Is it harmful to drink the same juice day after day?
(ocean view, N.J)
Q I love this recipe but wonder if drinking it every day is bad for me.
I juice two handfuls of baby spinach, two celery stalks, four stalks kale, two gala apples, two large carrots, and a small handful of red grapes. Is it safe to drink on an everyday basis or should I switch up on the greens?
By the way what kind of nutrition is in this drink?
A Sounds like a wonderful juice blend; I can see why you have it everyday. The spinach does contain oxalate acid and the kale contains goitrogens, which can affect some people sometimes. I believe in rotating greens not so much for that reason, but more in eating what’s fresh in the garden and for variety in terms of nutritional value. Eating or juicing a wide variety of fruits and vegetables is key to a healthy diet. Having said that if you're getting variety in the rest of your diet and are not having any issues with your current recipe then I would say enjoy as you like it.
You can learn more about oxalic acid and goitrogens on these pages.
As for the nutritional value you can look that up on the list of raw foods page. Each fruit and vegetable has nutritional values listed. You might also find some nice green alternatives to the spinach and kale.
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