Eating local, fresh and preferably organic is the best medicine we can take but due to a decline in the nutritional value of our food (due to repeated harvests of the soil depleting it of minerals, healthy bacteria and other organisms, consistent use of insecticides and herbicides robbing the soil of its life etc.) we now need to eat even more greens to maintain a healthy happy body and mind.
Can you remember learning about chlorophyll, the 'green thing' in plants? Chlorophyll is the lifeblood of plants - it absorbs sunlight and changes it into chemical energy for the plant. In fact, research has shown that the chlorophyll molecule is significantly similar to haemoglobin (the stuff that carries oxygen) in our blood and that our body is able to convert chlorophyll into haemoglobin therefore enriching our blood. Some say it is the more powerful element to exist in the universe!
Just some of the remedial benefits of this amazing substance:
Besides chlorophyll, green veggies contain other amazing nutrients that work together in a synergistic way that only nature can create to repair, cleanse and heal your beautiful body.
Reasons to drink a glass of raw green juice everyday:
- Eat more greens: when juicing you are able to consume a wide variety of green all at once, more than you could eat in a day.
- Absorb more nutrients: juicing breaks down the cell walls of vegetables so that they are pre-digested and easily absorbed.
- Get loads of chlorophyll: the greener the drink the higher the concentration of this amazing nutrient.
- Get your minerals: green vegetables contain nearly all of the essential trace minerals that you require to fight disease and feel vibrant.
- Maintain essential enzyme levels: to cleanse, detox and renew cells. Enzymes are destroyed by cooking or processing yet they are essential to the digestion of food.
- Taste: they taste great because we add a small piece of fruit to sweeten them naturally and make them more palatable to your taste buds!