12 Green Juice Recipe | Summer Cooler #2
5 Swiss Chard Leaves
5 Celery Ribs
1 Bunch of Parsley
1 Lemon (without peel)
Watermelon rind ( min 2 rinds)
*Make it a habit to select fruits with seeds, all seedless fruit are genetically modified / engineered. Fruits in their natural states contain much more minerals and vitamins. Studies have shown that genetically modified and engineered foods can cause long term sterility and infertility.
Vitamin C, Vitamin A, Magnesium, Potassium, Vitamin K, Vitamin E, Iron, Copper, Calcium, Manganese, Protein, Vitamin B-complex, Folate, Molybdenum
Why Juice Watermelon rind?
So why watermelon rind? Believe it or not, the most nutritious part of the watermelon is its rind. This is not to say that the red flesh has no nutrients, it just that the rind contains more. It is safe to eat and juice. If you’re a little iffy, start out with one or two rinds in your green juice along with the red flesh.
Watermelon rind is a great source for the amino acid citrulline. Citrulline promotes energy and is a natural immune booster. Citrulline is also an effective liver detoxifier (aids in the removal of harmful toxins in the liver).
Our body uses citrulline to make arginine (amino acid) to also make nitric oxide, which helps relax blood vessels and lowers high blood pressure. This same amino acid as been shown to improve insulin sensitivity in obese diabetics (type II). More reason to include watermelon rind in your green juices. Watermelon rind is great for diabetics because it does not contain a lot of sugar as the red flesh of the melon.
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