Calcium Booster

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  • 3 leaves of Kale
  • 1 small handful of parsley
  • 1 handful of spinach
  • 3 oranges
  • 3 carrots

Most of us appreciate the all round health benefits of juicing, but occasionally we want to boost a particular nutrient in our diet.  One case in point is my kids.  They don't like drinking milk, and my daughter is not too keen on yoghurts.  Besides, I am not overly happy with large amounts of dairy in either of their diets, so calcium can be an issue.

The good news is, most nutrients can be obtained from fresh fruit and vegatables and if you can get your kids to eat or “drink” these vegetables, then the problem is solved.  The problem with most vegetables rich in calcium is that it's the green vegetables that have the richest sources.  The “green stuff” just happens to be the veg that most kids avoid.  With the introduction of oranges and carrots into the juice, we can largely mask the flavor of the the green leaves.

Of course, the color will also be enough to put the kids off, so if you have any kind of drinks bottle that does not show the contents, use those with your kids.

This juice is packed with calcium but also loaded with a lot of other nutrients like:

Kale and parsley are also extremely anti-inflammatory in your body.  Since inflammation in the body is often the trigger for disease, they are good greens to eat (or drink) on a regular basis (though if you are pregnant, eat parsley sparingly).

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About Andy Williams

In a processed food culture, simply eating may not be enough. Dr. Andy Williams is a scientist with a strong interest in Juicing and how it can supply the body with the nutrients it needs to thrive in modern society. You can subscribe to his free daily paper called Juicing The Rainbow and follow him on Facebook orTwitter.

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