Juicing is one of our favourite ways to get healthier because, it gets us a load of vitamins and nutrients, in an easy to make, easy to consume way. Juices are also portable, so you can take them along on the go, and drink them in lieu of a snack or even along with a meal.
Now presenting our Vitamin Booster Juice Pack, full of veggies with juicy goodness. Juice them all together or separately for a delicious health kick!
Really, what’s it got? Lauki has everything except the kitchen sink. Fibre, magnesium, calcium, Vitamin C, iron and more. It’s also 90% water, so it adds very few calories.Fibre helps in controlling weight and digestion, making it a natural laxative. Calcium makes for strong bones and Vitamin C strengthens immunity. Lauki is also considered a cure for acidity, a liver-protector; especially in jaundice, an anthelmintic or cure for intestinal worms and a cure for urinary disorders too.
How do I drink it? Chop and juice till your preferred consistency, adding water. Add a pinch of sea salt (maintains the electrolytes in the body) and drink up!
Really, what’s it got? Cucumber is a star. It’s got an enzyme called erepsin which is extremely beneficial for digestion; and also tons of fibre, iron, magnesium, calcium, Vitamins A, B, C and K. It fights free radicals with its huge amount of antioxidants. Its high water content makes it a great weight loss aid as it’s filling without the calories. Use the pulp as a hair pack, as its sulphur content stimulates hair growth. Cucumber is also a good source of silicon dioxide, a nutrient that and promotes joint health by strengthening the connective tissues.
How do I drink it? Chop and juice till your preferred consistency, adding water. Add a pinch of sea salt (maintains the electrolytes in the body), strain seeds if any. Drink immediately – do not keep till later. Use the pulp in soups and as thickener as the pulp contains most of the fibre.
Really, what’s it got? Beets are rich in folic acid, manganese, Vitamins A, C and K, calcium, iron, potassium, copper, sulphur, silica and chlorine. Phew! Beets help improve red cell production, thus raising the levels of haemoglobin. They also contain small amounts of amino acids as well as larger amounts of antioxidant flavonoids and carotenoids, especially a powerful one called betalain, a pigment. So beets fight free radicals that cause ageing, cancer, DNA damage and oxidative stress. Oh, and beets are the sugar of the veggie world – they add sweetness to your drink – so that’s one solid reason right there!
How do I drink it? Juice all of the beet – greens and veggie. Also, your proportion of beet juice can be much lower than the others. Beet juice might cause your excreta to turn red – but it’s no reason to worry!
Really, what’s it got? Raw spinach is bursting with iron, protein, carotenes, amino acids, iodine, potassium, Vitamins A, C, K, E and B complex. An alkaline veggie, it helps balance the pH level in your body. In fact, the same amount of protein from a chunk of spinach is almost equal to what you would obtain from a morsel of meat – which means it’s great for diabetics and those looking to lose weight. Spinach also eases constipation, and protects the mucus lining of the stomach, so that you stay free of ulcers. It flushes out toxins from the colon, which makes it a godsend for skin and hair care. Regular consumption of fresh, organic spinach juice has been shown to improve skin health dramatically.
Really, what’s it got? Pomegranate is the most powerful anti-oxidant of all fruits – a glass of this juice has more antioxidants than red wine, green tea, blueberries or even cranberries. In a study, heart patients with severe carotid artery blockages were given an ounce of pomegranate juice each day for a year. Their blood pressure lowered by over 12%, with a 30% reduction in atherosclerotic plaque. Patients who did not consume pomegranate saw plaque increase by 9%. Pomegranate juice is an anti-carcinogen that has a compound called punicalagin – that is good for your heart and blood vessels. The juice also benefits your mind – with phytochemical compounds that stimulate serotonin and estrogen receptors, improving symptoms of depression and increasing bone mass.
How do I drink it? Remove seeds and juice. You might need to strain. Drink on its own or combine with spinach for a knock out health punch.
Really, what’s it got? These small leaves are oh-so-powerful. Mint leaves are packed with nutrients such as calcium, phosphorous, vitamin C, D, E and small amounts of vitamin B complex, all of which improve and guard your immune system from infections and inflammation. Breathing in the mint scent helps you relax and stay calm, as it releases a small amount of serotonin in the brain – that also helps beat depression. A potent phytochemical perillyl alcohol is also present in mint which helps stop skin, colon and lung cancers. Finally, mint helps beat bad breath due to its anti-bacterial properties and helps alleviate allergies with a compound called rosmarinic acid .
How do I drink it? Use fresh to get juice. You might need to strain. Combine with various other drinks for maximum benefits with taste.