Papaya is rich in antioxidant nutrients such as carotenes, flavonoids and vitamin C, as well as vitamin B (folate and pantothenic acid). It is also a good source of fiber and minerals such as magnesium. Together, these nutrients help to improve cardiovascular health and protect against colon cancer
Celery leaves has high content of vitamin A, whilst the stems are an excellent source of vitamins B1, B2, B6 and C with rich supplies of potassium, folate, calcium, magnesium, iron, phosphorus, sodium and plenty essential amino acids. Nutrients in the fiber are released during juicing, aiding bowel movements.
Ginger has a long history of use for relieving digestive problems such as nausea, loss of appetite, motion sickness and pain. The root or underground stem (rhizome) of the ginger plant can be consumed fresh, powdered, dried as a spice, in oil form or as juice.
Someone asked me the other day why smoothie and not just eat the whole fruit or vegetable.
Smoothies have several benefits over their solid forms. Your body can absorb the nutrients in a smoothie more easily because blending helps break down hard-to-digest plant cell walls.
This is very difficult to do with solid foods, unless you chew each bite until it reaches liquid form. Breaking down these cell walls is also vital for allowing the chemicals inside the cells and within the cell walls to mix and create various chemical reactions.
One result is the creation of isothiocyanates, which have powerful anti-cancer properties and have been shown to inhibit tumor and cancer growth. Cancer-fighting and preventing isothiocyanates can be found abundantly in foods like kale, broccoli and cabbage, so be sure to add some greens to your smoothie.