Martha Stewart turned 80 this week, and we can all agree that she looks absolutely fantastic. She’s shared a number of tips and tricks for maintaining her youthful appearance and keeping herself healthy over the years. But while individual products might come and go, one of her longtime go-to habits is drinking her daily green juice, which she’s waxed poetic about for a while now.
The recipe couldn’t be simpler: Stewart runs one green pear, two stalks of celery, two English cucumbers, one bunch of parsley, one fresh piece of ginger, and two orange wedges through a juicer to create her tasty concoction. She’s also said in the past that she’ll sometimes add a few other fruits and veggies if she wants something new in the rotation. Recent favorites include pineapple for its tangy, sweet flavor, as well as spinach for the added vitamins and minerals.
It looks like science backs up the power behind Stewart’s green juice recipe, too. Studies show that the leafy green vegetables she includes may reduce inflammation, prevent age-related cognitive decline, and lower the risk of a heart disease. Many green juices like hers also contain foods full of vitamins A, C, and K, which don’t just help improve and protect vision and the immune system but also clear up skin and fight cell-damaging free radicals that can accelerate signs of aging. Moreover, fresh-squeezed fruit juices are known to regulate the digestive tract. In other words, this beverage is really working overtime to bring so many health benefits!