According to an article
posted by WebMD, there are more reasons than ever to stock up on your fair
share of broccoli.
According to a recent study, eating between two and three
ounces of three-day-old broccoli each day helps to protect your belly from the
bacterium H. pylon, which can lead to
ulcers, gastritis, and even stomach cancer.
The main catch?You
have to eat the sprouts in order for this to be helpful.The sprouts (versus the heads) deliver
sulforaphane to your body.This
biochemical has shown to have a potentially anti-cancer impact, which equals
good news for everyone!This biochemical
“appears to work by triggering the body, especially the gastrointestinal tract,
to produce enzymes that protect against damage-causing chemicals and
Sounds like a good deal to me.I’m off now—to cook up some broccoli sprouts!
Vegetable juicing, while very good for you, might be hard to
continue once you begin. Drinking the
same few veggie juice recipes every single day can get tiring on your taste
Don’t worry—the Colonista is here! Following, find three of my favorite juicing
recipes that are great for cleaning out your system. Try them out, and let me know what you think!
(Mostly) Green Juice
10 leaves of romaine lettuce
3 ribs of celery
The carrots give this (mostly) green juice a nice, pleasant
taste so that you can enjoy what you’re drinking.
3 ribs of celery
This one, while not one of my personal favorites, is great
for you juicers who have a fondness for cabbage. While I can’t seem to fall in love with the
taste of the typically Irish veggie, this juice is very healthy as well as
Well-Rounded Veggie Juice
1 rib of celery
¼ cup parsley
½ cup spinach
You’ll love the tastiness of this veggie juice recipe!
If you’re new to vegetable juicing, you’re undoubtedly
trying to figure out which vegetables to start with and how to proceed with
this healthy decision you’ve made.
A good combination of juices to begin with is:
Many who are brand new to vegetable juicing may not be able
to tolerate many of the intense dark green vegetables at first. These three vegetables are easily tolerated
and a great lead-in for new juicers.
After you become comfortable and proficient with the celery,
fennel and cucumber juice, try out some of the green leafy vegetables that are
best for your health including:
Red leaf lettuce
Green leaf lettuce
Another great vegetable to use is cabbage. Cabbage juice is very beneficial in the
healing of ulcers due to the large presence of Vitamin U in the veggie.
Later in your juicing regimen, you may want to try including
some herbs such as parsley and cilantro to your vegetables. However, be cautious with the use of
cilantro, as many can’t tolerate the strong herb very well. If you find that including cilantro bothers
you or makes you feel unwell, don’t use it.
Once you become a juicing “pro,” try adding one or two of
the following greens:
These greens are extremely bitter, so including more than
two of them will make you juice very unpleasant to drink. If you choose to include collard greens, make
sure that you purchase the greens with the leaves still attached to the main
stalk. You’ll get the most nutrients
Juicing shouldn’t be a chore—it should be fun and
delicious! Try incorporating some of
these veggies and herbs into your juicing regimen.