Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Green Power

Green Power

Carrots - 4
Celery - 2 stalks 
Spinach - handful 
Parsley - handful 

Use a juicer to extract the juices
Discard the pulp

Health Benefits of Celery
Celery contains apigenin currently being studied for its anti-cancer properties…can reduce inflammation
Apigenin is also believed to stimulate growth and development of nerve cells
Celery seed extracts have antihypertensive properties
Celery contains a flavanoid luteolin believed to possess anti-cancer properties
Celery extract reduce the amount of LDL (bad) cholesterol in blood

Health Benefits of Parsley
Myricetin, a flavonoid in parsley has been shown to help prevent skin cancer
(Sweet potatoes, black currants and cranberries also contain highest concentrations of myricetin)
Myricetin can lower blood sugars and decrease insulin resistance
Myricetin also appears to be anti-inflammatory and reduce excess fat in blood
Has vitamin K which improves bone health

Health Benefits of Carrots
Excellent source of vitamin A important for improving eyesight and preventing night blindness
Vitamin A that helps to produce sebum which  keeps the scalp hydrated and protected to keep hair healthy
Contain antiseptic and antibacterial properties that make it an ideal immune system booster
Coumarin in carrots has been linked to reduced hypertension
Has antioxidants and phytochemicals which may help with blood sugar regulation, delay effects of aging and improve immune function

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