I have many books here at home on cleanses, juicing, smoothie but I stumbled across this blogger and wanted to share some of her articles. ( The ingredient list below is from Hello Glow – go ck her out – just love all the useful info) I announced to Mike yesterday that “THIS IS IT”! This self-isolation is killing my mojo and my diet – so come the weekend (today) changes are coming. I’m starting the day with juicing some celery, ( i use the Breville juicer but any juicer will do for years I used the Jack LaLane juicer) I drank my famous “ballerina tea” last night so – things are…… ummmmm cleaned out – those who know me – know……. TMI but a must for cleanses and fresh starts. Below listed are some other things I will grab at the store (if available – may hit the common market or Hmart if needed) along with their benefits.
Cilantro contains phytonutrients, flavonoids, and active phenolic compounds. It helps your body get rid of heavy metals by binding to them and moving them out. Eating a diet rich in cilantro can also have great anti-inflammatory and digestive benefits.
It is a potent antioxidant that helps to protect the skin from the aging effects of UV light exposure. If you’re one of the thousands of people who can’t stand cilantro, try adding it in small amounts to pesto or smoothies to reap the benefits without being overwhelmed by the flavor.
Green tea is high in flavonoids (antioxidants) and is the best source of catechins. Catechins are a group of antioxidants that fight disease by stopping cell damage in its tracks. These guys are even more powerful than vitamins C and E. Green tea appears also to lower the risk of certain kinds of cancer and help prevent heart disease.
Cucumbers don’t get as much attention as they should—they are great sources of vitamin C, K, beta-carotene, and molybdenum. They are full of phytonutrients that provide antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-cancer benefits. ( where I got this info )
Pineapple is one of the best sources of vitamin C around. Just one 8-ounce serving provides 131% of the recommended daily value for vitamin C. It is also an excellent source of bromelain, an enzyme that aids in digestion Pineapple is also an excellent source of manganese, as well as several of the B vitamins.
Ginger has long been known to help with digestive troubles, but more recently, studies have shown that it also has many anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Ginger contains gingerol, which can help reduce the symptoms of arthritis. It also helps with circulation and gives your metabolism a big boost.
Avocados are a superfood, serving as an excellent source of numerous vitamins and minerals, including potassium, magnesium, and high amounts of anti-inflammatories and antioxidants. The high healthy fat content in avocados helps the body to absorb the fat-soluble vitamins A, E, D, and K. Adding in some avocado each day will also help add fiber to your diet, which in turn helps with digestion.
Lemon juice is a natural diuretic with cleansing and detox properties. It’s high in vitamin C, citric acid, magnesium, and calcium, all of which give the immune system a boost. Starting the day with lemon juice will help improve digestion. It works with the liver to cleanse the body, balance pH levels, and clear the skin.
So this morning I am using what I have in the fridge and starting off with only one cup of coffee and this juice – join me and let’s do this together. Full disclosure I am 118lbs right now – ugg about 6 pounds heavier than I want – 110 is my fighting weight but I will start off slowly. Msg me on insta if you want to start a group inspire team. I know I’d love the support.
What’s in it you ask – romaine lettuce, lemon, celery, ginger, cucumber, spinach. I could have added apple and carrot but sometimes that is too sweet especially in the morning.
I hope you like this – comment and LMK on Instagram @loriannmd what else you want to see and we can stay ( or get ) back on track and healthy during this crazy time. I will bring you with me when I get more things at the store today – going to do some Asian slaw too for good “gut health”. What do you want to see?