We’re sure you already know, but Mother’s Day is right around the corner. On Sunday, May 12, we will all take the time to let our moms know we love them. And of course we love our own mothers – and grandmothers and surrogate mothers – but there is one other mother we need to pay homage to. The MOAJ. The Mother of All Juices.
We’ve got loads of nutrient-dense, delicious juices, but if we had to pick a favourite, it might just be The Mother of All Juices. It is chock full of the greenest of the greens, from spinach to nettle to fennel and just about everything in between. Of course, you know it’s delicious, but you’re probably also interested in what it does to your body. After all, we’d bet you’re a true wellness warrior if you’re reading this.
To give you the mother of all breakdowns on The Mother of All Juices, we’re going to look at every ingredient and the wonderful benefits they have for your body.
This probably comes as no surprise, but spinach is a nutritional powerhouse. It is a good source of iron, calcium and magnesium, and it is a powerful tool for diabetes management and cancer prevention. It’s also been shown to help prevent asthma, lower blood pressure and promote bone health.
Kale is actually one of the most nutrient-dense foods on the planet and is loaded with powerful antioxidants like Kaempferol and Quercetin. It’s also a fantastic source of Vitamin C and aids in the lowering of cholesterol and reducing the risk of heart disease.
It may show up in your grocery cart more infrequently than kale or spinach, but it is a miracle worker as well. It promotes good bone and heart health and helps boost immunity. It also lowers blood pressure and the likelihood of cancer, as well as improving both digestion and metabolism.
You may think of cucumber as bland, but it is actually tasty and good for you. They are high in antioxidants and promote hydration, aiding in weight loss and the lowering of blood sugar.
GREEN BELL PEPPER:
When we’re cooking, we often reach for red or yellow bell peppers, but it’s time for the green bell pepper to shine. They are rich in vitamins and antioxidants like vitamin C and carotenoids. They improve eye health and can reduce your risk for several chronic diseases.
Sunburns aren’t the only thing that can benefit from aloe vera. In fact, it helps reduce dental plague, reduce constipation and improve skin and even prevent wrinkles.
Stinging nettles are not just delicious. They also help with the treatment of hay fever and enlarged prostate symptoms. As you might have expected, they also help reduce inflammation, lower blood pressure and help with controlling blood sugar.
It may not have tons of fibre, but romaine lettuce is high in minerals like calcium, phosphorous, magnesium and potassium. It’s also chock full of vitamins K and C and folate.
Those who eat parsley on a regular basis (or drink The MOAJ!) are likely to reduce their risk of cancers like breast, skin, digestive tract and prostate. It’s also high in apigenin, which is amazing for anti-inflammatory purposes.
This tender, spicy green is a great source of vitamin K, which aids in the prevention of osteoporosis. It also has anti-cancer compounds and is incredibly beneficial for heart health.
We love the bring zing lime brings to The MOAJ, but we also love that it can improve skin quality, aid in digestion and promote weight loss. If that isn’t enough, it also reduces your risk of heart disease and chances of getting cancer. Win win!
If you ever get a headache, ditch the paracetamol and reach for a bottle of The MOAJ. Jalapeños can provide migraine relief, and they also improve your nervous system.