Try this if you want to kick your morning coffee habit. Celine tells us, “Drinks this juice everyday provides a powerful boost of phytochemicals, vitamins, and minerals to your whole body.” Think of it as an energy drink with out all the nasty chemicals, she adds: “Using all the parts of your produce is more economical, and provides you more nutrients.” So take those wings, Red Bull fans!
1 Stalk of broccoli (stem and flowering cup)
1/2 medium cucumber (about 1/4 pund piece)
6 Sprigs parsley
1 Small beet, stalk and leaves attached
1/2 tart apple, unpeeled
1/2 piece of ginger
Run all the ingredients through a juicer.
courtesy of Celine Beitchman
When we ingest caffeine, it is absorbed throughout the body and affects many of our critical organs, interfering with numerous processes in the body. caffeine is particularly taxing on the liver, which has to metabolize it. Too much caffeine can overload the liver and slow down the liver’s ability to efficiently burn fat and cleanse out other toxins in our system. Caffeine can also contribute to increase levels of cortisol, a stress hormone that has been linked to excess fat storage, specially around the bellies. Caffeine can also promote norepinephrine production, which is another stress hormone that affects our brain and nervous system, raising our heart rate and blood pressure. It creates that jittery feeling we may be familiar with after having even just one or two cups of coffee!