A glass of juice a day keeps all those calories away! That doesn’t just apply to apples you see! Ever felt that overwhelming disappointment when you fail to fit into your old pair of jeans? Have you been avoiding the weighing scale like a plague? Well, I can totally empathize with you, but closing your eyes to reality won’t change it.
Running away from your problems will do you no good, an actual run, on the other hand, might help! But with the super hectic schedule, that seems like a vague possibility. Don’t worry, though; you can still get rid of those extra kilos! A glass of juice made from fresh green vegetables in the morning is the perfect way to kick-start your day.
Nutritious Vegetables Good For Juicing
Think of the vegetables you choose to juice like a delivery driver trying to make record time. Keep in mind that juicing is pretty much a nutrient express train that zooms through your body rapidly.
Here are some of the top vegetables to put in your juicer. They are full of nutrients and extremely supportive of good health.
However, keep in mind that this list is not exhaustive because most vegetables can be juiced despite the fact that they will not yield the same amount of juice.
Rich in proteins, minerals and calcium, Kale is definitely one vegetable that you should include in your liquid diet. This plant is full of benefits and is wonderful for your body. It is replete with iron and folate which are good for your eyes. High on fibre, kale is also pretty good for digestion and keeps your cholesterol levels in check apart from providing good cardiovascular support. Rich in antioxidants and vitamin K, Kale also prevents cancer and strengthens the bones. Overall kale is an excellent option for the wholesome growth of the body and your mental fitness.
Celery is, I believe, one of the most underrated vegetables and is never given its due credit. It is not just aesthetically pleasing and used for garnishing this vegetable, but also has other benefits as well. Celery is very rich in potassium and has impressively high water content making it an ideal vegetable to add in your juice. It keeps you hydrated and energized throughout the day. Also, potassium is good for the heart and helps in skeletal and muscle contraction. It even contributes to the proper digestion of food. It is also rich in vitamin A while the roots contain vitamins B1, B2, B6, and C.
Broccoli falls under the same group as cabbage and is often served cooked rather than juiced. Now, broccoli can be very unpleasant if consumed raw, so try mixing it up with sweeter vegetables like beets or carrots. Broccoli is very rich in iron, an important mineral that contributes to the production of blood. Also, the high folate levels help form DNA and help in proper brain functioning. It even keeps your eyes, skin, hair and liver healthy and functioning. The antioxidant purifies the body of harmful toxins and boosts immunity. High on vitamin K, it even helps in blood clotting and strengthens your teeth and bones.
Sweet potato, a very pleasant name right? Well true to its name it has a sweet taste and is very good for the body as well. It has a very low-calorie count and helps fight obesity. Also rich in vitamin A and C, sweet potatoes improve the eyesight and boost immunity. It even contains good quantities of folate, iron, copper calcium and fibre. It improves digestion, increases metabolism, strengthens the bones, help in making more blood and even fights cancer. Also, folate contributes to the overall mental and emotional well-being.
Dandelion is one such weed that is surprisingly very beneficial for the body. It is no more a hindrance that needs to be plucked out of lawns. The antioxidants present in dandelion greens are wonderful for curing allergies and maintaining blood sugar levels. They even contain high levels of calcium, iron, minerals and proteins. It strengthens the bones and helps in the overall growth of the body. Dandelion greens even fight obesity as they have very low calorie count. Rich in vitamin B, these green leaves when consumed in juice form instantly energise the body and detoxify the body as well. They are also very beneficial for the kidney and the eyes.
Wheatgrass is another popular juicing option that is good for both the taste buds and your body. It is known for its effective healing properties and is even very rich in minerals and vitamins. An excellent source of vitamin A, B-complex, C, E, I, and K, wheat grass even has very high levels of proteins and 17 amino acids! Consuming a concoction of wheat grass is very beneficial for you. Replete with so many qualities, it improves eyesight, strengthens bones, purifies the body of toxins, improves metabolism, boosts immunity and also helps in proper digestion. Phew! Is there anything this amazing vegetable cannot do!
Popeye was right you know; spinach really does make you strong and healthy! A green leafy vegetable that is replete with vitamins and minerals, spinach offer some solid-liquid nutrition. It is loaded with amino acids, potassium, iron, iodine, and vitamins A, C, K, E and B complex. It maintains the pH level of the body and is a very rich source of protein. Plus, it prevents arthritis from afflicting the bones. Also spinach is especially good for you if you want muscular growth. It helps in weight loss and is very good for your skin, hair and eyes. It even fights cancer cells. Rich in fibre, spinach boosts your metabolism and improves the digestion as well.
Carrots are the most obvious choice for juicing and rightfully so; they are replete with benefits! The most emphasized of them being carrots are good for the eyesight. But that is not all! This pretty vegetable is easily available and quite affordable. Rich in Vitamin A, it prevents night blindness. Also the many antioxidants found in the carrot are a natural way of keeping your skin glowing and youthful. It cleanses your body of the harmful toxins and reduces the risk of cancer and other heart diseases. It boosts your immunity, and the fibre content takes care of the digestive system. Consuming carrot juice even keeps your cholesterol and sugar levels in check.
Cabbage leaves are not really the conventional juice material; they are used primarily in salads, but blending them is not that bad an idea. They are available in abundance and are very easy on your pocket as well! Also, cabbages have very high water content that keeps you hydrated and full. They are even rich in vitamin C and folates which boost your immunity and increase your metabolism considerably, helping you digest food faster. Also, cabbage juice helps prevent breast cancer, lung cancer, stomach cancer, etc. and is very beneficial for cancer patients. It is also an excellent way to reduce weight as it is calorie free and also helps to eliminate body waste.