Drink Your Your
Drink Your Your Vegetables, Or Juicing Your Vegetables
The body enjoys the richness of raw vegetables as cooking foods
tends to destroy much of the nutritional value in regards to
the vitamins and minerals inherent in the food.
One option that is delicious and simple to do, not to
mention convenient on those days when a person is short on time
is to turn your vegetables into drinks by juicing them.
In case you are concerned that the high quantity of fiber
will be lost by breaking down the vegetables in a juicer, that
will not happen as plenty of fiber will be retained even in the
In fact there is enough fiber in vegetable juices to more
than supply the bodys need for it. Asparagus is a vegetable
that is rich in an amino acid called asparagines. Asparagine is
very easily destroyed when asparagus is cooked.
Asparagus works well as a mild form of a diuretic and is an
excellent addition to any vegetable juice concoction. Beets are
vegetables with an acquired taste that are loaded with vitamins
and minerals. The two biggest benefits of beets are that they
build blood to make it as strong and hardy as possible and they
extremely good at strengthening the work of the gall bladder.
hen preparing beets do not throw away the tops when you cut
them off but instead use them for salad greens. Never prepare
beet juice on its own as it can be extremely strong and is
likely to upset the stomach. Always blend beets with other
vegetables when making vegetable juice. Broccoli is a
cruciferous vitamin that is actually the head of a flower that
has not fully matured. For that reason broccoli is a vegetable
that must always be picked before it has
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Broccoli is extremely good for the human body as it is
chocked full of a variety of vitamins and minerals and it is
also very high in protein. Everyone does not love Brussels
sprouts but they are an acquired taste and are very similar to
broccoli when it comes to their many health benefits. When it
comes to vegetables you can never go wrong with green
vegetables and as a mixture they can be very delicious to drink
as vegetable juices. Raw cabbage is good for the colon and it
is loaded with vitamins, minerals and sulfur compounds.
When you use cabbage to make a juice always
drink it as soon as it is prepared because the essential
elements that make up cabbage start to oxidize right away.
Cabbage is best combined with other vegetables and not standing
on its own. Cabbage juice cannot be adequately stored,
therefore never make more than you can drink at any one
Water and exercise are just as important as
what you eat. Have your healthy fruit,
vegetables and herbs, but without 8 glasses of
water and about 30 minutes of exercise a day,
it will not help you much in the long run.
If you are making a vegetable juice that
includes cabbage always juice this vegetable after all of the
others and then drink it fresh and fast from the juicer.
Juicing can be fun and there is a real art to it so if this
method of getting your daily veggies appeals to you, buy
yourself an inexpensive juicer and then search the Internet for
a multitude of healthy and frothy recipes.