Well it goes without saying that when it comes to football weekends…we are not very kind to our bodies 😉 It is all fun and games until someone gets hungover!
After a reckless weekend of delicious pumpkin beers and ‘great idea at the time’ greasy food I could feel my body CRAVING vitamins and minerals AKA fruits and veggies! I just made my boyfriend and I a delicious Sunday evening detox juice…and LOTS of it!
Ingredients: This made well over 30 oz…so decrease the ingredients if needed.
2 Large Cucumbers
2 Large Carrots
2 Red Beets
1 Medium Size Lemon
2 quarter size pieces of fresh ginger root
Just a few of the MANY benefits of these veggies and fruits:
Carrot juice is thought to reduce the risks of many different types of cancer including skin and breast cancer. The cancer-fighting properties of carrot juice are often thought to be excellent due to the high amounts of beta carotene. Beta carotene changes to Vitamin A in the body. Studies have connected Vitamin A with cancer prevention by its antioxidant properties that help eliminate cancer-causing free radicals in the body.
Deficiencies in Vitamin A can cause dryness and damage to the skin, nails and hair. Drinkingcarrot juice to produce Vitamin A is said to benefit many different parts of the body. Vitamin A also strengthens bones and teeth.
Drinking carrot juice is thought to be extremely beneficial for the liver due to Vitamin A’s cleansing effects. Vitamin A reduces bile and fat in the liver. However, for the liver to reap the maximum benefits of Vitamin A, it is said that drinking carrot juice needs be done regularly rather than occasionally. The liver can store Vitamin A.
One cup of beets has zero fat of any kind, contains 1.5 grams of protein, 1 mg of iron, 27 mg of calcium, 43 mg of phosphorus, 10 mg of vitamin C, and 4 mg of niacin, sodium, and magnesium, as well as fiber, vitamin A, and biotin. Beets also contain folic acid and other B vitamins, which are recommended for pregnant women as it may lower the risk of birth defects.
Though lemon is acidic to the taste, it leaves off alkaline residues in the body. This is why it is useful in all symptoms of acidosis.
Lemon-juice is a powerful antibacterial. It has been proved by experiments that the bacteria of malaria, cholera, diphtheria, typhoid and other deadly diseases are destroyed in lemon-juice.
It also contains some vitamin A. Natural vitamin C is much more effective than the synthetic one. Vitamin C of lemon-juice is very effective because it is combined with bioflavonoids (vitamin P). In addition to Vitamin C, lemon also contains niacin and thiamin in small amounts.
Here is a list of medicinal properties ginger has been known to have throughout history.
- anticlotting agent
- anti inflammatory
- circulatory stimulant
- increases blood flow
- promotes sweating
- relaxes peripheral blood vessels