Vegetable Juicing Recipes and Nutrition Facts Everybody Ought to Know

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Five a day

According to the National Cancer Institute, in order to maintain optimal health, we need to consume five servings of vegetables and three servings of fruits every day. It sounds easy enough, but with hectic schedules, and work and family obligations, all too often that goal seems impossible to reach. In fact, the average person consumes only one and a half servings of vegetables and sadly, not even one serving of fruit, per day. One way to change this sad trend is by using vegetable juicing recipes and nutrition facts.

Start With The Basics

Remember when juicing that fruits contain a large amount of sugar. As such, if you are concerned about your sugar intake, or have high blood sugar, it is a good idea to juice strictly vegetables. Moreover, vegetables that grow in the ground contain higher levels of sugar. They add sweetness to vegetable juices, but also add larger amounts of sugar and should be avoided as well. These include carrots and beets.

Always drink your juice immediately after juicing. This is because the vital nutrients begin to degrade immediately after juicing and should not be lost by waiting.

Remember to wash your juicer immediately after each use to avoid mold and fungus from developing.

To get the most juice from your vegetables, push them through the juicer slowly.

Juice your vegetables, for the health of it!

Studies prove that specific vegetables have cancer fighting and even cancer preventing qualities. These qualities, known as phytochemicals, are abundant in vegetables such as broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, kale, Brussel sprouts, garlic, beets, onions, and so forth. When juiced, these vegetables offer the purest form of phytonutrients as they are being consumed in their purest form and have not been heated. Heating vegetables destroys the phytonutrients. Moreover, eating these super vegetables in juice form also allows all the important enzymes to be utilized by your body. Enzymes are the power source of the vegetable and provide your body essential energy at the metabolic level.

Zippy Carrot Juice

Ingredients:

  • 6 baby carrots
  • 1/2 sweet bell pepper
  • 4 - 6 parsley sprigs
  • 1/2 cucumber
  • honey to taste

Wash vegetables carefully. Slice, juice and enjoy.

Robust Romaine Juice

Ingredients:

  • 6 romaine lettuce leaves
  • 6 baby carrots
  • 1/2 cucumber, peeled
  • 12 - 16 red, seedless grapes
  • honey to taste

Wash vegetables carefully. Slice, juice and enjoy.

You Are What You Drink

By simply adding these two delicious juices to your diet, you add a bountiful amount of vitamin A, beta carotene, vitamin E, potassium, and water. These are all invaluable for a healthier, happier, more energetic you, creating a wonderful beginning to your vegetable juicing experience.

Now that you know about vegetable juicing recipes and nutrition facts, happy juicing!

References

Healthy Juicing: Juicing Basics A Guide to Enrich Your Body - www.healthy-juicing.com

Mercola.com: Juicing: Your Key To Radiant Health - www.mercola.com/nutritionplan/juicing