You’ve probably heard about juice cleanses or detox programs that flush toxins from the body. The trend’s taken off, and the benefits are genuine.
But there’s more to juice than its detoxifying qualities; and you don’t need to pay exorbitant prices for pre-bottled concoctions to get those benefits, either. By juicing your own fruits and vegetables to supplement your regular diet, you can improve your general health or even target specific areas, like the immune system. Here, a few of our favorite nutritionist-approved recipes.
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“You want to make sure your juice has beta-carotene, vitamin C, and vitamin E,” says Angela Ginn, R.D. You can increase its beta-carotene kick and sweetness by adding mango, apricot, or both.
- 1 golden beetroot
- 3 large carrots
- 4 stalks celery
- ½ cucumber
- ½ thumb of giner
- 1 medium pear
Nutrition: 161 Calories; 5g Protein; 50g Carbs; 1g Fat; 2g Fiber.