Okay, so I am nearly out of veggies for my fast. Having a sensible dinner has made this thing a whole lot easier!!!! I do not recommend trying to drink only juice for days at a time, unless of course you are already awesome and a juicing pro! :) But for junk foodies like me? Better be prepared and take it slow!
I am feeling really good about the nutrients I've been pumping my body with this week. So, I thought I'd share the benefits of most of the food I've been juicing:
Sweet Potatoes (I will continue to juice with these, probably daily, because it tastes so good and the s.p. makes the juice frothy like a milkshake.): vitamins a and c, fiber, potassium, iron, manganese and the B vitamins. They are also packed with antioxidants and have anti-inflammatory properties. Furthermore, their low glycemic index makes them a great choice for diabetics. One word of caution, according to Livestrong.com, persons with kidney or gallbladder problems should consult their doctor to know their limits concerning sweet potatoes, since they contain something called oxalates, which could cause kidney damage. (Interesting-did not know this last part)
Kale: Not my favorite of the bunch, but mostly because I am not accustomed to eating it. Kale is also packed with antioxidants, is anti-inflammatory and has vitamins A, C and K. It also hosts calcium, folic acid, copper, iron and potassium.
Pineapple: This tropical fruit contains calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, copper and potassium, antioxidants, folic acid. It is also a diuretic and contains properties that improve immune function and may prevent breast cancer.
Pears: Contain antioxidants, Vitamin C, folic acid and potassium and fiber.
Watermelon: The biggest benefit of watermelon is the presence of lycopene, which can ward off heart disease. It also contains vitamins A and C.
Celery: Calcium, vitamins A and C and fiber.
So, this is what I've been pumping into my body this week, along with some peaches and red grapes and a few carrots.
Do you have any recommendations, vegetable-wise, that I should try?