Juicing is a powerful health habit that is beneficial to your whole body. Juicing organic vegetables and fruits can help heal chronic disease and flush toxins from internal organs. Juicing also helps fight against the wrath of acne and blemishes, giving you a healthy, all-natural glow.
Learning how to properly detox your body through juicing is vital. To find success on your juicing journey, it’s important to know what veggies are detoxifiers in order to create your body’s best juice combination. Read on to learn just a few staple ingredients you can add to your regimen.
Carrots are chock-full of beta-carotene, a form of vitamin A. A powerful antioxidant, beta-carotene helps to slow aging and prevents cells from degenerating, resulting in a more youthful appearance. Vitamin A is essential for healthy vision, bones and teeth. Carrots also carry vitamin C, which aids collagen production. Collagen affects skin elasticity, and vitamin C prevents wrinkles and other signs of aging. The potassium found in carrots play an important role in the production of new skin cells, and can reduce acne and blemishes. Like most other power ingredients, carrots help detoxify the liver so those toxins can’t form acne!
This leafy green is great at fighting acne. It’s also a natural anti-inflammatory. Kale includes vitamins A, C, K, E, B1, B2, B3, calcium, beta-carotene, phosphorus, iron, copper, magnesium and more. Vitamin A helps repair and maintain healthy skin. Many times, skin conditions can be attributed to an unhealthy colon. Add kale to your diet to help get that waste moving.
If you want healthy, glowing skin, beets are essential! They’re natural blood and liver cleansers, and when it comes to skin problems, cleansing the blood is very important. Beets are potent, so never use and entire beet in one juice. Beets are anti-inflammatory vegetables packed with iron, potassium, niacin, copper and vitamin C. They also contain manganese, magnesium, calcium, zinc and folic acid.
This herb is rich with vitamins. Parsley helps fight acne and keep an even skin tone. This veggie helps clear the urinary tract, kidneys and liver. Vitamin K in parsley improves skin elasticity and can actually help wounds heal up faster!
Ginger can be added to almost any juice to increase the health benefits for your immune system. Ginger is a root vegetable rich in nutrients like magnesium, potassium, manganese and vitamin B6, all of which reduce inflammation. Ginger also has anti-aging antioxidants that help maintain a youthful appearance.
This veggie is great for healing skin conditions, because it helps purify the blood. It’s high sulfur content means it’s great at clearing and improving your complexion. Packed with vitamin A, watercress accounts for almost half of the recommended daily intake. Eating watercress can give you a boost of vitamins C, K, B and E, as well as beta carotene, iodine, calcium and more. Because watercress is full of antioxidants as well, it’s considered a liver tonic.
These powerful citrus fruits work wonders as both a food and medicine. Lemons contain vitamin C, vitamin B and citric acid, which are great at clearing skin and purifying blood. They also naturally cleanse the kidneys, helping expel toxins.
David Schmenk is the Managing Editor for ExtremeFitness.com. David received his BA in Marketing at Tiffin University in Ohio, and studied international marketing at the British American College of London in London, England.
As a lifelong, multi-sport athlete, David has developed a broad range of experience and knowledge in a variety of training and performance techniques. During his time as a college athlete, David began to develop an interest in martial arts and studied Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Muy Thai. After college he worked in the Technology field and also became a CPT, training individuals in sports-specific programs for strength and conditioning. He later found an interest in Yoga and began practicing and studying Hatha and Ashtanga Yoga. He now holds a Yoga Alliance 200 RYT certification in Power Vinyasa yoga and teaches clients of all ages and skill levels.
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