Thursday, 23 November 2017

My Juice Pick Me Up.

I love freshly made juice and use to include them in my weekly food budget, which went way over the top as a result of my weekly juice habit.

With the help of my magic mix food processor I decided to juice my own fresh fruits. I am now able to come up with amazing receipts.

My favourite juice is a combination of carrots, apples and oranges.

I am use my mixer which does not take the fruits whole, so I slice them thinly and feed them into my juice maker in small portions.

Total processing time is 20 mins. I have been making this particular combination for a month and the processing time is getting shorter.

Whole Juice vs Just Juice.

You may say whole juice is better and I agree.
However, I want to drink the juice not make a smoothie.
I love my smoothies as they have a whole lot of benefits. however I feel more refresh after having a juice than I do after drinking a smoothie.j
 A smoothie is like a meal while a juice is my guilty pick me up.

So let's look what's inside my juice.

Carrots: carrots are rich in beta carotene, the body makes vitamin A from beta carotene.
They also aids digestion.
Helps weight control due to its high fibre content.
Contains silicon which benefits skin and nail.
They also contain lycopene and lutein which helps to maintain and promotes healthy eye.

They can be eaten raw or cooked, used in soups and added to lunch packs.

Oranges:
Oranges are part of the citrus family which includes lemons, limes, grapefruit, tangerines, mandarins as well as other fruits such as pomellos and kumquats.

Citrus fruits are big for their popular vitamin C contents. It is widely known that regular consumption will reduce the risk of heart disease, kidney stones and infections as well as warding off cold.

Citrus fruits like Limes and lemons have a high Alkalizing and detoxifying properties.


Apples

Apples come in different colour, and taste. Red, green and yellow. they are so versatile they can be added and used in many dishes.! They can be baked
dried, cooked, and puréed.

Apples are unique for the following reasons
their high fibre content.
They Release sugar very slowly, hence very good for diabetics as they help regulate the body’s blood sugar levels.
Apples contain pectin; pectin can provide relief from both constipation and diarrhoea. They also reduce levels of unhealthy cholesterol.

Green apples like other apples contain malic acid, useful digestive aid.k

Red apples contains antioxidants which can protect against neurological damage associated with Alzheimer’s disease.

Yellow apples the pectin in yellow and all other apples helps lower the body’s absorption of excess dietary fats.



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