Feeling backed up? This green apple smoothie will help alleviate that.
Your colon is critical for good health. It is the waste management station of your body, and your liver (the main organ of detoxification) relies on it so that it can properly cleanse your body of toxins. Nutrients and hormones are absorbed and manufactured in your colon as well.
The average person has around 7-10 pounds of old fecal matter in their colon, even if they have a bowel movement each day. When this fecal matter sits and putrefies, it becomes a breeding ground for parasites, yeast, bad bacteria and viruses, which have the ability to become re-absorbed into the blood stream.
Blocked bowels, and resulting poor detoxification can result in symptoms like fatigue, hormonal imbalance, constipation, diarrhea, acne, achy muscles and joints, insomnia, mucus discharge, brain fog, congestion, flu-like symptoms, vision problems, fevers, candida and weight gain.
The pectin in apples, combined with the mineral salts in celery (and apples, too!), and oxalic acid in spinach have a natural laxative effect on the body, which helps alleviate constipation and cleanse the colon.
Green Apple Smoothie Recipe
– 2 apples
– 1 cup packed spinach
– 4 stalks celery
– 2 inches fresh ginger root
– 1 lemon, peeled
Stick the above ingredients in a high-speed blender, and blend until smooth. Enjoy!