Dr. Oz's humble blend of cucumbers, apples and leafy greens has ignited a trend.
What makes Dr. oz's signature sip such a breakthrough beverage?
As America's healthy guru, Dr. oz himself cites the fact that it compensates for one of our top concerns that we are simply not getting sufficient nourishment form standard diets. "We know we have to have at least five fistfuls of leafy green vegetables and fruit every day, so we make a morning green drink," he has said. "It only takes a minute to make, and it's inexpensive."
Plus, there's ample evidence to suggest that even if we could eat five cups of leafy greens a day, we wouldn't get as many benefits as we do from juicing them. The credit goes to the mechanical processes of blending and juicing that helps break apart plant-cell walls better than even the most persistent chewing could, which give green drinks an intestinal absorption edge that food from produce can't match. "Breaking apart those plant cell walls has an effect much like throwing marbles at a chain link fence", "Their contents go through in a way that tennis balls just can't."
These readily absorbable micronutrients do more than just slim, they optimize overall health and wellness.
"Drinking fresh juice gave me a lot of energy, which I noticed after just a few day," says Debbie Briglovich Andio, 47, of Austintown, Ohio, who lost 19 pounds drinking Dr. Oz's concoction. "But I really started to like them when I noticed that my periods and PMS were less severe."
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Dr Oz Green Smoothie's Recipes to jump start your slimdown:
1. In blender, combine 2 cups spinach; 2 cups chopped cucumbers; 1 head celery; 1/2 or 1 tsp. gingerroot; 1 bunch parsley;
2 apples, chopped; juice of 1 lime and juice of 1/2 lemon. Puree 30 second, or until smooth. Makes 3 to 4 servings.
2. In blender, combine 3 to 4 cups chopped Swiss chard, spinach, romaine lettuce and/or collard greens; 1 cup each chopped kale and cilantro; 1 banana, frozen and sliced; 2 cups assorted frozen berries and 1 clove garlic, peeled. Puree 30 seconds, or unit smooth.