Just got a juicer
Posted 06 August 2012 - 12:40 AM
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Celery will add a little salt to the juice without having to actually add salt.
Always juice the "driest" fruits/veggies first, and end with the juiciest. (ie: ginger -> carrot -> cucumber)
Posted 08 August 2012 - 12:23 AM
Posted 31 August 2012 - 03:58 PM
beet juice benefits, via Dr. Oz: Beet juice's exercise-enhancing power likely comes from the nitrates in beets. This bears out in the study, where the participants were split into two groups – one drinking regular beet juice each day and the other drinking beet juice stripped of its nitrate content. And exercise became easier only for the juice-with-nitrates group. Compared with the no-nitrates group, the nitrates group needed about 12% less oxygen during the treadmill exercise test. The nitrate group was also able to run longer at fast speeds before reaching exhaustion.
Big Beet Benefits
Our bodies convert the nitrates in beet juice to nitrites – helpful little compounds that help dilate blood vessels, increase blood flow, and help reduce the amount of oxygen muscles need to do work. So it's not surprising that the nitrates group in the study also experienced a dip in their blood pressure after drinking the juice regularly. Beets also contain quercetin and resveratrol – two powerful antioxidants that may help protect against oxidative stress caused by exercise.