Juice Recipes For Health: Asparagus Delight Juice Recipe
Asparagus – 4 spear, medium
Carrots – 3 large
Celery – 2 stalk, large
Process all ingredients in a juicer, shake or stir and serve.
This juice recipe is a great choice for people who are trying to lose weight. The fresh vegetables used to make the juice are low in calories. The juice also has a high water content and a good amount of fiber, which is great for aiding digestion, hydrating your body, and removing waste from the body. Juiced vegetables are typically easier to digest than raw ones.
This recipe is also good for those trying to prevent and manage heart disease. The potassium in carrots helps lower blood pressure while asparagus is a good source of iron, which boosts the immune system and prevents anemia. Carrots also increase the production and performance of white blood cells, building resistant to various kinds of infections.
The juice is chock full of antioxidants that may help prevent arthritis, cataracts, macular degeneration, and skin damage. Asparagus is one of the richest sources of rutin, which can help to energize and protect the body from infections. Asparagus also contains significant amounts of vitamin E and beta-carotene. Carrots are especially rich in beta-carotene and celery is a good source of quercetin, an anti-inflammatory antioxidant that research suggests may help prevent arthritis and memory loss.
Fresh asparagus is generally best when harvested in the spring. Asparagus stalks should be rounded and you should look for firm, thin stems with deep green or purplish closed tips. Use asparagus within a day or two after purchasing for best flavor and texture.
Although carrots are available throughout the year, locally grown carrots are the freshest and most flavorful in the summer and fall. Carrot roots should be firm, smooth, relatively straight and bright in color. Avoid carrots that are excessively cracked or forked as well as those that are limp or rubbery.
When choosing celery, pick ones that look crisp and snap easily when pulled apart. The leaves should be pale to bright green in color and free from yellow or brown patches. Celery can be kept in the refrigerator for up to a week with minimal damage.