Juicing a concoction of raw fruits and vegetables can result in a number of tasty, refreshing drinks that pack in some serious health benefits. Here’s our guide to the top 4 healthiest juice recipes that fight cellulite, including tips on how to make your own juices, and where to buy juice drinks when you’re in a hurry.
1. The Healthy Liver Juice
No, this is not a juice made from liver (!), healthy liver juices help to cleanse and detox our livers, ideal for a recovery session after a night out or excessive processed food intake. Our liver-friendly health juice recipe is full of iron (courtesy of the beetroots), Vitamin C (oranges) and Vitamin A (carrots).
Where To Buy:
It’s difficult to find a ready-made liver detox drink in supermarkets, but plenty of mall juice bars will list a similar concoction or make it to your requirements. Sometimes juices like this one are marketed as ‘hangover cures’. Beetroot juice is available to buy in major stores and usually comes mixed with apple juice for added sweetness.
2. The Green Goddess
Looking as healthy as a juice ever could with its vivid green color, our green goddess healthy juice recipe is packed full of iron and vitamin C. The ginger component helps soothe stomachs and warms your body to help fight infections. Celery also aids digestion and parsley has been shown to stimulate neurons in the brain. This drink works well as a juice or blended smoothie (for added fiber).
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Our green goddess smoothie closely resembles Dr. Oz’s famous Green Drink. Touted as the ideal healthy breakfast drink, Dr. Oz’s new and improved recipe also recommends the addition of orange, pineapple and fresh mint for added sweetness. Unfortunately, the drink is not available pre-packaged in any stores, despite the publicity it received on Oprah.
3. Ultimate Fat Burner Juice
Weight loss juice recipes cause a lot of debate in the health arena, with some purportedly helping aid rapid weight loss. It is important to remember that weight loss should be undertaken at a steady pace and as part of a healthy well-balanced lifestyle. Crash dieting and juice-only diets are likely to have minimal affect on long-term weight loss, but can cause your health to worsen.
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Where To Buy:
It is common to find store-bought smoothies and juice bars offering orange, lemon, carrot and ginger juice mixes. Getting the extra cabbage is a little trickier outside of the home. Some web stores specialize in juice cleanses and weight loss juices, so check online if you need to stock up. Bear in mind that fresh juice will typically have a short expiration date and you may need to re-stock every few weeks.
4. The Low Sugar Health Juice
A lot of juice recipes and pre-prepared juices lean towards a high fruit content. These juices are usually sweet and delicious to drink, but all that sweetness means excess sugar content and a high number of calories.
There’s no point trying to juice this veggie concoction as you’ll lose most of the important fiber and only get a small amount of juice, courtesy of the cucumber.
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Hardcore vegetable-based heath juices are hard to find on the open market, but we think V8 juice comes as close as possible to a low sugar, low calorie solution. Part of the Campbell’s food company, V8 vegetable juice contains carrots, celery, beetroot, parsley, lettuce, watercress and spinach. Despite claiming to be a ‘100% vegetable’ drink, its main component is tomato, which is officially classified as a fruit.
These varied health juice recipes provide something for every occasion and can help with everything from low calorie weight loss to beneficial detoxes and liver cleansing. Always remember that juices, however healthy they may be, are no substitute for solid food consumption. Limit your intake of fruit-based smoothies and juices and try and stick to health juice recipes that comprise primarily of dark green leafy vegetables. As part of a healthy, balanced diet, you can gain a lot by adding one or two of these amazing juices to your weekly health and fitness regime.