Want some rich red and green combined together in a tasty and healthy liquid?
- 2 small beets
- 1 lemon (peeled)
- 2 celery sticks
- 1/2 cucumber
- 1 cup cilantro
- 1 small piece ginger
Beets lower blood pressure owing from the naturally-occurring nitrates founds in the beets, converted to nitric oxide in the body. Studies have found that consuming beet juices boosts stamina and physical endurance. Traditionally, beets are known for their liver detox and blood purification benefits as they aid in eliminating already broken down toxins. And yes, beet juice will likely colour your urine :)
Lemons are linked to weight loss because they tend to decrease appetite, help with digestion, and lastly, even though they are acidic, lemons balance the pH level of the blood.
Celery is good! Only 10 calories in 1 stick! We like it because it also add volume to your juice. Just like lemons, celery juice regulates the body pH balance and help in digestion. Thus the combo of lemon and celery is great.
Cucumbers are rich in two of the most basic elements needed for healthy digestion: water and fiber. Because of this, they are a great neutral vegetable to add to any juice. Cucumbers may help to "cool" the inflammatory response in your body. Also, placing a cucumber slice on the roof of your mouth may help to rid your mouth of odour-causing bacteria.
Cilantro (coriander leaves) is very low in calories and help reduce LDL (i.e., "bad cholesterol") levels in the blood.
Ginger has been used for its medicinal properties for centuries. The phenolic compounds in ginger are known to help relieve gastrointestinal irritation, stimulate saliva and bile production and suppress gastric contractions and movement of food and fluids through the GI tract. It helps with nausea, pain reduction and inflammation.