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Juices, according to One Medical Group, an online platform for health care, have come a long way since Minute Maid. Almost anything and everything has become a juice option, from cold-pressed detox blends to fruit tea juices. Fresh juices, although not always delivering the same nutritional content, can become a great complement to your meal plan to act as a nutritional boost. Grab a blender and go through your week with 7 juice recipes.
Before juicing, remember that most vegetables can be juiced, skin and all, except in lemons, oranges, and citrus fruits. Don’t forget, when juicing greens, include the stems as they are full of nutrition. Adding more juice without adding calories is possible with zucchinis, as they have virtually no flavor, adds to the amount of juice, but leaves a green tint.
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Day 1: Beet and Ginger Juice
Beets are believed to have anti-cancer benefits due to its unique composition of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties. It improves blood flow and lowers blood pressure. It detoxifies the liver and boosts stamina. Ginger, on the other hand, has powerful medicinal properties. It can treat forms of nausea and reduce muscle pain and soreness.
What you need: 1 large peeled beet, 11-inch peeled ginger, 1 cup of packed fresh spinach or a green of choice, 1 cored apple, and 1 peeled carrot.
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Day 2: Green Juice
Greens are automatically healthier than almost all other food items. Greens such as kale are among the most nutrient-dense food on the planet, are loaded with antioxidants, are an excellent source of vitamin C, and can help lower cholesterol.
What you need: 5 large leaves of kale, 2 stalks of celery, ½ cucumber, 1 peeled lemon, 1 small pear
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Day 3: Spicy Carrot-Apple-Ginger Juice
To mix up the previous ginger juice recipe, this recipe has a spicy taste to add a kick. This is still equally as packed with nutrients and medicinal benefits from the ginger, which aids in treatment for gastrointestinal issues, and is good during cold weather. Carrots and apples provide sweetness and body to the juice, which is also rich in nutrients.
What you need: 5 large carrots, 2 apples, 1 ginger 4-inch in length
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Day 4: Parsley, Mint, and Cucumber Juice
A refreshing drink suitable for juicing newbies. Adding naturally carbonated water could help sharpen the taste to your liking. Natural oils in parsley are an excellent source of vitamin B and C, are rich in antioxidants, support bone growth, have been found to counteract carcinogens, and prevent tumor growth in animals.
What you need: 1 bunch of parsley, 1 bunch of mint, 1 whole cucumber, ½ medium cored apple
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Day 5: Cabbage, Beet, and Cucumber Juice
Cruciferous vegetables are a large group of green vegetables. Among these vegetables include broccoli, cauliflower, kale, bok choy, arugula, and cabbage. These vegetables are rich in antioxidants, and fiber.
What you need: ½ medium red cabbage, ½ small peeled beet, 1 medium cucumber, ½ cored apple
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Day 6: Apple-Fennel-Mint Juice
A recipe that makes 2 to 4 servings, it’s refreshing and not too sweet, with a light green color. Fennel is a not too common vegetable linked to providing benefits in bone health, blood pressure, heart health, immunity, and even cancer. It is also good for digestion and relieves menstrual pain in women.
What you need: 2 fennel bulbs, 2 cored apples, 1 handful of mint leaves, 1 peeled lemon
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Day 7: Tomato-Celery Juice
Tomatoes have an array of nutrients. It is a source of the antioxidant lycopene, which also supports heart and bone health, similar to fennel, and offers anti-cancer benefits. More than this, tomatoes are a great source of vitamin C, potassium, folate, and vitamin K.
What you need: 2 stalks of celery, 1 cucumber, 1 tomato