Stroke is something that runs in my family. Two years ago, my mother had a mild stroke. I’m proud of her for taking the initiative to improve her health, but I knew I had high cholesterol and was at risk for a stroke later in life too. So it became a requirement for me to find myself in better health too, or potentially expect the worst. Aside from eating well overall and getting plenty of exercise, this juice is one that can help us avoid it.
You will need:
- 3 tablespoons of chopped organic basil
- 14 medium organic carrots
- 1/2 a peeled organic lemon
- 5 medium organic peaches
You should do your best to find these foods at a local farmers market, and of course when you can, buy organic. Process all of the ingredients in your juicer, of course taking care to remove the pit from the peaches, stir, and enjoy. As always, make sure to consume your juice as soon after juicing as possible to get the most out of the nutrients. The longer you wait, the fewer nutrients you get from it.
Studies have shown that a carrot a day can reduce the risk of stroke by 68%. Sign me up! I love carrots. The high levels of beta carotene in the carrots has been shown to increase the survival rate of people who have already had a stroke. Additionally, this juice is good for treating acne, dry skin, ulcers, and constipation.
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