Juicing is a wonderful way to kickstart your nutrient intake! I enjoy juicing in the mornings (prior to a meal) to get my digestive system primed and ready for the day. Juicing also allows you to take in much more vitamins and minerals than you would by eating the food, because many people would not be able to eat the amount of food put into a juice due to volume and fiber content. I accidentally created a really delicious antioxidant packed juice, which is great for the skin, hair, nails, prevention of cancers, and kidneys.
3 extremely large peaches
2 small Gala apples
Juicing is almost too simple, but the delicious reward for time well spent is a revelation to the taste buds. Simply wash all ingredients, take the pit out of the peaches, the seeds out of the apples (important because apple seeds contain small amounts of cyanide, so it is a good practice to not ingest them), and chop all ingredients to fit the juicer and voila! Tasty, fruity and sweet, this juice will make you feel peachy keen and ready to take on the day.
What makes this juice so good?
Peaches, apples, and carrots all contain vital minerals and vitamins essential to maintaining good health. Carrot juice has large quantities of Beta Carotene, which protects the skin from sun damage, so it is a wonderful addition to the diet to help prevent wrinkles. The content of Vitamins A and C in peaches are also wonderful for the skin, and act as a natural moisturizer. Apples, peaches, and carrots are all immune system boosters, and may prevent certain types of cancer. Carrot and peach juice aid in the flushing of toxins from the body, creating healthier hair, skin, and nails. Apples may help prevent Alzheimer’s disease, and carrots contain vitamins C, and B6, which help create neurotransmitters in the brain.
Combining the powers of fruits and vegetables into a super tonic that is equally delicious and nutrient dense is possibly the most fun and rewarding thing to do!
What are your favorite juice combinations?
Also see: Calcium-rich Celery Banana Smoothie!
Photo: Jessica Ferguson