Although it can be found in almost every grocery store's produce section, people rarely purchase or prepare fennel at home. The vitamins and minerals in this veggie make it a must have, and the taste is amazingly unique.
INGREDIENTS | YIELDS 3-4 CUPS
- 1 cup romaine lettuce
- 2 fennel bulbs
- 1 cucumber, peeled
- 1 carrot, peeled
- 1 celery stalk
- 2 cups purified water
Place romaine, fennel, cucumber, carrot, celery, and 1 cup of purified water in a blender and blend until thoroughly combined.
Add remaining 1 cup of water while blending until desired texture is achieved.
PER 1 CUP SERVING: Calories: 52 | Fat: 0g | Protein: 2g | Sodium: 84mg | Fiber: 5g | Carbohydrates: 12g
Vitamins to the Rescue
Research shows that many antioxidants interact with and protect each other. Vitamin C, for instance, can react with a damaged vitamin E molecule and convert it back to its antioxidant form, while the antioxidant glutathione can return vitamin C to its original form. Studies also show that vitamin C enhances the protective effects of vitamin E.