Swiss Chard & Cucumber Juice Recipe

A delicious and blood sugar balancing combination of swiss chard and cucumber with just a hint of green apple.

Swiss chard leaves contain polyphenol antioxidants, at least 13 different kinds! These include kaempferol, the cardioprotective flavonoid that’s also found in broccoli and kale, strawberries. Chard is also full of syringic acid which has special blood sugar regulating properties. This flavonoid has been shown to inhibit activity of enzyme called alpha-glucosidase, helping fewer carbs to be broken down into simple sugars. This helps your blood sugar to stay more steady.

swisschardIngredients

  • 8 swish chard leaves, washed well
  • 1 large english cucumber
  • 1/2 green apple (use more if necessary but taste it first)

It’s always a good idea to alternate between leafy vegetables and high water content vegetables like cucumber when feeding the produce into the juicer.

Enjoy!

 

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