I've been making this juice quite a bit recently. It's really nice & refreshing and not too sweet. I throw in some red grapes, a couple of apples, some oranges (I peel the oranges before. Just to get the orange part off, I keep the white part on.) and a bunch of baby spinach. I think a few times I've thrown in a piece of fresh ginger, too. Next time I'm going to add in some carrots. I just always forget until after I'm drinking it, ha.
I feel like I kind of keep making the same juices over & over again, I want to try some new recipes out! Do any of you guys have suggestions?
Here are some health benefits for juicing spinach (via juicing-for-health):
- Anemia: The high grade content of iron in spinach makes it a great blood builder. It regenerates and reactivates the red blood cells and supplies fresh oxygen to the body.
- Anti-inflammatory: The high alkalinity properties in spinach makes it the perfect choice of food for people suffering inflammatory ailments, like osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
- Bleeding gums: Spinach juice when combined with carrot juice, effectively restore this disorder caused by deficiency of vitamin C and too much consumption of refined sugar.
- Cancer: The fine chlorophyll and carotene (lutein) found in spinach is beneficial in fighting and preventing cancer. A variety of flavonoid compounds found in this vegetable are powerful anti-oxidants and anti-cancer agents. Studies have shown that properties in spinach slows down cancerous cell division, especially in cancers of the breast, cervical, prostate, stomach, and skin.
- Eye problem: The abundance content of vitamin A and carotenoids help prevent age-related eye problems. When combined with endive and carrot juice, it effectively helps prevent macular degeneration, night blindness, and the development of cataracts.
- High blood pressure: A recent study also shows that certain protein compounds in spinach are beneficial in lowering high blood pressure.
- Osteoporosis: The high content of vitamin K is essential in anchoring calcium in bones, making it important to bone health.
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