3 Super-Ingredients To Juice For A Cleaner Immune System

Cucumber, parsley, and ginger are go-to ingredients for a cleaner, cooler, efficient immune system. Juicing these is all about a complete detox. They are easy to find and use too! Here are the facts about them and also 3 great recipes for you to get started.

Cucumbers

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Cucumbers contain 95% water so it hydrates you and detoxes you at the same time. Cucumbers are packed with B vitamins, which are of the energising kind.

Cucumbers are one of those magical vegetables that help your skin and hair. Cucumbers contains anti-inflammatory properties that help reduce puffiness and redness in the face. The silicon and sulfur that is present in cucumber also helps stimulate hair growth.

Cucumbers also aide in reducing bad breath. The phytochemicals in cucumber help kill bacteria that causes bad breath. Another reason that cucumbers are great for juicing is that they help you lose weight and speeds up metabolism. Cucumbers are low calorie and high water content vegetables.

Cucumbers are also great for diabetics. Sterols present in cucumbers have shown to hep decrease LDL cholesterol.

Besides all these amazing benefits, cucumbers are also beneficial in relieving inflammatory symptoms like joint pain. Cucumbers contain silica which helps promote joint health by acting as a lubricant and strengthens the connective tissues.

Parsley

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Parsley is a great detoxifier. It’s a herb that is rich in many vital vitamins ranging from vitamin C, B, K and A. Parsley is packed with chlorophyll. Chlorophyll has the ability to detoxify the liver, eliminates body odor and bad breath, cleans the digestive tract, and helps with anaemia.

Parsley should be added to every juice. It helps flush out toxins from the body and also helps flush out excess fluid from the body. Like cucumbers, parsley also has anti-inflammatory properties.

Ginger

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Ginger contains anti-inflammatory compounds called gingerols which can help relieve symptoms of arthritis.

Ginger can also boost your immune system.

If you have a cold juice some ginger and add it to warm water. This will help you sweat which is beneficial for releasing toxins from the body.

Here are 3 super-juice recipes to make you a super-human!

1. Dr. Oz’s Green Drink

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Ingredients:

  • Apples – 2 medium (3″ dia)
  • Celery – 3 stalk, large (11″-12″ long)
  • Cucumber – 1 cucumber (8-1/4″)
  • Ginger Root – 1/2 thumb (1″ dia)
  • Lemon (with rind) – 1/2 fruit (2-3/8″ dia)
  • Lime (with rind) – 1 fruit (2″ dia)
  • Parsley – 1 bunch
  • Spinach – 2 cup

Directions:

Process all ingredients in a juicer, shake or stir and serve.

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2. Green Cheer

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Ingredients:

  • Apples – 2 medium (3″ dia)
  • Avocado – 1 avocado
  • Cucumber – 1 cucumber (8-1/4″)
  • Ginger Root – 1 thumb (1″ dia)
  • Lemon – 1/2 fruit (2-1/8″ dia)
  • Orange – 1 large (3-1/16″ dia)
  • Parsley – 1 handful
  • Spinach – 2 handful

Directions:

Process all ingredients in a juicer, shake or stir and serve.

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3. Allergy Juice

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Ingredients:

  • 1 head/2 cups continental flat-leaf parsley
  • 1 medium cucumber
  • 1 – 2 medium lemons, peeled
  • 1 green apple
  • 1 knob of ginger (optional)
  • 1 tsp honey

Directions:

  1. Process all ingredients except the honey through your juicer.
  2. Strain and tweak to taste. You may want to add more apple or raw local honey.
  3. Dilute this juice with some filtered water just a little, as it is very potent.

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These three ingredients are great for juicing if you’re looking at a nice detox. They also build up your immune system and keep you safe from common infections. Be sure to switch up the combinations and ingredients to gain a wholesome experience from juicing.

Source:

http://fitlife.tv/the-benefits-of-juicing-vegetables-and-herbs/