Spring has sprung and in honor of St. Patrick’s Day, we’re going green with some of our favorite cold-pressed Suja green juices. And with all their amazing benefits, you won’t need the luck of the Irish to help you stay healthy!
The stars in this delicious juice are the beneficial probiotics. They keep our gut healthy and also help us deal with stress more effectively. More and more research is showing how our gut is connected to our emotions, so good bacteria and live cultures may send happy messages to the brain! With 2 billion colony-forming units (CFUs) of vegan probiotics per bottle, this juice has serious benefits. The cayenne in the mix gives it a nice kick to both your taste buds and your metabolism! The spice in the pepper also raises body temperature, causing us to sweat and release toxins from our cells, while the mint tea and fennel aid digestion.
A sweeter green to turn to when you’re craving gold-wrapped chocolate coins or other goodies! What makes this juice green (and perfect for St. Patricks’ Day) is the health promoting spirulina, chlorella, barley grass and alfalfa grass. The micro algae spirulina has protein, vitamins, essential amino acids, minerals and essential fatty acids, which can help us maintain a healthy cardiovascular system, healthy levels of cholesterol and aid our body in fighting off viruses. Chlorella, also an algae, can assist good bacteria in multiplying within your gut. Last but not least, the lemon juice in Green Delight has vitamin C and the mango will mellow out the grassy flavor with a dose of vitamin A!
Although four-leaf clovers are usually edible, our new favorite green is parsley! It has antioxidants to help prevent cell damage, plus Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Vitamin A, Folic Acid, Iron, Calcium and Magnesium. Who would think something used as a garnish could be so potent? Its nutrients and oils promote relaxation of smooth muscle tissue and help maintain good vision, blood circulation and heart health. The celery in this juice has flavonoids which can help maintain a healthy heart and fight free radical damage too.
You can’t get any greener—this juice is the mother of greens! We all know about kale, but believe it or not collard greens actually have more nutrients. They deliver carotenoids, Vitamin K, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Folate and Manganese, which all help maintain our immunity, detoxify and give our body the antioxidants it needs. The Vitamin K also helps with bone growth and, because of all its fiber, can help maintain healthy levels of cholesterol as well.
Let apple cider vinegar come to the rescue after a week of green beer! Known for a plethora of health benefits, this concoction won’t disappoint. Cucumber is cooling to the body and has vitamin K, which is essential in building strong bones. Ginger is a remarkable digestive aid and is also known for its antiviral properties, while the lemon has Vitamin C and antioxidants needed for cell repair. It’s detoxifying and great for our skin by helping build collagen and cleansing our body. Not to mention it’s a powerful post-workout inflammation fighter and immunity booster!
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