Refreshing Detox Juices with Benefits
We always hear about how your food affects your skin health, but how exactly do juices help us detox and hydrate up?
Fruits and vegetables are filled with loads of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that aid your body in functioning daily. Juices are the extracted liquid form of fruits and vegetables, leaving the fibrous part behind which allows your body to easily absorb the nutrients.
The UK Department of Health (DH) recommends that everyone should try to consume at least five servings of fruit and vegetables a day, to help reduce the risk of potential diseases such as coronary heart disease and cancer (DH 2007).
Here we find out 3 refreshing combination juices from Modern Honey to drink with your family to boost your immune system with the extra benefit of radiant skin!
1. Drink Your Greens
- 2 cups of Baby Spinach (or 4-6 Kale Leaves)
- 6 Celery
- 2 large Cucumber
- 1/2 Lemon
- 2 medium Apple
- 1/2 inch Ginger
- 1/4-1/2 cup Parsley Leaves
2. The Vision
- 8 large Carrots
- 2-3 Navel Oranges
- 1-2 inch Ginger
- 1 inch Tumoric (optional)
3. The Detoxifier
- 2-3 Medium-Large Beets
- 6 Carrots
- 2 medium Apples
- 1/2 Lemon
- 1-2 inch Ginger
1. Wash, prep and chop produce.
2. Add ingredients to juicer one at a time.
3. Serve cold over ice. Shake and stir well before drinking.
Benefits in each ingredient:
Baby Spinach: Despite the color, it is packed with anti-oxidants, loaded with vitamins, minerals and have a good amount of potassium which promotes heart health.
Kale: Rich in Vitamin C, E and K, helps to promote collagen production and is low in calories. Its high amounts of fiber helps to detox the body and enhance digestion. Its anti-oxidant, anti-bacterial and anti-infectious properties can also help to reduce acne and infection issues on the skin.
Celery: It is a good source of dietary fiber, Vitamin A, C, K, niacin and folate which are essential for repairing and maintaining healthy skin.
Cucumber: An excellent source of Vitamin B and is effective in cooling the body down. Extra slices can be used to help with puffiness and dark circles around the eyes.
Lemon: Naturally containing a high amount of Vitamin C, a key ingredient in helping protect skin cells from daily damaging free radicals that lead to signs of aging skin.
Carrot: Beta carotene is the main contributor helping to combat free radicals and boost collagen production to prevent the formation of wrinkles.
Turmeric: Alongside its distinctive yellow color, it's anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties that strengthen immune systems and effectively treat skin conditions.
Apples: Contains polyphenols that are beneficial for heart health, reducing bad cholesterol and increasing antioxidant activity in your blood.
Beets: Rich in Vitamin C and Minerals such as potassium and folate, known to help in preventing skin pigmentation and aging. Has a strong red vibrant color in its juices.
Oranges: Filled with antioxidants such as Vitamin C that helps to keep the skin brighten and prevent wrinkles and ageing. Low in calories, this star ingredient also improves bone health due to the high calcium amounts.
Ginger: High in antioxidants that help to even and restore skin. Its inflammatory benefits are commonly known to help promote blood circulation and aid digestion.
- Chill your fruits in the refrigerator to add lesser ice to have a concentrated juice
- Try not to keep the juices and drink them fresh instead as oxygen exposure causes the fruits to oxidize
- Juicing should no replace you normal intake of fruits and vegetables. Another alternative would be to blend the ingredients so the fibers are consumed as well to help digestion
Try out the juices and tag us @izuskincare to let us know how it taste!