By Karimah Bint Dawoud
“Healer Heal Thy Thyself”
Juicing and juices are here to stay.With so many health benefits that are hard to ignore, why bombard your poor stomach with coffee first thing in the morning, you can always have it after brunch .
We know what’s good for us but for so many reasons we stay stuck in a rut with so many things, helping to maintain the status quo, the convenient “norm” but who dictates what this “norm ” is?
I would really love cafe mocha with veggie marshmallows right now and I could if I would, however I tell my loved ones,
“It’s not about what you like, it’s about what’s good for you!”
So I have to practice what I preach. Water, then herbal tea then juice before Yoga then brunch. If you don’t have time to go thru this ritual then get a company like BLISS BITES to work out a juice programme for you and deliver it to you home or office, why? Because we are worth it!
Today’s juicy offering is another Green Juice; celery, kiwi and cucumber.
Let’s break it down
CELERY is a crunchy long stalk vegetable with a crispy distinctive flavour.It can be used in juices, salad and soups.
High in vitamin C, to promote the immune system, good for eyes, prevents free radicals so good for inflammatory diseases like rheumatism, osteoarthritis and asthma. Free radicals also oxidise cholesterol which causes plaques in the arteries leading to stroke and heart attacks, so this vitamin c and fibre in celery is also good for prevention of heart related diseases……its green. The fibre binds and removed toxins from the body.
As well as vitamin C, it also contains 39% of our daily vitamin K needs, celery is an excellent source vitamin K which is good for controlling blood clotting and blood lost during injury .Vitamin K also assists in the absorption of calcium.
There is a haddith, though not authentic but still mentioned by Ibn Qayyim Al Jawziyyah in Medicine of the Prophet, the haddith says that the Messenger of Allah, salah al alahi wa salem said” whoever eats karafs and sleeps upon it, sleeps with good breathe and is safe from the pain of molars and toothache”.
The truth is that the garden variety of celery does sweetness the breathe and if the stems are wound around the neck it is beneficial for toothache…hmmmm interesting.
KIWI is a super fruit, high in vitamin C, so a good anti-histamine (helps when you have allergies including hay fever) a great anti-oxidant, good for your skins, eyes, heart. High in potassium which is good for the stomach. These emerald nutrients contain carotenoids and flavonoids protect the cell DNA from oxygen damage.
As cool as a cucumber, cucumber is cool and moist and for this reason great for cooling inflammatory conditions like ulcers and infections, they’re anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer. These alkali vegetables prevent the over production of nitric acid ion the body, nitric acid increases access inflammation. Cucumber is mentions in the Quran and in Islamic medicine
From the Sunnah, narrated by Abd’ Allah bin Jaffar, it is related that the messenger of Allah salah ala alaihi wa salem used tom eat cucumber (qiththa) with dates(rutab) Tirmidhi At’ima – 37
With so many health benefits that are hard to ignore, why bombard your poor stomach with coffee first thing in the morning, you can always have it after brunch .