Healthy Juice Recipes
I'm very excited to share a new addition to my list of favourite healthy juicing recipes – this time featuring Red Cabbage as the star of the show.
Usually, I’m not a massive fan of talking about the specific healing properties of a particular ingredient. I mostly advocate a healthy plant-based diet boosted with daily juicing for overall health and wellbeing. But today I have to make an exception.
When creating this recipe, I was doing some research about the health benefits of cabbage juice. I came across this study about cabbage juice as a treatment for peptic ulcers. Peptic ulcers are sores in the lining of the stomach, lower esophagus, or small intestine.
According to this study, patients who suffered from peptic ulcers were healed in just around 7 days using fresh cabbage juice. The regular therapy took about 42 days to achieve the same results. Wow!
The abundant vitamin U in cabbage (although not technically a vitamin) proved to have strong anti-peptic properties and also helps to protect the stomach and maintain a healthy gastrointestinal tract.
The only downside is that cabbage juice is not particularly palatable. But in this recipe, I will show you how to juice cabbage, adding other ingredients to make a better-tasting cabbage juice for ulcers.
So, if you suffer from peptic ulcers, remember to add cabbage to your juicing shopping list. If you don’t, this juice will still help you keep a healthy stomach and gut.
Please share this recipe with anyone with peptic ulcers. They will be forever grateful.
For more health benefits of this juice recipe, see further down on this page.
Oh, and here’s a link to the study, in case you want to check it out:
1/2 head | 250g
1 medium | 150g
2 medium | 260g
1 fruit | 70g
1 thumb-size piece | 30g
- Wash all ingredients thoroughly under running water.
- Chop the cabbage, removing the hard stem.
- Chop off the zucchini tops.
- Peel the oranges.
- Chop all ingredients into a size that best works for your juicer.
- Feed everything into your juicer, alternating between soft and hard ingredients.
- Drink and enjoy the benefits.
- For full benefits, consume immediately or as soon as possible, but within 24 hours.
- Store in an airtight glass bottle or jar and refrigerate.
Health and Nutritional Benefits
- Vitamin U in cabbage helps treat peptic ulcers and maintain a healthy stomach and gastrointestinal tract.
- Powerful antioxidants in red cabbage prevent the formation of cancerous cells.
- Red cabbage helps the skin look and feel young. It prevents age spots and helps with sun-damaged skin. It reduces the appearance of wrinkles and speeds the formation of new skin cells.
- Vitamin A in red cabbage strengthens the eyesight and prevents macular degeneration.
- Red cabbage can also help with the prevention of brain and bone illnesses, such as Alzheimers and arthritis.
- The seeds in zucchini contain antioxidants such as vitamin C and vitamin A which are known to fight off inflammations, clogged arteries, respiratory problems and lowers blood pressure.
- Folate and magnesium found in zucchini help to ward off heart attacks and strokes, and help the heart beat at a regular rate.
- The calcium in zucchini promotes bone and teeth health.
- Zucchini is filled with water and are great for weight loss, to keep you hydrated and helps with digestive issues.
- The vitamin B in zucchini energises the body, helps maintain a healthy metabolism and improves mood.
- Zucchini also protects from colon cancer, lowers blood pressure and slows down ageing.
- Limes are high in vitamin C and are helpful in treating scurvy and protect against immune system deficiencies, heart disease and eye disease.
- Limes improve digestion, help relieve constipation and work wonders for weight loss.
- They help with the cleansing of the body, ridding of toxins and boosting the immune system. Limes can assist in preventing cold and flu.
- Limes help with skin rejuvenation.
- Limes can help with the protection from infections. They also help in treating ulcers and gum diseases.
- Limes have also been found to be helpful for people with diabetes and heart disease.
- Oranges are a good source of vitamin C. These are important for boosting our immune system.
- Vitamin C protects us from infections and common colds amongst other things.
- Antioxidants in oranges protect us from cancer. The citrus limonoids fight off cancer cells, especially in lung, breast and stomach.
- They reduce cholesterol by helping with the unclogging of the arteries. They also ward off heart attacks and strokes and improve blood circulation.
- Oranges have been found to help with eye health and improved vision. They prevent age-related eye diseases and blindness. Oranges are also great for producing collagen which prevents hair loss.
- Oranges may help lowering blood pressure and to stabilise blood sugar levels.
- Ginger is incredible with healing digestive problems. It eases painful and uncomfortable conditions like constipation, bloating, nausea, period cramps, motion sickness and loss of appetite.
- Ginger promotes sweat which is very important. Sweat cleans out pores and eliminates toxins from the body. Sweat creates a layer over our bodies which protects us from bacteria and infections.
- Ginger stabilizes the sugar levels in our blood and reduces the risk of cholesterol.
- Ginger is a natural pain reliever, which also fights off bacteria and inflammations.
- This root is often used for treating cold and flu.
- Ginger fights against blood clotting which will help with the prevention of strokes and heart attacks.
- It helps to boost the immune system and gets rid of harmful toxins in our bodies.
- Ginger has been found to delay the growth of colorectal cancer.