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Red Cabbage Power!

July 28, 2016

Cabbage juice is a digestive-healing, powerhouse of a juice!

 

Key Benefits:

 

  • Juicing produce allows you to remove the fiber and retain the highly nutrient-dense liquid nutrition that remains

  • The nutrients become more bio-available (the rate and speed at which they may be absorbed by your body) to you

  • While fruit and vegetables may be combined into a juice, ensure the juice remains more alkaline than acidic, by using more volume of vegetable than that of fruit

  • Red Cabbage powerfully boosts the immune system, detoxifies the body, prevents diabetes and treats ulcers[i]

  • Carrots possess beta-carotene, helping to combat health-damaging, free radical activity (free radicals are uncharged atoms in the body that result from stressors, and can be highly reactive within the body)[ii]

  • Apples are cancer-fighting fruits and can help combat diarrhea and constipation (their fibre can either pull water out of your colon to keep things moving along when you’re backed up, or can absorb excess water from your stool to slow your bowels down)[iii]

 

Ingredients (serves 1):

 

2 moderate-sized wedges of red cabbage (approx. ¼ of a small head)

 

4 carrots, tops removed

 

1 red apple, quartered & deseeded

 

Preparation:

 

*Time:  approx. 10 min

 

Wash all ingredients, leaving the apple skin on.

 

Place the ingredients, one handful at a time, into the juicer.  Chop as needed so items fit as required.  Juice all ingredients.

 

Stir the final juice product, pour and serve immediately.  Add an ice cube to the glass if you’d like it ever-so-slightly chilled.

 

Enjoy!

 

 

ENDNOTES

 

[i] Organic Facts:  Unbiased info on nutrition, benefits of food & home remedies – Health Benefits of Red Cabbage.  Retrieved November 23, 2015 from https://www.organicfacts.net/health-benefits/vegetable/red-cabbage.html

 

[ii] The World’s Healthiest Foods:  Carrots.  Retrieved November 24, 2015 from http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=21

 

[iii] Best Health:  15 Health Benefits of Eating Apples.  Retrieved November 24, 2015 from http://www.besthealthmag.ca/best-eats/nutrition/15-health-benefits-of-eating-apples

 

 

 

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