Today I started my morning with a delicious Beet, Apple and Celery juice. Much better than the tea I used to drink for a wake up kick in the morning, this amazing juice hits the spot in more ways than one.
I wanted to tell you all the amazing benefits of Beetroot. Raw is best as when foods are cooked the chemical structure changes and many of the nutrients are lost.
Beetroot is high in magnesium, phosphorous, sodium, potassium and calcium. Beetroot also contains high levels of folate, which makes it a super food for women who are pregnant. I wish I knew this when I was pregnant, a much better way to get the additional folic acid as opposed to the store bought supplements that are recommended!
A study has been conducted, with results that consuming beetroot juice can actually lower your blood pressure. It has also been mentioned that this study only involved 15 people. I'm not sure if I believe that beetroot juice alone can lower your blood pressure. However a diet containing low saturated fats and based on fresh and raw fruit and vegetables with most certainly lower your blood pressure.
I for one have certainly been finding my energy levels much higher having a juice in the morning first thing. I 'll try and have a whole lot of water (not cold, room temperature or warmer) first thing, then about 700mls of juice. I can't believe it was only a year ago that I seriously could not imagine life without my caffeine kick from a cup of tea first thing in the morning. Good luck to anyone who crossed my path back then before that cup of tea, I was not a pretty face. These days unless I'm seriously sleep deprived a juice gets my by wonderfully. The other thing I notice is my skin is much fresher looking. I've never had terrible skin, but as Ive gotten older I've noticed the difference and I truly find with lots of water and loads of raw fresh fruit and vege I'm much nicer looking. Fresh and even somedays some people might detect a slight glow about me, that isn't related to my eco tan!
I'm still on the look out for great vegan skincare range. One that is good quality (I'm turning 30 this year..I can't keep ignoring and relying on youth to keep me looking pretty). One that is not only cruelty free but also botanically based I think. I've heard good things about Arbonne and love the tinted moisturiser. Will keep you posted. Skin is our bodies largest organ and we need to look after ourselves inside and out... XX much love Claire