Fresh juice to boost your body

During this crazy pandemic time, many of us think of how to improve the health of our family in a natural way. We listen to a lot of doctors, scientists, politicians and “smart” people on social media, who definitely affect our peace of mind. Of course, all that has been happening in the past 2 years is scary and suddenly we have started to pay attention to hygiene and the possibility of being infected in places around us. However, viruses and bacterias have been around since always, and the recent events are just a reminder of the importance to look after our body, our immune system.

Especially with the new year starting, we should make small changes in our daily routine to maintain good health, boost not only the immune system but also the digestive system, nervous system, our energy, all that is important for overall health.

Many of us think that by taking supplements, minerals we can fix everything. Of course, it can definitely help but we should not forget about the things nature gave us and fruits and vegetables that are around us, which we can use.

I would like to show you some simple methods how to improve our body, our metabolism, immune system, and to awaken the energy that is within us. My first step in the new year was to get a juicer, and not anything fancy, just an electric juicer for less than €20. I have started my year with a glass of fresh juice from squeezed orange, grapefruit and lemon.

Why is it so beneficial? Here, you will find a summary.

Grapefruit juice

Grapefruit is high in nutrients, but at the same time, it is one of the lowest-calorie fruits. It provides a decent amount of fibre and many beneficial vitamins and minerals. Grapefruit is high in antioxidants, which will protect your body from many chronic diseases.

Here are some of the major nutrients found in half of a medium-sized grapefruit:

  • Calories: 52
  • Carbs: 13 grams
  • Protein: 1 gram
  • Fiber: 2 grams
  • Vitamin C: 64% of the RDI
  • Vitamin A: 28% of the RDI
  • Potassium: 5% of the RDI
  • Thiamine: 4% of the RDI
  • Folate: 4% of the RDI
  • Magnesium: 3% of the RDI

Orange Juice

Similarly as grapefruit, orange juice is high in many nutrients, including vitamin C, folate, and potassium. A 240-ml serving of orange juice provides approximately:

  • Calories: 110
  • Protein: 2 grams
  • Carbs: 26 grams
  • Vitamin C: 67% of the Reference Daily Intake (RDI)
  • Folate: 15% of the RDI
  • Potassium: 10% of the RDI
  • Magnesium: 6% of the RDI

Orange juice is a concentrated source of vitamin C that plays a big role in our immune system, helps promote bone formation, wound healing, and gum health. Moreover, it’s an excellent source of potassium, which regulates blood pressure, prevents bone loss, and protects against heart disease and stroke.

Orange juice is also rich in folate, which is needed for DNA synthesis and supports fetal growth and development.

The biggest downside of orange juice is, that it is high in calories, which might contribute to weight gain if consumed in big quantities and for longer periods. Therefore, it is very important to maintain balance in consumption. Let’s take the most of the benefits of oranges!

Lemon Juice

Lemon juice is also high in vitamin C that contributes to the best condition of our immune and cardiovascular systems. Furthermore, scientists discovered that the vitamin C in lemon works magic for anty-ageing, helping to reduce wrinkles and bring a radiant glow to the skin.

Moreover, drinking warm or hot lemon water when you wake up will help your digestive system and help you if you suffer from constipation.

The summary

Are you convinced now to get your juice in the morning? You can mix those three fruits, but also you can experiment, add some mint, cinnamon or even turmeric to make it even healthier. You can have diluted lemon juice with a bit of honey or just pure grapefruit juice before your breakfast. It is absolutely up to you!

Let’s make this new habit the first step into a better and healthier year!

References:

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/10-benefits-of-grapefruit#TOC_TITLE_HDR_9

https://www.healthline.com/health/food-nutrition/benefits-of-lemon-water#vitamin-c

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/orange-juice-benefits#TOC_TITLE_HDR_2

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