improved vision quip, they are beneficial in the protection against some cancers. They are also high in antioxidant protection against sun damage and aging, and protection against heart disease and stroke. Also well documented is the protection of brain and oral health.
Known for its many health benefits, fennel is high in vitamin C and potassium amongst others. It is common, in some cultures, to chew fennel seeds after a meal to facilitate digestion and eliminate bad breath. It is rich in potassium and is known to lower blood pressure as a result. Fennel reduces the risk of breast and liver cancer and increases brain function. It is chemo protective against harmful effects of radiation during cancer treatment. It is very important not to overuse Fennel in the diet.
Celery is known for its antioxidants that provide anti-inflammatory effects. Celery is from the same family as fennel and is great as a post work-out tonic as it replaces lost electrolytes and rehydrates the body with minerals. It is known to lower cholesterol and promote healthy kidney function. Organic alkaline minerals have a calming effect on the nervous system and are great for insomniacs.
Swiss chard is similar to kale and lowers blood pressure. It is known to enhance athletic performance and improve serotonin levels in the body. It can decrease the risk of obesity, diabetes and heart disease.
Beetroot contains tyrosine and B Vitamins which support the production of dopamine and serotonin and this vegetable is known as an energy enhancer. It is high in immune-boosting vitamin C (especially prevalent in the leaves). Along with the benefits of fighting Alzheimer’s, strengthening the immune system and boosting bone strength, beetroot is recognised as being able to lower blood pressure and increase blood flow allowing the body to fight inflammation more effectively.
Dandelions are part of the sunflower family, and their leaves have a number of health benefits, such as to purify the blood and strengthen bones. They are high in fibre and are known to aid with the regulation of blood pressure and heart rate.