Boost Your Superpowers With Green Juice
We all know from childhood experiences how important it is to eat our greens. But when it comes to boosting your vegan diet, nothing packs a punch quite like green juices. By taking your green power on-board as a tasty juice, your body absorbs all the nutrients without any of the digestive issues that come from eating your greens in solid form.
That means no feeling tired or bloated, just the great nutrition and energy that comes from green juices.
Why Green Juice?
A typical shop-bought green juice contains more than a third of your daily recommended potassium and 20% of the recommended daily Vitamin A. Juicing your own fresh vegetables will produce even higher levels of beneficial nutrients.
The great thing about vegetable juice is that it is far more healthy than sweet fruit juices and smoothies, which release large quantities of sugar directly into your bloodstream.
Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine carried out a research project on fruit and vegetables juices, which found that those drinking green juices were less likely to develop diabetes. A related study also found a positive correlation between green juice and reduced cholesterol.
Which vegetables are best for juicing?
There are plenty of options available for a healthy green juice to give a boost to your diet.
Spinach is full of essential vitamins and minerals and contains a folate element that is particularly good for expectant mothers to support a healthy pregnancy. Spinach is also rich in Vitamin A.
Celery is rapidly gaining in popularity due to its low-calorie content and multiple health benefits, including combating inflammation, improving blood pressure and replenishing important electrolytes to keep you full of energy on the go.
Asparagus tastes delicious and is packed full of nutritional elements. They are concentrated in the stalk, so get the smallest stalks you can find for the greatest health benefits.
Broccoli is another great choice, and is high in in Vitamin C.
Finally, you might consider various pulses such as split peas, beans and lentils. These are higher in fibre and protein, and so provide a more substantial juice.
These are just a few of the numerous vegetable choices that are great for juicing. Also, bear in mind that it makes sense to choose vegetables that are seasonal, natural, and locally sourced. Always choose organic where possible.