Put that mug of Flat White away — Green Juice is in town! Just about as energising as a cup of coffee, without the caffeine crash, it’s a healthy,invigorating way to start your day.
While the word ‘juice’ used to conjure up images of drinks that were orange yellow, red and even purple, the hottest colour of juice today is green. We all know green veggies are good for you so it’s no wonder that green juice has officially taken the world by storm and has now become synonymous with health. Here’s why you should go green!
Leafy greens are normally quite bitter if eaten on its own. However, if juiced or blended with some fruits such as apple or pear, alongside a refreshing mint, lemon or ginger, it can be incredibly delicious and thirst quenching. We recommend greens such as spinach, kale,
romaine in their leafy forms, or other greens such as cucumber, parsley, cilantro or even beets! (A redvegetable!) You’d be surprised how flavourful the combination can be.
FASTEST WAY TO CONSUME VEGETABLES AND FRUITS
We all know that we need 5 servings of vegetables and fruits on our daily diet, but how many of us actually achieve this with every meal, every day? Drinkin green juice helps us to easily take in the nutrients from fruits and vegetables. Plus, you can always put in a lot more into a juice than to sit and eat it all at one serving!
GIVE THE DIGESTIVE SYSTEM A REST
We have grown so used to having heavy meals such as fried rice, noodles, pizza, burgers and so on, but these foods take a longer time to digest. By incorporating more raw greens into your diet, your body will be flooded with living enzymes, essential vitamins & minerals that are quickly absorbed into your blood stream. The enzymes in plantbased foods will help to digest food into absorbable nutrients in your digestive system. Try to take a serving of green juice to start up your day and you will quickly see and feel the difference. This is because our body is getting back the right nutrients that it needs!
While it is recommended to eat at least 5 servings of vegetables and fruits in our daily diet, green juicing helps us achieve this target quickly and on the go.
BOOST YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM
Green juices should be made using a delightful combination of fresh raw leafy green vegetables. Kale, spinach, and parsley provide a significant amount of nutrients including magnesium, folate, and vitamin B6, which play important roles in optimal immune health. Vitamin B6 especially, is vital for immune cell proliferation and antibody production.
Get creative with juicing to get the maximum variety of nutrients possible. Phytonutrients in fruits and vegetables act as antioxidants in our body, which is beneficial in preventing cell damages to fight cancer. Moreover phytonutrients is known to reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke and Alzheimer’s disease.
GETTING INTO THE HABIT
So you’re ready to go green but don’t know where to start? Just head to one of the many juice bars in town! If you haven’t tried green juices before, just jump-start to it! Re-think and reconsider what goes into your body and try out a green juice. Rest assured, once you go green and your body starts reaping the benefits, you will look at green in a whole different light. While green juicing on your own may be difficult to maintain, the good news is there are lots of juice companies out there who do the work for you. La Juiceria has tons of delicious blends of coldpressed green juices; Goodness Greens, Tropical Greens, Cilantro Celery Punch, Beet Aid just to name a few, and it’s a great way for an instant detox.