Top 5 Vegetables to Juice
Juicing has become mainstream to the point that it is a $100 million a year industry. This in part is due to the number of celebrities who endorse drinking cold pressed juices and regularly use “juice cleanses”. This celebrity endorsement has lead to mainstream America joining the juicing craze.
Is this a bad thing? No it isn’t, although the “juice cleanses” may not be the best thing out there, juicing in general is a very healthy thing. If you talk to juicing experts they will tell you that juicing is a vital part of keeping your body healthy and disease free and that juicing can possibly prevent and at times cure diseases such as cancer and diabetes.
Although there is no real scientific evidence to back up these claims, there is plenty of anecdotal evidence to show that there just may be cause to believe that juicing just may do what the juicing experts claim.
Of course to get the full health benefits from juicing you need to be juicing the right fruits and vegetables. Although virtually every fruit and vegetable out there can be considered healthy, there are some vegetables that are actually better to eat cooked rather than juiced, for example, broccoli and raw cabbage are what is known as goitrogenic vegetables. This means they contain substances that when consumed raw can suppress thyroid function.
Here are what many consider the top 5 vegetables to juice to get all the health benefits of juicing.
Top 5 Vegetables to Juice
Cucumbers are great for juicing, you get lots of liquid from them and they are full of nutrients like vitamin K, potassium and phosphorus. Cucumber have also been known to reduce your risk of cancer, aid in weight loss and flush out toxins.
Carrots are a great source of antioxidant agents and are rich in vitamins K, C, A, B8, folate, pantothenic acid, potassium, iron, manganese and copper. The biggest benefits of carrots comes from the beta-carotene they contain.
Besides adding a beautiful color to you juice, beets are full of vitamin C, folate, manganese and potassium. It has been suggested that beets can help lower your blood pressure, boost stamina, help detoxify the body, fight inflammation and reduce your risk of cancer.
Celery is a great source of antioxidants as well as beneficial enzymes you body needs to stay healthy and fight disease. Additionally they are full of vitamoins B6, C, K and folate. Celery has been known to help lower cholesterol, lower inflammation, help prevent ulcers and help prevent high blood pressure.
Wheatgrass is one of the most popular things to juice and for good reason. Wheatgrass juice is known as being an incredibly effective healer because of the fact that is contains “all of the minerals known to man”. Wheatgrass also contains vitamins A, C, E, 1, K and B-complex. Additionally it is heavy in protein, iron and has 17 amino acids.
We all know that eating raw fruits and vegetables is good for us and juicing is a tasty and healthy way for us all to incorporate more of them into our lives. Although this is my list of top 5 vegetables for juicing that does not mean there aren’t plenty more you can juice.