So many of the gorgeous children I work with have gut issues and this juice is an absolute winner with them. It’s subtle in flavour and packs a massive nutritional punch whilst soothing and reducing inflammation in the gut.
FENNEL is loaded with vitamin C as well as folate and a host of B vitamins to support the nervous system. Phytonutrients in fennel seeds and bulbs include the flavonoids rutin, quercitin, and kaempferol, which are all antioxidants which resist infection, and degenerative neurological diseases. But the most important nutrient in this vegetable might be anethole, which is a potent anti-inflammatory compound and shuts down the activation of NF-kappaB, a gene-altering, inflammation-triggering molecule. SPINACH is high in niacin and zinc, as well as protein, fiber, vitamins A, C, E and K, thiamin, vitamin B6, folate, calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, copper, and manganese. In other word, it’s loaded with good things for every part of your body! abundant flavonoids in spinach act as antioxidants and protect your body from free radicals, particularly in the colon. Studies also have shown that spinach helps maintain vigorous brain function, memory and mental clarity. It’s probably no surprise that LEMONS provide a lot of vitamin C, but the amount per serving is pretty impressive at 187% of the daily value, making it a super infection fighter. Teamed with flavonoid glycosides called esperetin and naringenin (found in most citrus fruits), the combination provides major free-radical zapping activity. The citric acid in lemons aids in digestion and helps to dissolve kidney stones, while the ascorbic acid is a natural antioxidant. Lemons and limes are great for juicing, too! They have virtually none of the offending sugar – fructose – that causes most of the metabolic complications. Additionally, there are amazing at eliminating the occasional bitter taste of some dark, deep green leafy vegetables that provide most of the benefits of juicing. PEARS are loaded with free radical-neutralizing antioxidants and have been shown to help improve insulin sensitivity, with several studies consistently showing the direct connection between consumption of pears and reduction in the risk of type 2 diabetes. Pears are also generally very well tolerated and can be easily digested.