Apple, Beet and Carrot Juice Liver Tonic
A healthy liver is a vitally important element of good health, yet most of us seldom pay it much attention unless we are forced to. With an estimated 30 million Americans affected by liver disease this is a serious and growing health problem.
While this apple, beet and carrot juice recipe can’t make up for a diet full of fast food and excessive alcohol, it is a recognized liver tonic and rejuvenator that may help to ease the burden on your body’s master cleansing organ and improve the way you look and feel.
For many people, their poor overworked liver puts a lot of effort into filtering and detoxifying all the dietary and environmental pollutants that get sent to it each day.
Once the level of these toxins starts to get too high for the liver to deal with on its own, it will recruit your skin into trying to get rid of the excess, often leading to skin problems and dark circles under the eyes. Regular headaches and a general tiredness and lethargy can also be symptoms of a liver under strain.
Making up and drinking a blend of carrot, beet and apple juice fresh is a simple and effective way to help cleanse your liver and increase the rate that you process toxins out of your body.
The Magic of Fresh Juice
Quite unlike heat-treated and sugary commercial juice, fresh fruit and vegetable juices are full of powerful enzymes, antioxidants and other nutrients that you can feel within minutes of having them. In fact, drinking freshly extracted juice has been compared to having an energy transfusion from the plants involved into your body’s cells.
Since there is so little digestion required, this is one of the quickest ways to deliver nutrients to important organs like your liver. Fresh vegetable juices in particular are so powerful they are often central components of natural treatments for various diseases and have a cleansing and rejuvenating effect throughout your body.
One important thing to note with fresh juices is that they don’t keep. While fresh lime is added to this carrot juice recipe to help prevent oxidization, it really is best to drink it immediately after making it for maximum benefit.
How to Make an Apple, Beet and Carrot Juice Liver Tonic
You obviously need a juicer to make up fresh juice and the better quality ones will not only last longer, they’ll deliver a larger quantity and a more nutrient rich juice. Masticating Juicers are far and away the best type and better value for both your wallet and your health in the long run if you juice regularly.
Before you start juicing, put a couple of ice cubes and the squeezed juice from your lime (minus the pips) into the bottom of the collection jug. Depending on the size of your juicer feed you may have to chop the apples and beet into halves or quarters, though most juicers these day should handle the carrots whole.
Wash and scrub your ingredients then turn on your juicer and start with the beet. Next juice the carrots and ginger if you’re using it, followed by the apples last. It’s almost a shame to mix up the brilliant colors in the collection jug but it will taste better well blended.
Enjoy your fresh apple, beet and carrot juice straight away. It’s good to sip it slowly and savor it on your tongue for a bit before swallowing it.
Drinking this liver tonic and detox juice a couple of days a week for a fortnight should have some noticeable effects on your mood and energy levels and start to improve the tone of your skin.
You may end up liking it so much that you want to have it long-term and see just what it can do to improve your liver’s function and by association your appearance, general immunity and ultimately your overall health.