What if I told you I had found the absolute remedy to all of your problems? Do you often feel sick during the winter or have lots of allergies? Do you know someone suffering from a leaky gut, a heart disease, cancer, depression or Alzheimer?
What if I told you the answer is as simple as eating more veggies?
I believe everyone of us knows the famous rule of consuming « five vegetables/fruits a day », easy you would tell me?
Not so sure….
Today, only 30% of us actually consume half that amount.
What is more alarming is that the famous recommendation suggested by the World Health Organization has actually been proved inadequate. You should in reality double the amount and make it 10 a day.
Several studies have shown that people with the highest intake of veggies were less likely to die from cancer and heart diseases.
Research also demonstrates that vegetables are four times healthier than fruit. This is why you should eat a lot more of them.
A new proposal has been to increase our daily portion of vegetables and fruits to 7.
I know it sounds like a tall order but this is where green juice takes part!! Green juice is an easy way to add more leafy veg to our diets.
How to make the perfect green juice?
Keep in mind that the best type of juice is the « cold-pressed » one, where the juice is extracted by a method of crushing and pressing and still contains all its nutrients.
You should progressively start incorporating more leafy greens and veggies, ideally to end up having in your juice 70% of vegetables and 30% of fruits.
When you consume juice you allow all the phytonutrients to be readily absorbed through the intestinal wall (without the need to digest it first) and this provides immense health benefits but so will the natural fruit sugars and this is why it is important not to drink or consume too many juices with a high volume of fruit as it may disrupt the blood sugar levels.
By consuming your juices that are mostly vegetable you will avoid this being a concern.
The best time to consume your fresh juice is before meals or few hours after. This will ensure the correct assimilation of the vitamins and minerals. Eating a meal while drinking your juice slows down the absorption of nutrients and can cause indigestion, gas and fermentation.
Please remember that juices shouldn’t replace meals unless you are on a fast that has been approved by your doctor. Juice should be a bonus, not a replacement for eating whole vegetables.
My green juice routine:
- I usually start my day with a glass of green juice (approximately 250ml)
- a handful of kale or spinach
- 1 lemon (peeled)
- 5 mint leaves
- 1 apple
- half a cucumber
- I also like to add some fresh ginger at times
So go ahead and try this recipe you will feel so much better! Being healthy has never been that easy!