Jicama and Roots Juice

By: Esther Vasa
Jicama and Roots Juice

Jicama is a low-calorie root vegetable. It consists of dietary fiber, and anti-oxidants, in addition to small proportions of minerals, and vitamins. It is one of the finest source dietary fiber and excellent source of oligofructose inulin, a soluble dietary fiber. Inulin is a zero calorie, sweet inert carbohydrate and does not metabolize in the human body, which make the root an ideal sweet snack for diabetics and dieters. It is rich in vitamin C that helps body scavenge harmful free radicals, thereby offering protection from cancers, inflammation and viral cough and cold. It also contains small levels of some of valuable B-complex group of vitamins such as folates, riboflavin, pyridoxine, pantothenic acid and thiamin. It provides healthy amounts of some important minerals like magnesium, copper, iron and manganese.

Jicama - 1/2 (peel and slice)
Carrots - 4
Beet - 1/2
Cucumber - 1
Ginger - a big piece
Limes - 2
Apple - 1
Orange - 1

This is a nice refreshing summer drink especially on a day like today where all I feel is heat and humidity! Enjoy.