5 Reasons You Should Add Green Juice to Your Diet
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Some may think green juice is just a fad or an added accessory to make us feel healthy, but thats not the case. Green juice actually has many benefits and good reason for us to add it into our diet. It’s something about the color green that is unappetizing to some, but don’t let the color fool you as green juices are filled with flavor.
Green juice is made from various green vegetables. Most people add a small amount of fruit (doesn’t have to be green) to sweeten up the drink as it can be bitter. I suggest making your own green juice rather than buying one already made. I will provide a recipe below. Packaged green juices tend to be pasteurized which kills off the good nutrients in green juices.
The benefits of green juices are similar to that of eating green vegetables in their natural form, but all jam packed into one drink making it easier to consume the required daily amount. So incase you were wondering, the answer is yes you should add a green juice into your diet. Here’s why:
1. Reduce inflammation
Green, leafy vegetables aid in reduced inflammation.
2. Reduce risk of heart disease
Green vegetables help towards a healthy heart.
3. Act as a pre-biotic
A pre-biotic is found in compounds of certain foods that benefits the growth of healthy bacteria.
4. Improved digestion
The enzymes found in green juices help improve digestion.
Green juices may help with weight-loss as certain green vegetables speed up your metabolism and help your body burn off bad calories.
Quick & Easy Green Juice Recipe
1 Cup Spinach
1/2 Cup Kale
1/2 Green Apple
Handful of Ice
Add all ingredients together in blender or juicer and then blend until smooth. Enjoy!
If you’re not up for making your own green juice check out one of these juice cafes below:
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