Let’s be honest, most people don’t like eating their veggies. We can snack on fruits all day long but when it comes down to eating broccoli or kale, we struggle. Thank goodness for juicing!
Drinking veggie juice actually helps your body absorb nutrients better and more easily than eating cooked vegetables. Plus, you don’t have to struggle to enjoy it.
Today we’re sharing our favorite vegetable juice recipe for you to try. But first, let’s examine the benefits.
Why Should We Drink Our Vegetables?
Did you know that the average person should consume two cups of fresh vegetable juice every day? I know what you’re thinking: that sounds like a lot, but it’s a ton easier than trying to EAT the recommended servings of vegetables in a day. Plus this way you’re getting your veggies fresh and raw, without all the indigestible fiber taxing your digestive system. Some of the health benefits of drinking green vegetable juice include:
Lowers Risk of Chronic Disease
Vegetable juice is high in antioxidants including vitamin A, beta-carotene, lycopene, phenolic compounds, and phytonutrients. These antioxidants can help your body fight off the risk of healthy cells turning into cancerous cells. It can also lower your risk of diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and even some autoimmune diseases.
Improves Heart Health
Potassium, iron, and vitamin C can help stimulate proper circulation, improve the amount of collagen in your body, lower your blood pressure, and reduce the risk of damaged blood vessels and arteries.
Improve Skin & Hair
Drinking vegetable juice regularly can help reduce the look of blemishes, acne, wrinkles, age spots, eczema, rosacea, and psoriasis. The nutrients also help prevent hair loss and will give you lush long healthy hair!
Whether you went out and binged for a weekend or you’re just looking to jump-start a new diet to help with weight loss, vegetable juice supports the detox process within your body. This is especially true for your liver. (By the way, you may be interested in our juicing for weight loss recipes.)
What Green Vegetables Can You Juice?
When picking which vegetables to juice, whether it be for a fruit juice or a vegetable juice, you want a mix of what is going to give you the most flavor, the most juice, and the most nutrients. Water-based veggies like cucumber make your base juice while vegetables like kale and spinach provide the nutrients. Some of the best green vegetables to juice include:
- Swiss Chard
- Bok Choy
- Herbs like cilantro and parsley
If you’re unsure about which juicer to use, look at our guide to juicers here!