- 4 carrots
- 2 stalks of celery
- handful of spinach
- handful of kale
Wash vegetables through and top the carrots before juicing. Try to use organic if you can this will eliminate pesticides from the juice. Pesticides contain toxic heavy metals like lead and arsenic and other chemicals that can be carcinogenic. If you use non-organic carrots then it is better to peel them because most of the pesticides retain in the skin.
Spinach and kale are great for eye health. These two leafy green vegetables are a great source of two antioxidants called lutein and zeaxanthin that concentrate in the lens of our eyes. They protect the eyes from harmful oxygen molecules (free radicals) that are delivered via UV light. This helps to protect the eyes from premature aging and diseases like cataracts, glaucoma and age related macular degeneration.
Spinach and kale are also a great source of vitamin C, better than oranges even. Vitamin C is a key nutrient for the proper functioning of the immune system, creates collagen to keep our skin healthy and reduces inflammation and pain in arthritis sufferers.