The now famed Mean Green Juice has become a household staple in kitchens across the globe. If you have a juicer, you can make the Mean Green for a quick, healthy dose of phytonutrients sure to energize and nourish you.
We all know the Mean Green is good for you because, well, it’s green, but ever wondered exactly why? We break down the nutrition science for you here starting off with these 6 key ingredients that make this juice so healthful and delicious.
Beyond the specific benefits of the vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients locked away in each ingredient, the act of juicing them may have additional advantages for certain individuals.
A recent study found that men who drank fresh vegetable juice with ingredients like kale, compared to commercial vegetable juice, had significantly lower total and LDL (bad) cholesterol levels after just 4 weeks.
Juicing may also help to enhance the body’s ability to absorb certain nutrients often bound up by insoluble fibers. While eating of course remains a vital way of consuming nutrients including the insoluble fibers important for hunger control and blood sugar management, juicing can be a healthy addition to any plant-based diet. For those with bowel concerns making eating salads or a big bowl of the Mean Green veggies in their raw form a challenge, juicing offers an option to ingest these vital nutrients.
Happy Mean Green-ing!