Those of you that frequent the Nutrition section know that I extol the virtues of beets and carrots for sickle cell management. These two vegetables are high in thiocynate, which has been shown to reduce sickling. Carrots are a natural anti-oxidant, which prevents a multitude of other health problems. Alone juicing these veggies have me going ick, ick, but throw in some apples, and you’ve got the sickle cell elixir of health. Here is the recipe:
- 3 Carrots
- 2 Small Beets
- 2 Small Apples
Wash all ingredients thoroughly and cut into pieces. Press alternate chunks of beets, carrot and apple through juicer. Drink immediately. May flavor with nutmeg or lemon to improve taste. Enjoy and stay pain free.
Makes approximately 16 oz.