I don’t know about you, but by midweek I find that I start dragging little by little. Getting up in the morning takes a little longer, and the thought of skipping my morning workout starts to creep into my mind. This weariness usually only lasts until I make a morning juice concoction, though – and I have several combinations that I keep on rotation. But my green energy drink is my go-to for an energy boost.
Drinking fresh juice on a regular basis has helped me in my mornings tremendously, as fresh juices clean and detoxify the body. When the body is free of all those nasty toxins, it’s then able to operate optimally. The consumption of fresh anything, but especially juices, improves the function of the liver, kidneys and aids in the elimination process.
That’s because fresh juice is that extra helping hand. B vitamins, minerals, potassium and magnesium are all essentials for the maintenance of stable energy levels (meaning you shouldn’t experience any peaks and valleys, just consistency). One of the reasons that people find themselves lagging is that the body becomes weighed down with various toxins ranging from excessive intake of alcohol, refined sugars, and the processed food that even the most diligent among us still have in our systems from time to time.
But drinking a power packed green juice helps the body eliminate the junk quickly and get back to business. Vegetables such as spinach, parsley, carrot, celery and lettuce are all well known for their ability to detoxify the body.
Parsley is great because it soothes the digestive system while cleaning the blood, kidney and liver.
Spinach is great because of its richness in vitamin A and C. Spinach is also known to cleanse the blood and aid in circulation.
Celery is great because it provides the needed calcium, magnesium and sodium our bodies crave, which all benefit the nervous system tremendously. That’s a health biggie – when the nervous system is down, you’re down.
Lettuce is great because it’s filled with chlorophyll. Chlorophyll aids in the production of healthy red blood cells.
You’ll notice that most all the listed vegetables help with blood and circulation, and that’s important because blood is life. When the blood is clean and circulating through the body, every organ and system works at its best, resulting in the consistent energy levels that lead to better moods and an overall feeling of well being.
So although this juice combination is, admittedly, slightly bitter going down, the result is completely worth it!