Functional Juice to Calm the Nerves and Clean the Colon
Do you drink green juice because you know that they are supposed to be good for you or because everyone is doing it? How does your body feels when you drink green juices: light or bloated, tired or energized, hungry or nourished? Does your body respond the same way to all kinds of green juices or does prefer some greens to others? These are just some of the questions that you should have a very clear answer to if you are serious about finding your personal, individual, customized diet.
As with exercise and food, I like to get the most out of my green juice in terms of what they do for my body. Not all juices are equal! Some are like a concentrated wholefood supplement that provides a ton of nutrition at a very low calorie exchange while others just bring on a sugar rush even if they look green!
I often add spices (cinnamon, cayenne, cumin, or fennel) for an additional sugar balancing and cleansing effect. A splash of Aloe Vera helps absorption and reduces bloating. Maca powder goes in as a booster for adrenal glands. And Camu Camu can be thrown in for an extra vitamin C. You can also experiment with Bee Pollen, Coconut Vinegar, and Reishi Mushrooms. Let your imagination guide you!
With so many of my friends embarking on juice cleanses, I often hear people complaining of bloating and poor elimination while limiting food intake to fresh juices. While this is to be expected on a diet that is lacking fiber, it doesn’t mean that you need to wait for a week to go the bathroom! Quite the opposite, the cleanse is incomplete, if nothing is coming out!
To help out all juice lovers I created a ‘Calm and Clean” Green Juice with Magnesium and Cinnamon. It has magnesium to help move things along while balancing the bloating queen Vata with cinnamon, fennel, and sour lemon. Magnesium has many roles in our body. Here is some info:
Every organ in the body — especially the heart, muscles, and kidneys — needs the mineral magnesium. It also contributes to the makeup of teeth and bones. Most important, it activates enzymes, contributes to energy production, and helps regulate calcium levels, as well as copper, zinc, potassium, vitamin D, and other important nutrients in the body.
Symptoms of magnesium deficiency may include agitation and anxiety, restless leg syndrome (RLS), sleep disorders, irritability, digestive issues, etc.. Read more: http://www.umm.edu/altmed/articles/magnesium-000313.htm#ixzz1sS1HmxYl
- 3-4 Leave Rainbow Swiss Chard
- 1 small or 1/2 large grapefruit
- 1 fennel bulb and greens
- 1/2 lemon
- 1/2 large cucumber or 1 small
- a few stalks of parsley
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1-3 tbsp Natural Vitality Calm Plus Calcium
Juice all the veggies and then add cinnamon and Calm powder. Mix everything and drink on an empty stomach, preferably in the 2nd half of the day. This magnesium formula is not strong enough to act as a laxative but think of it instead as a digesting helper. If you are really clogged up then you might want to try using Oxy Powder which is also magnesium based but a lot stronger. The good thing about magnesium is that it is not habit-forming like some herbs.
Enjoy and Be Clean!
Natural Vitality Calm Plus Calcium Info:
Natural Calm Plus Calcium utilizes the same advanced technology as Natural Calm. The minerals in this product go into total solution in their ionic form and are readily available to the body. Water acts as a carrier and transports the minerals quickly to where they are needed by the body. Natural Calm Plus Calcium contains added nutrients to ensure that the calcium is absorbed and utilized by the body. It is the most advanced formula available for the utilization of calcium. This is particularly important as calcium will not be efficiently assimilated without these other nutrients being present. In addition to calcium, the product contains magnesium, vitamin C, vitamin D and boron, which assist in the assimilation, utilization and distribution of the calcium within the body. This results in the creation of strong bones, joints and connective tissue, and a healthy, active immune system to protect against invasion of bacteria, viruses and other uninvited guests. This product is ideal for men and women of all ages and in particular for seniors, as it helps in the reversal of bone loss, joint, cartilage and connective tissue deterioration, and malfunction of the various glands and their emission of hormones. It is also ideal for pregnant women, as it will help to supply the essential calcium needed by the mother and baby for the development of a robust body with strong bones. Natural Calm Plus Calcium is formulated with 3 parts magnesium to 2 parts calcium, which will prevent a surplus of calcium robbing the body’s vital magnesium supply and avoid the symptoms associated with depleted levels of magnesium.
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