Lets Call this Juice: Green Fighter
This raw juice is rich in several important nutrients and has a low glycemic index. Its great for before or after a workout. Its rich in vitamin C, beta-carotene, boron and cancer fighting phytochemicals, the health benefits of watercress are outstanding. Hippocrates wrote about its medicinal values in 46 BC and built the worlds first hospital next to a stream so he could grow fresh watercess for his patients.
Watercress is rich in fiber, anti-oxidants, vitamin C, beta-carotene, folate, potassium, calcium, phosphorous and iron, and is a good source of iodine as well. In fact, it has more calcium than milk and more iron than spinach.
Watercress is very helpful in treating types of anemia due to its high content in iron. Iron is essential for the synthesis of hemoglobin & folic acid, which plays a key role in the maturation of red cells in the bone marrow. The vitamin C in watercress makes better absorption of iron and has an anti-inflammatory action that helps prevent or relieve the symptoms of cold, flu and other types of inflammation. Watercress right proportion of calcium, magnesium, manganese, vitamins A, C and K in watercress helps promote and maintain healthy and strong bones.
Pears contain high level of boron this helps the body to retain calcium, thus prevents or retards osteoporosis.
Also has anti-oxidant and anti-carcinogen glutathione which help prevent high blood pressure and stroke. The high vitamin C and copper content act as good anti-oxidants that protect cells from damages by free radicals.
This raw Juice is also great for a hangover. A hangover happens when the liver gets overloaded with toxic alcohol. Watercress and pear juice is so concentrated with so much cleansing goodness that it activates the detoxifying enzymes in the liver for detoxifying a hangover.
This juice also has purifying effects. It enhances the diuresis and helps give the colon a good “spring-cleaning”, thereby effectively removing toxins from the body.
Lets make this Raw Juice:
3 ripe pears
40-50 g of Watercress
Do note that watercress is very strong, so do start of slow and then increase the amount.
Have a lovely and zen week