Green drinks and vegetables juices are essential to the success of beautiful skin. The molecular structure of
chlorophyll is so similar to that of human hemoglobin that juicing green drinks and vegetables can perform as “little
transfusions” for the blood and tonics for the brain, immune system and skin. They are an exceptional resource of
vitamins, minerals, proteins and enzymes. They include large amounts of vitamins C, B1, B2, B3, pantothenic acid,
folic acid, carotene and choline. They are high in minerals such as potassium, calcium, magnesium, copper,
manganese, iron and phosphorus. They are also packed full of enzymes for digestion and absorption, various
containing 1,000 of the recognized enzymes required for human cell response and growth.
In addition, green drinks have anti-infective assets, counterbalance the body’s pH, rid the body of acid wastes, and
purge the body of mucous. Lastly, they clear the skin, purify the kidneys and clean and strengthen the blood.
Bottom line–get yourself a juicer and start making it part of your lifestyle and your skin and health will thank you!
**Cucumbers- This vegetable is high in silica, which is a mineral that fortifies connective tissue. More importantly,
silica is excellent for skin elasticity and your complexion. Please use organic and non-waxed cucumbers and be
sure you juice the skin where most of the nutrients are located. For more information on silica, please link here:
**Parsley- This vegetable warrants big kudos for your skin. It is rich in just about all the skin boosting nutrients. It
contains beta carotene, chlorophyll, vitamin B12, folic acid (great for firm skin), vitamin C and iron. So, don’t treat
it like the orphan décor on the side of your plate anymore–have a half a cup a day for great skin!
**Parsnip- This vegetable is full of potassium, phosphorus, sulphur, silicon, and chlorine. Consequently, it is great
valuable for not only your skin, but your hair and nails.
**Sweet Potato & Taro- Want an outstanding complexion? This vegetable is a superb source of beta-carotene.
They also have tons of vitamin C, potassium, carbohydrates, calcium and fiber. They say that you can actually live
solely on sweet potatoes and stay healthy and strong. Look for the darker color, as it is higher in vitamins.
**Lettuce- Iceberg–NO! You’ll get more nutrients by drinking a glass of water. Use the Romaine, Boston or Bibb
for your skin juice. This is a good source of chlorophyll, sulfur, chlorine, silicon and B complex; which all play a
role in hair growth and healthy skin.
Judy Phillips is the founder of Jash Botanicals Herbal Formulas, a manufacturer of physicians grade herbal
extracts and medicinals. A naturopath and herbalist with over 25 years of experience, her passion for producing
herbal formulas of exceptional purity and strength grew from a dissatisfaction with mainstream herbal products.
She is an author of various natural health topics, from detoxification to dietary modification, and works to assist the
expansion of knowledge to individuals in search of natural treatments. JashBotanicals.com offers a wide range of
informative articles, including a monthly newsletter and a natural health blog.