Thursday, 4 October 2012

Juice Challenge Day 4: Veggie Vessel

The one handed juicing continues. I have been icing, heating and elevating my wrist all day in the hope that the pain will soon begin to subside. One handed typing, Molly's help and a handful of paracetamol has made it all possible. I am very optimistic that all the natural goodness in this 'Veggie Vessel' will in some way contribute to the healing process! 


The Veggie Vessel

Ingredients:
4 Carrots
1 Red Pepper
2 handfuls of spinach, watercress and rocket mixed leaves
2 inch slice of ginger root
2 inch Broccoli stalk
1 orange
1/2 lemon
1 apple

Method
1. Pack the leaves tightly between the apple and orange and juice.
2. Then juice the remainder of the ingredients.

This juice is packed full of vegetables and in contrast to the juices at the beginning of the week is more vegetable than fruit juice. As discussed in yesterdays post there are less natural sugars in vegetable juices meaning they are packed full of goodness but not high in sugars. This juice has an 'earthier' taste than the previous juices but the zing of the lemon and spice of the ginger combine with the other ingredients to make a really tasty juice!


The Benefits:
I have covered the benefits of some of today's ingredients in Tuesday's 50:50 post, so today I will outline the benefits of the new ingredients:


Broccoli
Spinach
Watercress
Red Pepper
Vitamins
Folic Acid, B,C, Beta-carotene

A, B, C, E, K, Beta-Carotene, Folic acid,
B,C,E, Beta-carotene, folic acid
A.B1,B6,C,E, Beta carotene, Folic acid
Minerals
Calcium, Iron, Phosphorus, Potassium, Sulphur
Iron, Potassium, Phosphorus,
Sulphur, Magnesium, Iodine, Calcium
Calcium, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Chlorine,
Potassium, Sulphur, Sodium, Iodine, Iron
Potassium, ,Iron, Calcium, Zinc, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Silica
Other Benefits
Cancer prevention
(particularly breast cancer),
Reduces high blood pressure, cleanses the liver, anti cancer properties, alleviates constipation, aids with joint aches and pains.
Cleanses the liver, reduces fluid retention, and promotes healthy kidney function.
Good for detoxing and cardiovascular health


E-D's References:
Jason Vale 'Juice Master'

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