Here’s some benefits I found online of our favorite juicing combo of the week!:
- carrots: potassium, vitamin A, C, B, K, magnesium
- celery: great for joint function (hydrating), vitamin A, vitamins B1, B2, B6 and C, potassium, folic acid, calcium, magnesium, iron, phosphorus, sodium and essential amino acids.
- kale: energy boost! calcium, vitamins A, K, C, lutein, manganese, copper, potassium, iron, magnesium, vitamin E, omega 3 fatty acids, vitamins B1, B2 and B3, protein, foliate and phosphorus.
- grapes: vitamins A, B1, B2, B6 and C, calcium, chlorine, copper, fluorine, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, silicon and sulfur.
- lemon: vitamin C, beta carotene, vitamin A, folate, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus and potassium
- apples: vitamin A and C and a good source of potassium, calcium, iron, phosphorus
- pears: vitamins A, B1, B2, C, E, folic acid and niacin. It is also rich in copper, phosphorus and potassium
You can look up more specifics & conduct your own research at Juicing For Health
According to The Juiceman’s Power of Juicing book, veggie juice averages 50 calories per 8 oz while fruit juice averages 100 calories per 8 oz.
Since fruit juice is so sweet, I’ve been trying to do at least 50/50 veggies vs. fruit (the more veggies, the better). All of the nutrients and vitamins in the fruits and vegetables are beneficial, however! 🙂
I am always SO happy when Little Dude asks for juice. He only drinks juice we make at home and he LOVES helping make it. I basically wash & cut everything up and let him feed it into our NutriPro Juicer. 🙂
I also like to add chia seeds to my juice for the omega fatty acids.
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