7 Broccoli Juice Benefits

While we know carrots, celery, and beets have juice versions, most of us are familiar with broccoli only as an ingredient for entrées, soups, and salads. But broccoli can also come in juice form. Like other dark green, leafy or cruciferous types of vegetables, broccoli is rich in vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients.

Below you will find information specifically on the benefits that Broccoli can give you, as well as the steps to take to make your very own broccoli juice.

However from time to time I get asked whether there is another way to benefit from the goodness of broccoli without having to either juice it or eat it on a daily basis, and if you fall in that category, I’d highly recommend giving natural supplements such as broccoli seed extract a try to help assist with cell replication and general improvement of liver health. 

Broccoli Juice Benefits

This member of the cabbage family is served commonly as cooked, raw, and chopped instead of juiced, maybe because among vegetable juices, broccoli’s taste can be rather strong.

Although you get the most nutrients in pure broccoli juice, you can always combine it with other fruits or vegetables sweet to make it palatable and reap the following benefits:

Red blood cell production: broccoli has loads of iron it in which can help in the production of red blood cells and myoglobin and hemoglobin, proteins which carry oxygen and transport it throughout broccoli juice contains 1.33mg of iron.

Brain function: this vegetable is a rich source of folate or vitamin B9 which is essential for DNA production during pregnancy and adolescence. Folate is responsible for health functionality not only of the brain but the liver as well. Additionally, folate helps strengthen the immune system.

Cancer preventive: because of its vitamin B2 or riboflavin content, broccoli can help the body process vitamins B6 a.k.a. pyridoxine and B9 into usable forms. Riboflavin is also an effective antioxidant that protects cells from free radicals that can cause certain types of cancers.

Healthy blood clotting: broccoli’s vitamin K content – 185mg from a 3⁄4 cup serving – is over a hundred percent more than the RDA for adults. Vitamin K helps the blood coagulate and maintain normal levels of bleeding as well as speed up healing of cuts, bruises, and wounds.

Bone and teeth health: the calcium is broccoli juice is more than you can find in milk, an advantage for the lactose-intolerant. Broccoli’s calcium content helps keep bones and teeth healthy while fending off conditions such as arthritis and osteoporosis.

Cell protection: the manganese in broccoli juice helps activate antioxidant enzymes that protect cellular structures against damage caused by toxic by-products of cellular metabolism. Manganese also helps process carbohydrates and proteins, bone development, and wound healing.

Healthy vision: the carotenoids known as zeaxanthin and lutein in broccoli juice maintain healthy vision, especially night vision, and protect the eyes against damage caused by infections, environmental pollutants, and excessive sunlight.

Broccoli Cleanse

Broccoli is one of ten foods that can help detoxify your body without requiring you to fast. Raw broccoli packs a wallop when it comes to nutrients, antioxidants, minerals, and vitamins that can all be best absorbed in juice form, making juicing the most effective method to obtain the most number of benefits.

So it makes sense to detoxify your body regularly with a broccoli cleanse.

The aim of a broccoli cleanse is to detoxify your body with a proven effective agent like broccoli juice which contains potent phytonutrients in high concentration. This juice will help your liver get rid of toxins from the medications, foods, beverages, and other substances which you have ingested like nicotine and tar from cigarettes.

Although there is no one single broccoli cleanse set in stone, a three- to four- day broccoli cleanse can start off with the elimination of the following foods and beverages:

  • Meat
  • Sugar
  • Fatty nuts
  • Soy products
  • Caffeine
  • Seafood
  • Grains that contain gluten
  • Dairy products
  • Soda
  • Processed food products
  • Alcohol

Unlike drugs on which you can easily overmedicate, eating or drinking broccoli has no overdose; in fact, more of it is better so you should it frequently, preferably in juice form for greater convenience.

This is an example of what a broccoli cleanse diet may look like (note the frequency of serving broccoli as a juice, soup or salad either in the morning or evening):

Day One

7:00 AM: one eight-ounce glass of room temperature water.

8:00 AM: one eight-ounce glass of broccoli juice.

10:00 AM (breakfast): a half cup serving each of blueberries and almonds.

11:00 AM: one eight-ounce glass of coconut water.

1:00 PM (lunch): a serving of carrot salad with ginger-lime dressing.

4:00 PM: a half cup of sunflower or pumpkin seeds.

7:00 PM (dinner): one serving of broccoli soup with arugula and celery.

Day Two

7:00 AM: one eight-ounce glass of room temperature water.

8:00 AM: one eight-ounce glass of broccoli juice.

10:00 AM (breakfast): a half cup serving each of raspberries and walnuts.

11:00 AM: one eight-ounce glass of coconut water.

1:00 PM (lunch): steamed greens including spinach, kale, and broccoli.

4:00 PM: a half cup serving each of grapes and blackberries.

7:00 PM (dinner): one serving of basil and pea soup.

Day Three

7:00 AM: one eight-ounce glass of room temperature water.

8:00 AM: one eight-ounce glass of broccoli juice.

10:00 AM (breakfast): one serving of oatmeal made with almond milk.

11:00 AM: one eight-ounce glass of coconut water.

1:00 PM (lunch): cucumber-cabbage salad with basil and lime dressing.

4:00 PM: one cup serving of almond milk.

7:00 PM (dinner): one serving of broccoli soup with Swiss chard.

How to Make Broccoli Juice

Like carrot, celery, and beet juices, the way to make broccoli juice is not difficult to prepare. Simply:

Using a Juicer

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1) Wash broccoli thoroughly to ensure that dirt, mud, grime, and even worms are out of those dark green florets.

2) Fit everything into your juicer’s chute and juice away.

3) If you find pure broccoli juice bland, add apple, pear or peach slices to give your juice a little sweet taste.

Using a Blender

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If you have a blender instead of a juicer, cut the broccoli into small pieces after you have washed it thoroughly. Hit the “on” switch of your blender and process the broccoli florets until thick in consistency or completely pureed.

If you prefer it thinner, add some coconut water until you get your desired consistency. Again, if you find this preparation bland, add the fruits mentioned previously.

As mentioned in many of my other posts, I encourage you to always use a juicer rather than a blender. If you would like to know why I believe juicers are better than blenders for juicing fruit, visit this page.

On a final note, you may experience heartburn while you’re on a broccoli diet because your digestive system is adjusting to less stomach acid production. 

Fortunately, the calcium content in broccoli acts as a natural antacid to help relieve the discomfort. Incidentally, you can save the stalks for other recipes if you don’t want to juice them alongside the florets.

Also: Check Out Our 5 Day Juice Cleanse Challenge

3 Broccoli Juice Recipes

Below you will find 3 nutritious juice recipes using broccoli. Follow the instructions and enjoy!

  • Broccoli Unleashed
  • Juicy green
  • Migraine Relief

INGREDIENTS

8 Broccoli Spears

1 bunch of fresh parsley

3 apples

METHOD

Start by juicing the first 4 broccoli spears, followed by an apple, then juice the parsley followed by another apple. Then juice the remaining 4 broccoli spears and finish off by juicing the last remaining apple.

To counteract the sharp flavour of the broccoli, it’s best to use the Granny Smith apple for this particular juice. 

This juice is perfect if you’re in need of a detox.

Special tip: Squeeze a wedge of lemon into the juice in the end for some extra tang. You will be surprised how much flavor it will add.

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