Spring is just around the corner (I think – its still snowing here in Montana).
This is a great time of year to cleanse your liver. A congested liver can affect hormone production and create imbalances in the body including unwanted weight gain. If you are not feeling well, have allergies, fatigue, anxiety, depression, menstrual irregularities, joint pain, rashes/acne, constipation, irregular bowels, frequent colds, palpitations or insomnia, cleansing your liver may be the ticket towards better health.
A great way to cleanse your liver is to participate in a juice cleanse. Or you can do a three day raw food cleanse.
Here is a great energy boosting smoothie for a great way to start your liver cleanse as well as a great smoothie for pre-work out nourishment.
Simply Sweet Smoothie
- 2 bananas
- 1 cup strawberries
- 1 thai coconut
- 1 cup beet juice or (1/2 beet blended)
- 2 Tablespoons Pure Synergy or Vitamineral Green
- 1 teaspoon bee pollen
Put all ingredients in a blender and voila! Superb!
Beets are a blood tonic and are good for anemia, the heart and circulation. They purify the blood, alleviate constipation, aid the liver, and promote menstruation. Beets reduce vata and kapha.
A starchy vegetable, beet roots are high in natural sugar. The greens have notable amounts of calcium, iron, magnesium, and phosphorus; they also contain vitamins A, B-complex, and C.
Health Benefits of Beets:
- Boosts Energy
- Rich in nutrients
- Blood purifier
- Immune system booster
- Stimulates liver function
- Natural colon cleanser
- Supports capillaries
- Prevents macular degeneration
- Prevents cataracts
- Natures viagra
- Creates a sense of well being
- Used as a stomach acid tester
- Contains pectin polysaccharides for digestive tract health
- Lessens tumor cell growth & contains betacyanins which counteract cancer
- Source of anthycyanins, carotenoids & lutein/zeazanthin which helps prevent or even cure macular degeneration and other eye related issues.
- Reduces cholesterol & triglycerides
Beets are natures viagra? Seriously? Yes, seriously! Beets were used by both the ancient Greeks and Romans both medicinally as an aphrodisiac and as a culinary herb. Medicinally, beets contain high amounts of boron, which is directly related to the production of human sex hormones. In addition the natural nitrates that would improve overall performance.
Go ahead! Give this beet smoothie a try! For great info on energizing beet juice, click here!
Why is it that one day eating a beet turns your urine pink, whereas another day and another beet produce magenta stool? According to nutritionist Jeffrey Bland, PhD., pink urine may indicate an iron deficiency while magenta stool indicates adequate iron. What color is your poop?
Inspiration has unlimited power,
The beet is the most intense of vegetables. The radish, admittedly, is more feverish, but the fire of the radish is a cold fire, the fire of discontent, not of passion. Tomatoes are lusty enough, yet there runs through tomatoes an undercurrent of frivolity. Beets are deadly serious.
~Tom Robbins, Jitterbug Perfume