“Juices of fruits and vegetables are pure gifts from Mother Nature and the most natural way to heal your body and make yourself whole again.” ~ Farnoosh Brock, The Healthy Juicer’s Bible: Lose Weight, Detoxify, Fight Disease, and Live Long
How often do you drink juices? Juicing helps you consume different fruits and veggies at the same time. Smoothies made from fruits and vegetables can help you relieve pain and inflammation.
We give you a nice recipe, and you better try it today.
- ½ Pineapple
- 2 celery stalks
- 1 head of Romaine lettuce
- a handful of cilantro
- ginger (a thumb-sized chunk)
Let’s go through the ingredients and their health benefits:
Pineapple boosts immunity, and strengthens bones. It is also essential for vision, and contains enzymes that relieve pain.
“Pineapples’ nutritional benefits are as fascinating as their anatomy. As well as having high amounts of manganese, which is important for antioxidant defenses, pineapples also contain high amounts of thiamine, a B vitamin that is involved in energy production,” says San Diego-based nutritionist Laura Flores.
Celery reduces inflammation and promotes liver health. Nutrients in celery promote healthy weight loss process, enhances digestion and acts as an antibacterial agent.
According to a study released in the journal Molecular Nutrition and Food Research, celery can reduce inflammatory markers thanks to a molecule called apigenin. Apigenin is essential for proper immune functions.
Romaine lettuce is great for those trying to lose weight. It enhances the function of your digestive tract, and increases the strength of your muscles and bones. Romaine lettuce boosts immunity and improves the cardiovascular health.
“A dieter’s dream, romaine lettuce has about 8 calories and 1-2 grams of carbohydrates per cup. Although it’s low in fiber, it’s high in minerals, such as calcium, phosphorous, magnesium, and potassium. It’s naturally low in sodium. Plus, romaine lettuce is packed with vitamin C, vitamin K, and folate. It’s a good source of beta-carotene, which converts into vitamin A in the body,” explains Natalie Butler, registered dietitian.
Cilantro soothes skin inflammation and lowers cholesterol levels. This herb helps in cases of diarrhea. Cilantro regulates blood pressure, prevents anemia, enhances digestion, strengthens bones and provides anti-allergic properties.
“Some studies suggest that increasing consumption of plant foods like cilantro may decrease the risk of obesity, overall mortality, diabetes, and heart disease, while promoting healthy skin and hair, increased energy, and overall lower weight,” said Megan Ware, registered dietitian.
The aromatic rhizome relieves nausea and pain. It reduces inflammatory markers, enhances respiratory function, stimulates appetite, strengthens heart and relieves the symptoms of colds and flu.
Studies have shown that ginger contains unique compounds and metabolites that prevent and relieve many diseases. Gingerols and shogaols are really effective, as confirmed by researchers.
This five-ingredient smoothie is effective in the treatment of pain and inflammation thanks to the ingredients it is made from. Each of these ingredients has anti-inflammatory properties. Let’s not forget that this drink is great for improving the immune function, especially in the season of colds and flu.
Romaine lettuce is packed with vitamins and nutrients, and you can also add it to your daily menu.
Extra tip: Pineapple has tough and fibrous texture, and it may have difficulties juicing it. Remove the skin and chunk it up before juicing it.
Source: Power Of Positivity