How to Make Celery, Beet & Carrot Juicing
PREP TIME: 5 MINUTES
COOK TIME: 0 MINUTES
If you don't have a vegetable juicer, chop ingredients and puree in a blender with 4c water. Strain.
How Can Celery, Beet & Carrot Juicing Make You Feel Great?
In early winter and into the new year, your body craved foods like sweet cheesecake, buttery pecan pie, and rich pork chops because these heavy foods helped insulate you against the cold. As the spring gradual warms up, these dense foods might still be lingering in your fat tissue, just as gooey, thick, and heavy in the body as it was on your holiday plate. Now that the days are getting longer, your body prepares for springtime by releasing excess fats and sugars. Spring is the ideal time to shed those holiday pounds as the mechanisms of your body are prepared to cleanse. The late-winter body is restless from the cold and could be depressed from enduring winter. Detoxing helps you to break through into spring's verdant glory.
As holiday excesses melt away, the toxins trapped in our fat tissue enter the bloodstream. The once-appetizing cheesecake, pecan pie, and holiday roasts begin to feel like overkill or even nauseating by mid-January. While we could easily devour two to three slices of cheesecake in mid-December, a sliver of cheesecake mid-February leaves behind an awful aftertaste, post nasal drip, and mucus. Although enjoyable on New Year's Eve, strong drinks and pungent foods like spiced rum, late night double espressos, and jalapeno french fries are acidic and irritating once stored in the body. If you've noticed more headaches, frustration, sciatica, or feel achy in the joints, you are experiencing those spicy choices on their way out.
Why Detox Juice WorksDetox juice assists the body in the process of releasing fats, sugars, and toxins. Each ingredient in this recipe works to neutralize the symptoms of detoxification you may be experiencing now, while it also sets a good foundation for springtime. Beets, radishes, and garlic cleanse the liver and gall bladder - organs and tissues that are working hard to break down stored fats and sugars. The pigment that gives beets their bright color helps to neutralize the toxins from alcohol and spicy appetizers, balancing blood chemistry. The beta-carotene in carrots cools the blood. You may notice a cooling effect in the eyes, which can feel inflamed, itchy, and irritated as the body releases fats. Beta-carotene is also an important nutrient to counteract seasonal depression as it helps the skin to absorb the most from the limited sunlight during winter.
If any of your holiday indulgences left you with indigestion and reflux, black pepper and raw garlic are powerful spices that rebuild digestive fire. Beets and raw garlic flush and cleanse the intestines. Celery and parsley flush the urinary system and the entire body of stagnant water weight. Garlic, black pepper, and celery flush the pores of the skin, which may feel dry, irritated, or prone to breakouts as the body detoxes. The spiciness of black pepper is also a cardiac stimulant that helps metabolize toxins in tissues. It destroys mucus and is a lung tonic for mid-February sniffles, strengthening your immune system for the fluctuating temperatures of early spring.
Vegetable Juicing in AyurvedaThis simple, fresh vegetable juice quickly delivers nutrients to important organs. Your juicer acts like mechanical teeth, breaking down the cell walls of the vegetables, allowing the nutrients to reach the bloodstream quicker. Vegetable juices are easy to digest because grinding and straining removes all fiber content.
WHAT IS CELERY, BEET & CARROT JUICING?
WHY SHOULD YOU EAT AYURVEDICALLY?Eating Ayurvedically makes you feel nourished and energized. An Ayurvedic diet is tailored to your individual body type and the specific imbalances you are working with at any given time. Foods that supplement your specific body type’s needs and digest easily create your menu. Watch as you eat less but feel more satisfied because what you are eating truly nourishes you. Since Ayurveda believes all disease begins in the digestive tract, food is your first medicine. By eating a healthy diet that’s ideal for your body, you experience optimal health.
Is Celery, Beet & Carrot Juicing Good for Me?
Experiences are PersonalExperiences vary according to the person and constitution. Individual results may vary. The list of actions below has not be approved by the FDA and should not be used to treat a medical condition.
DIGESTIVEHerbs that encourage healthy digestive.
CARMINATIVEStimulates the release of gas. Helpful for bloating or cramping abdominal pain. Propels food downward.
STIMULANT-LAXATIVEStimulant laxatives induce bowel movements by stimulating peristaltic movement (the contraction of smooth muscle in the intestines). They are effective when used on a short-term basis. On a long-term basis, they can create dependency.
Cleanse and Detox:
Heart & Circulation:
CARDIAC-STIMULANTHerbs that increase the heart rate. Useful in cardiovascular health, blood stagnation, and subjective feeling of heaviness in the chest area.
BLOOD-TONICAn herb that produces more blood cells in the body or otherwise strengthens blood. Helpful for anemia and other types of deficiency.
VASODILATORA vasodilator is an herb that widens the blood vessels by the relaxation of smooth muscle cells within the vessel walls, thereby increasing circulation systemically or to a local area.
Kidney & Urinary:
DIURETICHerbs that promote urine formation, thereby flushing the kidneys and urinary tract while eliminating any excess water retention. As diuretics reduce water retention, they are often used to reduce blood pressure.
Liver & Gall Bladder:
CHOLAGOGUECholagogues stimulate the release of bile from the gall bladder for improved digestion.
Lung and Sinus:
DECONGESTANTAn herb that reduces mucus congestion in the sinus or lungs by restricting blood flow to mucus membranes.
GENERAL-LAXATIVEPromotes a bowel movement. General laxative is an umbrella term that refers to several different types of laxatives...
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How to Use Food AyurvedicallyHOW DOES EATING AYURVEDICALLY MAKE YOU FEEL?
Eating Ayurvedically makes you feel nourished and energized. Food digests with ease when right for your body type (dosha). Healthy digestion is seen as the cornerstone of well-being in Ayurveda. Healthy digestion generally prevents illness. If you do get sick, a strong digestive fire reduces the severity of illness and increases your resilience. It also improves your mood. Once you begin eating Ayurvedically, you will feel refreshed, vital and strong.
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