Juicing vegetables and fruits will give you nutritious juices that are packed with phytonutrients and many other vitamins and minerals.
While this is good, it can be made better. There are other ingredients that you can add to your juices to give you that edge when it comes to boosting your health.
It's important to know that you should use these ingredients in moderation. Anything in excess usually causes problems. The ingredients below are natural and have health-promoting properties.
So, you use them in small amounts and don't go overboard.
Miracle root that has been around for centuries and boasts a wide variety of health benefits such as purifying the blood, boosting your immunity and rejuvenating your health.
Many recipes call for a peeled 1-inch slice of ginger that's juiced along with the other vegetables. Ginger has a strong taste. So, 1-inch is more than enough.
It's great for easing stomach issues, reducing inflammation and treating nausea.
* Aloe Vera
This ingredient can just be mixed in your juice as small pulps so that you have something to chew on. Has antibacterial and antioxidant properties.
Reduces inflammation in the body and prevents constipation too.
A few mint leaves can make your juices taste absolutely refreshing and smell great too. Mint has been shown to alleviate headaches, reduce stress, treat bad breath, aid in digestion and much more.
Raw honey is highly beneficial for your health and is the only food on the planet that can last for decades without getting spoiled.
When added to vegetable juices, it helps sweeten the juices and makes them more palatable with a unique flavor.
Be aware that too much honey will increase the calorie count of the juice but it's not as detrimental as processed sugar.
* Sunflower seeds, Chia seeds, Pumpkin seeds
Usually seeds are added to smoothies rather than juices. It's easier to chew on them and consume them in a smoothie. These seeds contain fiber and many vitamins and health benefits.
Sprinkle them in your smoothies and make sure you use a good blender to mix them all well.
* Cinnamon powder
A dash of cinnamon powder will give your juices a slight spicy edge and perk you up. Great for keeping the flu away. Cinnamon is rich in antioxidants and helps to reduce inflammation, improve insulin sensitivity and prevent heart disease.
Spirulina is often sold as a supplement because it has anti-aging properties. Sprinkle some in your juice and get the health benefits. Blood pressure, cholesterol, diabetes, gut health, weight gain, etc. are all problems that can be mitigated with spirulina.
This is a very potent type of algae that will do wonders for your health.
These are just a few of the extra ingredients you could add to your juices and smoothies. Other ingredients you may use are: wheatgerm, yoghurt, protein powder, maple syrup, bee pollen, cardamom, CoenzymeQ10, gingko biloba, acai berries, walnuts, oats, guarana, MCT oil, and so on.
Use one or two extra ingredients per juice. Don't go overboard and use too many extras.
The goal here is just to give the juice a gentle edge. Juicing is a long-term habit and you'll get all the health benefits from in time to come. Rushing the process is pointless and counterproductive.
Make juicing a daily habit and enjoy your good health.