The Power of Green Juices

The Power of Green Juices
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Nature's Elixir of Life

Are you a juicer or a blender type of person? I am a blender type of person. This means that I blend more than I juice. I am realizing that I may need to juice more.

As a matter of fact, I plan to do more juicing and to possibly do a juice fast in the future. But for now, I am reading information about juicing, so that I can do things the right way.

While thumbing through Dr. Jensen’s Juicing Therapy book, I came across some interesting information about green juices/green drinks. Reading this information has motivated me to take a closer look into juicing regularly.

It does not make any sense for me to have a Tribest Green Star 3000 Deluxe Juicer and let it collect dust. Mr. Green Star, your gears are about to get a good work out.

Why Green Juices?

Green juices have chlorophyll, essential trace minerals, vitamins and other nutrients that are beneficial for the body. Chlorophyll is the “lifeblood” of plants and the chlorophyll molecule is almost identical to the hemoglobin molecule of blood.

Juices rich in chlorophyll has a cleansing effect on the bowels and elimination systems. This results in the cleansing of the blood, lymph, and intercellular fluid. A clean body is a well oiled body, meaning that it works well and is efficient, assimilates nutrients well, and is full of energy.

 Remedial Effects of Chlorophyll on the Body

  •  Helps build a high blood count
  • Counteracts toxins
  • Helps purify the liver
  • Feeds tissues magnesium
  • Alleviates blood sugar problems
  • Improves milk production
  • Reduces or eliminates body odors
  • Improves nasal drainage
  • Relieves sore throat
  • Soothes gastric ulcers
  • Reduces catarrhal discharges
  • Improves varicose veins
  • Cleans and deodorizes the bowel
  • Soothes the inflammation of some forms of hepatitis
  • Supports blood coagulation in hemophilia
  • Alleviates symptoms of asthma
  • Helps sores heal faster
  • Destroys bacteria in wounds
  • Slows nasal drip
  • Benefits inflamed lymph organs (tonsils, appendix, etc.)
  • Soothes painful hemorrhoids
  • Revitalizes vascular system
  • Reduces pain caused by inflammation

Green juices are high in chlorophyll. Who wouldn’t want to start drinking green juices? This is enough information to give me that push I need to start drinking fresh green juices.

Source of Information: Dr. Jensen’s Juicing Therapy : Nature’s Way to Better Health and a Longer Life

Discussion: Do you drink green juices? If you do, what’s your favorite recipe.
 

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Evelyn Parham started this site in 2010. She enjoys writing, reading, and dabbling in photography and video editing. Learn more about her here.

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  1. deepak says:

    Hello Evelyn!Excellent Article! Never expected that green juices can be so handy to Health. I will regularize them to my diet. I usually have a juice for my dinner!RegardsDeepak

  2. Patricia says:

    Hi Evelyn

    Just saw this in my Twitter stream and as I have been out of action for awhile, thought I would come check it out. Having been sitting around sipping smoothies … been building a new site and revamping my blog.

    Have been hearing a lot about juicing and especially juicing greens lately … now I understand why 🙂

    Will be putting a juicer on my list for when it is okay with my budget constraints lol

    Thanks for sharing such an informative post Evelyn. Appreciated.

    Patricia Perth Australia

  3. Mutri says:

    Hmmmeee…
    Green juice.. It’s look nice…
    XD

  4. Yum Yucky says:

    I’m convinced! I’m more of a blender gal, but this green juicing thing (although a little scary), I gotta start doing. And yep, I’m sure my husband will complain yet again that I’m taking my healthy living too extreme. He’s gonna get the eye roll.

  5. I think one of the important aspect of green juice is that all vitamins and minerals are available without any loss, as that occurs while cooking (major portion of water soluble vitamins are lost while cooking).

  6. Bryan Thompson says:

    Hey Evelyn,

    We need to get a juicer. We have blended smoothies for years and have always talked about getting a juicer. My kids LOVE juice and we’d love for them not to get the sugar intake (we limit their juice consumption). I don’t know if they’d drink the green juices. That brings me to another question: how do you get kids to start eating greens? We have tried almost everything in the book. Thanks!

    • Hi Bryan,

      Your kids might drink the green juices. Especially when you add an apple and some carrots. That gives the juice a sweeter taste. You can always add fruit to the mix.

      Bryan, I really don’t know, because I can’t get my daughter to eat greens. But I think kids will drink their greens in juice/smoothie form if there’s a little sweet taste.

      Thanks for chiming in!

      Evelyn

  7. Tony says:

    I find drink fresh juice in the mornings a good way to start the day. Especially since I find it hard to eat first thing before work.

  8. Lyka Ricks says:

    I Love natural juices. I love the natural colors. I’m starting to engage my kid in our juice sessions.

  9. Liz says:

    OH, one other thing — The AIM Companies have a product that I’ve recently started taking called BarleyLife. Its main ingredients are barley grass and chlorophyll. I add a tsp to my orange juice in the morning and shake it up in a Ball jar. Then later in the day I add another tsp to my green smoothie — It makes me happy knowing that my body is getting these amazing nutrients.

    Here’s the link for you so you can check it out: http://www.theaimcompanies.com/products/barleylife/powder_and_capsules.aspx?prodcode=5626e&lid=138&AIM_AXOwnerID=711842&aimstore=y

  10. Liz says:

    Excellent article! I learned a thing or two. Keep writing — you are awesome!!

  11. Foodnap says:

    You must watch Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead, you’ll love it!

  12. Carolyn says:

    Hi Evelyn,
    Another great post! I love KALE and use it in my smoothies exclusively, although some time I switch and use cabbage, romaine, arugula, but Kale is my favorite.

  13. Monqiue Koch says:

    Hey Evelyn!

    I like kale in my smoothie but I usually make it with spinach because of the kids 🙂 I’ve been taking your advice about mixing the greens and using romaine and arugula lettuce.

    Great post!

  14. I really need to get a juicer. The best I’m doing now is adding spinach to my protein fruit smoothies. How do you think these green juices taste?

    • Hi Coach,

      Adding spinach to your smoothies is a great start.

      Green juices don’t taste the best by themselves. But you can make them taste better, by adding an apple or a few carrots.

      Take care,

      Evelyn

  15. david says:

    I drink green juice regularly to detox my body. You get better results if you mix a variety of green vegies and fruits

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