Green juices may help lose weight, lower high blood sugar, reduce cholesterol and fight constipation, among their main benefits.
Here’s what they are, how they work and what you need to know about them.
Where do we start?
As their name suggests, the most distinctive property of these juices is their green color.
This tone is given, mainly, by green leafy vegetables that contain chlorophyll, among other nutrients.
It’s also common for these drinks to include other plants, vegetables, herbs, fruits, seeds and more foods.
Properties / Benefits
As we said before, a key compound of this type of juices is chlorophyll. According to information from the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, this substance may help to:
- Purify the blood.
- Clean / detoxify the liver, intestines and the body.
- Stimulate the immune system.
- Energize the body and fight anemia.
- Normalize blood pressure.
- Other benefits.
Also, each of its ingredients has a unique composition of nutrients, with different properties and benefits.
Therefore, in our recipes we explain some of the most important properties of each one.
Here’re some quick and easy green juice recipes to make at home. Click on the images or descriptions to see them.
Important: Remember that drinks must be combined with a diet and habits to reach your health goals.
If you’re interested, you can learn more about some of the main health topics on our site. We’ve underlined the links to the categories in the subtitles.
Green juices to lose weight
Green juices to cleanse the colon
Green juices to lower cholesterol
Green juices to cleanse the liver
Green juices for constipation
Green juices for diabetics / lowering blood sugar
Recipes with 1 ingredient
Finally, there’re other tips to consider when making juices:
- First, cooking vegetables destroys a large part of the chlorophyll they contain. In this sense, you may prefer to consume them raw.
- When cutting food, you shouldn’t use the same cutting board or knife with which you’ve previously cut raw meat.
- Before consuming fruits and vegetables you should wash them and clean your hands, utensils, equipment and tools.
In general, it’s essential to maintain hygiene in order to prevent any possible excess of microbes in the juices.