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Vegetable juice recipe: Ageless Cocktail

Ingredients

  • 1 apple
  • 4 medium carrots
  • 3 Sprigs of fresh parsley
  • 1 large handful of spinach
  • 1 beet, including the tops
  • 1/4 head cabbage

Method

  1. Thoroughly wash the apple, carrot, parsley, spinach, beet and cabbage. 
  2. Cut the apple and vegetables small enough to fit into your juicer and juice. 
  3. Stir well to blend.

The juicy benefits are:

Cabbage

  • One of cabbage’s best health perks is protecting and strengthening your digestive tract. 
  • Being a green vegetable, cabbage juice is high in mineral content which helps in making the skin stronger, and its high dose of Vitamin C boosts immunity.
Carrots contain potassium, iron, sodium, phosphorus, chromium and magnesium. Pexels

Carrot

  • It is believed that the carrot originated some 5000 years ago in Middle Asia. 
  • Raw carrot juice is loaded with a host of 'anti-disease' beauties, including vitamins B, C, D, E, K, folic acid and the anti-cancer king beta-carotene. 
  • As well as an amazing ability to strengthen the immune system and fight cancer cells, carrots also have the incredible power to improve eyesight.
  • On the mineral front carrots contain potassium, iron, sodium, phosphorus, chromium, magnesium, silica, chlorine and sulphur. 
  • It's hard for the body to extract all the goodness from the hard raw fibres of carrots which is what makes juicing them so appealing.

Parsley

  • Parsley is a great natural diuretic, making it a wonder-herb for lowering blood pressure, and helping flush the body of excess toxins. 
  • Parsley has been shown to suppress over-stimulated immune systems, helping fight against allergies, autoimmune and chronic inflammatory disorders. 
  • And if that's not enough, it's also one of the richest food sources of vitamin C.
  • Note: do not take large doses of parsley if you are pregnant because it is a uterine stimulant.

Beetroot

  • Beetroot juice is one of the most valuable juices for helping to build up the red corpuscles of the blood and tone up the blood generally. 
  • It is also rich in carotenoids, the anti-cancer king, contains plenty of vitamin C and the magnificent mineral manganese which helps brain function, bones and sugar metabolism.


Recipe and info courtesy of The Juice Revolution