We are all keen to eat more greens, but if oxalates are a problem, then this can be a huge stumbling block. This low oxalate green juice contains vegetables, fruits and herbs that are lower in oxalate than most other greens. This gorgeous juice contains pears, celery, cucumber, ginger and mint, and has a zingy lime taste that is very revitalising and thirst-quenching. Green juice, like all liquids, can be digested within 20 minutes, so a great energiser at breakfast time or when you need a boost later on during the day.
Oxalates are crystals that are associated with kidney stones, however they can also build up in other organs brain, heart, muscles and gut and can be one of the root causes of several disease states. Spinach, nuts, chocolate, buckwheat and other healthy foods contain large amounts of oxalate, and so in some cases these foods need to be eliminated from the diet. It is important that you work closely with a naturopath or nutritional therapist if embarking on a low-oxalate diet. Your practitioner will be able to test you to establish whether oxalates are a problem for you. They will be able to advise you on the best way to correct his imbalance and work with you until it is resolved.
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Low Oxalate Green Juice
- Peel the lime, leaving the pith intact. This helps to make the juice nice and creamy. The pectin in the pith may also help to enhance detoxification.
- Push all the ingredients through your vegetable juicer. Ideally place the mint and lime in-between two of the pears of the cucumber as this helps to push it through.