3 Handfuls of spinach
2 celery stalks with leaves
1 green apple
1 cucumber (optional)Directions:
Wash and peel the carrot and green apple and remove the apple seeds. Juice the carrot and green apple together with spinach and celery.
Note: Carrots and lemon contains potassium which can help to counter balance the high sodium levels associated with high blood pressure and hypertension. Carrot is a good blood regulator and is excellent for helping eye problems in diabetics. Spinach contains calcium, beta carotene, vitamins A and C, which provide multiple health benefits. Celery is rich in potassium and magnesium which are again so essential in the prevention and treatment of high blood pressure.Celery contains sodium and minerals that help to regulate blood pressure. Green apples contain mallic acid which helps in bringing down your sugar level.
Brussel Sprouts and String Bean Juice
10-12 Brussels sprouts
2 cup string beans
1 cucumber (optional)
1 peeled lemon
Juice the Brussels sprouts, then, the string beans, then the lemon.
When completely blended, stir.
Note: The Brussels sprouts and the beans supply you with key minerals and energy through the creation of vitamin B6 and are a great source of insulin.
Spinach, Celery and Parsley Juice
2 Handfuls of spinach
1 stalk celery
1 Handful of parsley
1/2 green apple
Juice 2 carrots first, then, the spinach, parsley, the celery, and the last 2 carrots.
Note: The potassium, sodium, and other minerals will help you manage your blood glucose naturally and will also help to lower your blood pressure.
Health Tip: Instead of taking a drug such as a diuretic (i.e. water pill) to lower your high blood pressure, try a vegetable that acts as a natural diuretic, i.e. asparagus, cucumber, parsley, lemon juice.
Watercress, Tomatoes and Parsley Juice
6 sprigs watercress
1 handful of parsley
Cut the apples into wedges and remove both the core and the seed.
Place all ingredients into a juicer and blend well.
Note: This is a great heart healthy juicing recipe effective in helping to prevent heart disease and strokes. It has been found that daily consumption of green apples or apple juice can greatly lower cholesterol levels that are the causes of inflammation and plagues the blood artery walls and greatly increasing the risk of strokes and heart attacks.
Tomatoes contains lycopene which can help in reducing LDL which is the bad cholesterol by at least 10% if consumed daily. In fact consuming 1/2 liter of tomato juice daily can help to protect against heart disease. Watercress is packed full of beta carotene and antioxidants which are crucial in reducing the risk of heart disease, cataracts and certain types of cancers.
Note: If you juice regularly, make sure that you are not replacing your “super” meals such as steamed vegetables, whole raw vegetables and green, leafy salads with juices. Juices should be used primarily as a complement to your meal — not as a replacement. (However, a green smoothie can be used as a replacement meal because it contains everything that’s in the meal including carbs, fats, proteins, water, and fiber).