Digestive issues are unfortunately very common in today’s society. I have found the following juice recipe particularly helpful for a lot of my clients.
It is great for soothing the gut as well as easing bloating and gas. Cabbage juice is remarkably mellow and sweet in taste, so do not let its inclusion put you off this juice!
You need a juicer! I recommend juicing with organic ingredients, to reduce residues from toxic pesticides.
3 cabbage leaves – you can use any type if cabbage (work up to ½ cabbage in cases of stomach ulcers)
½ -1 pear or 3 slices fresh pineapple
1 inch ginger
4-6 mint leaves
Wash, chop and juice all ingredients.
Cabbage juice has the ability to relieve acid reflux symptoms. Additionally, cabbage contains sulforaphane, which is capable of fighting Heliobacter Pylori (H. Pylori), the bacteria found to play a role in the development of peptic or stomach ulcers.
Pear contains the soluble fibre pectin, which soothes the intestinal wall, reduces constipation and improves the balance of flora in the gut. Pineapple contains bromelain, a digestive enzyme, which not only assists in digesting proteins but also has the ability to reduce bloating, gas and other symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). It has also been shown to have a lowering effect on inflammation in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).
Ginger is calming to the digestive system and helps reduce flatulence. Mint has a relaxing effect on the digestive tract and can help relieve spasms and cramps.