Saturday, 24 May 2014

The Queen of Greens: Blood Cleansing and Detoxifying Kale Juice


This is another one of my favorites that I make daily along with my carrot juice. Green juice is great for detox and very energizing.

The high chlorophyll content makes kale a very healing juice for the blood. It is rich in flavonoids that control indigestion, inflammation and stress.  It helps lower bad cholesterol levels.

Ingredients:  (try source organic)
x1 apple
x1 lemon
x1 celery stalk
x4 kale leaves
3 inches cucumber
1 inch of ginger

* A teaspoon of good healthy fat eaten before drinking your juice will help to increase absorption of nutrients (raw organic cream, raw butter or avocado)

Let's look at the benefits of kale: 

  • Bone Health:   It's high in calcium content helps to increase bone density, and build healthy bones.
  • Brain Health:  Omega 3 in kale helps delay damage to brain cells due to high blood sugar in people who are diabetic or obese.
  • Cancer:  Kale contains indole-3-carbinol, this boosts the health of DNA and lowers the growth of cancer cells.
  • Cholesterol:  Kale reduces the bad cholesterol levels.  It is more effective when juiced with parsley, green apples and lemon.  Lemon helps to increase the absorption rate of nutrition by up to five times!
  • Detoxifying: Isothiocyanates found in kale, when broken down to glucosinolates, helps to regulate detoxification activities in the body cells.  A regular intake of kale juice helps our body detoxify at a genetic level!
  • Haemoglobin:   The high content of chlorophyll helps to improve the haemoglobin level in one’s body.  The chlorophyll molecules are closest to human’s haemoglobin molecules, making it one of the best juices for people who are anemic.
  • Inflammation:  Kale is highly alkaline, and its high content of vitamin K helps improve blood circulation, reducing chronic inflammation.
  • Muscles:  Kale has protein which is more bio-available to the body than compared to meat protein, making it an important vegetable in a vegetarian’s diet.
  • Skin:  It' a great source of calcium, vitamins A, C, K and phytonutrients, all nutrients for good healthy skin. Kale is one of the richest sources of lutein, and contains beta-carotene, and both improve our skin’s elasticity and firmness, keeping it healthy.
  • Vision:  Kale contains a high concentration of carotenoids (zeaxathin and lutein).  These ingredients  protect our eyes against ultraviolet lights, and the high levels of anti-oxidants help to defend the retina against free radicals.
  • Weight Loss:  Regular consumption of kale juice will promote weight loss.  Drink a green juice with kale, daily, to help melt your fat away!

Kale is called the "Queen of Greens".  Include kale in your diet.


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