Drinking fresh, raw beet juice can lower cholesterol and reduce future cardiovascular problems. Serve up good heart health with this carrot and beet juice recipe!
Great for increasing circulation and encouraging bowel elimination, beets contain a color pigment called betalain, which is a powerful antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, fungicidal and detoxification aid. Recent studies from The American Heart Association concluded that drinking a small amount of fresh, raw beet juice not only lowers high blood pressure quickly and effectively but could also be a natural approach to reducing future cardiovascular problems. The ginger and chiles in this juice create a feeling of warmth and the sweetness of carrots gives a smooth, pleasurable taste.
• 1 pound carrots
• 1 medium beet
• 1 tablespoon fresh ginger
• 1/4 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper or fresh Serrano chile
Juice first three ingredients one at a time in a high-powered juicer. Whisk in cayenne after juicing. Makes about 20 ounces.
For more raw juice recipes, read the original article, The Benefits of Juicing: A Look at the Latest Fad Diet.
Recipe courtesy Detox 4 Women by Natalia Rose
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