4 Juices to Boost Flexibility

by Linda Baldwin | January 29, 2015 11:24 pm

Yogis and Yoginis take note: You can improve your flexibility with juice! Are you ready for the best sports drink of your life? Because these juices actually make exercising – especially stretching exercises – easier.

Beet juice is rich in nitrates, which our bodies convert to nitrites, which dilate blood vessels and increase blood flow. The result: Your muscles need less oxygen to do the same amount of work, making exercise feel less difficult.

Can’t Beet the Staying Power Recipe

  • 1 beet
  • 4 stalks celery
  • 1/2′ ginger
  • 1 stalk kale
  • 1 green apple

Green juice using kale, spinach, chard, collard greens and watercress, improve flexibility through their high water content and ability to cleanse acids from the body.

Hydrating Green Juice

  • 2 red chard leaves
  • 3 kale stalks
  • 2 celery stalks
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1 cup broccoli
  • 1 apple or pear

Turmeric juice, as an additive to any of your favorite juices, is one of the most powerful anti-inflammatories out there. Inflammation not only reduces flexibility, but has also been linked to a wide range of health problems, from arthritis to obesity.

Turmeric Milk Recipe

  • 2 cups almond/hemp milk
  • 2 dates pitted
  • 1 tbsp raw honey
  • 1/2 tbsp turmeric
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ginger
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil

Barley grass juice contains the stretchy trifecta of beta carotene, iron and calcium which work together to improve flexibility and total body health.

And yes, you can combine them all together for one incredible pre-workout drink!

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