Green Juice

If you are fond of movies with superheroes in them, its not uncommon to see the main character gulp a super drink that is green in color to sprout super powers. In our more humdrum lives, drinking a green juice may not end up making you superwoman but the benefits are astonishingly good. I tried one yesterday and they taste very good.

A green juice can be made out of apple, celery, spinach, kale, mint etc. It has to be pressed in a juicer that takes out the fibre but leaves the enzymes and nutrients intact. Depending on what you put in, and there really are a large variety of options available, the juice is filled with anti-oxidants, phytochemical, minerals and vitamins. It has hard to pack such a punch in any single glass.

Green juices have to be timed well since it has sugar and the fibre has been removed while juicing. It is best to have a juice after a run, workout or some form of strenuous exercise. This results in your body using the carbohydrates instead of protein to rebuild itself.

However you must exercise care while drinking juices. Juices are not advises for people with kidney diseases as it can result in kidney stones. Also, since it is calorie and carbohydrate rich, juices should be had in moderation and in conjunction with your overall diet plan. Remember you only saw superwoman drinking but that one glass.


Ritesh is a born again health enthusiast and holds a Certificate in Physiology from Harvard Medical School and a Certificate in Nutrition from Tufts University.

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