5 Quick Juicing Remedies to Cure What Ails You
Bursting with antioxidants, vitamins, enzymes and phytochemicals, fresh juice is a great detoxer that can help heal the body and prevent disease. But juicing doesn’t just boost your overall health. Veggie and fruit cocktails can heal you of specific ailments, such as headaches, asthma, bad cholesterol and arthritis. From individuals with serious health problems to those wanting an afternoon pick-me-up, people are turning to raw juice, and you can too with these five easy juice remedies. Get several servings of vegetables in one glass when you make these recipes at home for less than the price of a latte and learn firsthand the amazing benefits of vegetable juicing. Cheers!
“Juicing fresh vegetables, and in particular, green vegetables, makes a big difference in how people feel. People usually report that they have more energy, feel happier, calmer, have better mental clarity, sleep better, and enjoy a stronger immune system. Many people heal from ailments that nothing else had helped because the juices provided superior nutrition that was very easy to absorb,” nutritionist Cherie Calbom, author of 21 books including the bestseller “Juicing for Life,” said to LadyLUX. The nutrients in juice, as they are in a liquid, broken down form, are easily absorbed by the body.
Check out these juice prescriptions
The Headache Mender
- Half a ripe cantaloupe with seeds and rind removed;
- Half of a cucumber, peeled if not organic;
- 1- to 2-inch chunk of ginger root, peeled.
Cantaloupe and ginger root have been found to reduce platelet stickiness, which is related to migraine headaches.
Juicing Tip: Start with a delicious base, such as carrot and apple, so you can add anything and it will still taste good.
The Cholesterol Buster Cocktail
- Four medium-sized carrots, scrubbed well, tops removed, ends trimmed;
- Two ribs of celery, with leaves;
- Two kale leaves;
- One green apple, such as a Granny Smith or Pippin apple; and
- 1-inch chunk of ginger root, scrubbed or peeled if old.
A number of scientific studies have shown that ginger root can reduce inflammation, which is implicated in heart disease. If you want to lower your LDL, add an apple, which has antioxidants that help to halt the oxidation of LDL.
Juicing Tip: Get a juicer that is easy to use and clean, or you won’t want to juice.
The Asthma Helper
- Five carrots, scrubbed well, tops removed, ends trimmed;
- Five to six radishes with leaves;
- One green apple;
- Half a lemon, peeled if not organic.
*Perfect served chilled or at room temperature.
Radish has long been used as an asthma remedy.
Juicing Tip: Throw in the parts of plants you usually throw away, such as broccoli stems, asparagus stems, and radish tops and juice them up with delicious ingredients.
The Adrenal Booster
- One handful of parsley;
- One dark green lettuce leaf;
- Four carrots, scrubbed well, tops removed and ends trimmed;
- Two tomatoes;
- Two ribs of celery with leaves;
- A dash of hot sauce;
- Dash of Celtic sea salt.
- Makes two servings.
An adrenal gland overworked from stress can lead to mood swings and weight gain. The vitamin C in hot peppers and parsley, paired with the natural sodium in celery, can help the functioning of the adrenal glands.
These juices are best ingested right after juicing, as it is live food. For convenience, you can make them the night before or take it with you kept in a chilled, covered container.
But if these particular remedies aren’t for you, don’t stop here. There are many other combos that can do everything from help your pancreas to kickstart your immune system.
“You can supplement your diet with a glass of fresh juice, or go on a days-long cleansing ‘juice feast.’ And you can use different combinations of ingredients to improve your mood or boost your energy or even help alleviate physical ailments,” Calbom said.
Check out Calbom’s tips, tricks and recipes in “The Juice Lady's Big Book of Juices and Green Smoothies,” which features more than 400 fab recipes.
Visit www.juiceladycherie.com for more recipe ideas and to see all of Calbom’s books and advice.