Monday, 27 August 2012
Pulp Fiction Cucumbers!
A really refreshing cooling juice is anything containing cucumber, it cleans your mouth and cools every part of your body with that freshness cucumbers have the ability to bring. Its over 95% water and so keeps the body hydrated whilst flushing toxins from the skin. Cucumbers have elements in them with a history connected to reducing cancers like breast, prostate and ovarian, they also can regulate blood pressure and aid digestion. Cucumbers also promote joint health, and relieve arthritis pain by lowering the uric acid levels. Because of its low calorie high water content, is ideal for those looking for weight loss. Cucumbers also make great batons to bonk your partner over the head with to go and make you a refreshing juice :)
Try this refreshing juice to get some of these cool as cucumber benefits
1 green apple
4 stalks celery
fresh mint leaves
Juice up, and drink within 20 minutes to ensure you are receiving the amazing benefits of the live enzymes essential to the digestive process, and also have the ability to become metabolic enzymes. Enzymes are proteins that break down foods into nutrients your body can readily digest. When you eat, your body releases digestive enzymes which are released from your saliva glands sending signals to the stomach and small intestine in preparation for digestion, and further enzymes to be released. Metabolic enzymes speed up the chemical reaction within the cells for detoxification and energy production. They enable us to see, hear, feel, move and think. Every organ, every tissue, and all 100 trillion cells in our body depend upon the reaction of metabolic enzymes and their energy factor. The liver can store everything it doesn't use or need for that rainy day when your immune system is low for example. Pretty amazing hey :)
Whats more, you don't have to waste your pulp! You can make some pretty amazing ice cubes that have a cool refreshing taste, stacked with fibre! Ideal if you are having trouble with constipation or wind. Simply collect your pulp, and load an ice cube tray topping with water, freeze up and then add to a refreshing glass of water, or simply suck on one when you need that clean feeling in your mouth. Staying hydrated throughout the day with plenty of fresh water is essential to your health, it will keep skin young and keep elimination moving. Drinking around 8-10 glasses per day is recommended, remember caffeine is a diuretic and so you will actually lose more water, so will need to consume even more fresh water to stay topped up.
You can also read this article here on Elephant Journal