Fruit Juice Recipe – The Subtle Strawberry
1 cup of blueberries
Directions: When juicing the apple for this fruit juice recipe I recommend juicing the whole apple with the best juicer you can find. The peel is loaded with flavonoids and fiber that we don’t wont to miss out on, and the core is also a great source of nutrition. Don’t worry it is still tasty! The blueberries just need to be rinsed and the strawberries will need to be topped. The stems don’t taste so great juiced.
Strawberry Health Benefits
Strawberries contain an antioxidant called ellagitannin which has been discovered to have potent anti-cancer properties. One study in Massachusetts analyzed the diets of 1,300 elderly people. Researchers found that those people who ate the most strawberries were 3 times less likely to die from cancer than those who ate the least or no strawberries! Raw strawberries put through a good citrus juicer will provide you with all the nourishment you could ask for from them
Blueberry Health Benefits
Some of the key heart healthy antioxidants in red wine are called anthocyanins. These anthocyanins are also the plant pigments that deliver the wonderful deep purple coloring of blueberries. Eating (or drinking) anthocyanin rich foods helps to improve the structural integrity of our blood vessels. Arteries can become stronger, more elasticated and ‘younger’, helping to protect us from developing atherosclerosis and hypertension. Two conditions which are key risk factors for heart disease.
Blueberries also provide as much as 38% more of these anthocyanins than red grapes. In a study published in the Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry, researchers discovered that 4 ounces of blueberry wine contained 2.42 mmol of heart healthy anthocyanins. While red wine scored a little lower, containing 2.04 mmol. For those of us wanting to avoid or cut down on alcoholic drinks, using blueberries in your fruit juicing recipes is a great way to go.
Apple Health Benefits
A European based extensive prospective study provided strong evidence that apples contain potent anti-cancer properties. This research closely followed and studied the diets of 10,000 Finnish men and women over a period of 26 years. The results discovered that those who ate the most apples were half as likely to develop lung cancer as those who ate the least or no apples. The same studies also discovered that those ate the most apples were 20% less likely to develop any kind of cancer at all!