Need something extra green? Here is a juice idea for you.
- 1 green apple
- 1 cucumber
- 1/2 lemon (peeled)
- 2 cups spinach
- 1/2 cup parsley
- 1/2 cup cilantro
When they say "an apple a day keeps the doctor away", it's no joke as this common fruit has dietary fiber regulating the bowel movement which reduces the chance of colon cancer. They lower cholesterol, ease digestion and help control appetite. Apples also contain plenty of naturally-occurring sugars, which is what makes 'em nice and sweet!
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.
Spinach is full of iron and you need that healthy mineral, especially since it works synergistically with the vitamin C from lemon. Read more on iron here.
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.
Parsley is the world's most popular herb and is a rich source of antioxidants, helping fight cancers.
Cilantro (coriander leaves) is very low in calories and help reduce LDL (i.e., "bad cholesterol") levels in the blood.