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3 Cancer Fighting Supergreens to Add to Your Juice Recipes

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All leafy greens are tremendously nutritious, but when you're looking for cancer-fighting juice recipes - these are the 3 supergreens you'll want to be including...

BOK CHOY

bok choy greens to juice

This Chinese cabbage is one of the best greens for beginners, thanks to its really neutral - even sweet - delicious taste.

It's also great if you're juicing to lose weight since 100 grams of bok choy has just 12 calories, putting it in the 'negative calorie' zone of foods (adds no extra weight to the body and instead facilitates calorie burning).

But its best benefits lie in its cancer-fighting prowess.

Like other veggies in the Brassica family, bok choy is loaded with phytochemicals like thiocyanates, indole-3-carbinol, lutein, zea-xanthin, and isothiocyanates, which help to protect against breast, colon, and prostate cancers as well as help reduce LDL or bad cholesterol levels in the blood.

Oh, and did I mention it's absolutely delicious?

CABBAGE

types of cabbage to juice

I fell for the cabbage soup diet fad a few years ago and after two weeks of eating nothing but cabbage soup, I wanted nothing - NOTHING - to do with anything cabbage. So I went a loooong time without adding cabbage to any of my juice recipes and I truly regret that.

Not because the taste of cabbage juice is anything to write home about, but because cabbage is one of the healthiest foods you can consume on a regular basis.

For starters, I consider this stuff one of the best, cheapest natural detoxifiers you can add into your juice recipes. You see, cabbage is rich in glucosinolates, which are sulfur-containing compounds that are converted into active forms isothyocyanates and indoles, which help eliminate carcinogens from your body.

The thing is that the enzyme which converts glucosinolates into its active compounds is easily destroyed by heat so to get the full benefits - juice the cabbage!

Cabbage is also rich in sulforaphane, a phytochemical that increases your body's production of enzymes that help fight cell-damaging free radicals. And fight, they do - in fact, a study done by Standford University found that sulforaphane boosts your body's levels of these free radical-fighting enzymes higher than any other plant chemical.

Plus, I love that there are a few varieties of cabbage to choose from. Red cabbage is chock full of anthocyanins and actually really delicious (especially for a cabbage).

Get some delicious cabbage juice recipes!

WATERCRESS

types of cabbage to juice

Watercress is probably one of the most underrated greens in the world. And it can be a bit difficult to find, but it is so worth getting your hands on, especially if you're looking for a cancer fighting leafy green to juice.

And watercress is a yummy addition to your juice recipes as well - it has just the perfect amount of peppery-ness to add a kick to your juices and it's wonderfully nutritious.

How nutritious?

Did you know that Hippocrates - you know, the father of modern medicine - built his first hospital close to a stream where watercress grew so that his patients would have easy access to this delicious, health-reviving leafy green?

How's that for leafy green street cred? Even kale's got nothing on watercress...

When it comes to percentages of vitamins and minerals, watercress seems to fall short compared to  other leafy greens but don't be fooled: watercress has ample benefits in the cancer-protective department. 



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