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We’re keeping it super simple after a long holiday weekend! As we shake off the indulgences from Halloween and start a new month, there’s never been a better time to load up on vegetables and particularly green veggies. Our favorite and most easily digestible way to have them is in a tall glass (or three) of green juice.
We’ve been loving a little bit of fresh fruit like apple, pear or orange in my green juice, along with lots of fresh mint and fresh turmeric root for it’s wonderful anti-inflammatory effects and smooth flavor. Adding roots to your juice like turmeric, ginger and beet are fantastic for grounding you and taking your health to the next level.
Turmeric is well known for helping ward off colds and flus, helping with indigestion, lowering blood sugar levels, reducing the risk of heart disease and stroke, and helping to prevent cancer. Curcumin is the primary active ingredient in turmeric that happens to be a potent antioxidant with capabilities to neutralize free radicals and boost the activity of the body’s own antioxidant enzymes. Curcumin can inhibit many molecules known to play major roles in inflammation, a known contributor to many common Western diseases.
As far as curcumin and cancer, studies have shown that it can reduce angiogenesis (growth of new blood vessels in tumors), metastasis (spread of cancer), as well as contributing to the death of cancerous cells. Multiple studies have shown that curcumin can reduce the growth of cancerous cells in the laboratory and inhibit the growth of tumors in test animals. There is even some evidence that it may help prevent cancer from occurring in the first place. (I’d say that’s worth adding to your regular diet!) Basically, what we are saying is that this juice is super simple & super good for you? Not much more we could ask for!
- 1 large cucumber
- 4 stalks celery
- 1 lime
- 2 oranges, peeled
- 1 small head romaine
- 1 large stalk chard
- 1/2 tsp Barleygrass Juice Extract Powder
- 1 small bunch mint
- 1 inch piece turmeric root