Sara Cadji, author of "Pure Juice: Fresh and Easy Recipes," writes, "The star ingredient in this juice is
lemongrass. Lemongrass contains two polyphenol oils; limonene and citral, which
both have antibacterial properties. It's important to feed the body with
lemongrass at lunchtime, so it can eliminate and kill all the toxins and
bacteria the body has built up. It also has powerful pain-relieving properties,
so if you are suffering from a cold or muscle ache this is a great ingredient
to add into your juices. Finally, it also has the ability to alleviate stress,
so it's beneficial in stress-related conditions (especially in the midst of
your busy day)."
RECIPE: Lemongrass De-stress Juice
Serves 1 (1½ cups)
3 carrots, peeled
3 stalks of lemongrass
2 thumb-sized pieces fresh ginger root,
1 green apple, unpeeled
A pinch of sea salt
Start by juicing your carrots and lemongrass, so
that you can infuse your main ingredient in the juice from the start. Continue with
the ginger and the apple and then add a pinch of sea salt for added flavor.
immediately or pour into an airtight container and keep in the refrigerator for
up to 12 hours.