Green juice is now among the go-to beverages of most health-conscious people, and for good reason. A single glass of green vegetable-heavy juice bought from the store could easily contain 20% of the vitamins you need every day. Just imagine the healing benefits of green juice if you made it yourself!
As so, green juice has many, many benefits to our body and overall health. However, did you know that it has healing and restorative effects as well? The following are just a few of them!
You Get Your Daily Recommended Nutrient Intake
The best diet is, of course, a well-rounded one. However, there can be times when it is difficult to plan out complete meals every day, let alone make sure that you are getting the daily recommended 6 to 8 servings of fruits and vegetables daily.
As so, a glass of green juice might just be the supplement you need to get all those nutrients in one go. It is convenient and takes away the stress of meal planning daily.
Green juice is also highly customizable to fit your needs. For example, if you need more protein, you can opt for ingredients like chia seeds or flaxseed. You can also switch up the ingredients themselves, varying from, let’s say, kale leaves to celery to spinach.
It Is Cleansing
Juice cleanses have been touted as great ways to lose weight and feel amazing – and for good reason. They are healthy, easy to take in, and naturally detox your body.
Green juices have an advantage over juices with just with fruits and sweet vegetables, though. Green juice, on its own, will not affect your insulin and blood sugar levels.
Also, it is a good way to increase the good bacteria in your gut. As Hippocrates said, “All disease begins in the gut.” Thus, a healthy digestive tract is key to cleansing your body. Natural foods like Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, and radish are rich in natural prebiotics. These prebiotics can aid in digestion, heal an upset stomach, and even fight colon cancer.
It Helps Lower Bad Cholesterol
With all the unhealthy options available in our society, bad cholesterol, especially high levels of LDL cholesterol, is increasingly becoming a big issue. Elevated levels of bad cholesterol promotes fat in the bloodstream and increases the risk of heart problems.
As so, green juice can help counteract that, and even protect your body from a heart attack and stroke. To lower cholesterol, many doctors will recommend eating more veggies such as dark leafy greens, eggplant, or cabbage. However, it may be impractical to eat big amounts of these in one sitting. Making them into green juice will make for a good substitute instead.
It Provides The Body With Chlorophyll
Green juice is green because of all the leafy vegetables in your juice. The green pigment is actually from chlorophyll, which is instrumental for photosynthesis.
Research indicates the chlorophyll was used more than 100 years ago to promote the healing process. Moreover, it is known to hasten the time for internal healing!
Chlorophyll is also known as a superfood, thanks to its potent antioxidant properties. This means that it helps reduce cell damage while riding the body of harmful free radicals.
The Healing Benefits of Green Juice
Drinking green juice is a great and convenient way to get all the nutrients your body needs. Thanks to its flexibility, you can easily hit all the needed vitamins you need every day. Plus, it is fun to discover combinations for great-tasting green juice!
However, its true benefits lie in how it naturally heals the body from the inside. A glass of green juice also has restorative effects. It can help you cleanse your body of toxins while repairing accumulated inner concerns from years of bad eating habits.
What about you? Do you have a go-to green juice recipe that is both yummy and nutritious? Let me know in the comments below!