Juicing for Gut Health
Health begins in the gut. This saying is very popular in the health and wellness world at the moment, and for good reason.
The human gut contains 10 times more bacteria than all the human cells in the entire body. This bacteria promotes normal gastrointestinal function, protects us from infection, regulates metabolism, and comprises more than 75% of our immune system.
Eating(and drinking) a diet rich in fresh fruits and vegetables feeds good gut bacteria and helps them-and us-thrive.
This delicious juice does just that and helps to heal and soothe your gut.
These are some great Digestive Health Benefits from drinking The Gut Healer juice.
Purple Cabbage: Cabbage is a great prebiotic food – meaning that the fiber in it provides fuel for the good bacteria in our large intestines which keeps your gut healthy and helps it digest foods more easily. Insoluble fiber comprises around 70% of the fiber in cabbage. It adds bulk to stools and helps food move through your gut more easily, reducing the risk of constipation
Green Apple: Green apples contain a compound called pectin, a fiber source that works as a prebiotic to promote the growth of healthy bacteria in your gut. The pectin found in green apples can help you break down foods more efficiently
Ginger: Ginger is a common natural treatment for stomach issues, such as bloating and indigestion. Ginger can help increase the movement of food through your stomach, improve indigestion, decrease bloating, and reduce intestinal cramping.
Lemon: Lemons are rich in vitamin C and fiber – and that gives them a range of benefits for supporting gut health. As a potent antioxidant, vitamin C protects the cells against free radicals, and has the potential to reduce gut inflammation and boost the immune system.
Turmeric: Turmeric has a high amount of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties which can contribute to healthy digestion. It’s used in ayurvedic medicine as a digestive healing agent.
The Gut Healer Juice
Serving Size 2 (8 oz) juices
- 1 Heads of Purple Cabbage
- 2 Green Apples
- 1 ginger root
- 1 lemons
- 1 turmeric root
Cut, peel, and prepare all ingredients so that they are juicer ready. Put all ingredients through the juicer. Enjoy!