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The Best Vegetables For Juicing

edible gardenJuicing vegetables is one of the best ways to ensure that you get the recommended amount of vegetables into your diet each day. People that are just getting started in the juicing world often wonder what the best vegetables for juicing may be. While all fresh, raw and live produce is great for you, there are some that stand out from the crowd. The following list includes vegetables that are good for juicing due to the nutritional content of the vegetables, the ease of juicing them, and the amount of juice produced.

Cabbage

The health properties of cabbage make it an excellent vegetable for juicing. Cabbage is a cancer fighter and full of indoles that aid in estrogen balance. The vegetable is also great for easing the symptoms of a stomach ulcer, detoxifying the blood, and regulating metabolism. Cabbage juice is typically mixed with the juice of other produce items to improve the taste of the drink.

Celery

Celery is a good cleansing agent for the digestive system. It can also aid in the removal of uric acid from the body and has a powerful diuretic effect, reducing the effects of gout. The high potassium content in the vegetable is effective at lowering blood pressure and keeping it low for significant lengths of time. The entire vegetable can be juiced and both the tops and the stalks have beneficial nutritional properties.

Broccoli

Broccoli is loaded with antioxidants and contains a good amount of vitamin C. Consuming the juice of raw broccoli a few times a week can reduce your risk of lung, colon or breast cancer, along with several other serious health conditions. The chlorophyll in the broccoli can help the body regulate insulin and blood sugar. Many people choose to mix broccoli juice with tomato juice for a delicious veggie drink.

Carrots

The sweetness of carrot juice makes it a great tasting addition to any vegetable juice recipe. They blend well with many ingredients and can be used to create some of the best fruits and vegetables drink combos. The high beta carotene content of these vegetables make them great for improving the condition of skin, boosting brain power, fighting cancer, protecting arteries, fighting infections and boosting the immune system. Studies have shown that carrots can also help to eliminate harmful bacteria in the colon and get rid of intestinal parasites.

Arthritis Soother Vegetable Juice Recipe

1 medium Apple
4 medium spears of Asparagus
1 stalk of Broccoli
3 large Carrots
3 large stalks of Celery
1 tablespoon Olive Oil (extra virgin)
1 handful of Parsley

Directions
Add all ingredients, except olive oil, to your juicer one by one according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Make sure you don’t put olive oil into your juicer. Place the olive oil into a glass, then pour the juice onto it and stir to mix well.

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