by Trinity Bourne, Trinity’s Kitchen
I’ve noticed that whenever I drink fresh, organic vegetable juice my energy levels go through the ceiling. I feel energised and vibrant; so much so, that I’ve incorporated vegetable juicing into my weekly rhythm as a general health and wellness tonic.
Juicing fresh vegetables, herbs and spices like ginger, can be an excellent way to reset your system and cleanse.
It’s perfect to help yourself recover from illness and disease. Juicing gives the body the opportunity to rest and rejuvenate, whilst recharging the system with potent vitamins, minerals and other essential nutrients.
Add in a warming spice like ginger, and it not only inspires a healthy way of living, but it actively encourages the detoxification of things that ought not be in your body. Ginger is a powerful antioxidant. But what is an antioxidant?
An antioxidant is a molecule that is able to inhibit the oxidation of other molecules. Oxidation often produces free radicals. Free radicals instigate a chain reaction that can damage cells.
Antioxidants intervene by eliminating these free radicals and preventing damage. Ginger is loaded with antioxidants to help you stay healthy. It also has properties that encourage gentle sweating, to help you eliminate toxins.
It’s also known to support good circulation and act as an anti-inflammatory.
There are many different vegetable juices that you can make. Always choose organic. If you can’t get organic then peel off the skins (which is where most of the chemicals will be – bit of a pity though, because that’s where most of the nutrients often are).
This recipe is a highly nutritious blend of different vegetables. Let’s look at what’s inside…
Beetroot has a catalogue of health benefits. It is high in glutathione, polyphenols and betalains, all of which have excellent antioxidant properties.
Antioxidants play a key role in prevention of most chronic diseases, due to their ability to counteract the effects of free radical damage on human tissue. Beetroot is also known to be an excellent liver detoxification aid and to have anti-cancer properties.
Celery is full of antioxidant compounds like flavonols, flavones, phenolic acids and furanocoumarins, which have been shown to decrease the risk of oxidative damage to fats and lessen oxidative damage to blood vessel walls – preventing free radical damage.
Its natural diuretic and anti-inflammatory benefits make it a bit of an all-round disease prevention superstar.
Carrots are especially high in antioxidants and vitamin A (vitamin A is great for healthy vision, skin and immune support).
Apples not only give the juice a wonderful gentle balance of sweetness, they are loaded with antioxidants too. They are supportive of health and wellness on multiple-levels.
Be careful if your apples come from the USA though – even organic store bought apples from the USA are known to have an additional preservative-type waxy coating on them.
Here’s a step by step video guide on how to make a similar super-healthy juice here. It includes tips and hints as I talk you through the process:
Above all, remember that your adventures in the kitchen are meant to be fun and enjoyable. You’ll be so thankful that you made the effort when your body starts feeling lighter and more vibrant.