Two more of my favourite vegetables

1. Beetroot

When you are new to juicing, adding some beetroot to a juice recipe can help to give it a much more appealing colour. At the same time, you will be adding a veggie with a fairly unique set of nutrients.

One of the best veggies for detoxifying your liver

Beets could be an important ally if you are aiming to lower your risk for developing heart disease. One of the nutrients that can help here is folate, which may lower homocysteine in your body.

Beets are rich in nitrates, which can help your body to produce more nitric oxide. This is great for your cardiovascular system, for lowering blood pressure, as well as for improving blood flow to your brain. This is good news for optimal long-term brain functioning.

Beetroot comes packed with unique and powerful antioxidants. So, whenever you enjoy beets, you can know that you are adding to your body's inflammation-fighting potential. Reduced inflammation has to do with a lower risk of heart disease, cancer, diabetes, age-related conditions and can even help to keep your skin younger for longer!

Nutrients are Vitamin C, Potassium, Folate, Manganese and Tryptophan

2. Cucumber

Botanically speaking, cucumber is a fruit, but in the kitchen it is used as a veggie. To make the most of the cucumbers you buy, try to get organic ones. Most of the conventional ones come waxed, so you would have to peel them and lose out on crucial nutrients in the skin, such as silica. Also include the seeds when juicing or eating cucumbers.

Excellent for hydration, due to their high water content

Great for skin irritations and skin health in general. In fact, your nails and hair will also benefit if you juice cucumber

The silica in cucumbers, together with some of the other nutrients, also play a role in the formation of collagen. This can help with improved bone density

The molybdenum in cucumber is a nutrient that can help with the functioning of enzymes in your brain. So, cucumbers may be beneficial when it comes to your memory and other brain issues

A great, low-sugar way to increase the quantity of a juicing recipe

Excellent for hydration, due to their high water content

Great for skin irritations and skin health in general. In fact, your nails and hair will also benefit if you juice cucumber

The molybdenum in cucumber is a nutrient that can help with the functioning of enzymes in your brain. So, cucumbers may be beneficial when it comes to your memory and other brain issues

A great, low-sugar way to increase the quantity of a juicing recipe

Nutrients in cucumber

Vitamin C, Magnesium, 

Vitamin K, Potassium, Molybdenum

Wishing You Good Health.