3. Homemade Vegetable Juice (or Green Drinks)
Vegetable juice has the slight edge over fruit juice because unlike fruit juice (with the exception of carrots and beets), vegetable juice does not raise your body’s insulin levels. This is not a reason to not drink fruit juice however, just a reason to choose veggies over fruits when juicing. Another reason it is so healthy is because our bodies need raw foods.
When you drink freshly made vegetable juice, you are taking in all of the vitamins and minerals that get lost in processed foods – and since you are taking it in liquid form your body can absorb it much quicker, giving you energy right away. This makes it a great way to start off your morning. Some of the healthiest green drinks, although maybe something not to start with as they aren’t the tastiest, come from juicing things like lettuce and spinach, as well as cabbage which is high in the nutrient Vitamin U.