Bok choy when combined with other vegetables and fruits can be good for improving your skin tone. Bok choy on its own , is filled with skin nutrients such as antioxidant carotenoids, vitamin K , vitamin C, potassium, folic acid and selenium. Combined with the other skin superfoods listed below, this juice recipe is a powerful and healthy
way to improve your appearance.
Health Benefits for the Skin:
Apples contain many nutrients for healthy skin. They have high content of vitamin C, to help in building collagen, and their levels of copper, which has 60 mcg in a large apple, encourage your skin to produce melanin, which is the pigment responsible for your skin
colour. Also, this helps to protect your skin from UV rays and also melanin helps in building healthy eyes, tissues and hair.
2. Bok Choy
Bok choy or Chinese cabbage, contains a much milder taste as compared to regular cabbage. But, it is full of minerals, vitamins and other nutrition for healthy skin and hair.
Pro-vitamin A antioxidants, vitamin K, C and a variety of B vitamins present in bok choy are all potentially beneficial for your skin. Also, bok choy contains a wide spectrum of minerals for stronger and healthier hair.
Beetroots are an excellent source of antioxidants, which is why applying it topically has anti-aging effects. Although oxidation is a complex process, it produces free radicals which can cause damage at a cellular level, which results in signs of aging. The antioxidants that are present in beetroots help neutralize these free radicals and helps
prevent fine lines and wrinkles.
Carrots should be bought organic since, they can absorb pesticides, even heavy metals and other contaminants from the ground they are grown in.
Carrot juice contains a powerful cleansing effect on your liver, that helps in easing the elimination burden on your skin for an improved skin tone. Antioxidants such as beta-carotene and alpha, protects your skin cells from free radical damage. While trace minerals in carrots such as iodine, copper and zinc help in maintaining your hair color
and prevents grey hair.
Celery contains anti-ageing properties. It is a good source of vitamins A and C, that act as anti-oxidants and protects your skin from the early signs of ageing that are caused by free radicals. Also, it contains vitamin E, which moisturizes and nourishes your skin.
Lemons are filled with vitamin C and citric acid. These can help lighten and brighten your skin when used over time. Vitamin C is a perfect antioxidant for neutralizing free radicals and boosting collagen production. This means it can help lighten your dark
spots,and age spots. Always remember to apply SPF when using lemon juice on your skin, since the citrus fruits can make the skin more sensitive to UV rays.
Bok Choy Juice Recipe for Healthy Skin:
2-3 stalks organic Celery
2-3 organic carrots
1-2 heads organic Bok Choy
1 medium-sized organic Beets
1 organic Apple
Fresh lemon juice
1. Juice the lemon in a separate citrus juicer.
2. Remove any seeds and pour the juice into your juicer collection jar with some ice cubes.
3. When juicing, it is good practice to alternate hard and soft vegetables. For this juice recipe, juice the the carrots first, then bok choy, beets next, celery and lastly the apples.
4. Mix up this green, orange and red juice for that healthy elixir for your skin.
5. Always drink this freshly made juices immediately.