It is DAY 12 of "Green Juicing With Omega" to celebrate our AMAZING Omega Juicer Giveaway. We announced our first winner last week, and I will reveal the second winner on facebook and twitter today! Then, there will be three machines up for grabs. Don't miss out on your chance to win an Omega Vert VRT350 Masticating Juicer.
Today, I have a detox treat for you. If you think cabbage juice can't taste amazing, this delicious cleansing juice concoction created by my Aussie friend, Robyn Law from Girl On Raw might just change you mind! Robyn mixes red and green cabbage with sweet beets, carrots, celery, apple, lemon, and ginger for one of the best cabbage detox juices I have tasted.
Cabbage is absolutely LOADED with goodness. I eat a variety of cabbages every week to reap the multitude of health benefits. Cabbage contains powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, as well as being widely known to have potent anti-cancer agents. It is wonderful for protecting the cardiovascular system, as it helps to reduce cholesterol by binding bile acids in the intestine that help to pass them out of our bodies in a bowel movement rather than emulsifying in your liver. The lactic acid in cabbage also acts as a potent colon cleanser.
Cabbage also contains amazing phytonutrients that help protect the body from free radical cell damage. They contain a substance called Sulforaphane, which can increase the production of antioxidant and detoxification enzymes, stimulating the production of glutathione, the most important internally produced antioxidant that plays a role in liver detoxification.
Cabbage is rich in iron and sulfur, is an excellent source of vitamin C, a good source of vitamin A, and is a great muscle builder and blood cleanser. It is also fabulous for skin and eye health.
Cabbage juice, in particular, is a magical elixir that helps to heal all kinds of ailments. The Romans and Greeks used to drink raw cabbage juice to relieve sore and infected eyes. It can also help reduce headaches, and respiratory complaints such as asthma and bronchitis. It is really effective for treating fungus infections due to it's sulfur content. Cabbage juice is also a wonderful digestive aid -- fabulous for the overall health of the stomach and intestinal tract, for helping to regulate healthy bacteria in the stomach, as well as being great for helping to heal stomach ulcers.
Check out my simple Raw Red Cabbage Salad. Robyn's delicious recipe is another wonderful way to get a healthy dose of raw cabbage. YUMMO!
Robyn has just given birth to her second baby this week! Congratulations Robyn! But, before she gave birth, she published a fabulous eBook, SMOOTHIES & JUICES FOR NEWBIES. This book contains her favourite introductory juice and smoothies recipes that are loaded with nutrition, live enzymes, and delicious flavours. She also shares valuable information on juicing and blending, weight loss and weight gain tips, ingredient and kitchen equipment tips, natural sweeteners, making your own nut milks, and reference guides. Check it out.
Robyn, thanks for sharing your delicious juice recipe with us. You ROCK!