Refreshing Detox Juices with Benefits

 

We always hear about how your food affects your skin health as well, but how exactly do juices help us detox and hydrate up?

Fruits and vegetables are filled with loads of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that aid your body in functioning. Juices extract the liquid form of the fruits and vegetables, leaving the fibrous part behind which allows your body to easily absorb the nutrients. 

The UK Department of Health (DH) recommends that everyone should try to consume at least five servings of fruit of vegetables a day (5 A DAY), to help reduce the risk of diseases such as coronary heart disease and cancer (DH 2007).

Here are 3 refreshing juices from Modern Honey to drink with your family to fight the heatiness and tiredness in your body!

 1. Drink Your Greens

Ingredients:
- 2 cups of Baby Spinach (or 4-6 Kale Leaves)
- 6 Celery 
- 2 large Cucumber
- 1/2 Lemon
- 2 medium Apple
- 1/2 inch Ginger
- 1/4-1/2 cup Parsley Leaves

 2. The Vision

Ingredients:
- 8 large Carrots
- 2-3 Navel Oranges 
- 1-2 inch Ginger
- 1 inch Tumoric (optional)

3. The Detoxifier

Ingredients:
- 2-3 Medium-Large Beets 
- 6 Carrots
- 2 medium Apples
- 1/2 Lemon 
- 1-2 inch Ginger 

Instructions:
1. Wash, prep and chop produce.
2. Add ingredients to juicer one at a time.
3. Serve cold over ice. Shake and stir well before drinking. 

Benefits:

Baby Spinach: the beauty of spinach lies in how easy it is to disguise the taste. It’s mild tasting yet packed with vitamins, has anti-cancerous properties, and is one of the healthiest foods on the planet

Kale: insanely low in calories, powerful anti-oxidant with anti-inflammatory properties, and helpful for arthritis and autoimmune diseases

Celery: low in calories since it is mostly water. It is a low-glycemic food and a good source of dietary fiber, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, and Vitamin K.

Cucumber: since it’s 95% water, it’s an incredible detoxifier and helps with liver and kidney function

Lemon: one of the most important items to stock in your kitchen as it’s a highly effective cleansing agent and cuts through the bitterness of greens

Carrot: known for being a good source of beta-carotene, fiber, vitamin K, and potassium. Carrots have been linked to lower cholesterol levels and improved eye health

Tumoric: anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties

Apples:  “an apple a day keeps the doctor away” is a famous saying for good reason. Helps to fight inflammation and heart health

Beets:  contain nutrients that may help lower your blood pressure, fight inflammation, and support detoxification. 

Oranges: immune system booster since it is high in Vitamin C and low in calories.

Ginger: aids in digestion and supports the immune system

Additional tips:

- Chill your fruits in the refrigerator to add lesser ice to have a concentrated juice

- Try not to keep the juices and drink them fresh instead as oxygen exposure causes the fruits to oxidize 

- Juicing should no replace you normal intake of fruits and vegetables

Try out the juices and tag us @izuskincare to let us know how it taste!

 

Recipes and information from Modern Honey.