Green juices are a highly recommended natural cure for acne because they supply the body with a large
concentration of the nutrients contained within green vegetables. Green vegetables are superfoods that provide a
various array of vitamins, minerals, and disease preventing phytochemicals. Since juicing separates the juice from
the fiber, these nutrients are quickly absorbed by the body. Juicing allows us to get several servings of vegetables
everyday without spending a lot of time chewing. The main reasons for drinking green juices and other juices, are
to get a large dose of nutrients and also to naturally detoxify the body. We still need to consume fiber from whole
plant foods in order for our bodies to function properly. Fiber promotes regularity by helping the digestive system
to eliminate waste. Green juices contain detoxifying properties that are naturally cleansing for the blood and also
the organs of the body. Detoxification and nutrition are both essential elements for healing acne naturally and
maintaining a clear complexion.
Green juices are typically made by using an electric juicer, but a manual juicer can be used instead. Due to the
overpowering nutritious effects of green juices, they must be consumed with at least a small amount of fruit juice.
This can be done by adding fruit such as an apple to the green juice extractor (if it’s electric) along with the green
vegetables. Common vegetables used to make green juices are green leafy vegetables like collard greens and
kale, wheatgrass and barley grass, and other green vegetables like broccoli and celery. Green vegetables,
especially the leafy varieties, are a nutrient powerhouse.
Wheatgrass and barley grass are well known for their detoxification action and also for their large supply of
nutrients. Both wheatgrass and barley grass are great sources of chlorophyll, vitamins, minerals, enzymes, and
amino acids. Wheatgrass has a very high concentration of chlorophyll. Although all the green plants contain
chlorophyll, wheatgrass contains over 100 elements needed by man. If grown in organic soil, Wheatgrass absorbs
92 of the known 102 minerals from the soil. Wheatgrass juice acts as a detergent and a deodorizer within the
body. Barley grass contains eighteen amino acids, including the eight essential ones. Large amounts of vitamins
and minerals are found in barley grass. These include potassium, calcium, magnesium, iron, copper, phosphorus,
manganese, zinc, beta carotene, B1, B2, B6, C, folic acid, and pantothenic acid. Green barley juice contains 11
times the calcium in cows’ milk, nearly 5 times the iron in spinach, 7 times the vitamin C in oranges, and 80 mg of
vitamin B12 per hundred grams. Both wheatgrass juice and barley grass juice are excellent natural detoxifiers for
the body, which makes them super drinks for curing acne naturally.
Lettuce is a member of the sunflower family. Generally, the darker varieties of lettuce such as romaine, looseleaf,
and butterhead contain more nutrients than the lighter varieties such as iceberg. Dark green lettuce is a great
source of chlorophyll, vitamin A, vitamin K, folic acid, vitamin C, and Vitamins B1 and B2. Lettuce is also an
excellent source of the minerals manganese and chromium.
Cruciferous vegetables also contain a powerhouse of nutrients. Vegetables in the Cruciferous family (also known
as the cabbage family) include cabbage, broccoli, mustard greens, kale, collard greens, turnip greens, kohlrabi,
and watercress. Cruciferous vegetables are a great source of chlorophyll, carotenes, vitamin C, vitamin B6, and
vitamin E. They’re also a very good source of dietary fiber and several minerals including manganese, copper,
folic acid, iron, magnesium, potassium, and calcium.
Celery is a member of the Umbelliferae family along with carrots, parsley, and fennel. Celery is a great source of
phytochemical compounds known as coumarins,. Phytochemicals help to prevent many disease and conditions
such as cancer. Coumarin compounds also tone the vascular system, lower blood pressure, and may also be
useful for relieving and preventing migraines. Celery is also a rich source of potassium and sodium. Due to the
sodium content in celery, only a small amount of celery juice should be consumed in a day.
Other green juices include greens from herbs such as dandelions and parsley. Dandelion has excellent liver
cleansing properties. The herb is also an excellent source of vitamin A and C, riboflavin, vitamin B6, thiamin,
calcium, copper, manganese, and iron. Dandelion is also an excellent tonic for the digestive system. Both
dandelion leaf and root provide health benefits for the digestive system. Dandelion root is especially useful as a
tonic for detoxifying the liver. Dandelion root increases bile flow from the liver, which is a necessary action in the
liver detoxification process. Parsley is a rich source of several nutrients including chlorophyll and carotenes. It’s
also a very good source of vitamin C, folic acid, and iron. Parsley also provides a good supply of several minerals
including magnesium, calcium, potassium, and zinc. Like other green vegetables and vegetables in general,
parsley is a great source of fiber.
The detoxification action of green juices is mostly attributed to their chlorophyll content. Chlorophyll provides many
detoxifying and nourishing actions for the body. The main detoxifying action of chlorophyll is that it cleanses and
rebuilds the bloodstream. Chlorophyll is antibacterial and can be used both internally and externally as a natural
healer. Chlorophyll also neutralizes toxins in the body, helps to purify the liver, and it also improves blood sugar
problems. Drinking green juices is one of the best ways to get a large supply of chlorophyll and many other
nutrients. Green juices are both excellent for rejuvenation of the body and also for curing acne naturally.
Caution: Never drink green juices alone. Their concentrated nutritional content is highly overpowering and can
cause adverse side effects when consumed alone. Green juices can be combined with fruits such as apples.