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Digestive Delight Juice Recipe

by | Jan 9, 2024 | Digestive System

Description

Cabbage is not just limited to its traditional uses in coleslaw and sauerkraut. In fact, this versatile vegetable has incredible benefits for the digestive system, making it a delightful and healing ingredient.

When combined with other digestive-friendly ingredients like the ones used in this recipe, cabbage becomes even more potent in promoting a healthy gut.

Juicing cabbage unlocks its full potential, allowing its nutrients to be easily absorbed by the body. So, if you’re looking for a natural and effective way to support your digestive health, give this cabbage-based recipe a try and experience the wonders it can do for your well-being.

Happy Juicing!

Taste

This juice recipe is light and easy to drink. It has a refreshing taste that is sweet, tangy, and slightly peppery. 

Ingredients

  • 1/2 green cabbage
  • 1/2 pineapple
  • 1 handful mint leaves
  • 1 ginger piece (5cm)

Time:  6 mins
Qty: 800 ml
Serves: 3

Preparation

Cabbage

  • Cut into half
  • Cut into slices about 5cm wide
  • Chop into pieces small enough to fit down the chute

Pineapple

  • Slice off the outer skin
  • Cut into long thin strips to fit down the chute
  • Chop the core into small chunks

Mint

  • Remove the leaves from the woody stems
  • Juice leaves in handfuls

Ginger

  • Wash and dry
  • Cut into thin pieces the size of your thumbnail leaving the skin on

Cold Press Juicing Method

I always add any herbs first when using a cold press juicer as you get a lot more of the herbal flavour mixed into the juice.

Start by adding the whole handful of mint leaves into the juicer.

Next, add the cabbage pieces in handfuls at a time. The cabbage will make lots of squeaking noise as it is being pressed through the juicer. This is OK!

Next, add the ginger slices.

Finish with the pineapple. Add the strips first one at a time letting each piece press through before adding more strips. Leave the core pieces till last adding them all in together.

Tip: Cabbage should be heavy in size with bright colorful and crisp leaves. Feel the outside to make sure that the cabbage is firm to the touch.

Health Benefits

Cabbage

Cabbage has high levels of glucoraphanin, which the body readily converts into sulforaphane. Your cells can use sulforaphane to fight inflammation, speed healing up, and protect against a variety of diseases.

One of the best-researched health benefits of cabbage juice is its ability to heal ulcers.

The high content of glutamine in cabbage, an amino acid that is the preferred fuel for the cells that line the stomach and small intestine, is likely the reason for cabbage juice’s efficacy in healing ulcers.immune

Adding cabbage to your daily juices can provide a dose of antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and gut-health-promoting health compounds.

Cabbage is particularly high in vitamin C, a nutrient that plays many important roles in your body. Vitamin C supports general health and also acts as a powerful antioxidant.

Pineapple

Pineapple juice is filled with antioxidants, soluble fibre, and living water which keeps you full and hydrated at the same time. A perfect fruit to juice for weight loss.

Nutrition: Pineapple has large amounts of vitamin C like its orange cousin, but it also has bromelain, an enzyme that helps suppress coughs and loosens the mucus that often accompanies colds.

Immune System: The power of bromelain and vitamin C in pineapple work together as a bacteria fighter, mucus cutter, cough suppressant, and overall immune system booster in the body. One cup of pineapple juice supplies over 50% of the daily amount of manganese, a trace mineral important in energy production and antioxidant defenses.

Pineapple strengthens the immune system. Look at the armor of protection around the flesh. The fruit can take up to 2 years from flower to fruit. It has to outlast all four seasons... twice, which means that pineapple's resilient, strong, energetic nature gets passed onto us when we consume them.

Respiratory System: Pineapple contains bromelain, a mixture of enzymes that has anti-inflammatory properties. Bromelain may help reduce inflammation in the respiratory tract, making it easier to breathe, especially for individuals with conditions like asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Pineapple is a good source of vitamin C, which is important for immune function and respiratory health. Vitamin C helps protect the lungs from infections and may reduce the severity of respiratory symptoms.

Skeletal System: Pineapple benefits the skeletal system through its rich nutrient profile. It is a good source of manganese, a trace mineral essential for bone health that is involved in bone mineralization and the formation of bone matrix proteins necessary for strong bones. Pineapple is also rich in vitamin C, which plays a vital role in collagen synthesis, a major component of bones, cartilage, and connective tissues, thus supporting bone formation and repair.

Additionally, pineapple contains bromelain, an enzyme mixture known for its anti-inflammatory properties, which helps reduce inflammation in the body and supports overall bone health by potentially alleviating symptoms of conditions like arthritis. The various antioxidants in pineapple, including flavonoids and phenolic acids, help neutralize free radicals that can damage bone cells and lead to bone loss, thereby supporting bone strength and density. Pineapple also provides potassium, an electrolyte that supports bone mineral density by neutralizing acids in the body that can leach calcium from bones, helping to maintain bone health and prevent osteoporosis.

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Ginger

Ginger is one of the world’s oldest and most popular medicinal spices. It is known to greatly aid in digestion and assimilation and is widely regarded to help prevent colds, flu, motion sickness, and vertigo.

Ginger is my favourite Auntie (anti). Anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, anti-spasmodic, anti-nausea, anti-bacterial.

Ginger will support your overall immune system, so is great to use during the winter months, to help fight off colds. Gingerols in ginger cause a rapid and noticeable widening of the blood vessel walls and in turn helps to enhance circulation and also lower blood pressure.

Ginger also has its own signature variety of vitamin C and helps bring the body out of a reactive state when you’re sick.

Mint

Beneficial for respiratory system issues such as bronchitis, asthma, and respiratory inflammation.

Packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants such as vitamin A, C, B-complex, beta carotene, iron, magnesium, calcium, manganese, and potassium.

It is wonderful for digestive ailments such as nausea, indigestion, ulcers, halitosis, and flatulence. It can also provide relief from headaches, sinus congestion, sore throats, fatigue, stress, and anxiety.

Mint can help promote blood circulation and improve metabolism making it an excellent choice for cleansing and weight loss.

Gary Dowse

Gary Dowse

Master Juice Chef, Kuvings Australia

 

Gary is a powerhouse in the world of juicing and plant-based nutrition, driven by an unwavering passion for health and wellness. With certifications in natural juice therapy and whole food plant-based nutrition, Gary is a dedicated educator, empowering individuals to harness the transformative benefits of juicing and plant-based eating.

Through his enlightening books and dynamic online courses, Gary champions the preventative and restorative healing powers of embracing a lifestyle rich in vibrant juices and whole, plant-based foods.

His mission is to inspire and guide others on their journey to optimal health and vitality.

Disclaimer: information contained in this post is for educational purposes only, sourced from various books and websites. If you do anything recommended without the supervision of a licensed medical doctor, you do so at your own risk. The author, Gary Dowse, does not dispense medical advice or prescribe the use of any technique as a form of treatment for physical, emotional or medical problems without the advice of a physician, either directly or indirectly.

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